One knew saving bank, but emotional bank? yes emotional bank,let me explain. When we spend/invest emotions about something or on some one, we generally expect return or response, right?What if the response is not coming forth or not yielding desired results? Are these like wasted emotions?

Instead, investing emotions where we are more or less sure of or at least some possible returns or response is worth while.This way we can save ourselves not only from hurt but also from exhausting our emotions. Too much spending of emotions with no returns can make one not only exhaust emotional response in future but also make one blunt and closed . We all need our emotions to nourish children, caring for oneself and move on with possible & unexpected life stress. So think about before you invest, happy banking.

Life Skills for Children aged 8 to 13 years: Summer Program 2019

We are happy to announce that our Summer Batch for the life skills training program for Children aged 8 to 13 years will start from 6th May 2019, 930 am till 23rd May, 2019 1230 pm. The program is spread over 3 weeks, 2 days a week (Monday and Thursday). The program will conclude with a parental counselling and feedback session

Areas Covered

Social skills and Assertive training

Expressing troubled emotions

Anger/ impulse control

Handling teasing and bullying

Sensitization to safe and unsafe touch

Healthy habits- building routines for eating, sleeping, hygiene and study

We will use interactive participatory methods including skits, art therapy, story narration, and demonstrations by participating children


6th May, 2019 930 am to 1230 pm

9th May, 2019 930 am to 1230 pm

13th May, 2019 930 am to 1230 pm

16th May, 2019 930 am to 1230 pm

20th May, 2019 930 am to 1230 pm

23rd May, 2019 930 am to 1230 pm

Interested Parents may call Dr. Kavitha Praveen, Consulting Clinical Psychologist and Team leader of the life skills program, at 9849924478 to register their children aged 8 to 13 years.

Registrations commence from March 15th, 2019 and is restricted to 10 children on a first come, first registered basis.

Team Leader

Dr. Kavitha Praveen, trained at NIMHANS Bangalore and has worked extensively with schools and mental health institutes in Hyderabad over the past 15 years. She has conducted workshops for parents, teachers and students and is specialized in helping families with strained relationships.

Limited Seats! Register Early!

Does one’s body comfort influence interpersonal relationships?

Let us look at a hypothetical situation. This is a normal life event that every mother with a new born baby goes through. The newborn is completely dependent on the mother for nourishment. Apart from her own requirements of rest, nourishment and hygiene,  the mother has to cater to the needs of her baby. This places demands on the mother in terms of disturbed sleep-wake cycles and extra nutritional requirements. That can be stressful to the mother. But we usually consider it as a normal life event or a transformation or adjustment that the woman has to make to care for their baby. However, when there is a body illness such as a fever or cold, or when three is a long term illness such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer or nervous system disorders or hormonal disturbances, the discomfort with the body can influence relationships with other people. The ability to take the hassles of life such as long or irregular working hours, adjustments to be made to the needs of other family members etc can become additional stressors . Irritability, low tolerance levels and changing needs of family members can aggravate discomfort. Long term effects of inability to listen to each other, reduced understanding levels, lead to misinterpretations, misunderstanding and the feeling of independence rather than interdependence and further leading to isolation and loneliness.   When there are problems or crisis situations, then extra need for support systems in terms of working together and emotional availability can become challenges.

Regular sleep and adequate nutrition, and family time together in terms of fun time or relaxing times, communication at appropriate times, help to maintain the body and mind balance, in turn helping with the ability to relate to significant others in one’s life. Good exercise, Yoga, taking or seeking help from other family members on days that are more demanding, to meet specific needs, will help strike a balance and help in smooth functioning of the family unit.

In certain situations, processing of sensory inputs may be disturbed and there may be increased sensitivity to different sensations. In such situations, the environment may have to be controlled to help maintain a level of comfort with the body. These situations may add more distress to the already stressed mother and all family members have to work together to keep everyone happy.