BECAUSE is back with Round Two of our Original Point Therapy ("OPT") workshop! his time, an expanded version of the syllabus was presented. Besides OPT, the workshop included an introduction to posture medics based on Isogai Dynamic Therapy and the basics of the human muscular skeletal system.
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Following last week’s OPT Introduction talk , Because’s 1st evening OPT training session on 24th Aug received overwhelming response . Originally, it was planned that a session with 12 pax would be optimal. After some rearrangements, the class could accommodate 21 participants.
OPT is a pain management /therapy practice developed over many years by a Taiwanese acupuncturist Dr Chang CH. His philosophy is that although many TCM is developed and suitable as a ‘home’ remedy without the need for expensive diagnostic equipment or health related tools, the techniques were not generally taught to the ordinary people as a D.I.Y. skill.
What makes for a meaningful relationship? On 27 April 2013 Saturday, about a dozen folks took time off from the election heat to look for some answers to this question.
The speaker for the day, Ms Chua Boon Ling from Clove & Clive, gave a clear and concise explanation despite the complexity of such a topic. She pointed out that more often than not, when we are dealing with a situation , or interacting with someone, one tends to get caught up with one’s own emotions and others’, which lead us to display negative attitudes and actions. A main cause stems from our preconceptions and expectations of how and what others should be. This distracts us from the main objective of a meaningful relationship, which is to fulfil a need. Boon Ling emphasized that in any engagement, one should focus on one’s needs as well as other’s. When that is in place, a fulfilling relationship will usually develop which will benefit both or all parties.
Boon ling managed to squeeze some time out for the attendees to pair up to engage in role play where one party wears the hat of the jackal , while the other the hat of a giraffe. The jackal being the ‘ bad’ guy while the giraffe is above self centred concerns. Everyone got a hands on experience of how our feelings and thoughts influence us to be less genuine than our real self.
After the talk ended, everyone showed their appreciation by having a group photo taken with Boon Ling. Because committee members felt the talk is well presented and plan to invite Boon Ling to share again in near future so that more will benefit from it.
An interactive approach to a complex topic
The Giraffe and The Jackal – who do you want to be?
Group photo with Boon Ling and her helpful team, our eager beaver attendees and Because members
At the beginning, the talk may not have been as fast paced as one might have imagined it should be, but it soon became apparent that it needed to be so as the topic was about one’s mind and functions – not exactly simple topics even at its most basic level. This realization came very quickly as Lina stumped the audience with the question...
Have you ever imagined the life of a refugee? First, you’ll need to try best to comprehend how bad a situation must have been for one to leave his home and country, to give up everything and uproot with no guarantee of a future. One must either be very courageous and daring or put into a corner with no way out but to charge forwards in faith. Then on arriving a foreign land, only to be labeled a ‘refugee’ and usually treated accordingly, without the warm welcome, most times kept in fenced-up camps, sometimes in the most appalling conditions, simply waiting without knowing for how long. Life is only full of choices for some.
Find out what initiated a mother of one to care for 33 other children of single mothers, from broken homes and difficult backgrounds; and another who gave up her comfortable life to help refugee families and provide some form of education to their children.