01 April to 05 April 2014

Open to All!

Get a hands-on feel of what psychological counselling is all about!

Psychological Counselling Skills Workshop
Helped me to relate the theory with practicals. - Subha, IGDCS
Effective, interactive process. - Champa, IGDCS
Loads of do-able stuff on enriching my relationships. - Shalini
Feedback, Report: 2011 Counselling Skills Workshop.
Feedback, Report: 2012 Counselling Skills Workshop.

Date: Tue, 01 April 2014 - Sat, 05 April 2014
Timings: 9.30 am to 2.00 pm daily
Venue: Banjara Academy, RT Nagar, Bangalore
Fee: Rs 4,800 (including mini-lunch and tea)
Faculty: From Banjara Academy, may include eminent guest faculty
Contact: Sreedhar, Mobile: 9901625390, or the office, Phone: 080-23535766, 23535787

If you are interested in knowing more about counselling, you can attend this highly interactive programme (primarily being held for IGDCS students) covering the practical aspects of counselling, giving you a feel of face-to-face interactions with people, You will be supervised and corrected in order to improve your practice.

Students who enrol will be expected to attend all five days with punctuality, and participate in all the activities, including some practical home-work that may be assigned to them every day.

The Methodology will include:

  1. Demo counselling session by faculty as counsellor and a student as counsellee.
  2. Real-life counselling by one of the students, then helped by moderator, taking up real issues of the student who volunteers to speak out.
  3. Real-life sharing by a student, with general brainstorming on how it can/should be handled.
  4. Discussion of real-life case studies presented by faculty anonymously, with tips on how to handle, and review of what actually happened.
  5. Hot seat – group asks personal questions to volunteer, and gives emotional support.
  6. Pairing up as (Counsellee-Counsellor, Ce-Cr), and then counsellee (Ce) reports to group how she felt when she was counselled.
  7. Breaking into teams of Cr-Ce-Observer, and then observer reports to group how the performance of the counsellor (Cr) was.
  8. Student will recount any actual (formal or informal) counselling she has already done. Group will be asked for comments on how she handled it. Then Faculty gives comments.

Psychological Counselling Skills that will be Sharpened through the Exercises outlined above:

  • Becoming non-judgmental, giving total acceptance to counsellee
  • Making counsellee open out
  • Listening
  • Empathy
  • Giving positive strokes
  • Empowering the counsellee
  • Goal setting
  • Balancing your own emotional needs

FREE Online Psychological Counselling by Banjara Academy for anyone, anywhere in the world FREE online counselling for the depressed

  • Are you stressed about your child?
  • Is your marriage in trouble?
  • Are you stressed about your education?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety and fear?

Just mail your counsellor now, sharing your problems, your worries, your anxieties, your fears. Your counsellor will reply to you, and be there for you until you need her to help you cope and get going.

Leading Banjara Academy's online email counselling team of volunteer-counsellors, I realize it is not an easy task reaching out to a person one has never met, never seen, without the added advantage of gestures, eye contact, a gentle reassuring touch, tone of voice and yet providing empathy, positive strokes, making the person feel heard and understood.

With the aid of only written words, it is quite a task building trust, making people open up and share and helping them cope and feel better. So when in many instances they write back saying thank you and that they feel so much better, the feeling one gets is priceless and incomparable - knowing one has done something right, something good!

Hats off to all the volunteeer-counsellors of Banjara Academy who have been carrying on this work silently, anonymously for the last couple of years. Truly commendable! - Ali Khwaja

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