The Founder

The Founder

It Takes a Village To Raise a Child. Together We can Create a better World!

Hi! I am Hasnah A. Rahman, and I’m affectionately known to my students as Ms Has, I have worked with thousands of teachers, parents and children aged 0 – Teens for more than 24 years. Passionate to empower them with positive habits for life, I am the founder and director of Positive Focus Pte. Ltd.

I am known for my enthusiasm, authenticity and positive engagement that stimulate, inspire and empower my learners with positive tools to boost happiness, resilience and well-being through empowering education. 

Founder / Master Trainer / Life Coach / Speaker

One of South East Asia’s leading trainer and the only trainer in Singapore –

Accredited Goulding Process SleepTalk® Consultant Trainer – The proven parent solution

Methodology and Benefits

I enjoy delivering inspiring, motivating and transformational holistic workshops/trainings through fun, Brain-Compatible Strategies, relaxation and revolutionary teaching/coaching all combined into one. My ultimate goal is to empower learners to:

  • Own their greatness
  • Confront their limiting beliefs about themselves, their students or children
  • Recognise that Health and Wellness are key to school / work / business / life success
  • Ignite their passion for learning
  • Upgrade their knowledge, skills and habits with practical life tools to change Consciousness – From Chaos to Clarity. From survival to thriving

My Defining Moments

Mummy, can you teach my friends what you have taught me?”, suggested my 6-year-old son.

My journey began when I first discovered my son showing signs of learning challenge when he was about 5 years old, back in 1999…

His struggles with letter recognition, reading and writing were painful to witness. More alarming was his gradual decline in self-esteem as a result of his frustration.

Thus began my quest to find a solution to help my son overcome his learning challenge. Beyond the obvious methods and techniques to improve his learning challenge, I found activities such as music & movement and yoga for children tremendously effective in helping my son and I cope with the frustration and tension of these challenges.

However, despite the benefits of music and yoga, the stress of learning together created confrontations in our relationship. As a struggling single mum who would do whatever it takes to help my son, my overwhelming desire to see progress became an unwelcoming pressure on my son. His progress stagnated, and he became discouraged as a result.

It was at this point that I was exploring NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) which gave me a whole new perspective of self-awareness. This greater understanding of human behaviour reshaped my beliefs about learning that totally transforms my own behaviour.

With the new approach, relationship with my son improved almost immediately. 
He was more motivated to overcome his learning challenges. He even looked forward to more learning hours with me. He recognised all 26 letters within 30 days, whereby English eventually became one of his favourite subjects.

Moving forward, I went on to integrate multiple modalities from positive psychology, Brain-Compatible Strategies, energy psychology, relaxation, music, movements to other revolutionary & creative teachings.

This integration helps parents, children and educators to work together synergistically in a way that best adapts learning for each individual, empowering them to thrive in the 21st century filled with dynamic changes.

Currently, my son is pursuing a Double Degree in Law and Liberal Arts at The Yale – NUS college, after having graduated from Raffles Institution.

Fast forward 2017… His growth is based upon these essential sets of life skills which he shared in this video.

Credentials

My son and I in 2019

My love for the work that I do has brought so much joy, meaning and purpose in my life. It has made me a passionate advocate for lifelong learning. This passion has led me to become a certified practitioner in Applied Positive Psychology, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Yoga Therapy and an accredited consultant and trainer for the Goulding Process Sleep Talk for children.   

I have been a consultant and host AKA Miss Positive for all three seasons of CLUB M.A.G.I.C, Singapore’s first preschool TV program on Okto channel.

Currently,  I am also a trainer for GIG Education Centre – The Teacher Developer for the Certificate of Professional Practice, accredited by London Teacher Training College, UK and a member of The International Association of Counselors and Therapists, a premier association for holistic practitioners. 

My Professional Expertise
  • Consulting Hypnotist – National Guild Of Hypnotists USA
  • Cambridge International Diploma For Teachers and Trainers – University Of Cambridge International Examinations
  • Diploma in Enrichment Enterprise by college of teachers – Phonics, Phonetics, Creative Writing -The College Of Teachers, UK
  • Diploma in Yoga Therapy – Institute Of Vivekananda Yoga Research and development
    Gwalior , India
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology -The School Of Positive Psychology
  • High Impact Training a brain-based teaching – Studied with Founder, Dr. Rich allen – Impact Learning Inc., Green Light Education, USA
  • Kindermusik Professional Development Certificate -Kindermusik International
  • Master NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner – Mind Transformations Pte Ltd, approved by The American Board of NLP,USA
  • Orff Schulwerk – Music for children, Vocal and Recorder, Technique and Improvisation, Pedagogy, Movement & Dance – Australian Catholic university
  • Positive Psychology Coach – Studied with Founder Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener – Positive Acorn USA
  • Reiki Master – Antara Seminars and Consultancy
    Speech and Drama – Guildhall School Of Music and drama
  • Time Line Therapy® Practitioner -Mind Transformations Pte Ltd, approved by The American Board of NLP,USA
  • The Goulding Process SleepTalk™ For Children Consultant & Trainer -Studied with Founder Joane Goulding – The Goulding Institute Australia
  • YogaKids International Trainer – Studied with Founder, Marsha wenig – YogaKids® International, USA
  • WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA)
  • NLP & Multi Intelligence Coaching  – ICI – International Association Of Coaching Institutes
My rich experience with children and adults
  • Music and Movement educator for parents and young children since 1996
  • Executive producer of Children’s Music & Movement CD
  • Radio interview on Neuro-Linguistic Programming in 2000
  • Reviewed scripts for Playhouse Disney’s ‘Out and About’ in 2002
  • Children’s interactive workshop in North East Zone ‘ Alive!’ fusion lifestyle in 2003
  • Lead a mass participation dance ‘The Energy Shake’ at the Nickelodean’s Worlwide Day of Play in October 2004
  • Gold 90.5 FM June 2005 Holiday Programme (Yogakids )
  • Showbiz Wonderland Mediacorp June 2005 Holiday programme (Creative Linguistics ~ Positive KidZ!)
  • Learn to Get Into Your Child’s World ( Parents’ Workshop)
  • Motivate Your Child Through Music and Movement (Workshop for parents & teachers)
  • Various Positive Educators workshops conducted overseas: Kindermusik asia ~ Malaysia (Ipoh). Ysynergy (Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur). SNA (Surabaya)
  • Freelance host for 9V entertainment: Hosted various assembly shows to promote health and well-being in primary schools.
  • Consultant and host (Miss P) for CLUB M.A.G.I.C, Singapore’s very first preschool television programme – 2010 season 1, 2011 season 2 and 3
    Educational consultant for The Rainbow Bus, Singapore’s preschool television programme -October 2013 season 1
  • (Part-time Trainer at GIG International School – The Teacher Developer for Certificate Of Educational Studies, accredited by The London Teacher Training College , UK – Phonics, Early Literacy & Reading Comprehension, Speech Development and Creative Drama and Music & Movement)
Publications that has featured my work
  • Young Parents Pre-School Guide 2005 as an Unusual Enrichment program for children
  • The Straits Times ~mind Your body section on “Take the stress out of child’s life” (Feb 2005)
  • Mother and Baby Magazine- Fitness for kids (November 2006)
  • Simply her magazine – Boost your child’s confidence (November 2006)
  • Simply her magazine – Break your Bad Habbits – 10 steps to success – NLP Master Practioner and Life Coach Hasnah A.R.’s 10 – step plan to changing your bad behaviour. (January 2007)
  • Women’s weekly magazine July 2007 – Raise a Happy & Healthy Child (Confident Parenting Masterclass)
  • iKnow Magazine Dec 2007 – Bringing on Possibilities!
  • Young Parents Magazine Feb 2008 – Head Start

Creating high value delivery and impact that lasts

I believe in creating a learning environment that dynamically engages the mind, heart and body. I offer an unconventional yet holistic approach to break the mould of a learner’s obstacles. My zest and enthusiasm can invigorate learners and make learning a positive and impactful experience.

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