Preethi Shivalingam

Preethi Shivalingam, Diploma Holder - Diploma in Counselling Skills(DCS) of Banjara Academy
Preethi Shivalingam, Diploma Holder - Diploma in Counselling Skills(DCS) of Banjara Academy of Banjara Academy
DCS Reg No-13RT-319
Jul 2012-Apr 2013

It was a wonderful experience doing this course.

I had always wanted to do something in counseling but didn’t really search for any courses available. From my school and college days, my friends and other collegemates used to come to me to share their problems or issues. Apart from them, people who kept our campuses clean, people in our cafeteria etc used to share their issues with me. They felt that I was a warm and empathetic person. . Sometimes all they wanted was someone to hear them out and vent out their pent up feelings. It may be a very simple issue that had happened that morning or something that upset them etc. They knew they could count on me. All along I knew that people came to me because I was trustworthy and would maintain confidentiality. There are many things that I had been doing unknowingly. But after this course I found out the meaning and the reason behind it all. Eg listening skills and trying to listen to the unspoken words, acceptance, nonjudgmental etc.

When people used to share their feelings with me earlier, I had always wanted to go that extra mile and be there for them. I would try to give them suggestions etc and try to help them out of it. I have now realized that I should have touched more into their feelings, emotions and given them positive strokes. Some of them had actually become dependant on me as they came often with the hope that they can count on me. I have also understood that issues or problems may be similar but the people involved are different and so are their feelings and emotions. The threshold of pain varies from person to person.
I had an amazing time here and the things that I learnt here would stay with me and help me be a better person. Earlier I used to control my feelings – anger, sadness, hurt or pain. But now I’m able to recognize my feelings and emotions and also the reason behind it. I make sure it doesn’t impact others and I’m able to cope with it.

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