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WORKSHOP ON “FIGHT AGAINST ANGER/AGGRESSION”
Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in our personal relationships, and in the overall quality of our life. And it can make us feel as though we are at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion. In the present time, when stressful events are taking toll on adults, children are not left untouched too. Gone are the days when life of a child was as simple as kicking a ball. Today, just like adults, children too are exposed to a whole lot of things other than just completing homework, finishing project or playing sports. Right from being bullied at school to facing emotional or physical abuse at home or even being exposed to conflicts and disruption, children go through a lot more than we can even imagine.
To empower our children in managing their stress and anger effectively, a workshop was held in the DPSG, Palam Vihar on 15th of November 2017. Resource person, Mr. Vinay Kumar from Ratnasagar Publication, trained our students on various prospects and aspects of battling possible stressors with appropriate resources and to come out with effective remedies.
He started with few basic questions on anger and students came up with different answers. They even shared few of their daily life possible stressors, which often lead to aggression. Mr. Vinay then conducted an activity in which the students were asked to count the number of seconds in a minute silently while keeping their eyes closed. This activity helped them to understand that there can be different ways to avoid and ignore possible triggers for anger.
In another activity he made team of students and blind- folded them. The students were instructed that one person will give command to the other one while assisting the later one to complete a task of drawing. Many of the students tried this team work but none of them could complete the task as was desired. Then it was explained to the students that the task would have been completed if the person giving commands would have given precise directions and the other child would have listened the command properly. This activity helped our students to understand the importance of listening, which again can help to avoid stressful situations .
The workshop ended with suggestions proposed by resources person for students to control their aggression-
1. Looking for various distractors- getting indulged in some other constructive activities and thought when experiencing anger
2. Doing exercise
3. Yoga and meditation
4. Keeping healthy diet
5. Avoiding junk food
6. Listening music
This session proved fruitful for our students in many ways. They got a glimpse of possible frustrating situations that can lead to aggression and also learned to find a convenient way to express their anger in a constructive way.