Centre for Women and Gender Studie (CWGS) organised a guest lecture on “Stress Management” on september 25, 2018 to its members. The resource person was Ms. Ankitha Shetty, Doctroal Scholar, School of Management, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal.
Being an optimist at heart, Ms. Ankitha, proud alumnus of the college stressed on the need for gratitude towards life. Happiness is not absolute but rather a state of mind and often depends upon one’s own perspective towards life, that no matter how hopeless your life might seem you can always recondition your mind to absorb the good in everything.
She narrated how our beliefs shape our reality and that when someone truly wants something the entire universe conspires to make it a reality where the subconscious mind is like a Genie that grants the wishes of its conscious counterpart. She explained that the judgement based decision making “Conscious” mind only accounts for 10% and that 90% of our brain is the “Sub conscious” mind that does not think but just feels and makes decisions based on pleasure instincts rather than logic. To get the most out of our lives we must not allow the Subconscious mind to control our actions and decisions.
It was quite an interactive session where Ms. Ankitha spoke with students during the session and later personally and explained to them that the key to a happier and stress-free life was making peace with one’s past, being cheerful and loving ourselves unconditionally. She taught them some breathing exercises and mind relaxing techniques.
Report by: Prof. Seema Prabhu S.