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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Dr Shwetambara Sabharwal

Dr Shwetambara Sabharwal is a Mumbai-based psychologist and psychotherapist

Matters of the Mind: Replicating efforts of polio eradication campaign for suicide prevention
Fri, Oct 23, 2020

The best way to prevent suicide is by talking about it. We need to get over our fear of the S-word. The maximum number of suicides are between the ages of 15-29, and most parents are scared to talk about this

Matters of the Mind: Pandemic 2020, a truly life-changing experience
Fri, Oct 16, 2020

In the wake of this deadly pandemic, we have found ourselves a voice, a mind and the resolve to prioritise health, happiness, realisation of what and who we value the most, and even if some haven’t so far, at least we know the revolution has begun

Matters of the mind: Time for tough talk
Thu, Oct 08, 2020

Respect children's choices when they say “no” to be touched or kissed, giving them a message that choices must be regarded

Matters of the Mind: Worrying about technology won’t help
Fri, Oct 02, 2020

Technology is here to stay, and given that most of the social media platforms aim at increasing use, thereby creating addictions, we need to damage control by knowing when to stop, how and when to replace

Matters of the Mind: When things go south
Fri, Sep 25, 2020

When things go south, idiomatically speaking, it means for life to become unfavourable or to take a turn for the worse. And that’s where we psychologists must focus

Matters of the Mind: The business of finding happiness
Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Happiness courses have been some of the most coveted courses in recent times. The knowledge of “how to be happy” now has the highest regard and selling price to it

Matters of the Mind: Relationships and how to keep them real
Fri, Sep 11, 2020

Relationships in life are important and there is a great sense of satisfaction we get from belonging to a tribe. The fun and laughter that the camaraderie brings literally gives us a huge kick in the form of endorphins. But, like with everything good, there is a flip side

Matters of the Mind: Teachers, you’ve got this!
Fri, Sep 04, 2020

Teachers find themselves at the receiving end of children’s misdirected energy, pressure from curriculum and calendar, scrutiny and non-acceptance from parents, and criticism on the family front for prioritising work over family

Matters of the Mind: Self-discipline is a necessary tool to overcome crisis
Fri, Aug 28, 2020

Self-discipline helps people monitor and control their own behaviours, not cop-out by blaming others or expecting from 'destiny'

Matters of the Mind: Who is taking care of counsellors?
Fri, Aug 21, 2020

Several aspects with respect to psychological diagnosis, intervention, prevention, licensing and education need to be made clearer by regularised and centralised guidance. But time and again we find ourselves on our own in this quest.

Matters of the mind: Let this Independence Day mark our pursuit for freedom
Sat, Aug 15, 2020

To be honest, I feel our struggle for freedom continues. Now, if you are jarred by my timing as I bring this up on the eve of Independence Day, I would like to say I believe this may actually be the best time to take note in our understanding of freedom

Matters of the mind: The Made in India attitude
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

It is our internalised self-doubt, collective lack of national esteem, lack of faith in our own abilities and severe indiscipline that allows this force that is India, to be undermined

Matters of the mind: Swinging from one crisis to the next, there may be chance for a revolution
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Emotional arousal in the current times is so high, that it is guiding our attention to incidents that are a trigger. Crisis is multiplying because we are mentally attending to it. Emotions are impacting our perceptions, attention, memory and decision-making

Matters of the mind: Reforming vulnerability
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

Hiding behind a facade of perfection, appearing happy at all times, is the biggest lie we tell ourselves, our families and friends, that we are worthy since we are always strong

Matters of the mind: ‘Hold the line’ to collectively beat the crisis
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

We cannot survive alone, act in self-serving or egotistical ways this time and get away with it. There is no getting out of this battle alive, unless we respect and protect each other.

Matters of the mind: Response, resilience and recovery — the three-dimensional strategy for mental health
Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Compartmentalise stress. Respond to it one at a time. The ones we can do something about, and the ones we have no control over. Deal with it one blow at a time

Matters of the mind: Self-esteem, society and socialising
Fri, Jul 03, 2020

If social skills and socio-economic behaviour were the constructs to go by, I presume it's time to add a new one to the list, the post Covid-19 societies. It does truly qualify for a new society type with very unique characteristics

Matters of the mind: The screen time debate
Fri, Jun 26, 2020

Schools can work on making the online experience much more inclusive of visual, auditory, possibly kinaesthetic, too, if they are able to share course material beforehand, workbooks, course material, science kits

Matters of the mind: Impact of lockdown and Covid-19 on marriages
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

We do not communicate clearly, especially in marriages, as all our wishes are expected to be wirelessly transferred, absorbed and accurately understood. Communication is a huge relationship barrier.

Matters of the mind: Caution, courage and rationality may be answers to the crisis
Fri, Jun 12, 2020

A crisis is something that is time-bound. While this one will take longer than we would like, it's something that is dynamic and will go away, leaving us more humble and mindful of our blessings.

Matters of the mind: For seniors feeling anxious during Covid-19, here is how to dig deep and stay strong
Fri, Jun 05, 2020

Breathing and meditation help quieten the mind, relax the body and strengthen the immune system. The mind is a powerful source, the start point of your emotions and actions

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