Aapka Sahara Foundation is a non-profit organization comprising a group of students, who have come together to create awareness around the lack of mental health care options at old age homes. It is the brainchild of Anubhav Bansal and his team of talented friends. At ASF, aspirations go beyond merely starting a dialogue about these problems. We believe in taking practical steps to offer mental health options and psychological welfare tools to people at old age homes. Our foundation currency is time and not money
The issues concerning not only mental health but the attitude of the Indian society as a whole towards it, are systemic and deeply rooted in our country. While adults may be spending more time taking care of their emotional welfare, it is still lacking. As we teach our young about cuts, scrapes and other physical ailments, children also need to be made aware of psychological problems and how to deal with them in a healthy way.
Create awareness and make mental health approachable by impressionable young minds. Objectives:
To make children help understand and acknowledge their intuitive side; efficiently using their potential for a healthy emotional state.
The mental health department in collaboration with schools has been taking efficient measures to ensure overall well-being of India’s children but there is the emotional health aspect of it that still requires focus and form. There are a great many tools developed to make children believe in their intellect and have faith in our Educational System but there has hardly been any light thrown on the need to be themselves. It seems only growth has been the focus while evolution has been overshadowed all together. The below listed modules are designed in a way to facilitate children to develop core values which in turn pave the way for efficient living. By the end of the sessions, the children will learn to deal with their emotions as naturally as they would deal with other mundane problems in day to day life.. A healthy mind leads to a healthy life, and a healthy life facilitates a healthy, evolving society.
Amanpreet Nagpal is an efficient, conscientious and caring counsellor with extensive knowledge of facilitating empowerment, rehabilitation and guidance to clients who have experienced trauma and hardship. She is a Consulting Psychologist (M.A in Counselling psychology from SNDT University, 2009), Motivational coach, Hypnotherapist (CHII), Access Bars Practitioner, and Trained in Metaphor Therapy, Certified in REBT, DMIT Practitioner (Multiple intelligence tests), Tarot and Angel Card Reader.
Pooja Punjabi is a Counselling Psychologist and Therapist. An Access Bar Practitioner & Facilitator, a Metaphor Therapist, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Career Guidance Counsellor, Hypnobirthing Practitioner and an Angel Card reader. Highly professional, compassionate and empathetic, she caters to all age groups from children to adults. She believes in incorporating the psyche with the spiritual values. Having conducted manifold workshops at educational and corporate institutes, she has a work experience of 12 years.
Introduction to the program and stimulation.
Confidence and Decision making; Encouraging the child to believe in self, irrespective of the prevalent circumstances.
Fear: Experiencing Fear is not a problem, not being able to deal with it is a concern. Guiding children with the tools to deal with fear effectively.
Anxiety: Imparting techniques to overcome restlessness and getting children to focus in the present
Competition and peer pressure: Bringing the child’s focus on themselves, rather than engaging in comparison with others.
Patience and Perseverance: Training children to develop a high tolerance level in dealing with daily life situations.
Acceptance: This session allows children to understand that, “It is okay to make mistakes”. Thus, accepting mistakes as a natural part of growing up and experiencing learning.
Anger: Guiding children to overcome hostility, temper tantrums and stubbornness.
Self-discipline and responsibilities: Forming new habits there-by developing affective behaviour traits.
Healthy Self Esteem: Developing a quality to respect, value and love one’s self - thus, maintaining one’s unique individuality.
Healthy Self Image: Teaching children effective communication skills and training them to use the art of narratives through imagination and visualisation.
Trust: Guiding children to express gratitude by being appreciative of and counting their blessings everyday.
Judgement: Understanding the limitations of criticism and inculcating focus on liberation.
Conclusion: Open forum for parents to be briefed about the programme. Tools for effective parenting.