Breaking Free Book Launch

Breaking Free is a rich resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, counsellors, social workers, lay counsellors and volunteers who work with addicts, inmates and ex-offenders.  It celebrates triumph over addiction; it seeks to encourage those in the throes of addiction—alcohol, drugs gambling, love and sex addiction, emotional co-dependency etc.—by showing them a way out.

WHY ATTEND

The two-hour Book Launch is conceived for counsellors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, lay counsellors, religious leaders and  industry experts in the helping profession.

 

Attendees can expect stimulating discussions, moving songs and book readings.

 

FEATURED TOPICS

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Glenn Lim, CEO and Founder Glenn Lim Consultancy, obtained a Masters in Counselling. Glenn Lim Consultancy is a strategic & organisational development  consultancy and Architects of Life. He is a youth specialist, adjunct lecturer and master trainer. A highly sought after keynote speaker at many local and regional youth conferences,  Glenn has worked with youth since 1996, and conducts workshops for trainers, youth workers, leaders, parents and educators. Glenn is Commonwealth Youth Ambassador (ASEAN) and former Youth Ambassador (Republic of Singapore). He has won the Singapore Youth Award 2005, the Outstanding Young Singaporean Award 2006, the ASEAN Youth Award 2006, the distinguished Outstanding Young Person of the World Award 2007 and the Asian Challengers and Mentors ”Most Inspiring Mentor” Award 2008. Glenn advises and serves on various national initiatives, like the National Youth Mentoring Committee, Scape Programming Committee, National Youth Council, National Arts Council, ASEAN Youth Festival, Yellow Ribbon Project, and also serves as a Board Director in Teen Challenge Singapore.

 

Ms Ang Poh Wah obtained a Degree in Psychology, and has worked with people with addictions since 1992. She is currently a Free Lance Trainer.

She has worked in SAF Counselling Centre for six years in the Drug Rehabilitation Branch counselling male addicts. She joined The Turning Point as its Director from end 1997 to early 2001. She joined SCORE from 2002 to 2003. As her heart was still drawn to addiction work, she decided to join Highpoint Halfway House from 2004 to 2007. Currently, Poh Wah works part-time doing freelance work and trains counsellors through the Social Service Institute, Prison Fellowship Singapore and Christian Counselling Services. In addition, she is involved in project work with Fei Yue and Lakeside FSC. She also works with male inmates in Changi Prison who are in the pre-release phase of treatment. Moreover, she helps out with Women in Recovery Association (WIRA), a secular organisation which assists recovering female addicts in the community.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR          

Ms Rona Tan believes in demonstrating compassion, empathy and warmth in counselling. She graduated with Masters of Social Science (Counselling and Psychotherapy) from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia and Bachelor of Arts (English Literature and Sociology) from the National University of Singapore. Rona has been a secondary school teacher and served as a counsellor at Care Corner Family Service Centre and Kaki Bukit Centre (Former Prison School). She had also counselled at Raffles Girls School (Secondary). She is currently counselling in a local IB school for artistic students. She also currently lectures part-time on counselling at SIM University and a local polytechnic.

 

BENEFICIARIES

The book launch is held in conjunction with REACH Community Services Society, Youth services.  Fifty per cent of profits from books sold will benefit REACH Community Services Society and Prison Fellowship Singapore in support of their work and beneficiaries. Visit http://www.forgottenyouth-movement.com/ for more details of REACH Community Services Society Youth service.

 

Book sales are by Cash only. Each book is sold at $24. A package of 5 books will have a special price of $22 each.  Here’s the link that provides an overview of the book https://victoryoveraddictionblog.wordpress.com/.