Wednesday, October 31, 2012

To Heal the Sick

Coffee table book “To Heal the Sick” - The story of healthcare and doctors in Penang

This hard cover book is a collection of short articles written by different authors covering the history of how the health of Penang was looked after since the late 18th century. There are over 200 pages with many illustrations augmenting the text. It is an entertaining read and will make a wonderful addition to any library. It has been published by the Penang Medical Practitioners’ Society.

The book will be a wonderful gift and at the same time, you will be donating to a good cause.
To purchase a copy, please contact Ms Devi at 04-228 4140 or email Nor at <>.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Anger Management Programme

Anger Management Programme (Individual and Group): 'Turning Anger Into Power'
Anger is a normal human emotion. It can be caused by anything from a friend's annoying behavior to worries about personal problems or memories of a troubling life event.

Martin Luther King said: "When I am angry I can pray well and preach well".

When handled in a positive way, anger can become positive energy that motivates people to achieve their goals and bring about changes in life. On the other hand, anger can lead to violence and injury when not addressed positively. Some people choose to ignore or bottle up anger, but this approach may actually cause more harm because the root problem is never addressed.

Children and young people who lack the appropriate skills to manage their anger often struggle in their interpersonal relationships.

This programme is for children and young people aged 5 - 18 to learn and practise anger management skills through creative arts activities such as role play, story telling, drawing, music, movement, drama. The skills will enable them to exercise self-control and stay calm in different anger provoking contexts.

1. To enhance participants' abilities to identify, assess and monitor their anger by helping them to understand the nature and expression of anger.
2. To enhance participants' self-control skills by reducing and channeling their anger into creative arts activities such as storytelling, drawing, music, movement, drama.
3. To enhance participants' abilities to stay calm in different anger provoking contexts by practicing specific relaxation techniques and role play.

Who Would Benefit
Children and Young People aged 5-18 who wish to enhance their anger management skills and interpersonal relationships through creative arts activities.

For group programme, participants will be grouped according to their age, e.g. participants aged 7-10 will be grouped together. Maximum 8 participants a group.

Venue: Penang Island and Butterworth.

Fee: Individual Programme: RM80/hour (Lower fee for Individual Package Programme).
Group Programme: 90 minutes/week, Max: 8 children, RM500/8 weeks.

Therapist Profile - Leong Min See, certified Play Therapist (Roehampton University, UK), MA in Special and Inclusive Education (UK, Netherlands, Czech), Reg. Member of British Association of Play Therapists, President of Centre for Creative Arts Therapy.

Min See has 7 years of experiences in providing creative arts therapy to children and young people in need (including Children and Young People with Autism, ADHD, Developmental Delay, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties) to increase their self esteem, strengthen their interpersonal skills and enhance their abilities to cope with anger, stress and anxiety.

Her work includes parenting work to enable parents to acquire positive parenting skills to meet the developmental, emotional, social and educational needs of their children and young people.

For inquiries:  Contact Min See at 012-585 7137 or

Other Programmes:
* Creative Arts Therapy or Counseling (Children, Young People and Adults)
* Creative Learning for Children with Dyslexia, Autism, ADD, ADHD and Developmental Delay to enhance their learning abilities
* EQ Development (Stress Management, Anxiety and Anger Management, Positive Personal Relationship, Crisis Management, Conflict Management)
* Parents Growth Programme, Marital Counseling, Family Therapy
* Training and Workshops

Neuro-dynamic Play 1

Date: 30 Nov - 3 Dec
Venue: Women's Centre for Change

Dr Sue Jennings will be in Penang to teach Neuro Dramatic play Level 1 on 30 Nov & 1-3 Dec.

Registration forms will be send to you when you confirm your interest to attend this workshop. The fees is tentatively RM450 for the 4 days workshop inclusive of lunch and training materials.

Do not miss this opportunity as Dr Sue Jennings is the only person who has the ability and capability to give this course. If you want to know more on Neuro Dramatic Play please read up the book:

Healthy attachments - neuro dramatic play written by Dr Sue Jennings.

Free worldwide delivery
Healthy Attachments and Neuro-dramatic-play

"Neuro-Dramatic-Play and Healthy Attachments" breaks new ground in the areas of attachment and child development. Based on sound experience and observation, Sue Jennings consolidates current theories of attachment and therapeutic intervention; expands the often narrow view of what is understood by attachment; challenges the psychoanalytic ideas of child development and attachment and makes a strong case for early years adoption of arts and play therapies. The author has developed the new concept of neuro-dramatic-play that emerges in the second half of pregnancy and the first few months after birth. She explains how an understanding of this mother-child interaction, that is essentially 'dramatic' in nature, is crucial for developing a healthy brain, strong attachments and future resilience. This accessible text will interest all therapists and practitioners who work with children, including child psychotherapists, social workers, paediatric nurses, paediatricians, child psychiatrists and students of play therapy and all arts therapies.

Dr Sue Jennings will also be conducting Level 2 Neuro Dramatic play for participants who attended the Level 1 last May'12. You are welcome to attend Level 2. 

Seats are limited. Please contact Ms Priscilla Ho at for further details.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

World Mental Health Day 2012

World Mental Health Day Expo 2012
Theme: Voices Within: To Hear & To be Heard
Date: 20 October 2012, Time: 8.30 - 1.00pm
Venue: Penang Caring Society Complex [map]
Rooms: Anggerik, Bouganvillea & Cempaka

Participating NGOs
  • Mental Health Association Penang (PMHA)
  • Penang Association of Counselling & Psychology (PACP)
  • Befrienders Penang
  • D’ Home Mental Health Association
  • Mitra Welfare Association
  • Help 4 U
  • 2-Way Centre (MHA)
  • Women’s Centre for Change (WCC)
  • Centre for Creative Arts Therapy (CCAT)
  • Penang Care
  • Agape Counseling Center Malaysia (Penang)
  • Creativity at Heart (Cr8TvT@Heart)