The thing about Stress Part IV – Managing Somehow

In this 4th and final installment (at least for now) in the series ‘the thing about stress’, I’ll finally be writing about how to manage stress. If you remember, in part I of this series, I mentioned that stress management is not exactly my favourite topic also because when it comes to managing stress, I think…

The thing about Stress Part III – Counsellor, am I stressed?!

I get that question sometimes. Students who wander into the counselling room confused and anxious, wondering what’s going on and whether what they’re feeling is attributed to stress. On a surface level, it might seem a rather strange and unnecessary question. Afterall, isn’t stress quite obvious? But if we think about it further, it’s really a…

The thing about Stress Part II – History

Curiosity compels me to find out more about stress and where it originates from. I mean, everything comes from somewhere. Apples from a tree, grapes from a vine (I only recently found out it didn’t come from a bush…I would never survive as a farmer). Where does stress come from? What’s its story? So I…

The thing about Stress Part I

Sometime in July and August this year, I went from class to class and gave a 30 minute talk on stress management to all JC2 students. Over this one week ‘break’ I’m preparing for an assembly talk on the same topic to all JC1s when the school term starts next week. I enjoyed my time…

Youth Problem Gambling

I recently attended the Singapore Problem Gambling Conference in August and this year’s focus was on pathological gambling in youths. I think off the cuff alot of people would think youth problem gambling is an incongruous topic because after all aren’t hardcore gamblers usually old uncles who queue up to buy 4D or the weekend…