Understanding and Building Your Interpersonal Relationships

Manthan Camp-29, 6 pm, Friday 4th Feb to 4 pm, Sunday 6th Feb 2011

Understanding Relationships
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Enrollment on first-pay-first served basis (no refunds please).
Charges: Rs. 1,500/- (for DCS alumni, students/HH volunteers Rs. 1,400/-). Kids below 12 years Rs.800/-
Reserve your seat today. Call Banjara Academy on 23330200 or 23535766.

The very experiential and practical Manthan camp, "Understanding and Building Your Interpersonal Relationships", should help lay for you the foundation for better relationships all-round and a better quality of life.

Some thoughts to ponder over and which will be dealt with at the camp:
  • Relationships affect our happiness and quality of life more than any other factor.
  • We look for our own needs and fulfillment in Interpersonal relationships.
  • Relationships are dynamic, they change continuously.
  • All relationships have to be nurtured and protected if we value them.
  • Our expectations from close persons are always higher than from others. - We get hurt by slightest act of person who is important to us.
  • There are Defined (labeled) relationships vs. Undefined. - Society is moving more towards the latter.
  • Among the latter we have Friends of Convenience vs. True Friends.
  • There is no such thing as “permanent” relationships – if nothing, death takes the person away. Look for “long-term” relationships.
  • Understand yourself first before you begin to understand others.
  • What we are vs. what image we present need not be the same – be aware.
  • Learn the importance of “Giving Space” in relationships.

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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!

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