Bhubaneswar: Women play a crucial role within families, organisations and businesses. While balancing multiple roles, they become vulnerable to stress, anxiety and depression. In a bid to address these issues, the INWEC-Odisha chapter organised ‘Avyanna’ – a two-day workshop for working women.
The workshop on ‘Emotional Well-Being for Working Women’ conducted at KIIT-Technology Business Incubator, Campus 11, in the capital city here on September 8 and 9 witnessed overwhelming participation from diverse fields.
In the inaugural session, Riri Trivedi, therapist, trainer and co-founder of Wellness Space, spoke on ‘Anxiety & Stress Management’.
The second session of the day was on ‘Ego, Stress and Lifestyle disorder’ which was articulated by Pragati Jalan Sureka, a clinical psychologist, corporate trainer and author.
The interactive sessions provided enriching takeaways to the participants as they were exposed to life-changing skills to negotiate with difficult situations in life.
On the concluding day, Sreedhar Mandyam, a seasoned psychologist, presided over the session – ‘Guilt, Anger and Happiness: The Dynamics of the Less-Talked-About Emotions’.
Similarly, Eshwar Sundaresan – a trainer and counselor – deliberated on ‘Communicating for Harmony in Relationship, Work-life balance’.
“Mental health issues are subjects that are less talked about. We devised a workshop where experts could share their insights and participants could interact, learn and subsequently implement in real-life situations for a stress-free life. Mental health is the need of the hour considering the multiple challenges working women face in various situations. Going by the response of the attendees, I am glad it would immensely help them,” Tanaya Patnaik Convenor, INWEC Odisha said.
Replying to a query, Patnaik said: “We will come up with innovative workshops in coming months that will benefit women, especially working women.”
Special thanks to HDFC Bank, Impression House, E Square System and Technologies Pvt Ltd, Wonder World Water Park & Resort, KIIT TBI, BigCup Cafe and UCakes for their support.