“A beginner’s guide to facilitation”

इस ब्लॉग को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए, यहाँ क्लिक करें। हा ब्लॉग मराठी मध्ये वाचण्यासाठी, येथे क्लिक करा. Introduction In our previous article, The “New Normal” of Facilitation Akash Gaikwad and Diksha Pandey talk about the changes in the way they facilitate due to the pandemic and its impact on group work. As a…

How to integrate mindfulness in SEL work?

इस ब्लॉग को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए, यहाँ क्लिक करें। What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness has been defined in various ways by teachers, practitioners, and researchers. Thich Nhat Hanh, a widely-read Buddhist monk, defines mindfulness as “keeping one’s consciousness alive to the present reality”.  MBSR(Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) founder Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as “paying attention in…

The “New Normal” of Facilitation

इस ब्लॉग को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए, यहाँ क्लिक करें।हा ब्लॉग मराठी मध्ये वाचण्यासाठी, येथे क्लिक करा. How did facilitation look like before lockdown? When we began to write this conversational reflective piece,  it took us to our own journey of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and facilitation*. Allow us to tell you who we are and…

Systemic inequity and stories of resilience

इस ब्लॉग को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए, यहाँ क्लिक करें।हा ब्लॉग मराठी मध्ये वाचण्यासाठी, येथे क्लिक करा. The current COVID-19 pandemic situation has changed the definition of ‘normal’ for all of us. It’s been more than six months that we all are at home. Our economy has faced severe impacts of COVID-19, and many of us…

Impact of unexpressed emotions and ways to navigate them

इस ब्लॉग को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए, यहाँ क्लिक करें।हा ब्लॉग मराठी मध्ये वाचण्यासाठी, येथे क्लिक करा. Take a moment to think about what are some emotions that have come to you in the last six months? What are some ways in which you have expressed them? Could you name all the emotions? Were some of…

#WhatIf we could see multiple stories of teachers in complex school systems?

इस ब्लॉग को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए, यहाँ क्लिक करें।हा ब्लॉग मराठी मध्ये वाचण्यासाठी, येथे क्लिक करा. “What’s a word or phrase that comes to your mind when you think of government school teachers?”  “they don’t work.” “Incompetent.” “Don’t care enough about kids.” We often hear something similar to the following responses in formal and informal…

Mental Health is not a destination, it is a process.

इस ब्लॉग को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए, यहाँ क्लिक करें।हा ब्लॉग मराठी मध्ये वाचण्यासाठी, येथे क्लिक करा. Recent news and daily updates about suicides and mental health related issues have increased a lot. It has become a reason for all of us to talk about mental health, talk about anxiety and depression, and to talk about…

What does care for therapists and Mental Health Workers look like?

इस ब्लॉग को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए, यहाँ क्लिक करें।हा ब्लॉग मराठी मध्ये वाचण्यासाठी, येथे क्लिक करा. As a follow up to our previous two pieces Structuring care for the caregivers and Hoping and responding for care, we bring to you the final part of our three part series. In this part, we explore the way…

Hoping and Responding for Care

इस ब्लॉग को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए, यहाँ क्लिक करें।हा ब्लॉग मराठी मध्ये वाचण्यासाठी, येथे क्लिक करा. As a follow up to our previous piece (Structuring care for the caregivers) we bring to you the second article of our three-part series. In this part, we explore the hopes, values and motivation of mental health professionals in…

Structuring Care for the Caregivers

इस ब्लॉग को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए, यहाँ क्लिक करें।हा ब्लॉग मराठी मध्ये वाचण्यासाठी, येथे क्लिक करा. According to the research published by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in Lancet Psychiatry in December 2019 states that one in every seven persons in India is affected by a mental disorder. (Source: DECCAN CHRONICLE). Mental…

What If We Look Beyond The Skyscrapers?

2020 has brought upon immense obstacles, almost creating a rollercoaster for people, with twists and turns that are unexpected. Every section of society and every individual has their respective struggles.There is one specific section of our society that has been impacted in a significant way: people living in systemic poverty in India, and particularly adolescents…