Has A.R . Revolutionary Trainer, Speaker, Consultant and Coach igniting growth through creative, holistic and practical life tools
Hi! I am Hasnah A. Rahman, and I'm affectionately known to my students as Ms Has, I have worked with thousands of teachers, children aged 0 - 12 and their families for more than 22 years. Passionate to empower them with positive habits for life, I am the founder and director of Positive Focus Pte. Ltd. I am known for my enthusiasm, authenticity and positive engagement that stimulate, inspire and empower my learners with positive tools to boost happiness, resilience and well-being through empowering education.
I enjoy delivering inspiring, motivating and transformational holistic workshops/trainings through fun, Brain-Compatible Strategies, relaxation and revolutionary teaching/coaching all combined into one. My ultimate goal is to empower learners to:
How can you support and prepare your child to thrive in an age of uncertainty and constant change?
Here are some of my contribution, value-add and service to the community.
“Mummy, can you teach my friends what you have taught me?”, suggested my 6-year-old son.
My journey began when I first discovered my son showing signs of learning challenge when he was about 5 years old.
His struggles with letter recognition, reading and writing were painful to witness.
More alarming was his gradual decline in self-esteem as a result of his frustration.
Thus began my quest to find a solution to help my son overcome his learning challenge. Beyond the obvious methods and techniques to improve his learning challenge, I found activities such as music & movement and yoga for children tremendously effective in helping my son and I cope with the frustration and tension of these challenges.
However, despite the benefits of music and yoga, the stress of learning together created confrontations in our relationship.
As a struggling single mum who would do whatever it takes to help my son, my overwhelming desire to see progress became an unwelcoming pressure on my son.
His progress stagnated, and he became discouraged as a result.
It was at this point that I was exploring NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) which gave me a whole new perspective of self-awareness. This greater understanding of human behaviour reshaped my beliefs about learning that totally transforms my own behaviour.
With the new approach, relationship with my son improved almost immediately.
He was more motivated to overcome his learning challenges.
He even looked forward to more learning hours with me. He recognised all 26 letters within 30 days, whereby English eventually became one of his favourite subjects.
Moving forward, I went on to integrate multiple modalities from positive psychology, Brain-Compatible Strategies, energy psychology, relaxation, music, movements to other revolutionary & creative teachings.
This integration helps parents, children and educators to work together synergistically in a way that best adapts learning for each individual, empowering them to thrive in the 21st century filled with dynamic changes.
Currently, my son is pursuing a Double Degree in Law and Liberal Arts at The Yale – NUS college, after having graduated from Raffles Institution.
His growth is based upon these essential sets of life skills which he shared in this video.
Impacting Adults, Children and Educators in Asia
Parents and caregivers play a vital role in this whole ecosystem of learning in the family. As a parent or caregiver, you are playing multiple roles from being a spouse, a household provider to a role model for children. Therefore, your capacity to manage your well-being, to adapt to the education demands of children and to communicate with them healthily become key factors for growth.
Children of today and tomorrow are facing great stress and challenges in learning for their future. With an increasing expectation, simply preparing them for the academic aspects isn't enough. They need multiple support and nurturance in their psychological, emotional, physical, social and mental development to become a leader of tomorrow.
To be able to thrive ahead of the education needs to prepare children and parents to match up to the globalisation trends, educators' capabilities become an instrumental pivot in this whole learning ecosystem. Hence, learning methodologies need to stay relevant, current, valuable and robust to be able to make a difference in your career.
Transferring impact to parents, children and educators with creativity, purpose, spontaneity and wits
With a holistic mastery of multiple learning methodologies, I add value with my expertise through training, teaching, coaching, speaking and creating customised programmes.
My love for the work that I do has brought so much joy, meaning and purpose in my life. It has made me a passionate advocate for lifelong learning.
This passion has led me to become a certified practitioner in Applied Positive Psychology, Neuro-linguistic Programming, Yoga Therapy and an accredited consultant and trainer for the Goulding Process Sleep Talk for children. I have been a consultant and host AKA Miss Positive for all three seasons of CLUB M.A.G.I.C, Singapore’s first preschool TV program on Okto channel
Currently, I am also a trainer for GIG Education Centre – The Teacher Developer for the Certificate of Professional Practice, accredited by London Teacher Training College, UK and a member of The International Association of Counselors and Therapists, a premier association for holistic practitioners.
"I found it very helpful to have a good understanding of the functions of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. Our tone of voice in classroom can determine which nervous system we are addressing in a child. It will either cause him/her to experience greater anxiety or to relax, breathe and learn. I'm learning to use the right tone of voice in my class and how to use it in various situation and have noticed that it not only affects the children but also the teachers. Personally, I appreciate the "Sandwich Feedback" which we received during the training by Hasnah. Her course offered on-the-spot learning and interaction, which stimulates my brain to learn and absorb the information."
- Selina Wong, Preschool Teacher, PCF Sparkletots Taman Jurong
"I've learnt discipline techniques for my child, through the educator's observation, has been very helpful. I really enjoy her classes and it has helped in my daughter's development.”
- Marina, Teacher, Parent
"The phonic course instructor Ms Has was just amazing in the way she conducted the class. The way she combined delivering course materials sprinkled generously with practical tips and effective activities (songs, strategies, brain body methods etc) from her own experience is something only the best of instructors can do. Can’t thank you enough!”
- Shrimadhy Hariharan , Student - GIG Education Centre – The Teacher Developer
“THANK YOU** from the bottom of my heart Ms Has for the knowledge you have imparted during the short 8 weeks with you. I have learnt much and was able to apply what I learnt immediately into my business. And I am now able to speak with greater conviction with parents from an educator’s perspective and always stand from the point for the good of the child/learner. I have benefited much from her delivery. Good curriculum can only go far with good delivery and so my only regrets is not being able to carry on learning from her on a long term basis but nonetheless her positive learning attitude has certainly rubbed off hard on me and will see me go a long way too!"
- Tina Wong, Student - GIG Education Centre – The Teacher
“Her programme encourages my ability to share quality time well with my children. I feel that her programme is necessary to teach my children self-regulation and build self-esteem. I like to see the program popular with many children to enjoy the benefits like I do."
- Justine Duerden, Parent
“She has helped me check myself and my behaviour as well as how I can identify my staff's personality and redirect their strengths."
- Clarrisa Ang, Principal, G8 Education, Positive Leaders Workshop
Creating high value delivery and impact that last
I believe in creating a learning environment that dynamically engages the mind, heart and body. I offer an unconventional yet holistic approach to break the mould of a learner's obstacles. My zest and enthusiasm can invigorate learners and make learning a positive and impactful experience.
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