3D2N Wellness Retreat for Social Service Professionals
The social services have been at the forefront of the pandemic in providing services to those who are disadvantaged. We acknowledge and affirm the courage of our social service professionals in persevering through this pandemic. With COVID restrictions easing, Kampung Siglap (KS) is seeking to now provide a space to retreat, reconnect and reignite the sector with a new programme.
‘Tenang’ (calm, serene, undisturbed) is a programme designed for social service professionals to build resiliency and awareness of burnout during structured sessions, and also practice the very methods taught by professionals experienced in the field of caregiving and stress through experiential learning.
With KS as the backdrop of the programme, guests get to be recharged through up to 3 self-explorative activities during their stay.
This programme is eligible* for:
1. Social service professionals from NCSS member agencies and MSF-funded agencies; and
2. Who have been part of the organisation for at least a year at the point of the programme.
*Endorsement is required from the organisation’s Executive Director/CEO during registration.
8 to 10 Mar 2023
We invite you to take a well-deserved break.
The room allocated to you as a participant of “Tenang” may be a shared room with other participants.
Our rooms at Kampung Siglap offer simple comfort. As you start on your journey towards rest and recovery, we hope that this space can be a place of quiet refuge for you.
5 Single Beds (Dorm Style Room)*
Air-Conditioning and Fan
Complimentary Hot Drink Sachets
Welcome Basket (contains activity guide and complimentary snacks from KS Café)
*Please note that ‘Tenang’ participants will be allocated to a shared room with up to 4 other participants by default. Participants may write in to email@example.com to request for a single or twin sharing room, subject to availability.
To enrich participants' experience, KS is partnering with CALM International and Caregivers Alliance, experts in the field of caregiving and stress, to conduct facilitated sessions for all participants. Participants will get the opportunity to deepen their knowledge about stress and burnout, and master self-care techniques that will in turn equip them to serve their clients better. Participants can also sign up for free life coaching sessions by Emerge Performance. At the end of the programme, we hope that participants will leave with a renewed hope and passion for the work that awaits them.
Practical Tools that Participants will Take Away:
Progressive Muscular Relaxation to alleviate physiological anxiety and stress
Rhythmic Breathing to address stress and trauma
Mindfulness Movement and Walking
'The Compassionate Mind' by Paul Gilbert
How your day look like
04.00pm: Check in (before 6pm)
08.00pm: Session 1: Slowing Down + Reflection by Emerge Performance
09.00pm: Self-Discovery Session 1
Self Directed Activities
09.00am: Session 2: Managing Stress to prevent burnout by Dr Hyatt
02.00pm: Self-Discovery Session 2
Self Directed Activities | Craft Workshop | Life Coaching*
06.00pm: Mindfulness Practice + Dinner
07.30pm: Self-Discovery Session 3
Self Directed Activities | Craft Workshop
09.00am: Session 3: Call to Action by Caregiver Alliance
10.00am: Mini Session: Tackling Potential Barriers by Caregiver Alliance
02.00pm: Self-Discovery Session 4
Self Directed Activities | Fitness Class
04.00pm: Check out from 1.00pm onwards
All Participants to check out by 4.00pm
*Life Coaches information and available sessions will be confirmed along with the Self-Discovery Activtiy menu after registration.
Details of Self-Discovery Session will be provided during confirmation for participants to indicate their interest for the activity.
Examples of Craft Workshop: Candle Making, Leather Making, Terrarium
Examples of Fitness class: Yoga, Pilates, Trampoline, Zumba
Examples of Self-Directed Activities: Colouring, DIY Coasters, Art Jamming, Cycling, Basketball, Badminton
Hear from our participants!
I enjoyed the authentic sharing by participants and it is comforting to know that we are a community in this together, each trying to make a difference in our clients' lives in our job role.
Initially, I did think about work during the first one and half days of Tenang. But as I became used to the peaceful, relatively quiet, and beautiful environment and ambience of Kampung Siglap, and as I immersed myself in the programme proper, work became hazier.
DR STEPHEN-CLAUDE HYATT
I learn to understand the experiences that I have, and the language to describe it. I also learn practical techniques to manage my stress and pay attention to my body.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who is eligible for this programme?
This programme is eligible for Social Service Professionals from NCSS members agencies and MSF-funded agencies who have been working in the current Social Service Agency for at least one year.
2. Is there a cap on the number of employees that my organisation can send?
Each run can take up to 50 individuals from various organisations. Each organisation can nominate up to 5 employees per run.
3. When do I need to register by?
Registration for each run will close one month before the start of that run.
4. Are meals halal?
Meals provided by our K.S Cafe are not halal-certified. However, we are in the process of getting the halal certification. All our suppliers are halal.
5. Can my organisation plan our own activities during the self-discovery sessions?
We encourage participants who come in groups from their organisations to take full advantage of not having to plan anything for this retreat and use the self-discovery time to rest, unwind, and try out the activities that we have prepared for you. If you have special requests for activities, indicate it within the registration form and we’ll get back to you!
6. Is it mandatory for participants to participate in the full 3-day programme?
Yes, as a shorter duration would compromise on the quality of rest that participants can enjoy. We hope that participants can detach themselves entirely from work during the 3D2N to allow themselves to benefit more from the programme.
7. Is it mandatory for participants to stay overnight?
We recommend that participants fully immerse themselves in the programme, which includes the overnight stay. However, if you are a parent/caregiver who would like to be part of this programme, please write in to firstname.lastname@example.org.