Academy of Human Development

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UEN No/CPE Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 20 May 2016 - 19 Aug 2020)

The Art of Knowing Self


In this fast-paced and rat-race environment we are living in, we tend to go through each day reacting to events and getting by rather than making conscious choices based on who we are and what we want. We underestimate the importance of knowing ourselves.

Why is it important to know SELF better? It can lead to better decision making as we are empowered to make better choices in our everyday life. We can have better interpersonal relationship with others. It can also help in achieving realistic goals and ultimately living a more productive and balanced life.

Much like an iceberg, we are made up of deep layers that exist well beneath our day-to-day awareness. Only about 10% of iceberg is visible. This 10% represents the ways we conduct ourselves and the changes we made that others can see. But the roots of who we are continue unchanged and unmoved.

What make it hard to go beneath and know ourselves?This workshop will help us understand what made us feel and react the way we do. What are the emotional and cognitive frailties that make it hard for us to have certain kinds of insight about ourselves. It will help us raise our awareness of the unconscious. Understand our emotional and the rational mind, where is our resistance for change, how to combat repeated negative and unhealthy patterns of thoughts and behaviour.

Course Objectives 

This workshop will help participants to:

  • Understand what made us feel, think and act the way we do
  • Learn to untangle complicated emotions
  • Learn to clearly communicate your feelings
  • Learn to combat automatic negative thoughts
  • Becoming your authentic SELF

 Course Content

  • Survival Coping Methods
  • Iceberg Model
  • Patterns and constraints of the past
  • Confronting and changing inner voice
  • Dealing with Unmet and unclear expectations 

Mode of Delivery

Mini lecturers, Individual exercise & small group discussions

Who Should Attend

People in helping profession, human resource personnel, teachers, parents and individuals who want to learn more about YOURSELF.

*This workshop will require some experiential processing.


Participants who meet 80% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment by the Academy of Human Development.


Fees S$

Course Fee (Nett)



Subsidies/ Funding S$

Company-Sponsored Applicant:

VCF pre-approved funding at 30% per pax for Singaporeans/PR Social Service Organisation Staff, Reference No PAS00001913 valid till 22 Jul 2020



Ms. Abby Chew is currently a Senior Counsellor with Fei Yue Community Services, providing casework and counseling services, training, psycho-education, group-work. She specializes in conducting life-skills training, group-work and family reintegration at Singapore Prison Service for inmates and their families. She also provides social and counseling support to inmates dealing with addiction and offending issues. Abby also volunteers in providing training and counseling support for ex-women drug-offenders.

Abby is passionate about training and development to impact and transform lives. Through the Early Marriage Support Programme, Abby prepares minors for marriage. Abby is an adjunct trainer for the Certificate in Practical Counseling Course with the Academy of Human Development. She also conducts workshops in National Silver Academic helping seniors handling major life transitions. Her wide training and counselling experience covers addiction, mental health issues, grief and loss, marital and family issues.

Prior to joining Fei Yue Community Services, Abby helped organizations with their developmental needs - facilitating organization change, organization learning, leadership development and coaching. She is trained in Leadership Development Programme by Centre for Creative Leadership, USA, as well as Learning Organization: Developing Leaders for Learning. Abby is also trained in Satir’s Transformational Systemic Therapy, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). She holds a Master of Social Science (Counseling) from Edith Cowen University, Australia. Abby is a Registered Counselor with the Singapore Association for Counseling (SAC) and a Registered Social Service Practitioner (RSSP) with Singapore Association of Social Workers (SASW). 

Application and Enquiries

Alicia Loy

6593 5287

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Course Schedule

Duration 14 hours
Dates TBA
Timing 9.30am - 5.30pm
Trainer(s) Ms Abby Chew
Venue(s) Academy of Human Development