Shashi Saikumar

Shashi Saikumar, Diploma Holder - Diploma in Counselling Skills (DCS) course of Banjara Academy
Shashi Saikumar, Diploma Holder - Diploma in Counselling Skills (DCS) course of Banjara Academy of Banjara Academy
DCS Regn No-15T435,
Jun 2014-Apr 2015

The course has been structured very well, giving us information as well as ensuring that we develop the skills taught through regular assignments.

The role play and hot seat sessions also added on practical experience to sharpen our skills. I must applaud the faculty for their excellent work of educating us on the finer aspects of counselling as well as sustaining our interest levels too. (It has been awhile since our student days, so it is important to capture the attention of adults, especially some who think they have it all by way of exposure and experience!! ) Personally,- though i have had a good rapport with the students i taught and they have come to me during times of crisis and still do,- I used to find myself emotionally entangled in their issues. More of sympathy and I did not know how to empathize all that well at that time I guess!! But, this course has really helped me to develop this aspect too. There are many areas of self awareness as well that opened my eyes to certain habits and behaviour patterns of mine, the insights of which I used to change how I dealt with my own interpersonal relationships. I try to be less of the dominant mother and more of a friend to my teenage daughter...she has started confiding in me a lot, of late. Doing the course with a set of vibrant batch mates was indeed the icing on the cake!! I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the batch, the meeting and eating, the fun in class, the ribbing and teasing of the only two gentlemen in the class, the way we were addressed as "Children", the friendly faculty and mentor,.... I'm really sad it is going to end soon!!! I wanted more exposure to actual counselling sessions where I could watch the counsellors and learn. But, I suppose such a thing wouldn't be possible due to privacy/ confidentiality issues. I am very grateful to Ali and his team for all that I have experienced and enjoyed these past few months.Looking forward to doing the life skills course at Banjara very soon

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