ME FIRST — Making a Difference (MAD) Teacher Series


We all want to Make A Difference (M.A.D.) as teachers. But if we do not manage ourselves first, how can we truly share with others?

Join us in our first of a series of M.A.D. Teacher workshops. Aimed at developing soft skills, self-care, and other essential habits to help teachers effectively handle their ever-challenging environments.


A bit of self-care so we can truly Make A Difference

June 12, 2019, 9AM to 5 PM

Madison 101, Quezon City (Queen’s Hall; 5 mins walk from LRT 2 Gilmore)

Learn about:
🎨 Using art to creatively manage stress

🌼 Starting a habit of mindfulness or positive psychology

🕖 Reflecting on priorities to better manage time

💰 Learning to budget, save, and invest to be truly rich teachers

Facilitated by a team of power teachers who have practiced what they will share during the workshop.

Self-care can never cost as low as ₱500 for an 8-hour fun-filled and meaningful day 🙂



₱750 – Regular rate

₱500 – MindGym alumni

₱200 – MindGym 2019 March LETer (as a special gift discount!)


Register as a group of 5 and get 1 more friend to join for FREE. Kindly compile your registration in one email.


Get to know your coaches

On Time and Finance Management

Senen Pineda graduated with a degree in Business Economics from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He worked in various non-profits and volunteer organizationa before becoming a teacher. He is currently finishing his graduate studies at the Ateneo de Manila University.

He is a firm believer and active practioner of lifelong learning. He is currently active in educational consultancy, socio-civic organizations, and youth community projects. He loves to read, paint, and travel.

A Taste of Mindfulness

In this day and age when challenges and concerns related to family life, school, work, society and environment are intensifying, it is of utmost importance to take a moment to pause to de-escalate and regulate the build-up of a toxic day. Through this introductory session, the participants will learn about Mindfulness and how it can alleviate stress and manage depression and anxiety. The participants will also experience Mindfulness through a simple meditative practice.

About Louise Far

Trained on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy (MBCT) by mentors from the Centre for Mindfulness Studies (CMS) in Toronto, Canada, Louise Far co-facilitates FriendlyCare (FC) Foundation’s mindfulness-based programs for stress, depression and anxiety. Through a grant and in partnership with University of the Philippines, Diliman, CMS and FC, she is currently part of a research and facilitation team investigating on mindfulness, empathy, compassion and altruism among university students

Louise is also a photographer who facilitates creative processes for community youth to create stories through imagery. At present, she is designing and prototyping “photography workshops” on senses, biography, and contemplation.

On Art as Stress Release for teachers

Scott Ralph B. Paña graduated with a degree in Clothing Technology from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He has worked as a designer and creative consultant in retail brands before being a teacher. Currently, he is finishing his Master of Arts in Education (MA Ed) major in Art Education from the same university.

He has been passionate in teaching arts to MAPEH teachers reviewing for LET at MindGym, and advocates the teaching of art for daily living. He recently joined the public school system. He is a “Pizza lover who can eat a whole Family sized pizza.

How to Register

Step 1

Remit your payment via:

  • BDO — Deposit to MindGym Inc / Savings Account 207-0056704
  • CEBUANA LHUILLIER — Pera Padala to Alice G. Roselo / 219 JP Rizal St., Project 4, Quezon City / 0927-877-08-00
  • G-CASH (Available at 7-11) — Payment for Alice G. Roselo / 0927-8770800

Step 2

Email the following to

  • Full, clear photo of your payment slip / fund transfer
  • TITLE: Me First Workshop Registration
  • Full Name
  • Cellphone number
  • Occupation
  • If MindGym alumni: what’s your LET season and batch?
  • Kindly wait for 1-2 days for confirmation. You may follow up at 0933-821-7797.

Step 3

Attend class during the actual date. Make sure to bring your ID for attendance.

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For questions, feel free to contact mo/am/coach Alice at:

0933-821-7797 (Sun/Smart)

0927-003-9333 (Globe)

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About MindGym

MindGym Philippines is a learning center directed by educators with the passion to teach, learn, care, and share the best! We offer licensure exam reviews, art workshops, and academic tutorials.
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