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.wander, 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
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Pamela Koh is passionate about teaching people how to manage their emotions, work through their past traumas, in order to reach one’s fullest potential and thrive significantly in life. She has been on staff with Cru Asia for more than 15 years. She also worked with university students in Nagoya, Japan for 6 years.
Upon returning to Singapore, she went on to do her Masters in Counselling and is currently a registered counsellor and clinical member with the Singapore Association of Counselling and a certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Therapist.
She is the Lead Counsellor who started ThriveSg, the counselling arm of Cru with a mission of promoting emotional wellness & resilience among tertiary students. Pamela hopes to create a help-seeking culture & a growth perspective towards counselling to remove the stigma around mental health.
Pamela loves reading, traveling, nagomi art, going to the beach to chill & cycle. She also enjoys watching mental health, cooking, travel, beauty & health-related videos in her free time.
I sought counseling in March that year. It was then I began to heal. I learnt to get in touch with my emotions, feel, and listen to my inner child so that healing could take place.
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"Having been in touch with my own pain helped me to understand people's pain better and to have compassion and empathy for others." Daddy’s girl.
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