Webinar – From Stress to Zest

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Are current circumstances stressing you out? How do we thrive and be mentally resilient in the new normal of COVID-19?

What is From Stress to Zest?

Learn the art and science of being mentally resilient and go away with practical handles on how to deal with stress and prevent burnout.

From Stress to Zest has been successfully ran in several organizations (including manufacturing, legal, travel, technological, financial, educational, healthcare and non-profit institutions). To date, the well-received talk* has been attended by more than 1000 individuals.

This carefully designed talk helps participants to explore questions including:

  • What is stress? Is the same as burnout?
  • Do I, my loved one and/or colleagues have burnout?
  • How does one begin to take steps to prevent or overcome burnout? 

Hear from James, the Lead Thrive-Synergist of a local social enterprise on how to grow and thrive with the 5S mental resilience building strategies.

*This talk has both secular (Community Edition) and a faith-based (Christ-Follower edition) versions.

Download the Course Brochure here.

Do get in touch with us for more information.

From Stress to Zest belongs to a series of mental resilience programme we are offering.

What Participants Like about the Talk

Here are some feedback from some of the trainees on what they like about the circuit:

I like the tips given to overcome the burnout and it helps me to lookout on my loved ones.


The ideas and tips shared are relevant to my situation. There's a need to segregate work from rest deliberately and be disciplined about it.


Short but effective session defining burnout, and providing a helpful perspective and tips for how to develop resilience and overcome burnout. Essential skill, especially in our world today!


Very practical tips presented in an engaging, empathetic way


Very informative and an eye-opening session. The presentation made it crystal clear that stress and burnout are two different things. Glad I will be able to address this and suggest a solution too. Thank you.


It brings better awareness of what burnout is about and what the bible says. The different strategies how we can cope.

Hannah Tow

I think it was very systematic & has useful strategies!


Thanks for sharing these practical tips that will help us bring true harmony to the work-life.

Phoebe Low

I find the strategies in handling burnout good handles to take away and reflect on. I like the way you link it with the living Word & applications to our life. Praise the Lord! Thank you, James.


Helpful mental resilience skills and insight 🙂


The strategies shared were useful!


Concrete tips to help us maintain healthy mental state in life.


James is very engaging and speak from his own personal stories which is very helpful. I learnt to view burnout differently and more positively!


The case sharing experience is very vaiuable. The presentation is simple and clear


Awareness itself brings strength and hope. The program is a good introduction and a pointer in the right direction.

Constance Chin

Trainer's helpful suggestions on tackling stress

Parul Raina

Brought self awareness to the forefront of my mind, not just for myself but for others.

Kay Thomson

The fact that James illustrates from his own life experience captured my attention & made for a meaningful learning.


The session was informative, easy to understand, practical and resourceful. Much needed for our overstretched and very stressed society.


The course is very informative, I learn the ICED-T method to assess if one is burned out, the importance of being aware of it- how it affect the people around us , and the practical ways (5S) to deal with burnout.


I liked how the session was brief but informative and engaging. Keep up the good work!


I really like this (workshop) because of how approachable the presenter is and how he presented the information in a very interesting manner like the different models to help us remember the concepts. Will definitely want to learn more!


Tips and strategies are clearly explained and easy to follow.


A very helpful session about the importance of mental resilience and tips to deal with stress and prevent burnout.


(The) session was helpful as it gives us an opportunity to reflect and respond and prevent burnout. The presentation was engaging.


Tips, resources and reminders to help us remain sane.


Concise and to the point; (helps) the (topic to be) well understood.

Jay Hu

Slides are clearly presented and the information very useful.

Eddie Lim

Appreciate James and Emmaus Strategies for his sharing of his own experiences and effective strategies to move from Stress to Zest


James was very real and engaging. Having webinars this way could reach us very easily amidst the COVID-19 situation.


Stress is a vast topic but it was very effectively covered in a session


The sharing of personal experiences by the trainer was authentic and relevant.


I learnt several ways to manage stress better and prevent burnout....and that we will get better and better at it when we keep trying...and the beautiful reminder that God is for us always 🙂


James knows what he's talking about. Lots of variety in the session, and some practical tips


Authentic, personal, useful takeaway for life application...


Thank you for the helpful acronym in looking out signs of burnout 🙂 Appreciate the suggested coping strategies, practical and seems doable! Lot's of valuable teachings packed into a tight hour!


James has real experiences and in turn real tips for coping and/or preventing burnouts, I'll be sharing this with a friend who is going through a challenging time too!


An informative and thought provoking session. Helped me reflect on what I should do if I feel like on am on the verge of a burn out!


This talk helps me to understand the difference between stress and burnout. And some pointers to prevent burnout in our stressful environment.


A good summary of managing stress and burnout, and building resilience in these trying times.  


I like the simplified pointers and acronyms eg ICED-T and 4S because it frames things in a more organized way compared to being bombarded with information


It was a good lunchtime session that helped me understand and learn about signs to look out for myself or rather to prevent it from happening. Thank you James for the session!

Frances Ng

Talk enables me to understand more about burnout and the effects of it. It also helps me to understand the causes of it and what may contribute to it in my life.


Real conversations and statistics about the state of Singaporeans in terms of work, mental health, burnt out and sleep deprivation. Thought-provoking and much-needed conversations for workplaces to start having regarding real work-life thriving and burnout/mental health issues.

Su Re

Easy to understand presentation, with good pedagogies in delivering content. The whole workshop is interesting because of personal sharing of speaker. It gives audience hope that burnout can be prevented, identified, and managed.


James is engaging and insightful in sharing ways to understand, approach and overcome burnout.


Very interesting... I learn a lot in your session


The tips shared to get out of burnout is good


James is able to cover such a big topic like burnout in such a clear manner

Tian En


Target Participants

  • Anyone who would like to prevent or thrive over burnout and thrive in life
  • Anyone who would want to understand what burnout is so they can help a loved one, a friend or a colleague


Modes of Learning

  • Webinar
  • Polls
  • Sharing


Meet Our Speaker

This talk is delivered by our Lead Thrive-Synergist & Founder:

James Lim

James is a social worker and had himself experienced and overcame burnout at least five times. He gleaned many life lessons and grew from it. Today, he makes helping people, organizations and communities grow and thrive his mission. Read more here.

When & Where is the Talk?

Date & Time: Check Dates and Save My Seat (Note: there are both faith-based and non-faith-based versions of the talks)
Venue: Online Webinar




Registration & Closing Date

Check Dates and Save My Seat Bring "From Stress to Zest" to my Organization

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