Session on ‘Alleviating Anxiety and Stress’ By Ms. Surabhi Shastri and Ms. Abhilasha Purushothaman
SEPTEMBER 26, 2020
Session on ‘Alleviating Anxiety and Stress’ was conducted by School Counsellors Ms. Surabhi Shastri and Ms. Abhilasha Purushothaman for class 6 students of Choithram School on September 26, 2020. The counsellors stressed that sound mental health is the guiding light for good health and it encompasses how one feels, thinks, behaves and copes with normal stress of life.
Citing low self-esteem, peer pressure, loneliness, thoughts of being unloved or unaccepted as the probable causes for anxiety and stress amongst the adolescents, they also made the students aware of coping mechanisms. They stressed on students speaking to their siblings, parents, class teachers or school counselors in case of distress. They must seek help when overpowered with negative thoughts. At the end of the session students asked pertinent questions and clarified their doubts.