National Webinar on Managing Stress and Mental Health During Challenging Times

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Faridabad News, 30 June 2020 : Everyone experiences stress. Sometimes it can help you focus and get the task at hand done. But when stress is frequent and intense, it can strain your body and make it impossible to function. Stress can contribute to worsening symptoms of your mental illness. Finding effective ways to deal is crucial to living well.

During these tough times, increasing resilience is important, as resilient people reframe and adjust their thinking and reactions. They reinterpret a difficult stressful event by working to see it in a different way. In today’s difficult times, when we hear about spread of COVID-19 from all over the world through Television, Social Media, family and friends- The most common emotion faced by all is FEAR. It makes us anxious, panicky and can even possibly make us think or do things that we might not consider appropriate under normal circumstances. But one needs to remember that we have to mind our minds as good mental status in such challenging times may win you the battle more easily.

Keeping the view the importance of the subject the DAV Institute of Management, Faridabad organized a National Webinar on Managing Stress and Mental Health during challenging times on 30th June 2020 at 11.00 to 1.00pm.

The Principal Director Dr. Sanjeev Sharma gave the initial deliberation and addressed the audience with his enriching and enlightening words. He emphasized how effectively one needs to manage stress in these tough times of COVID-19. He congratulated the organizing team Dr. Neelam Gulati (Dean- Academics and Centre for Environment), Dr. Anamika (IQAC Coordinator), Dr. Meera Wadhwa (Dean- Student Support), Dr. Gurjeet Kaur, (Dean- Outreach Programme), Dr. Rashmi Bhargava, (Dean- Holistic Growth) for taking a step forward in organizing such insightful webinar for all of us. The Opening Remarks were given by Dr. Ritu Gandhi Arora , Vice Principal and Registrar, DAVIM.

There were four technical session in the webinar whereby one after another speaker added their insightful experiences and valuable suggestions for the participants

The first technical session was taken up by Mr. Rajiv Chawla (Chairman, IAMSME OF INDIA),followed by Dr. Anubha Walia (Director – Prism Trainings and Consultancy) taking up the second technical session. Further Dr. Pankaj Gupta (President, Indian Institute of Health Management and Research University presided over the third technical session and lastly Dr. Jaya Sukul, HOD, Psychology, QRG Hospital concluded the fourth technical session.

The Speakers of the day focused on how effective stress management helps you break the hold stress has on your life, so you can be happier, healthier, and more productive. The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun—and the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on. But stress management is not one-size-fits-all. That’s why it’s important to experiment and find out what works best in general. They suggested that one must do a bit to manage stress like accepting that there are events that you cannot control, exercise regularly to remain fit,Eat healthy and well-balanced meals , Learn to manage your time more effectively ,Set limits appropriately and learn to say no to requests that would create excessive stress in your life, Make time for hobbies, interests, and relaxation,Get enough rest and sleep ,recover from stressful events , Don’t rely on alcohol, drugs, or compulsive behaviors to reduce stress, Seek out social support ,Spend enough time with those you enjoy, Be assertive instead of aggressive , Learn and practice relaxation techniques.

The webinar received an overwhelming response from the viewers and as such the chat box was full of queries which were presented by Ms. Kanika Duggal and Ms. Neha Sharma. The Session concluded by vote of thanks given by Organisers.

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