Counselling Corner Newsletter (English) – January 2021

As Counseling Corner aims to improve mental health in Myanmar, we would like to publish this regular newsletter to inform you about how to look after the well-being of people in your organization.

As in the rest of the world, it is important to separate people physically and mentally in your workplace. An “Employer Assistance Program” (EAP) ensures that employees have someone to talk to confidentially about problems that may arise in personal or work-related situations. Mental illness is important to everyone; It is important not only for the people who are able to function strangely in this society. Especially in situations where people work from home, it is important for a company to give employees personal attention and make sure they are comfortable.

In this month’s newsletter, we discuss a variety of topics that will benefit not only your employees, but the organization as well.

Live Streaming on Social Media – Motivation

Every Tuesday at 7pm we host a Facebook Live webinar on cyberbullying, How to stay healthy during Covid-19 There were weekly events on topics ranging from quarantine centers to domestic violence and suicide. Recently, our psychotherapist Aung Min Thein spoke candidly with the counselors from the consultation. Don’t win Dr. Sai Neng Kyaw Kyaw and Ma Cherry Poi talked with U Aung Min Thein about “Motivation”. Especially in this Covid period (whether working from home or in the office), we see that employees in organizations need more support and motivation. During the discussion, the group discussed the importance of motivation at work; He explained how to create a healthy environment and what to do as an employee. January 12, 2021 Click here to listen to the Facebook Live Talk from Tuesday. As no one is perfect and everyone has their weaknesses and flaws, this week on Live I had trouble with the internet. Therefore, we hope that you will bear with our difficulties.

Group Emotional Well-being Workshop

The number of people is limited, so you can register now.

Counseling Corner developed a 2-hour workshop that focused on giving 20 people the opportunity to talk in groups and express their feelings.

This workshop lasts about two (2) hours and the therapy is not about telling or advising them what they should do or what they should do with their life. By listening to them and making them think again, to understand their problems and find a suitable solution. The feedback we received was very interesting and the attendees really enjoyed the discussions. “I realized I’m not the only one” and so on. “People are very receptive and find a 2-hour workshop extraordinary. The next workshop is on Friday 13 February 2021 and is open to everyone. The cost per person is 15,000 kyats. For more information, please call 09-664017251.

For HR departments, we should also conduct specific workshops for your employees. Join this workshop to experience for yourself how much it contributes to employee health (and often leads to better work skills).

You can apply for this workshop through the link below.

Things you can do to make yourself happy

Although it has been more than ten months since I stayed indoors, walking riding a bicycle meeting friends, There is also difficulty in carrying out stress-relieving activities such as travel.

accepting the situation and what can be done; Having realistic expectations of what you can’t do is important to not stressing yourself out. We can anticipate our future goals and find ways to prepare for a healthier and happier 2021. Read the blog from our colleague Cyndy here; Have a Happier 2021 Work from Home!

The next batch of Basic Counseling Training will start on Monday 15 February 2021.

Counseling Corner provides Basic Counseling Training almost every month for a total of 20 hours, divided into ten days and two hours a day.

The course is conducted via Zoom from Monday to Friday from 5pm to 7pm. This course includes both academic and practical training as we want Myanmar people to improve their personal development and skills. We have trained more than 300 people, most of whom are trained in HR; Teaching in charity organizations

Nurses working in religious fields; doctors and teaching refugee camps. Counseling Corner’s goal is to spread psychological awareness locally. But we have a great responsibility to do it for ourselves. Therefore, we train the trainees in basic Counseling skills so that they can use them in their work all over the country. If the participants are able to prove the completion of the course and the new skills they have learned, they can decide to attend the Advance Counseling course, which is certified.

Basic Counseling Training teaches information such as listening, self-reflection, and what Counseling is. The detailed topics can be studied as follows.

What is Counseling?

The role of a counselor.

A good counselor

Basic Counseling Skills to Know

Natural helping style

Counseling Room

Non-verbal communication






Beginning and Ending of Counseling Process

Principles for Counselling

The course is very practical and inclusive for everyone. It needs to be open and it can sometimes be a bit nerve-wracking for some trainees.

I have seen many people who attended this course not only use their new skills in their current jobs, but are now working in this field.

Please register for Basic Counseling Training here.


News – Real life heroes and the fight against the unseen enemy in Myanmar

Counseling Corner had the opportunity to be featured in an article in Myanmore Magazine last week about who we are and what we do. Read the article here –

Please feel free to comment on the content of our Facebook pages and live broadcasts, as well as other ideas and suggestions through our Counnelling Corner Facebook Page Messenger, and we welcome your comments.

If you want to know more about our other services, you can contact us.

At the Counseling Corner, we are trying to provide the best assistance for people to be able to talk about their emotions openly and not only to have psychological awareness but also to openly talk about their problems within the organizations in Myanmar.

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