A peaceful environment has been proven to successfully stimulate value-driven work, and has a direct impact on enhancing meaning and productivity. By learning to identify stress-based responses and understanding coping measures, a workplace that encourages and thrives on positivity can lead to lowered perceived stress levels and a higher quality of life.
Usha Ponnudurai is a licensed counsellor with the Masters in Counselling Unit, Psychology Department, HELP University. She supervises and lectures novice counsellors under the Masters in Counselling programme, and also sees clients. She currently serves as a panel psychologist in the online health application, Teleme.co. Usha has had 10 years of experience as a counsellor, during five of which she helmed as Deputy Manager at the Centre for Psychological and Counselling Services at HELP University. She provides ongoing training for various skill sets for novice counsellors and mental health centres, including developing standard operating procedures, documentation processes, and a holistic and multidisciplinary integration systems approach to counselling for individuals, couples and families. Usha works with a diverse population, and is focused on helping people facilitate their own change, especially couples and families. She enjoys working with and shaping novices in the mental health field, and has years of experience in supervising graduates in the field. Her interests include working with young adults, families and couples, and sharing mental health information using a community-based platform. Usha believes that a key move in spreading awareness of mental health needs on a community level is providing sufficient information and helping skills towards the general population, and she has worked with providing para-counselling training especially on various educational and corporate settings.
Bawany Chinapan is a Senior Lecturer at the Masters in Counselling Unit, Psychology Department at HELP University. She is the Programme Chair of the Masters in Counseling Unit and is a practising registered licensed counsellor. She is a passionate educator on issues of couples and family functioning, as a trained family therapist. She conducts couples and family therapy, as well as teaches Marital and Family Therapy in the Master’s Programme. She has acquired a plethora of qualifications in different modalities of counselling and psychotherapy over the years, ranging from various issues of mental health involving stress management to trauma, and has conducted talks and training in Malaysia, Indonesia and India. She is a faculty trainer on Choice Theory Reality Therapy (“CTRT”) and as a trained child-centred researcher, had co-conducted research on women and children at risk in Malaysia when she was the Vice-President of Knowing Children, a local non-governmental organisation (“NGO”). She is a Board Member of the Malaysian Marriage and Family Therapy Association (“MyMFT”), a member of the Asian Academy of Family Therapy (“AAFT”), and a Council Member of the Consortium of Families in the Asian Region (“CIFA”), and is part of the Research and Training Committee for CIFA collaborating on regional researches on family life satisfaction since 2015. She was recently appointed by the Minister under the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development as a member of the Counselling Advisory Board, Malaysia (2019–2020).
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