30-SEP-2019: Student counselling sessions held at various schools
ALIGARH September 30: The Students' Counselling Centre, Aligarh Muslim University organized a series of counselling sessions at different schools of the University to educate young students about adverse effects of intricacies of life on their psychology and the ways to manage stresses in school and at home.
Addressing the students at Syedna Tahir Saifuddin School, Prof Akbar Husain, Coordinator of the Centre highlighted the need for identifying causes of stress and anxiety and elaborated the ways to mitigate such challenges. He said such stresses can be overcome by developing emotional intelligence with the help of peers, teachers and parents. He said that like physical health, emphasis has to be made on the mental health also as it is equally important to achieve success in life.
Prof Husain pointed out that physical work out, Yoga and Namaz are important ways of meditating to seek peace of mind and strength and they are helpful in self discipline and self-realization.
Speaking at the AMU ABK School (Boys), Prof Husain underlined the psychological, social, economic and educational causes of stress and the role of meditation in controlling such issues. He urged the students to report to the Students' Counselling Centre if a student is found affected by any kind of distress. He said that such a student needs to be observed and provided with immediate counselling by peers and teachers.
In his address to the girl students of ABK School (Girls), Prof Husain said that students should take care while opting for a particular stream in higher studies and they should discuss career prospects with student counsellors before seeking admission to higher classes.
At AMU City Girls' School, Prof Akbar Husain advised students to not fall prey to the adversely impacting school and family conditions and remain vigilant of development of any negativity in their attitude.
Speaking at the Ahmadi School for Visually Challenged, Prof Husain highlighted the importance of counselling and suggested ways to deal with stress, emotional disturbances and anxiety. He said students should not get affected by strains in life and manage stresses with teachers and parents' help.
Addressing the students at AMU Girls' School, Dr Sarah Jawed, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, elaborated physical and emotional issues at teenage level and urged the girl students to speak up with their parents and teacher counsellors regarding the problems faced by them. She said that maintaining a strict time table and other means of self discipline was important to alleviate stresses at this stage.
The principals of these schools and senior teachers including Mr Fareed Ahmad Siddiqui, Dr Abbas Niazi, Dr Saba Hasan, Dr Mohammad Alamgir, Mrs Amna Malik and Mr Adil Jaleel were present on the occasion.
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Related PicturesProf Akbar Husain with students at a Counseling Session in Ahmadi School
Prof Akbar Husain addressing a Counseling Session in ABK School Boys
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