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THERAPY

THERAPY

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.

Therapy Programs (A Collaborative Social Initiative)

 

In our on-going efforts to value-add and provide a holistic spectrum of programs to our clients, aLife has been fortunate to engage the services of The Red Pencil (Singapore) (RPS), as well as The College of Allied Educators (CAE), to conduct and facilitate art and play therapy courses respectively here at our aLife premises.

As part of our evolving curriculum, aLife aims to introduce both creative art and play therapy to our little ones, to provide them with the necessary social, emotional and psychological foundation to better understand themselves and the world around them.

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.