“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”
― Oscar Wilde.
A workshop on Experiential Emotional Education was organized for students of grades 8 and 9 of St. Lawrence High School and Junior College. The sessions were conducted by Ms. Habiba Kudrati, a counselling psychologist.
As part of the workshop, students were taught to accept their feelings as well as their flaws. They were asked what they wanted to change about themselves. They were taught how to be calm, listen, and acknowledge their emotions. As a result, individuals were able to better understand their moods and why they were experiencing them. They were also shown how to keep clear norms, limits, and expectations. They were shown how to enlist the assistance of their parents and buddies, who can give them room to process their emotions while yet being present when required. It was also stressed that they should reflect on what they did well and where they went wrong and try again.
For us at St. Lawrence, its not just the academic development, but development of every aspect of our students’ lives that matter. Hence, we constantly endeavour to provide opportunities and avenues to our students to learn from.