Banjara Academy Events of 2009
Anniversary of Helping Hand
Helping Hand volunteers celebrated their 26th Anniversary by a very entertaining and interactive picnic-cum-workshop at Manthan on 12th December 09. Over two hundred volunteers continue to serve patients in ten hospitals and through four of our counselling centres, providing free emotional support.
Counselling Skills at Jyothi Nivas College
We completed a six month certificate program in Counselling Skills for degree students of Jyothi Nivas College, giving them insights into human relations, understanding adult life, and building up their interpersonal skills.
Workshop for School Principals
Dr. Ali conducted a workshop on 12th Dec for around 150 school Principals who are part of the Deccan Herald NIE program, on “Balancing roles as a Mentor-Teacher-Manager-Principal”, which was highly acclaimed and well appreciated.
Wide Variety of Training Programs
In the past two months, Banjara’s team conducted workshops and training sessions for Teachers, Parents or Students of Rashtrothana Vidya Kendra, Little Feat Montessori, All-India NCC Camp, Nightingales, Ghousia Polytechnic, Sudatta, Ness Technologies, Sneha Counselling Centre, Mallya Aditi International School, etc.
FREE Online Psychological Counselling by Banjara Academy for anyone, anywhere in the world
- 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