We hope our newsletter helps a bit to mentally support colleagues, family and friends. During this challenging period we are open from Monday till Saturday (and Sunday’s on request) and operating online through Zoom application or face to face at our counselling centre on Bogalay Zay Street. Please do contact us if you need any help or have questions.
Identifying and managing emotional triggers
it’s important to know your emotional triggers (and how to deal with them).
Story telling & emotional triggers
During telling stories to someone, you may notice the feeling and emotions of character, and reflect it to yourself. Try following these feelings back to their origins by thinking back on other situations that made you feel what you’re currently feeling. By doing so frequently, it can reduce your anxiety, depression and also enhance empathy, decision-making and your social skills.
Self-care & all types of triggers
These days, we’re already familiar with the world “self-care”. Self-care means taking the time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical health and mental health. When it comes to your mental health, self-care can help you manage stress, lower your risk of illness, and increase your energy. Even simple and small acts of self-care in your daily life can have a big impact. To achieve well-being, we need to balance our emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual and spiritual triggers.
To wrap up, no matter how you’re young or old, well-being is one of the fundamental things daily live.
Why taking care of your own mental well-being
As a socially engaged company, Counselling Corner offers workshops, webinars and training to stay mentally strong. We weekly have free talks, webinars and workshops through our Facebook where anybody can sign up for. Besides that we have introduced clay workshops for communities, staff and anybody else interested. Working with your hands in the clay is a very powerful way to focus on your own thoughts and emotions.
During the 2 hours workshop, you spend about 30 minutes on creating an object out of clay. The counsellors explains how to focus on your emotions, let go of any boundaries and create an object that represents your thoughts. This can be anger, sadness, anxiety, shame, guilt or any other emotion.
Then it’s time to tell in the group what you have created and the thoughts behind it. The result often is a feeling of relief, more understanding of others and your own emotions and increase of resilience. Watch this interview with Ko Zaw Min Oo, one of our participants in the clay workshop to find out how it helped him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ2uyvbbIC8
Everybody has been reading the recent sad stories on suicides in Myanmar and Frontier Magazine recently did a story about it (https://www.frontiermyanmar.net/en/suicides-surge-in-post-coup-myanmar/). Suicidal thoughts is not something people suddenly get; a long process of depression, feeling helpless and hopeless, trauma and anxiety built up to people developing suicidal thoughts. That’s why it’s important to notice any small symptoms of mental health issues at an early stage and learn how to take care of yourself and others. This was one of the topics in our recent Tuesday Live talk, In case you have missed it have a look here: https://www.facebook.com/counsellingcornermyanmar/videos/1234353260676014/
Basic counselling skills training – Weekend & Weekdays
The next Basic Counselling Skills Training will start at 3rd week of November 2022. This 20 hours training is specialized to nurture 7 core counselling skills.
- Use of silence
- Reflecting and paraphrasing
- Clarifying and the use of questions
- Building rapport
At the end of the program, a trainee will be able to create more meaningful, empathetic interactions with colleagues, friends and family. So, if you are interested in building your counselling skills or working towards a qualification to apply professionally, this is a suitable course. For those interested, please select the time slot you preferred. To register, please scan the code on visual or visit to https://forms.gle/FGEb5N4xhdmyPDVp9.
Please do share / like and contact us if you have any questions or suggestions on the above or want to know more about our services. We want to make it easier for people to talk about mental well-being and we need help from all organizations in Myanmar to discuss mental well-being openly with your team and work on improving it.
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