JAMMU, Nov 7: A lecture cum interactive session on the theme “Stress Management” was organized by MIER College of Education, tailored specifically for students from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSSH), MIER College of Education and 12th-gradepsychology students from Model Academy School. The resource person was Prof. Noam Shpancer, Department of Psychology, Otterbein University, Ohio, USA who is currently on a Sabbatical at IIT Jammu.
Prof. Adit Gupta, Director and Principal MIER College of Education, Rupa Gupta, Joint Director MIER; Dr Lakhvinder Singh, Coordinator Centre for Essential Skills, IIT Jammu; Prof. Mool Raj, Controller Examination, MIER College; Dr Monika Bajaj, HoD SSSH and Dr. Rohinka Sharma, HoD SoE, along with the faculty members attended the lecture.
Prof. Adit Gupta said Prof. Shpancer is a licensed, practising clinical psychologist with the Centre for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy, Columbus, Ohio, USA. His clinical speciality is the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders.
Prof. Noam Shpancer said stress management has become a vital ability for people from every sphere of life, including students. Mental well-being is just as important as physical health and hygiene. He said mental health is responsible for attaining life satisfaction and good mental health habits are predictors of quality of life. He stressed the following three skills for mental well-being: facing the challenge or fear, managing emotions through acceptance and consultation, and cognitive appraisal. The audience engaged in an insightful question-and-answer session, addressing their specific concerns and inquiries related to stress management. The program was conducted by Dr. Taniya Raina, Assistant Professor SSSH.