Saturday, 27 October 2012

Individual Therapy --Counseling

Individual Therapy

Therapy/ Counseling

Therapy is intended to help people make changes. These changes may involve thinking differently, feeling differently, and/or acting differently. Therapy is intended to be a process in which one moves along in their personal development, enhances their relationships with others, and helps them adjust to and face life’s challenges.

How therapy is conducted is determined by the nature of the difficulty one is experiencing. It is also influenced by age and/or stage of development. 

While the particular approach in therapy will be influenced by the special needs of the individual child, adolescent, or adult it is managed in a way which uses well-accepted principles to guide the process of change.  therapist must have the skill to assist her clients' in addressing their challenges and help clients move along toward their personal goals

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

How long Therapy take

How long does therapy take?

The length of your therapy depends on your therapeutic goals. In general, the more specific your goals are, the less time the therapy takes. For example, if you seek therapy because you have a specific phobia, such as flying, or test taking, therapy tends to last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.

On the other hand, long-term therapy is better suited to addressing more subtle emotional issues, such as long standing dissatisfaction with different areas of your life. Long-term therapy goes deeper into the origins of unwanted feelings and behaviors, and can help you to change undesirable patterns of thinking, feeling and acting. Long-term therapy is less structured than short-term, and it can be very effective in alleviating emotional distress and promoting change.

How Psychotherapy Help

How does psychotherapy help?

Sometimes people who are trying as hard as they can to get through a rough time find that they can’t cope by themselves. They may need help sorting out their feelings, finding solutions to their problems, or just feeling better. That’s when therapy can help.

Therapy is a collaborative effort in which a client(s) and therapist join forces to resolve the persistent problems and underlying patterns of behavior that are interfering with a more satisfying life. Through therapy, people learn to recognize and change their patterns of behavior, thinking, feeling which are related to current life difficulties.


What is therapy?

The word "therapy" is most often used to mean psychotherapy - the psychological treatment of emotional and behavioral problems. Psychotherapy looks like talking - but it is really treatment. It's a process that is a lot like learning. Through therapy, people learn about themselves. They discover ways to overcome troubling feelings or behaviors, develop inner strengths or skills, or make changes in themselves or their situations.

A psychotherapist, or therapist, is a person who has been trained to help people work through their emotional problems. Psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and social workers are the titles of some of the licensed professionals who work as therapists.

Most therapy is a combination of building trust, talking and listening, and receiving support and guidance. Through talking, listening and observing, a therapist can evaluate the problem that needs attention. It is the therapist's job to help a person figure out what's been making him or her so unhappy, and how to change that.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Group Games -6


Human machine:

Ask each of the groups to present a machine how it is assembled or how it works etc.

The group comes and performs the human machine.

Let others guess what the machine is.

Tell the name of it, only if they cannot guess.

…e.g. Motor cycle, jeep, rice mill, tractor, printing press, cooker, grinder...

Group Games -5



Participants are divided into small groups of 4.

Each group is given a set of things.

………………………e.g. an apple, matches, toothpicks, paper clips, rubber bands, cardboard, etc...

Scissors and sketch pens can be made available.

The groups are given 20 minutes to create some object that would be useful in any time.

They are limited in their creation to the use of these items supplied
………..but they do have to use all of them.

If should be explained that created items will be judged on imagination of purpose and efficiency of design.

At the end of 20 or 30 minutes of creativity each group through a representative, must verbally 'sell' the idea to the groups.

Prizes are awarded to the most creative group with a beautiful explanation.

Group Games -4


Blowing the feather:

Divide your guests into teams of equal number.

Give each team a small feather.

As the game gets under way, each team tosses its feather into the air
………………and endeavors to keep it there, by blowing.

Each contestant must keep its feather in the air longest is the winner and the windiest.

Group Games -3


Blowing of the T.T. ball:

 Either 2 or 2 teams are formed.

A TT ball is placed between them on a table or on the ground.

At a given signal they have to blow the ball to their opposite sides respectively, ............while their hands being held behind.

The team which succeeds in blowing is the winner.

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Come along:

 All…but one stands in a circle…players standing three feet apart and facing.

Have each player mark the place where he stands.

Place the extra player on the outside of the circle.

The extra player goes around the circle…..touching one or more player as he passes them.

When he touches a player, he says….come along.

The player at once leaves the circle and follows behind the first player.

In this way those who have been touched follow the first player.

This goes until there are six or eight players following the first.

When he says 'go home' each of the player including the first player then attempts to get any on the circles not necessarily the one he started.

The player who fails to get a place now starts the game.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Group Games -1


Ping pong bang shoot

Divide the participants in groups of 5.

Each group would name themselves after a country.

As soon as the name of their country is called out

           …the first in the group calls…ping; the second…pong; the third…shoot, etc …..and the last in the line calls out the name of another country.

The procedure continues.

If any in the group mispronounces what they ought to say or anticipates before the others in the line or fails to start immediately…………
                                                                       ………………… the whole group is out.

Once one group is out, anybody calling the name of the country which is out of the game will also be out.

GAMES – How to form Groups -4

DYNAMIC GAMES – How to form Groups

Dad, Mum and Junior:

Prior to the game, write surnames on slips of paper, three of each name, and prefix each surname with 'Dad' or 'Mum' or 'Junior'

E.g. Dad smith…. mum smith….. junior smith.

Ensure that the number present will enable each family to be complete.

These slips of paper are scattered on the playing area, and on a given signal each player grabs one slip and tries to find his other two family members around.

Once they find their own family allows them to sit down in a place for further action.

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DYNAMIC GAMES – How to form Groups

Song groups:

 Take familiar songs…

 ….write them down on slips of paper and distribute.

Ask them to sing and go around………………

…………….till they find the others who are singing different lines of the same song.

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DYNAMIC GAMES – How to form Groups

Flower vas:

Take six names of flowers….

…..write them one by one on a slip of paper and distribute.

Then place six chairs at a distance with a variety of flower on it.

Then tell the participants to go and find their group.

Exam reaults

If I have obtained a lower grade or failed in the exam, doesnot mean that I am good for nothing. 

                                       It points out that I need to be more alert. 

This is the time I have to select the appropriate stream of study that suits my interest.

Is Your Child Suffering

Is Your Child Suffering From Depression or Anxiety?

Mental Health Professionals identified parental pressure to perform in exams as the prime reason for depression and anxiety in children.

Education system should have a mechanism in place to systematically identify and scientifically deal with such conditions in adolescent children.

They should be teach any life skills, psycho-social competencies. There should have a mechanism to identify multiple intelligences of children.

This would probably prevent parents and teachers from putting pressure on everyone to become an engineer or a doctor.

Young minds should be convince that they are worth much more than their grade sheets.

Right from class one, a child must be encouraged to think creatively, differently and should be emboldened to analyse concepts and situations. This would lay the foundations of a confident, self-assured personality.

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DYNAMIC GAMES – How to form Groups

Beauty Parlour:

In a large room arrange tables according to your want of making groups.

Then place on them the catch words of an advertisement of a product from T.V. or magazines.

Then write the name of the products on a slip of paper and distribute at a random.

Then allow the participants to move around and find the table of his product.

E.g. super whitening toothpaste and mouthwash in one (Close-up). A luggage that know it's business, (safari) etc.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Games - Icebreakers -8


Likes and dislikes:

Each player is given a sheet of paper.... on which he writes his name.... followed by a list of five likes and dislikes.

This may cover his taste in sports, fashion, politics, food, personalities.

The leader collects the papers and reads them aloud one at a time without revealing the player's name.

Participants try to figure out who wrote each set of likes and dislikes before the leader tells the name.

The game continues until all the lists are read out.

There are no winners in this game, what is most enjoyable about is that everyone comes to know each other in a better way.

Games - Icebreakers -7


What is my name?:

The names of famous men and women are printed on small slips of paper, and one of these slips is pinned to the back of each person entering the room.

The players are not told the names. 

To determine his famous identity, each player circulates around the room, letting other players read the name on his back.

He may then ask questions that will be answered only by a yes or No by asking general questions.... - am I alive ?... am I a man ?

The player gathers information to rake a guess at the name. 

When guesses correctly, he may continue to play by answering the questions of other players until all of the guests guess their identities.

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Mystery name:

As guests assemble, have each prepare a name tag to wear in plain sight.

Divide groups into teams and give each team five slips of paper on which are written, in jumbled (confused) form, the names of five of the guests present.

At the signal to go, players rush around trying to figure out what the jumbled names are.

By looking at the name tags of other players they may be able to figure them out faster.

As soon as a team has five names correctly, the game is over.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Games - Icebreakers -5


Learning names while introducing:

The first person begins introducing himself 
              like this: I am Arun; I come from Udupi; 
                            my hobbies are fishing, stamp collection;

The second person first tells the name of the first person 
                  and then introduces himself.

             Like this: you are Arun; I am Arathi.

The rest continues likewise each 
     calling the names of the other in order 
            and finally introducing themselves.

Games - Icebreakers -4


Round table introduction:

From two circles facing each other the inner circle 

                           moves in clockwise 

                                   and outer circle moves in anti-clockwise.

The music is played.... 
when it stops....
they got to introduce each other who comes face to face.

Games - Icebreakers -3


Meet the press:

The participants are form pairs with members they do not know.

The pairs will interview each other for ten minutes.

The interviewer may ask any questions.

After 20 minutes the group reforms 
           and each member introduces his partner to the group 
                      starting anything he feels important.