Saturday, March 7, 2009

Talks, workshops and seminars by Motivational speaker & best selling author Raymond Anthony Fernando

(a) Talk: Understanding Schizophrenia - a talk on a true-life experience

In this 1-hour, I will cover my wife’s 30-year battle with depression and Schizophrenia, the trials and tribulations of our courtship and 30-year marriage and her miraculous recovery through the grace of God. The talk will also provide an insightful peek into caring for a loved one stricken with mental illness. I will also provide useful caregiver tips in managing loved ones with mental illnesses and what are the warning signs that people, including supervisors, caregivers, retirees, office colleagues, students, parents, employers, employees, volunteers and even a layman need to look out for in helping someone cope with Schizophrenia – said to be the most distressing mental disorder.

My talk also promotes the sanctity of marriage- caring for a spouse, “ in sickness & in health.”

The fees I charge for this talk is $150.

( b ) Talk: Depression – Beat it, Defeat it

In this one-hour talk, I will cite some of the causes of depression, provide useful tips on how to better manage depression and what are the warning signs that one must look out for in tackling depression. This talk is also based on my own battle with depression for several years and how I overcame this illness and charted several new directions in life.

The fees I charge for this talk is $150.

(c) Workshop: How to turn a life experience into a book.

Here, I will give an insight into how budding writers can come up with their first book. I will provide useful tips on the real world of self-publishing.

The fees I charge for this talk is $150.

(d) Seminar: The writer, the entrepreneur, the panther

I will provide 16 steps on how writers can market their books based on my own success story.

The fees I charge for this talk is $150.

(e) Learning to distress from stress

In this 1-hout talk, I will explain how people can distress from the grinds and pressures of a face-paced society.

The fees I charge for this talk is $150.


Raymond Anthony Fernando is a motivational speaker, poet, author, trainer, songwriter, freelance television actor and an advocate for the mentally ill. He is also a volunteer with the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and IMH. Raymond is also a caregiver to his wife, Doris who has recovered from schizophrenia and depression. Raymond has 33 years’ experience in caring for his wife.
Raymond has contributed 31 years in the public service, has 15 years experience in public relations work and has received several awards & commendations from government organizations. In 1998, he was commended by the Singapore Police Force for promoting road safety in the republic. Raymond also holds a “Certificate in Public Relations” from the Institute of Public Relations of Singapore (IPRS).

Raymond has attended formal training at the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and was awarded a “Certificate of Participation” for the “Family Link Program” conducted for 9 weeks from 19 January 2006 to 23 March 2006. He has also obtained a “ Certificate of Achievement” on 10th October 2005 from The Social Service Training Institute for a course on “Reclaiming lives: Helping people with persistent & serious mental illness”.
I am prepared to go to all organisations, schools, companies or churches that are keen to listen to my talks, seminars and workshops mentioned above.

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Thank you & have a nice day!