Habits with a Purpose

Habits are basically small or grand decisions that one makes and takes into action in everyday living. Center for Habits believes that professionals can advance their careers and even personal lives by aiming for excellence every single day. Hence, the center curates and develop programs that are relevant, evidence-based, and habit-driven. We encourage the pursuit of excellence across different aspects. Moreover, the center also values the soul and heart. We want the majority to incorporate habits that do not only benefit themselves but also the others, especially the people within the margins. Hence, the Center for Habits is very proud to partner with Open Arms Organization in creating habits with a purpose. The partnership enables the center to support the non-profit organization through its promise of providing at least 3% of its profit to the events, activities, and programs of the organization. 

 

Open Arms Organization is a registered and known non-profit based in the Philippines that advocates for the inclusion of children in the margins. Some of its projects include the Embrace a Child program that enables financially challenged families to have access to rehabilitation services, provision of play therapy for children affected by calamities, including those affected by the Taal Volcano eruption, empowerment of small organizations through mental health seminars, disability promotion, and so on. 

 

The partnership will commence after the finalization of legal documents. It is eyed to be finished by February 2021. Join Center for Habits’ courses, a move forward your career while helping children within the margins. 

 

To know more about Open Arms Organization, please click here. 

 

Center for Habits

January 12, 2021

 

Official Launch of CTP Program

 

Center for Habits kicked off its Certificate on Telepractice Professional program on the 9th of January 2021, by holding its first seminar entitled, “Introduction to Professional Telepractice”. The facilitator served as the faculty-in-charge during the seminar. He is a committed licensed occupational therapist focusing on pediatrics with psychosocial dysfunction. He discussed the overview of telepractice from its historical perspective, its working definition and benefits, along with its practical application to education and the health and care profession. One hundred fifty-five (155) participants across different regions of the Philippines attended the seminar that lasted for approximately three hours. They identified themselves as occupational therapists, special education teachers, regular teachers, speech and language pathologists, physical therapists, and even new graduates from varied programs. 

 

As the Center for Habits aims to equip professionals towards excellence, all attendees were provided the privilege to convert their attendance to the seminar as their completion for Module 1 (a requirement for CTP Program) by complying with additional requirements. 

 

In general, the official launch was deemed successful. All participants, as well as, the management of Center for Habits are excited for the succeeding modules and activities towards professional advancement, by creating one habit at a time. 

 

To know more about the CTP Program, please click here. 

 

Center for Habits

January 10, 2021

Should I wait for centers and hospitals to open to do what I do?

 

The world stopped in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of concerns across different business verticals around the globe. As a matter of fact, professionals in the field of medicine, health, care, and education have been forced to rethink their service delivery models since governments have implemented varied measures with a focus on social distancing in their respective communities. This interrupted their regular face to face interactions and pushed them to embrace technology and other models of service delivery to adhere to the changes in the whole mechanics of humanity. Professionals had their dilemma of either waiting for everything to be normal again or shift to another endeavor. 

 

Nonetheless, one of the promising service delivery models during these times is telepractice. It is the provision of service through the utilization of information and communication technologies to connect and bring forth medical needs, health promotion, and education to consumers. However, for developing countries, the transition to this model was difficult. There is a need and it is possible, but professionals need guidance, training, and support. Hence, the Center for Habits proposed the creation of a certification program for licensed and certified professionals in their location to enable the transition and even further their practice in these changing times. So, to answer the question, we must not wait. We can move now and bring the needs of consumers into the comfort of their own homes. 

 

Center for Habits

December 31, 2020