SGT Times Reporter
Gurugram, February 18
Faculty of Behavioural Sciences and PSYCA (an Academic Association of Department of Psychology) organized an online Expert lecture on “ENIGMA OF STRESS” on 18th February, 2022. Dr. Farhat Jahan, Assistant professor, FBS coordinated the event and Ms. Aarti, President PSYCA was the student coordinator during the program. The lecture was started with a welcome address by Dean FBSc Prof. (Dr.) Rajbir Singh. In this program speaker Prof. (Dr.) Neena Kohli, Head Department of Psychology, University of Allahabad and former Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, UK explained the myths related to enigma of stress, different types of stressors and management of stress. The speaker told that there are certain myths which are associated with stress. common myths associated with stress is that if you have no symptom, there is no stress. An absence of symptom doesn’t mean the absence of stress. If you camouflage your symptoms with medication that may deprive you of signals you need for reducing the strain on your psychological and physical symptoms. So no symptom, no stress is a misnomer. Do not ignore minor symptoms, they also require attention. Minor symptoms are the early warnings that your life is getting out of hand and that you need to do a better for managing stress. Another misnomer is stress management means elimination of stress. There is nothing like elimination. We just try to manage it. It is important to realize that no one can totally eliminate all stress. Undertaking stress management program with this in mind will only create more stress. Stress stays with us. Some issues can be minor for you but could be stress provoking for other. So you should be aware of your stress tolerance limit. The fact is stress is all pervasive phenomenon and we have to live with this. All the myths creates enigma of stress. We need to learn stress management. First step for doing so is you should think about the last time when you were feeling stressed and what the reason was. Identify the problem. Little things can change the course of life. So try to identify ways to manage your stress. The event was attended by university officials Pro VC Prof. (Dr.) N.S. Tung, Prof. Dr. Waheeda Khan, faculty members and students of FBSC. More than 150 participants were registered for the lecture. Dr. Farhat Jahan presented the vote of thanks.