Positive Focus® programmes are founded on the philosophy that a child's development must be balanced and well rounded. We believe in the holistic development of the child's mind, body, behaviour and emotional quotient.
Mainly, what sets Positive Focus® Programmes apart from every other is our focus on all 3 major elements of a child’s development: IQ, EQ, PQ. We do this through the integration of 6 primary proven methodologies.
1) Applied Positive Psychology
Positive Psychology is the science focusing on the positive aspects of human life, happiness and well-being. Resilience-building skills such as how to develop a growth mindset and how to develop an attitude of gratitude are seamlessly integrated into our programmes to build the happiness muscle.
2) Neuro-Linguistic - Programming (NLP)
NLP describes the fundamental dynamic between Mind ( Neuro) and Language (Linguistic), and how their interplay affects our body and behaviour (Programming). Communication and self – mastery skills such as how to be in control of the internal thought processes that guide emotions, habits, and behaviours help children and adults achieve sync between their minds and their bodies through their language.
3) Music & Movement
Research has shown that children exposed to the arts and music are more likely to fare better in academic, math and sciences. They also possess more self-confidence, higher social skills and have better physical and motor coordination. Our music, dance and creative drama activities have consistently resulted in improvements in the child's and adult’s ability to express himself/herself spontaneously and creatively.
4) Yoga Play
The myriad benefits of yoga are well documented. Physical strengthening, improved motor control and coordination accompany mental calmness and focus. Age appropriate breathing exercises, physical postures and visualisation skills are woven into our programmes to enhance health and well being of both adult and child.
Research indicates that mindfulness practices help us increase our ability to regulate emotions, decrease stress and anxiety. Our programmes incorporate age-appropriate mindfulness activities to improve self-regulation, focus, peace of mind, compassion and self-care with these powerful practices.
6) Whole brain learning
We employ active learning strategies to engage the mind, body and emotions to maximize learners participation and ignite a love for learning. Such strategies are not limited to the inclusion of music as an instructional tool, movement to promote retention, chunking new information, repetition, and engaging multiple senses simultaneously.
For the past 14 years, we have empowered more than 10,000 parents, children, and educators. In 2016, we became the first enrichment programme provider for Singapore's first inclusive preschool at the Enabling Village, Kindle Garden.
We firmly hold the view that parents and teachers have a higher potential to create an empowering environment to help children thrive when they are aware of their unconscious dis-empowering habits.We provide consultations and coaching for parents as well as customized corporate training led by our founder, Ms Hasnah AR. Since 1995, her vast experience in holistic education includes coaching & training parents, teachers, educational leaders, counsellors and therapists working with children from infants to teens
Know how to work through challenges and cope with your stress, anger and big emotions. Bounce back from adversity, failure, bullying, and trauma.
Perspective TakingLearn to see through another’s eyes and have empathy. Be aware of how your words and actions affect yourself and others around you.
Growth MindsetCultivate the belief that you are in control of your abilities. With effort and persistence, anyone can learn, improve and achieve success.
Raise confidence in your abilities. Make a conscious effort to be kind to yourself. Confront negative thoughts and learn to replace them with positive self-talk.
Speak up for what you believe in despite opposition. Learn how not to shy away from threats, difficulty, and pain.
Love of Learning
Enjoy learning new things, both independently and in class. Know how to identify learning opportunities in every situation.
Develop the tenacity to finish what you start so that you achieve satisfaction upon your success.
Increase self-control and awareness of yourself and others. Enhance how you regulate your emotions and heighten your focus and reflective thinking.
Master clarity of speech and learn how to convey your feelings positively. Develop the skills to facilitate learning and build healthy relationships with others.
ZestFoster the mindset to approach all experiences with excitement and energy.
Promote generosity and enthusiasm so you can transform negativity into opportunity. Learn how to make people feel better when they are around you.
CreativityCultivate your resourcefulness to do things differently. Learn to generate ideas and behaviours that positively contribute to yourself and others.
Making time to do good deeds for others even if you do not know them. Being helpful, caring and generous to others.
GratitudeDevelop the habit of expressing your appreciation of others. Be aware of the good things that happen to you and do not take them for granted.
Unite your mind and body to enhance focus and concentration. Build your confidence, improve your coordination, and increase your strength and flexibility.
Self-RegulationManage your emotions, behaviour and body movements when overwhelmed with difficulties.
What our clients say about us
More testimonials from our happy clients
Feedback from past participants :
Please write about your overall experience in the training. How would you describe the training to an interested colleague.
"This course is a definite must for a preschool teacher to instill positive mindset into a child. As a parent, I felt I should have attended it much earlier to help my child. ~ Ong Lay Ting ~ Mother of 4 yr old
"Break the current state of negative minds." ~ Joyce ~ Mother of 3 children
"Positive Focus® will benefit teachers and parents in their field in expressing themselves and understanding behavioral management." ~ Fadirah Fitri Jamal ~ Speech & Drama Teacher
"You should sign up for your own mental state if not for class application!!
~ Rita White ~ Speech & Drama /Phonics instructor
"It was an eye opener & great exposure! I personally felt that the programme is an excellent one for the development of children in the developing stages."
~ Foo Xin Yue ~ Professional Tutor/Speech n Drama teacher
"It was an intense but fruitful training. I've discovered new things about ourselves."
~ Tan Wen Leng ~ Professional Music Teacher ~ Piano/Music & Movement Educator
"Engaging & Practical." ~ Esther ~ Director/ Principal of Kinder Genie enrichment centre
"Well worth training. Enjoyable & very informative. A Must go! ~ Suharti Bte Rassit
~ Speech & Drama Teacher
"A very positive experience! I learned so much in just 4 days!" ~ Shine Sim Ruiz ~ Mother of 8 month old baby.
Please include additional comments about the presentation or the presenter.
"They are just great at delivering the positive focus imprint into my head." ~ Ong Lay Ting ~ Mother of 4 yr old
"I like all the positive feedbacks and all the facts and information were good as it is repeated many times." ~ Joyce ~ Senior Manager in Manufacturing company - Mother of 3 children
"I like that the notes are concise and easy to understand. Presenters are well informed and equipped.~ ~ Fadirah Fitri Jamal ~ Speech & Drama Teacher
" Lively! Very congruent! Motivating and of course very positive."
~ Foo Xin Yue Professional Tutor/Speech n Drama teacher
"Impeccable, Trainers are very clairvoyant:)" ~ Rita White ~ Speech & Drama /Phonics instructor
"Presenters are energetic and able to bring us to the specific state." ~ Wen Leng ~ Professional Piano Teacher/ Music & Movement Educator
" Has is very inspiring, very touched by her sharing of her life story, which make her "real".
Esther ~Director/ Principal of Genie Kinder Learning Hub
"I liked the flexibility in terms of schedule, the order of sessions & the strategies used. I also appreciate the openness & generosity of the facilitators." ~ Shine Sim Ruiz ~ Mother of 8 month old