Posts tagged with the category Zheng Liren
The 7 Unexpected-nesses of Fatherhood
It’s 4:30 am and somehow I couldn’t go back to sleep after feeding the baby. So a long black night it is, and some rare time for blogging.
When I was preparing for marriage, one of the common refrains I heard was about how one can never fully prepare for husbandhood. We just take it as it comes. As we prepared for Xu Heng’s...
A Healing Curiosity
“What was your experience of taking Ritalin like?”
She shot back a look, somewhat surprised, almost shocked at my question. It seemed she found it incredulous that anyone would ask for HER account of her experience. And why not?
Having been diagnosed multiple times by different people in different institutions, she was not unfamiliar...
Journeying Home: In Search of Identity
I have recently completed a six-day short trip back to my late grandfather's village in Shantou, China. It was a trip that began in an almost touristy way: landing at the airport, checking in, and marvelling at the comforts of the hotel, having a feast of a dinner for the price of a smaller meal back home. My extended relatives, whom I have...
The Future of Existential Psychology: Existential Practice in Singapore
A brief introduction about myself
I am a social worker from Singapore—a young one. My career in this field is barely five years old. Prior to my current work as a school guidance counselor, I have previously worked in community-based family services and mental health services.
The mental health services field in Singapore
I have recently encountered two deaths: one of a nanny who cared for me as a child from the age of 7 to 10, and an uncle from my church who I had interviewed last year in the production of a video meant as a remembrance of their lives and their strength in overcoming many curveballs.
My nanny had always been known as “Ninth-floor auntie” as she...
When Many Men Pass One Way
I took the road less traveled, and it made all the difference. - Robert Frost
At the 2nd International Conference on Existential Psychology held in Shanghai in May, Xuefu Wang presented a keynote address on Lu Xun and the Iron House, providing a quick glimpse into an indigenous Chinese model of existential psychology and psychotherapy...