(In collaboration with Cecilia Au of @cecilia.in.art)
I believe that growing emotionally is essential to thriving significantly in life. Since we started our IG on 15 July 2021 last year, we have been educating on Emotions and the importance of learning to connect, reflect and process our emotions to help us grow in emotional resilience to face the challenges of life.
This is not always easy as we may have learnt unhelpful coping mechanisms from childhood to help us manage negative emotions in order to survive.
The good news is we can unlearn and relearn more adaptive ways of managing our emotions. To overcome our "default" way of coping, which we have a tendency to slip back into, having daily reminders may be helpful.
To encourage us with this, ThriveSg has collaborated with @cecilia.in.art, to create these beautifully hand-drawn wall-papers for your downloads!
Cecilia shares her inspiration behind her artworks for this series:
"One of the quotes that really resonated with me in this series is the one about how learning to face my feelings and stories is the necessary path to healing and freedom. As I closed my eyes, I could see a path leading through a mysterious forest. Sometimes it's scary, but sometimes it also leads to unexpected rewards. You can only find these treasures if you are willing to take the path and walk at your own pace. As I drew this forest path, I reflected that this has certainly characterized my own journey to mental and emotional wellness. I hope that this artwork can be an encouragement to someone out there. You're not alone on this journey!"
You can download these quotes on Emotions from our "Note to Self" series below to use as your wall-paper or screen-saver on your mobile phones to remind you to check in with yourself and your emotions so that you can better take care of your emotions and grow in emotional resilience in this coming year! Just click on download button to download.
"The courage to face our own feelings and own our own stories is the necessary path to healing and freedom."Download
"Befriending my emotions and being curious about them is essential to my mental and emotional well-being."Download
"Once choice at a time. Change is possible. My brain is changing everyday. The choices I make will transform my pain and create a different future for myself."Download
If you are a Creative and interested to collaborate with ThriveSg for a good mental health cause, please check out cru.sg/thrivesg-CCMH and submit your collaboration request to us.
If you are available to volunteer with us for a good cause for at least 3 months to a year, do check out the 5 benefits we offer our Creatives Volunteer Program and apply at cru.sg/thrivesg-CVP !
We look forward to join us in our #creativesformentalhealth initiative.
ThriveSg believes that the ARTS have the power to impact mental health and how the creative process can be used for a good cause!
#creativesformentalhealth is ThriveSg’s way of championing and inspiring the use of creative giftings for a good cause, whether it be for mental health or not!
ThriveSg has been so blessed by Creatives that have collaborated with us in our mental health cause and we would like to shout out to some of them, we hope you’ll be inspired & encouraged by their stories to use your creative giftings for a good cause too.Find Out More
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Pamela Koh is the Founder & Clinical Director of ThriveSg. She’s a registered counsellor & clinical supervisor with the Singapore Association of Counselling (SAC) & a certified therapist in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Pamela specialises in working with trauma and grief-related issues that often underlies mental health issues like anxiety, depression, addiction and eating disorders.
By 2023, She has worked with tertiary students for over 18 years, 6 years among Japanese university students in Nagoya. She is passionate about helping people heal from their past traumas, and grow emotionally so that they can reach their fullest potential to thrive significantly in life.
(In collaboration with Stamp Artist & Illustrator, Rachel Ma of @droolstamps) Rachel Ma is known by her alias Drool Stamps, is a Singaporean stamp artist and illustrator. What began as a childhood interest in carving images out of erasers eventually evolved into an artistic haven and online business where she designs and carves her own rubber stamps. She draws inspiration from her faith and beauty of everyday things. Rachel’s creations reimagine a better world and introduce a sense of playfulness into the humdrum of daily life.
(In collaboration with Charlotte Sim of @thesplendours) Living in this world can really get us down. It’s filled with bad news, heartbreak and brokenness. At the same time, there is still so much goodness and beauty worth highlighting and celebrating. It is my hope that my creations act as a bridge that points you to the things worth living for. It is also my hope to create a community that celebrates the creative process in each others’ lives. I try to bring some aspect of contemplation into the art or products I create by writing thoughtful prompts to accompany them too...
(In collaboration with Cecilia Au of @cecilia.in.art) Self-compassion is a practice and is developed through intentionally changing the way we talk to ourselves, practicing embracing our emotions with compassion, processing & reflecting on them and daily reflection and self-care!
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