Psyhbigyaan Kurakani with Renuka Rai (January)

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January 3 , Sunday

Teku , Kathmandu

Renuka Rai speaking

The fourth edition of Psychbigyaan Kurakani was successfully held on January 3, in ihub Teku. This time we had Renuka Rai working in the field of psychology and behaviour sciences. The topic for the session was  ‘Use of Arts in the Trauma Work : Focussed in Children who survived in the aftermath of Earthquake”.  The event saw more than 20 participants.
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The speaker of the program shared with us the relationship between art and trauma . The session was started off with practical work in which the participants were divided in three groups and gave them the simple task to  answer about the characteristics of the children and the effects of trauma upon them .  The topic was contextualized with the recent earthquake. The group then presented with their answers . While talking about trauma, Mrs Rai opined that we tended to focus on the major event of the trauma but overlook the culminating small events after the big event of the trauma that might contribute to the trauma.

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Mrs Rai  then talked about art and its efficacy in trauma. She talked about some simple stages in the art in trauma works  and gave the practical demonstration how the art works in the children. She had a case study from Srilanka  which was demonstrated and explained to validate her points.

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The session lasted for about 1 hour 30 minutes with Q&A session at last. After the end of the formal event the speaker and the participants had tea and cookies and had socialization among themselves. Before departing all the participants took the group picture with the speaker of the event .

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To listen the full program , click the following link:

Manojigyasa- Episode 3!

This is the podcast of the radio program Manojigyasa which was originaly broadcasted from Ujjyalo 90 Network. Manojigyasa is a program based on Psychology and Mental Health. This was originally broadcasted on 5 December 2015.
In this episode, we have talked about:

1) stress and causes/effects/management
2) PTSD and PTSD after earthquake
3) Psychbigyaan Tip to manage stress!

Our big thanks to Rama Karki (Social Activist, Psychological Counselor of Amrita Foundation and Psychology Teacher) and Chetana Loksum (President of The Relief Trust, PTSD Expert, Psychological Counselor and Teacher) for giving us their valuable time and sharing their knowledge in making of the episode.

Listen to us:

Misconceptions on stress

Stress in this modern world is inevitable and is attributed commonly for the mental and physical draining. While having a famous notion about stress which generally happens to be effective we might be missing few crucial points of stress which otherwise would help us to deal it more effeftively. This New York Time article has those few crucial points on stress we tend to over look. Follow the link for the full article 

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/04/your-money/the-contrarians-on-stress-it-can-be-good-for-you-.html?referrer=