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Thứ Năm, tháng 12 31, 2020

Nghề của những trái tim nhân hậu

 

Làm CTXH thì đi tình nguyện ở đâu? Làm thế nào để có động lực khi gặp khó khăn trong công việc? Làm sao để không bị ảnh hưởng tâm lý khi làm việc với những đối tượng khó?... 
 

 





 
Khi những chương trình dự án về chăm sóc sức khỏe tinh thần cho cộng đồng vẫn chưa phổ biến rộng khắp, thì sự quan tâm của các bạn sinh viên chuyên ngành trường ĐH Khoa học Xã hội & Nhân Văn về Công tác xã hội trong thực tiễn tại cơ sở chính là sự tiếp sức tiếp lửa cho chúng tôi trên hành trình còn nhiều thử thách này.
Đồng thời, đại diện của Tea Talk - CoRE cũng vô cùng cảm kích khi được các bạn tin tưởng để chia sẻ, gửi gắm những đau đáu của các tân sinh viên trong những năm đầu hướng về nghề công tác xã hội.
Tiếc rằng đêm không đủ dài cho những câu chuyện về nghề dường như còn bất tận của chúng ta, nhưng Tea Talk - CoRE tin rằng, chỉ cần trái tim vẫn cùng hướng thiện, phía trước là thênh thang những con đường để chúng ta cùng sánh bước!

 
 





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nếu các bạn nào còn có câu hỏi chưa kịp được giải đáp về hoạt động công tác xã hội tại Tea Talk - CoRE, cũng như cơ hội đồng hành, đừng ngại ngần chia sẻ cùng Tea Talk - CoRE nhé!
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TEA TALK VIỆT NAM
TRUNG TÂM THAM VẤN, NGHIÊN CỨU VÀ PHÁT TRIỂN CỘNG ĐỒNG (CoRE)
Email: hello@teatalkvietnam.com
SĐT: 090 220 43 44
Let's Connect

Thứ Tư, tháng 6 10, 2020

Trân trọng hạnh phúc & đối diện muộn phiền

 

 


Bạn thân mến,
🎁 Trên chuyến đi hành trình cuộc đời, có khi nào bạn nhìn lại và nhận ra có những sự kiện đã xảy đến với bạn, với những hạnh phúc hay muộn phiền vẫn còn chất chứa trong lòng mà bạn chưa thể bày tỏ hoặc chia sẻ cùng ai ?
🎯Workshop “Trân trọng hạnh phúc & đối diện muộn phiền" chào đón các bạn cùng:
❤ Nói lời biết ơn với cuộc sống này
❤ Thực hành công cụ tâm lý để đối diện với muộn phiền
☘️ THÔNG TIN CHUNG
- Thời gian: 15h - 16h30, Thứ Bảy 20/06/2020 (1,5 tiếng)
- Nền tảng trực tuyến: Zoom
- Điều phối viên: Chị Hương Liên
Chị Hà Ngọc Hương Liên, tốt nghiệp đại học ngành tâm lý (BSc Psychology) năm 2015. Chị nhận học bổng toàn phần ASEAN sang Singapore học dự bị đại học (2008 - 2011), sau đó học chuyên ngành Tâm Lý ở trường đại học Wollongong của Úc (2012 - 2015). Từ đó đến nay, chị làm nghiên cứu ở bệnh viện đa khoa Khoo Teck Puat (Khoo Teck Puat Hospital) và viện nghiên cứu và giáo dục lão khoa (Geriatric Education and Research Institute) trực thuộc Bộ Y Tế (Ministry of Health) tại Singapore. Một trong những mảng nghiên cứu của chị Liên là việc chăm sóc sức khỏe tinh thần cho người cao tuổi và người chăm sóc họ. Chị Liên đã biết đến và có lòng yêu mến Tea Talk Vietnam từ năm 2014 đến nay.
☘️ NGƯỜI THAM GIA
Số lượng: 6 -10 người
Các bạn độ tuổi từ 18 - 35 muốn tham gia trò chuyện và dành thời gian chăm sóc sức khoẻ tinh thần.
Người tham gia chuẩn bị: Giấy A4 trắng, thước kẻ, bút màu (nếu không có bạn có thể sử dụng bút bi)
☘️ CHI PHÍ THAM GIA
- Toàn bộ chi phí tổ chức đã được hỗ trợ một phần, người tham gia vui lòng đóng góp thêm. Người tham gia có thể đăng ký cá nhân hoặc theo nhóm:
1 người: 80.000 VND
Nhóm 2 người: 50.000 VNĐ/người
☘️ ĐĂNG KÝ THAM GIA
- Link đăng ký: https://bit.ly/LetsConnect6
- Hạn đăng ký: khi chương trình đã nhận đủ người tham gia ( 6 - 10 người) hoặc trước ngày 20/6/2020.
- Lưu ý:
*Nếu bạn đăng ký theo nhóm, mỗi người điền 1 đơn đăng ký để chúng mình có thể hiểu được nhu cầu và mong muốn của bạn khi tham gia chương trình nhé!
*Mong rằng bạn hãy chắc chắn trước khi đăng ký tham gia!
* Chúng mình sẽ lựa chọn tối đa 10 người tham gia phù hợp và gửi thư hướng dẫn chuyển khoản. Bạn vui lòng chủ động kiểm tra email nhé!
Cảm ơn và hẹn gặp các bạn tại chương trình 💕
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Chuỗi workshop “Let's Connect” được khởi xướng từ các Tình nguyện viên của Tea Talk Việt Nam. Dự án hướng tới tăng cường chia sẻ, duy trì kết nối và tạo ra những tương tác lành mạnh cho giới trẻ độ tuổi 18 - 35, trong tình trạng cách ly xã hội đang diễn ra do đại dịch Covid 19. Tuy nhiên, chương trình vẫn tiếp tục vì mong muốn thúc đẩy việc chăm sóc sức khỏe tinh thần ngay cả trong những ngày không còn dịch bệnh. Mỗi workshop được dẫn dắt bởi một chuyên gia tâm lý hoặc công tác xã hội, giúp người tham gia cùng nhau lắng nghe, trao đổi, dành thời gian chăm sóc sức khỏe tinh thần cho bản thân mình.

Let's Connect

Thứ Sáu, tháng 8 30, 2019

Character must be taught!

Last Sunday, 25/8/29, marked a new era for Tea Talk Vietnam. Families with young children came to celebrate the opening of Tea Talk@Ngoai Giao Doan; a partnership with Austarian Skills Institute (ASI).



“Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don't have,” claimed celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain who had bun Cha with president Obama. I personally choose to defer.



Though not as easy to teach, character must be taught and cultivated. Put it in another words, character must be taught and caught.

The question is “Who are we leaving the development and cultivation of character of our next generation to?” I guess the answer is easy. Whoever spends the most time with our children. I cannot help but think that maybe Bourdain is right after all. He said “character you either have or you don’t.” Maybe he is talking of the outcome. Or is he saying that each of us are organically made to be who we are as a person; some have character and some don’t?

Researchers are discovering the importance of character development over skills development. Larry Brendtro and Dr. Scott J.Larson in the article “The Resilience Code: Finding Greatness in Youth” reported that researchers are now exploring ways to cultivate qualities such as courage, responsibility and hope. They asserted that when children have opportunities to develop belongingness, mastery, independence, and generosity, they thrive. When lacking, children are at risk.

It was February 2001, my 3 year old daughter and my wife relocated to Hanoi. I wanted to start an orphanage. After spending 6 months learning the Vietnamese language and observing the culture, I still could not find any headway to start an orphanage. I was ready to pack my bag and return to Singapore.

By August 2001, I received an invitation to volunteer at the then College of Labor and Social Affairs. It’s a state owned educational institution that trained social workers for the Ministry of Labour and Social Affair (Vietnam). That invitation launched my whole career of international social work here in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Michael, Dr. Tiệp, Dr Mai and Mr. Khoái at CoLISA
Generosity! Dr. Tiep was generous. He knew little of me. Yet he had the faith to let me teach as his college. Dr. Tiep was generous. I only have a bachelor's degree in social work from the National University of Singapore. Yet he had the courage to endorse my new teaching methodologies. Courage! Faith! Generosity! These are synonyms.

Dr.Trang and Michael at Tea Talk Ngoai Giao Doan

Last Sunday, at Tea Talk opening stood another lady. My god-daughter Linda in Singapore saw the facebook post and asked “Who is that lady standing besides me?” That lady standing beside me is the director of ASI, strategic partner of Tea Talk Vietnam. But, who is she. She, like Dr. Tiep is generous. She heard that I am back from sabbatical and offered her space at ASI to host Tea Talk. She is a woman of courage. I told her I have nothing to offer, except the spirit and culture of Tea Talk. “That’s what I want. I need you to bring back that spirit of Tea Talk.” That lady is Dr. Trang.

18 years also, Dr. Tiep offered me a position to teach at the university when I only had a bachelor's degree. I don’t think I have much to offer. Now, 18 years later. Dr. Trang, offered a space at ASI to host Tea Talk. Both Dr. Tiep and Dr. Trang are very generous.
By the way, did I tell you that they happened to be father and daughter?

Thứ Ba, tháng 4 10, 2018

Let's Celebtate - Tea Talk is closed!

April 10, It’s Tea Talk 6th Anniversary.  
But Tea Talk is closed. 
And many people are sad and asked WHY?  
Outsiders look in and ask “What went wrong?” 
“Why didn’t more be done to keep it going?”

Those of us who are insiders knows why.  
We may be sad but not disappointed. 
In fact, many of the Vietnamese who have 
expressed sadness also wrote me to tell me 
how thankful and grateful they are for 
Tea Talk. And that is true, my own sadness 
has turn to thanksgiving, then to gratefulness 
and finally celebration.  So why celebrate the 
closure of Tea Talk, a space that had
cultivated hearts and nourished souls?


This is just a fraction of the Tea Talk family.

Fun days! Learning to bake! Or is it?
Learning to serve on another!
Learning to love one another: Love does not keep records of wrongs.
Just some of the many young lives that Tea Talk has been working with.  Each of them represents at least a 1000 lives. For who they are is at the core of what we do as professionals.

It is good from a development social work 
perspective it is good that Tea Talk is closed.  
Is Tea Talk’s mission accomplished? 
Not really. Just partially, not all! 
Tea Talk is closed for a very simple reason.  
No money no (Tea) Talk. The fiscal realities 
make its very challenging to keep Tea Talk 
going. That said, Tea Talk has impacted 
many young lives.  These young lives are 
like the bud breaks that signify the coming 
of spring. They are ready to spring forward. 
It's time for me, an international development 
social worker to step back, and let these 
young lives take over.  Oh, the letting go is not 
easy. The image and statues are the easy part 
to let go. It is the sense of significance and joy 
when working with these young lives that is 
hard to let go. Let go I must for this is fitting 
with what Prof Robert Chambers in his book, 
Development: Whose Reality Counts? Putting 
the First Last, asserts.  Prof Chambers 
“reflects on the view that listening and 
participation isn’t enough: the whole idea of 
empowerment means development 
institutions need to disempower themselves 
too.” (I did not read the book but read an article 
located here: Click.) 

Over the past 6 years of developing Tea Talk, 
it has empowered many young lives. But 
unknowingly, I have empowered myself and 
many other international development workers 
too.  I remembering reading a wise saying that 
goes like this: “For the mission to be deeply 
ingrained, one must become less and less.” 
And like Mr. Tien, one of the co-founder of 
Tea Talk said: “Unless a seed dies, it remains 
only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces 
many seeds.”  So, it is good that Tea Talk 
is closed. It is time for us outsiders 
to disempower ourselves. 

I took this picture at the end of Autumn.  The sun setting, the tree lost all its leaves.  Signifying Letting Go!


It is good from a psychological point of view. 
For almost 6 years, the volunteers, staff, 
donors and many others have toil.  Many toil 
with real sweat and blood. If I may use a 
farming analogy, the past few years were 
seasons of plowing the soil. It's hard work. 
Do you know why farmers need to plow the 
soil? Truth is, seed requires two things 
for germination.  They are moisture 
and warmth. To get moisture, the seed to soil 
contact must be firm. To get warmth from the 
Sun, we plant seed when the temperature is 
favorable. Likewise, it is with developmental 
work. The person-to-person contact 
must be firm.  To be firm, we must work 
alongside our local counterparts to share 
skills and knowledge (moisture). Warmth 
can only come from the sun. In winter, some 
farmers try to create warmth by using the 
greenhouse effect. However, nothing can 
be compared with real Sun. Planting the seed 
at the right time is crucial.  Too early, you kill it. 
Because it too cool. Too late, we miss the 
season and so have nothing to do but wait for
the next planting cycle. I guess this was hard 
for me to understand when I was living and 
growing up in Singapore. All kinds of fruits and 
vegetables are available all reason round and 
often in an instance. We get it anytime and 
want it now! But the natural cycle of the 
creation the creator has installed is 
different.  There is a time for everything 
under heaven. So it is good that Tea Talk 
is closed. The time has come for the 
natural process of germination to do its 
work. For April rain comes spring flowers.

An antique plow frozen in time and in the snow along the path that I usually takes my walk.  Reminding me that winter is a season of rest from toil and wait for the first sign of spring.

Its April but it is still very cold outside so I bought a pot of tulip.  Can't wait to see what Spring will be like!

It is very good indeed.  In fact, it calls for a 
celebration. I can’t wait to see what will
spring be like. I want to be able to smell 
very flowers.  I want to look at them, admire 
them and take pictures of them and with them. 
And this is the call to celebrate Tea Talk as it 
closed it door at the end of its 6th year.  

The 7th year, will be a time of rest, of waiting 
and anticipation, that the natural process and 
power of nature will do it germinating work, 
then when the bud breaks, flowers blossom 
and plants that have been dominant in the 
winter months begin another cycle of life, of 
growth, then shedding and dormancy later 
in winter. It is also a time to re-imagine. 
It is with this same spirit that I see the young 
lives of Tea Talk, spring up and carry on the 
work of building people, deepening 
relationships, loving and sharing with one 
another, growing in joy and peace, 
being patient and kind, 
cultivating goodness, faithfulness and doing 
everything gently and with self-control. 
If you were to ask Luong if she was aware that behind her was the word "re-imagine", she probably don't.  Yes, moving forward, the young people have to re-imagine what the Tea Talk community means to them and how they can continue to keep it going.  Touching lives, one at a time.

Very simply, Tea Talk believes in LOVE.  
Literally, some found their love at Tea Talk, 
some fall in love with Tea Talk, 
some felt loved at Tea Talk, and still some 
found LOVE at Tea Talk, and this is Love. 
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, 
it does not boast, it is not proud. 
It does not dishonor others, it is not 
self-seeking, it is not easily angered, 
it keeps no record of wrongs. 
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices 
with the truth. It always protects, 
always trusts, always hopes, 
always perseveres. Love never fails. 
It is my Vietnamese friends, volunteers 
and colleagues who have taught me 
what it means to be loved. So let’s celebrate 
that Tea Talk is closed even as we 
celebrate it 6th anniversary.  We celebrate, 
because, it is in the closing that the 
LOVE we experienced can be shared to 
those outside of Tea Talk. 
Then, we can all really say, it is so! 
Mission Accomplished!

I painted this picture.  The tree is now a log, A resting place for the worn out bicycle wheel. Flowers blooming in the distance leading to a path of light. Signifying something wonderfully new is inviting us to explore.

Tea Talk VietNam

Thứ Năm, tháng 2 22, 2018

A New Book Stands Ready To Be Opened ✨


Dear our beloved Tea Talk customers and friends,
The time has come to share with you what may be surprising news. Tea Talk is going through a period of restructuring. Due to fiscal realities, Tea Talk Management has decided to close the Cafe. Tea Talk’s mission will continue through the work of its social arm - CoRE (Center for Counseling, Research, and Empowering Community). This was not an easy decision, of course, but one that was finally made with confidence – and hope.


Why HOPE?  
Because this is what Tea Talk has always been about. Is it sad to close the doors of a Café that has stored up so many memories? Indeed. But it is likewise difficult not to celebrate those memories, those stories – the people – who have made Tea Talk so successful over the past 5-plus years. We have so much to be thankful for. And so much to look forward to! 

CoRE, the social arm of Tea Talk in the form of a local NGO, will continue, and is in the process of reorganizing. We are excited about what the future holds. We trust that as the Tea Talk book closes, a new book stands ready to be opened. What great stories will it include? We have learned so, so much in our years of work together (often with you!) at Tea Talk, and we trust that we can take what we’ve learned and not only utilize it in a new setting, but improve upon it, and continue to invest in the lives of those who need help in the community around us.
We will notify you (stay tuned to these newsletters!) when the reorganization is complete. Please contact us at hello@teatalkvietnam.com if you have any further queries. Thank you!


The beat went on last month for Let’s Chat and Let’s Share, as this community of young people continued to meet together twice a week, even after moving from the previous Tea Talk building into a modern shared workspace location. Several local Resource Exchange International-Vietnam staff shared, including Let’s Chat/Share founder Presley McFadden, as well as Zonia Go, who helped us to say “goodbye” to the Tea Talk Café building by facilitating a time of expressing our souls via art journaling that seemed all too appropriately titled “When Words Are Not Enough”, given how many of us were feeling. The month was also highlighted by the completion of Beka Riese’s 5-part series, Think Deep, where she challenged us in the final sharing to wrestle with the question of “How Should We Live?” However, the top highlight this month was simply that we were able to move from the Tea Talk location to the co-working space location, and continue to have meaningful times of sharing and learning together.


And so, as Tea Talk Café closes, it seems all the more fitting now that Michael published a book to help secure the story and stories of Tea Talk in his book, “Tea Talk: One Story at a Time”. Now would be a great time for you to encounter the incredible account of the journey it took for the social venture, Tea Talk Café, to become a reality, even as you now follow our latest updates to see what will be next! The book chronicles the beauty and wonder of Vietnam that Michael became familiar with, as well as the challenges he would face in a foreign land. If you never got a chance to walk through the doors of Tea Talk, where so many lives have been changed, then you still have this opportunity to have the doors opened to you as you turn the pages of this book. We trust that after you read this account, you’ll look eagerly with us to see what is ahead!

Tea Talk Story Book is available at:
📚 Leave us a message via this email (for those who are based in Vietnam);
📚 Write Ms Linda Sim at lindasim23@hotmail.com to purchase a copy in Singapore.
Electronic version on Kindle is available too.
Tea Talk VietNam

 

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