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Glass Half Full or Empty?
Raising Mentally Strong Children

12th August 2021, Thursday

8:30pm to 9:30pm (Singapore Time)

Cost: Complimentary

When you are met with setbacks, there are two ways which your brain can evaluate the situation: “the glass is (or always) half empty” or “the glass is (or always) half full”. The way your brain thinks will affect your moods, emotions, mental states and behaviours. It’s not always easy to be positive, but it can make a huge difference in your life. Optimism has been shown to improve health and happiness, increase productivity, and reduce stress. 

With stresses brought on by continual uncertainty from the pandemic, the issue of fortifying our learners’ (and even our own) mental health, is more pressing than ever.  Join our next webinar as we explore “Learned Optimism”, a concept introduced by the pioneer of positive psychology and famed author, Dr Martin Seligman. Learning to be optimistic means developing the abilities to recognize negative self-talk and replacing pessimistic thoughts with more positive ones. Indeed, adults and children alike can learn how to become more optimistic so as to safeguard our mental health and develop greater resilience. 

Attend this webinar to:   

  • Gain insights into the different thought patterns that drive you towards optimistic or pessimistic thinking
  • Understand the relationship between your thoughts, emotions and behaviours  
  • Learn research-based strategies to help your learners develop more optimistic thinking, stronger mental health and deeper resilience 

Featured Speaker

Ms Cheryl Chia, Founder and Director, BrainFit®

With more than 20 years’ experience in brain fitness training, Ms Cheryl Chia is an accomplished physiotherapist, who is also the founder of BrainFit, an entity that specialises in scientific brain fitness training. Cheryl holds a Master Degree in Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland, Australia. She was awarded a full scholarship from KK Hospital, Singapore and was also the overall coordinator for paediatric neurology physiotherapy there. She has lectured in Nanyang Polytechnic and is a much sought-after speaker, including at events organised by MediaCorp, the Child Guidance Clinic, schools and international brain-based learning conferences. She is a frequent invited guest on Parenting Made Easy Radio 93.8, where she shares her expertise on brain fitness to help parents raise smarter and more resilient children. Cheryl is also an author and a mother to two young girls.