Being a student can be stressful enough, but trying to juggle school work and other responsibilities while experiencing stressful life event can drag you down. It is seen that students can work through many challenges and still perform well in school. It is normal for students to feel stress and anxiety from time to time. However, if these feelings persist it has a devastating effect on students’ performance. Anxiety and stress may also manifest themselves physically, causing students to suffer from nausea, rapid heartbeat, dizziness and chest pain.
This year for World Mental Health Day, which is celebrated each year on 10th of October, the World Health Organization and the World Federation for Mental Health have chosen “Psychological First Aid” as this year’s theme.
When you feel anxious, talking about it is a good start. You should know you are feeling anxious because you are confused, self-doubting because of some past event, or having negative beliefs.
Develop healthy sleep habits, be mindful of your meals, have a creative outlet for yourself, engage in good reads, unplugging from technology to develop relationships and better interpersonal skills and exercising regularly helps in producing endorphin. Endorphin trigger positive feeling in the body which in turn helps in having a positive outlook on life.
Conducted LIFE SKILLS workshop for grade 9 students. great responses from students, learned a lot.
I am attaching Counselling Newsletter for the month of June 2016. As this is the end of school year with lots of good memories and learning experiences.
Looking forward to a new beginning and planning for the upcoming school year.
We find it difficult most of the time to manage our stress and are unable to cope with situations that keep on arising especially when we are on job.
This workshop that I gave to the teachers for managing stress can be found on the link that I am posting. Simply click on the link and go through the presentation.
The PDF copy of the presentation is here:
STRESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP ON PREZI
Integrity is choosing your thoughts and actions based on values rather than personal gain.
Academic Integrity is the commitment to honesty, trust, respect and responsibility. It means if you are given an assignment, a project, you will do it with honesty. You will not cheat or plagiarize the assigned work. It is the fairness to the learning environment. Academic integrity reflects your hard work and effort that you put in accomplishing the task that is given.
Learning echoes as growth in school. The more you learn, explore and research, the more you become aware of self and the world around. Academic honesty is the foundation stone for learning process.
If you are academically dishonest and cheat, you are depriving and cheating yourself of the opportunities to learn and grow. It erodes the values and principles ultimately leaving you with no shame or self-respect.
You as a student can avoid academic dishonesty by:
- Planning ahead and using the time wisely.
- Taking guidance from teachers.
- By learning beforehand.
- By testing yourself.
- By keeping track of your progress.
Are you in a hurry to get something done? Are you in a rush to complete your assignment? Are you being impatient with someone, not capable enough in your group? Are you losing your patience because you are not getting the required results?
Patience is an important Life Skill. Patience is the ability to tolerate waiting, delay or frustrations without getting upset or agitated. It is the ability to control your emotions or impulses and proceed calmly when faced with difficulties. Patience leads to emotional freedom which is a lifelong practice. In order to shape your talents and abilities you must deal with patience with yourself and with others. Keep on making the efforts until you master.
“It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is often simple patience.” – Horace Bushnell.
Patience helps us in seeing the problem in a positive light, which we were unable to see when we were frustrated. Reframing the situation and the matter at hand can be viewed in a positive light only when we deal with it patiently.
Relax when you are engulfed with situations that seem too bleak to be resolved. When you have control over your emotions you are in a better position to see the situation and to deal with it in an effective manner. You avoid making hasty decisions. As at that time you know how to approach a problem and how to overcome the obstacles.
“One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life” (Chinese Proverb).
I delivered a workshop for grade 3 students on Helping Behavior and this is the activity that we did. I asked the students to write how they can be helpful in maintaining school discipline on colorful paper. Later I turned it into a masterpiece of art. 😄
The workshop PDF copy in here:
It has been more than one year that I write Counselling Newsletter Monthly for my students. Mostly the articles are about Life Skills, Guidance, Mindfulness, Personal Skills, Social Skills and updates about Career Planning for senior Grade students. I love writing.
I hope I am making a positive change in others life.