Adapted from our highly successful Holistic Training Programme, we present a hard-hitting, full-day deep dive that introduces you to an empowered way of thinking, feeling and behaving... towards a better version of you.

I’ll teach you how to flex and build your emotional muscle. Because we all CAN actually refuse to be miserable about most things in life by taking responsibility for our emotional responses and stop putting it on others. Change starts not from fixing others, but rather fixing the way we think or feel about them. Being angry is not going to magically transform things for us. I’ll take you through the process of disputing and challenging your own bullshit beliefs - essentially cognitive distortions - in order to transform your outcomes into something work and at play.
— Saima Salman, Creator of "Building Your Emotional Muscle"

Stress & Anger Management - There’s A Better Way

Friday, 23 November 2018, 10am-5pm* (20 seats)

*Includes complimentary drinks from our specialty coffee tasting bar.

LAUNCH PROMO: SGD $299/person (including GST, usual $399)

Spend a day to get a tool for life. This doesn’t teach you so much how to be positive, but rather how to be LESS NEGATIVE, which I think is actually more important. It can be hard hitting, but that’s precisely how it needs to be to make a long lasting impact.
— AL, workshop participant, Aug 2018

a better way to Manage your emotional responses

Sometimes there is no getting away from the people, situations or things that drive you up the wall. Our everyday problems, automatic unhelpful thoughts and unhealthy behavioural responses are all interrelated because an increase in stress-related tension also increases the likelihood of emotional disturbance.

Rationally speaking, the best thing you can do is learn better skills for managing your emotional response in order to stay in control at times of provocation or stress.

In this interactive workshop, you will:

  • Identify your emotional goals and what it takes to "undisturb" yourself in order to achieve them;

  • Separate unhealthy negative emotions from healthy ones and understand what creates emotional disturbance (unfortunate life events? breakups? traffic jams? friends/family?);

  • Learn a simple 3-step approach to regaining control over your emotions that can be applied at work and in your personal life;

  • Exercise choosing helpful thoughts and beliefs over unhelpful ones.

This workshop is adapted from the Emotional Empowerment component of Bettr Barista's successful Holistic Training Programme, which Saima helped pioneer and has been running since 2011. Over 90% of the Programme’s participants to date, have reported an improvement in their emotional wellbeing, with 80% reporting reduced levels of stress, anxiety and depression.

Friday, 23 November 2018, 10am-5pm* (20 seats)

LAUNCH PROMO: SGD $299/person (including GST, usual $399)

I appreciated how Saima walked us through a different kind of thought process and how we can apply that to real life situations that cause anger, hurt, anxiety and frustration. Extremely engaging, very relevant, thought-provoking and fun.
My existing belief system and behaviours were blocks to reaching my goals. There are certain myths and misconceptions about anger - it’s not about looking into the past that makes me better - it’s learning the appropriate techniques to cope more effectively.

This course is not just friendly. More importantly it helped me FACT FIND about myself.

Your Facilitator

Saima Salman, Founder and Director of Rational Living Inc.


Saima is the creator of "Building Your Emotional Muscle", a practicing Clinical Psychologist and former clinical fellow at the renowned Albert Ellis Institute, a pioneering institute in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy globally and theme-centred psycho-educational workshops. She is a Certified Supervisor with over 18 years of diverse clinical experiences with American, European and Asian populations.

Saima has worked closely with Bettr Barista since 2012, pioneering the emotional empowerment curricula of our Holistic Training Programme, the positive effects of which continue to impact over 300 marginalised women, their dependents and youth-at-risk to date.

Rational Living Inc. is a leading Singapore based company providing corporate trainings, psychological services to individuals, groups and companies as well as supervisory services to aspiring and practicing psychologists. Saima has trained health professionals in the areas of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Couples as well as Cognitive Behavioural Treatment of anger, anxiety and depressive disorders.