Chandigarh, 12 August : Health Centre and BGJ Institute of Health Panjab University Chandigarh in collaboration with National Rehabilitation Institute (NRI) Chandigarh, Ladakh University and South Asian Behavioral Health (SABH) Foundation, SFO, USA, Swar Sanjeevani Kala Kendra, Panchkula has organized an international conference on the theme “Recent Rehabilitation Strategies for management of Stress and Anxiety among students and teachers” on 11th and 12th August 2023 at CIL Seminar Hall of Panjab University Chandigarh.
On the concluding day Akanksha Singh, of Lancaster University, UK said, strong determination and sympathetic company are always helpful in overcoming Stress and Anxiety the students face especially in the foreign lands. She minutely related how she had varied experiences of stress and anxiety as she passed through different phases of her pursuit. These were preparing herself for seeking admissions in the U.K. as Project Management student, facing hazards of settling in the U.K. after reaching there, facing the entirely alien system of teaching and examination there, undergoing financial constraints at every step and at every moment, finding out a job to sustain herself during her stay in the U.K. and further pondering over plans to procure visa for her extended stay in a foreign country like the U.K. She further related how she overcame all the stress, tensions, worries and anxiety which she had to undergo at various steps of her struggle beginning in India and still continuing in an alien land. She revealed how her strong determination coupled with the sympathetic company of her husband there had always stood by her to face the stressful circumstances in pursuit of her ambition for furtherance of her academic career.
Dr Manisha Sharma of Dept. Mathematics, PU presented her paper on “Impact of Mathematics Anxiety on the students in society”, she said Mathematics anxiety is a common problem that affects many students around the world. It is characterized by a feeling of fear, worry, or dread when faced with mathematical tasks. Mathematics anxiety can have a significant impact on students’ academic performance, their career choices, and their overall well-being.
Dr.Bhavneet Bhatti, chairperson, school of communication studies, PU has presented her paper on role of media in stress & anxiety management: a study of mobile media applications.
On the concluding Dr. Harmesh Kumar, Chairman, SABH Foundation, USA says, focus of this international conference was on various rehabilitation strategies like psychotherapy, occupation therapy, music therapy and speech therapy and mental health programs to manage Stress and Anxiety among Students & Teachers.