Positive thinking, healthy lifestyle and physical activity for better mental health
Webinar held on “Overcoming Depression: Don’t Let The Clouds Block Your Sunshine”
Chandigarh: Panjab University Alumni Association in collaboration with the Department of Psychology under the guidance of Prof. Deepti Gupta and Prof. Seema Vinayak organised a webinar “Overcoming Depression : Don’t Let The Clouds Block Your Sunshine” today by Dr. Jacksan Judan Fernandes.
Dr. Fernandes is a Counseling Psychologist and the author of the very successful book “100 Dynamic principles”. He is a practising Counseling Psychologist where his counseling skills cater to all age groups. He is skilled in administering various psychological therapies. His interests are in the area of Psychology of Religion, Counseling Psychology, Color Therapy, Humor Therapy and Yoga. His latest interest is the Interpretation of dreams. He has presented several papers in national and international conferences. He has earlier given a lecture on ‘Achieving Emotional Intelligence’ for PUAA.
Dr. Fernandes was welcomed and introduced by a PUAA representative and the webinar began. Dr Fernandes began by describing depression and symptoms of depression. He explained the types and causes of depression and said that depression is not a weakness of character and it can be treated effectively. He stressed on positive thinking, healthy lifestyle and physical activity for better mental health. This was followed by a discussion of different Yoga exercises and their benefits. He guided the participants through some breathing exercises. He discussed differences in male and female depression. Dr Fernandes concluded by saying that depression is treatable and people who have been depressed have gone on to enjoy life, be productive and have good relationships with family and friends.
Towards the end a lot of interesting questions were asked by the participants. Dr. Fernandes answered the questions and gave his contact information.
A vote of thanks was given by Prof. Seema Vinayak, Chairperson, Department of Psychology and Prof. Deepti Gupta, Dean Alumni Association. Prof Seema added that the webinar is in line with the psychology department efforts to spread awareness about mental health.