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Building a Culture of Well-Being in Schools

Why Work With Us?

GAME-BASED APPROACH

GAME-BASED APPROACH

We believe that learning should be fun and engaging, which is why we use a game-based approach in our progammes.

PEOPLE FOCUSED & DATA-DRIVEN

PEOPLE FOCUSED & DATA-DRIVEN

Our programmes are backed by data and research but are designed for people.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT

IMPACT ASSESSMENT

We focus on what works - we send an impact report after every programme we run with you.

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Mindset Board Game

Mindset Board Game

Mindset Board Game

Mindset Board Game

The in-house designed Mindset Board Game introduces the ideas of Growth and Fixed mindsets though gameplay. A Fixed mindset views abilities and character as fixed traits while a Growth mindset views them as changeable traits.

Individuals who adopt a Growth mindset are more likely to embrace challenges, persevere in the face of obstacles, put in more effort to gain mastery, are open to criticism, and find lesson and inspiration in the success of others. As a result, they achieve more.

Through this session, participants will discover themselves the difference between Growth and Fixed mindsets and gain awareness of Growth Mindset messages.

DURATION: 90 minutes (our recommendation, but can be customised according to your school’s needs)

FORMAT: In-person

TAKEAWAYS

  • Discover the difference between Growth and Fixed mindsets.
  • Gain awareness of 4 ways of Growth Mindset thinking:
    1. We can improve our character and abilities with effort
    2. We can grow with challenges
    3. We can learn from criticism
    4. We can learn from the success of others
  • Apply a Growth Mindset to reframing limiting negative beliefs
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Mindset Jump

Mindset Jump

Mindset Jump

Mindset Jump Board Game

Save Humanity with a Growth Mindset!

Mindset Jump is designed to help our young ones learn about Growth and Fixed Mindset through a fun and engaging game. The game is designed with tiered difficulty levels so that children of all ages (and even adults!) can play and learn something new each time.

A Fixed mindset views abilities and character as fixed traits while a Growth mindset views them as changeable traits. Individuals who adopt a Growth mindset are more likely to embrace challenges, persevere in the face of obstacles, put in more effort to gain mastery, are open to criticism, and find lesson and inspiration in the success of others. As a result, they achieve more.

Through this session, participants will discover themselves the difference between Growth and Fixed mindsets and gain awareness of Growth Mindset messages.

DURATION: 90 minutes (our recommendation, but can be customised according to your school’s needs)

FORMAT: In-person

TAKEAWAYS

  • Discover the difference between Growth and Fixed mindsets.
  • Gain awareness of 4 ways of Growth Mindset thinking:
    1. We can improve our character and abilities with effort
    2. We can grow with challenges
    3. We can learn from criticism
    4. We can learn from the success of others
  • Apply a Growth Mindset to reframing limiting negative beliefs
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Overcoming Negative Emotions

Overcoming Negative Emotions

Overcoming Negative Emotions

OVERCOMING NEGATIVE EMOTIONS

Negative events and setbacks are common in life. We often have no control over these negative events. And many of these past negative events continue to affect us in the present.

However, we do have an innate ability to rise above these negative emotions by reframing our challenging beliefs. This programme helps participants to develop an awareness of their challenging beliefs and how they lead to negative emotions and unconstructive responses.

Through this session, participants will learn the skill to be aware of their challenging beliefs and ways to reframe them using a Growth Mindset orientation, hence resulting in more resilient responses.

DURATION: 90 minutes (our recommendation, but can be customised according to your school’s needs)

FORMAT: In-person

TAKEAWAYS

  • Gain awareness of our negative emotions and beliefs
  • Learn the ABC model to describe how we process events
  • Apply a growth mindset to reframing negative beliefs
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Realising Meaningful Future

Realising Meaningful Future

Realising Meaningful Future

REALISING MEANINGFUL FUTURE

Envisioning of a meaningful future enables the creation of goals that will be a good opportunity to apply a Growth mindset. Setting goals and the pursuit of goals provide a platform to reinforce the Growth Mindsets.

The programme introduces to participants a scientifically validated approach towards envisioning a meaningful future. This session also includes another scientifically validated intervention known as Mental Contrasting with Implementation Intentions. It introduces a strategy that cultivates greater perseverance towards achieving goals.

Through this session, participants will apply a Growth Mindset orientation towards a meaningful future.

DURATION: 90 minutes (our recommendation, but can be customised according to your school’s needs)

FORMAT: In-person

TAKEAWAYS

  • Discover what truly matters to ourselves
  • Apply a strategy to identify meaningful goals
  • Apply strategies to achieve the goals set
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Thriving with Resilient Strategies

Thriving with Resilient Strategies

Thriving with Resilient Strategies

THRIVING WITH RESILIENT STRATEGIES

Our triggers are often a manifestation of something deeper, such as deeply-seated beliefs and unconstructive thinking patterns. In turn, these limiting beliefs and patterns lead to very unconstructive responses. Hence, we fall short of better versions of ourselves.

We can gain awareness of these limiting beliefs and patterns, and uncover the underlying past pain that drives them. Gaining awareness of our past pain and its limiting effects allow us to be more ready to overcome them.

Through this session, participants will learn strategies to overcome their limiting beliefs and unconstructive thinking patterns, hence resulting in better versions of themselves.

DURATION: 90 minutes (our recommendation, but can be customised according to your school’s needs)

FORMAT: In-person or Virtual (educators may choose the Virtual option)

TAKEAWAYS

  • Gain awareness of Deeply Seated Beliefs and Thinking Traps
  • Learn resilience strategies (3Ds)
  • Realise the influences of our past pain
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Well-Being Circles

Well-Being Circles

Well-Being Circles

WELL-BEING CIRCLES

A Gear Up Programme for Students

The Well-being Circles provide a compassionate setting to help participants transcend their personal struggles towards greater purpose. We believe that students misbehave because they are suffering and lack the skills to process their personal struggles.

The Well-being Circles anchor on a restorative (instead of a retributive) approach. Each Well-being Circle creates a small group intimate setting that allows participants to reflect, share, and explore constructive skills towards managing their personal struggles and strengthening their own well-being.

Seligman (1990), one of the founders of Positive Psychology, attributed the epidemic of depression to our ballooning self-centredness, a phenomenon aggravated by the pervasiveness of mindless social media.

The Well-being Circles endeavour to shift participants self-centred consciousness towards a purpose that helps them transcend their own personal struggles. If students have a sense of purpose, not only will it help them transcend their personal struggles, it can shift their focus away from misbehaviours.

DURATION: 90 minutes per session (our recommendation, but can be customised according to your school’s needs)

FORMAT: In-person

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Flying with a Growth Mindset

Flying with a Growth Mindset

Flying with a Growth Mindset

FLYING WITH A GROWTH MINDSET

“The Bird that Never Gives Up!” is an activity-based story book where students can immerse themselves in an interactive storytelling experience to get acquainted with Growth Mindset messages.

The trainer will narrate a story using slides about a bird that never gives up, and has a passion to try things. Along the way the bird will be met with a number of challenges and students have to help the bird to overcome these challenges by completing activities in their own story book.

The activities include but not limited to colouring, puzzles, connect-the-dots, image scavenger hunt, and dancing.

Through these activities, students will learn three key Growth Mindset messages:

  1. We can IMPROVE with effort
  2. We can GROW from challenges
  3. We can LEARN from others

This immersive storytelling engages students to complete the activity in their story book in order to help the bird to live a life with passion. 

Through this immersive workshop, we hope to inspire the students to adopt a Growth mindset to pursue their passions and develop confidence to face challenges.

DURATION: 90 minutes (our recommendation, but can be customised according to your school’s needs)

FORMAT: In-person

TAKEAWAYS:

  • Gain awareness of the three Growth Mindset messages
  • Apply the Growth Mindset messages to face up to challenges
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Overcoming Negative Emotions (Educator)

Overcoming Negative Emotions (Educator)

Overcoming Negative Emotions (Educator)

OVERCOMING NEGATIVE EMOTIONS (EDUCATOR)

Our current mindsets have an influence over our past and our future.

In the first of two sessions, we will examine how our past actions, emotions and beliefs are influenced by our current mindset orientation. Discover how we can reframe our past challenging beliefs with the integration of Growth Mindset and make an impact in the classroom.

Through this programme, start to find greater success in your classroom and personal endeavours.

DURATION: 90 minutes (our recommendation, but can be customised according to your school’s needs)

FORMAT: In-person or Virtual

TAKEAWAYS

  • Gain awareness of our negative emotions and beliefs
  • Learn the ABC model to describe how we process events
  • Techniques to reframe debilitating belief towards a Growth Mindset orientation
  • Effectiveness in exerting positive adult influence on your students and to shape their belief system so as to enhance their school success

 

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Realising Meaningful Future (Educator)

Realising Meaningful Future (Educator)

Realising Meaningful Future (Educator)

REALISING MEANINGFUL FUTURE (EDUCATOR)

Our current mindsets have an influence over our past and our future.

In this session, we will explore and gain clarity of what truly matters to us-importance, interests and strengths.

Discover how visualising our best possible self can help us to be a better teacher and help our students be better versions of themselves. Apply the Growth Mindset messages along with two validated techniques to improve our success of achieving our goals.

DURATION: 90 minutes (our recommendation, but can be customised according to your school’s needs)

FORMAT: In-person or Virtual

TAKEAWAYS

  • Clarity in what truly matters to yourself and your students
  • Techniques towards greater success at achieving goals
  • Tools to develop Growth Mindset in your students
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Communication for Stronger Relationships

Communication for Stronger Relationships

Communication for Stronger Relationships

COMMUNICATION FOR STRONGER RELATIONSHIPS

Communication is a key part in sustaining quality relationships. Oftentimes, relationships weaken because of a breakdown in communication. Breakdown in communication can occur either in the way we respond to the good news of others or to the triggering moments involving others.

How we respond to others in good times and bad times can strengthen or weaken relationships. This workshop explores the scientifically validated skills in responding in good and bad times.

Through this workshop, participants will gain the skills to respond constructively in good times and bad times, hence strengthening the quality of relationships, both in personal life and in school.

DURATION: 90 minutes (our recommendation, but can be customised according to your school’s needs)

FORMAT: In-person or Virtual (educators may choose the Virtual option)

TAKEAWAYS

  • Apply Active-Constructive Responding to good news
  • Apply Non-Violent Communication to difficult situations
  • Promote a culture of growth through feedback

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Give Without Burning Out

Give Without Burning Out

Give Without Burning Out

GIVE WITHOUT BURNING OUT

It is common for us to experience burnout while being a Giver in school. It is beneficial for us to understand burnout and how it happens. With this understanding, we can better manage and prevent burnout while giving.

Research suggests that we can successfully give without burning out.

Through this workshop, participants will understand what is burnout, and learn strategies to continue to give successfully without burning out.

DURATION: 90 minutes (our recommendation, but can be customised according to your school’s needs)

FORMAT: In-person or Virtual (educators may choose the Virtual option)

TAKEAWAYS

  • Gain awareness of what burnout looks like and how we respond to burnout
  • Explore strategies to relieve burnout
  • Discover ways to give successfully without burning out
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Well-Being Learning Journey

Well-Being Learning Journey

Well-Being Learning Journey

WELL-BEING LEARNING JOURNEY

Building a culture of well-being not only fosters lifelong learners but holds the promise to leading a flourishing life.

Through this learning journey, we hope to share some insights and tools that you can make use to build a culture of well-being in your school, benefiting both staff and students.

Besides well-being outcomes, well-being skills can improve academic performance. And we have studies to support this. At Happiness Initiative, we adopt a data-driven and game-based approach to cultivating well-being skills.

DURATION: 2.5 HOURS

FORMAT: In-person

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Testimonials

Jerome Seow

Assistant Year Head

North Vista Secondary School

It is always a joy working with the good people at Happiness Initiative! Sherman and Simon, together with their trainers, are always able to impart rich knowledge through sound pedagogy that excites and engages our students in learning about what it means to have a Growth Mindset. From the initial enquiry, to the smooth planning, execution and follow-up of the programme, everything was done with heart and professionalism, putting our students at the centre of everything. Thank you guys for the good work that you do to positively impact our students and spread happiness in our country, one student at a time!

Chua Siew Peng

Senior Manager

National Healthcare Group

Happiness Initiative is our preferred training partner when it comes to training students and educators in local schools about Growth Mindset. In 2021, we collaborated in developing and training the Growth Mindset Series to empower teachers to reflect on how their mindsets have shaped their past and therefore to adopt growth strategies in working towards a meaningful future. More than 400 teachers have benefited from the training with many being grateful for the introspective nature of the session and the useful approaches in managing challenging situations they face in their personal lives and in school.

Lai Weng Keong

Assistant Year Head (Lower Sec)

Yuan Ching Secondary School

The trainers were able to effectively engage the students in the workshops through active participation techniques and their friendly dispositions. They were able to crystalize the essence of the workshop through the Growth Mindset board game and its application in the students’ daily lives. The infusion of music at appropriate junctures of the workshop had hyped up the students’ energy level and thus increased their engagement levels. The trainers were well-prepared and were able to bring across the message in a succinct manner that was well received by the students.
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