Thursday, 12 April 2012

If he can do it, you can too!

Manikam is a 2nd year student from Singapore Poly.
He has a water phobia history because when he was young, his friends tried to duck him underwater in the deep pool causing him to be fearful of water.
When he decided to take up swimming lessons with the support and encouragement of his friends and family, he approached me.
My 1st lesson with Manikam - I could feel his stress and anxiety in the water.
With his determination to overcome his phobia, I gave him my all. Not my best but my all. I used all the methods I could think of, all kinds of metaphors and all kinds of floats to help him.
Today was his 5th lesson and guess what? He dare to go to the deep pool to swim now!! Wooo Hooo!! *clap clap*
If going into the deep pool was an achievement,then able to swim 5 meters in the deep pool must have been a miracle for him.
Well Done Manikam! If he can do it, so can you!

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