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THERAPY

Therapy Programs

aLife currently offers the following therapy programmes: Creative Art Therapy & Play Therapy

Creative Art Therapy (in joint partnership with The Red Pencil Singapore) is aimed at children (4 to 12 years old), adults and families who have been through overwhelming and traumatic life circumstances such as life-threatening illness, violence and abuse. Each Creative Art Therapy module consist of 8 one-hour weekly sessions.

Play Therapy (in joint partnership with College of Allied Educators) is aimed at children (3 to 12 years old) to help children and their families address and resolve the challenges a child is experiencing using theoretical orientations.  Each Play Therapy module comprises 8-12 weekly one-hour sessions at aLife centre.

Learning Outcomes for Clients

Through therapy, we also aim to identify any learning difficulties or early onset of issues that the child may be facing. Ultimately, we hope to achieve a healthier bonding and foster a deeper rapport between the child and his or her peers, and his or her immediate family members.

aLife hopes to encourage an open mindset and responsive mental culture toward all manner of therapy for children and adults alike. Depending on the pilot’s success, aLife will be extending our therapy programs to encompass Music Therapy and Speech Therapy sessions.

What is Creative Art Therapy?

  • Through creative arts therapy, the program seeks to break the vicious cycles of helplessness and violence, reduces stress and trauma and offers a way of expression towards balance, self-empowerment and resilience. Anyone, anywhere, at any stage in their life, can benefit from creative arts therapy.

  • It is a form of psychotherapy in which clients facilitated by a registered creative arts therapist, use one of the arts mediums (art, music, movement and dance), the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore feelings and thoughts which they may have difficulties expressing verbally.

  • No artistic talent is required from the client in order for him/her to benefit from creative arts therapy.

How Creative Art Therapy Helps:

  • Reduces stress and trauma

  • Helps to manage negative behavior

  • Increases self-esteem & self-awareness

  • Promotes emotional insight

  • Improves interpersonal skills

  • Enhances sense of social support

  • Creates positive contributions to community

Each Creative Art Therapy module consists of 8 one-hour weekly sessions conducted by a certified therapist. 

How much does it cost?

It ranges from $840 to $1680 per module depending on the family's per capital household income.

If a family is unable afford the fees, aLife will assess on a case-by-case basis to reduce or waive the fees so that no needy children will be turned away.

What is Play Therapy?

A play therapist is entrusted with unraveling a child's complex emotional state. They are trained specifically to understand what a child is trying to express through the free associations that children make while moving from toy to toy.  Each toy is symbolistic and related to a child's inner world of feelings and thoughts.
 
The aim of each session is to help children and their families address and resolve the challenges a child is experiencing using theoretical orientations. These orientations utilize different strategies such as cognitive behavioral methodologies. 


How Play Therapy Helps:

  • Ability to process emotions and express them in ways that are appropriate;

  • Improve social skills and relationships, while providing them with a ‘toolkit’ of coping mechanisms and building resilience;

  • Develop strong communication skills, independence and creative thinking;

  • Decreases undesirable behavior, while increasing the child’s capacity to regulate their own emotions;

Each Play Therapy module consists of 12 weekly sessions of one-hour duration by a certified Play Therapist. An evaluation will be performed at the 8-week mark to assess if there is a need to extend it for another weeks to 16 weeks.

How much does it cost?

It ranges from $1200 to $2400 per module depending on the duration of the module, the qualifications/seniority of the certified therapist and the family's per capital household income.

If a family is unable afford the fees, aLife will assess on a case-by-case basis to reduce or waive the fees so that no needy children will be turned away.

If you are interested in our therapy programs, please call 62588816 for more information.