Aligarh: In the online Stress Management workshop on the theme, ‘Stress less-Live, Work and Feel Better’ organised by the Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), experts interacted with over 700 participants and 1400 people attending the programme live on youtube to counsel them on overall wellness and ability to deal with the strain, fear and anxieties induced by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Chief Guest, Professor Md. Zahir Uddin Arif (Department of Marketing, Faculty of Business Studies, Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh) said that in the wake of the these testing times, it is imperative to ensure overall wellness with the required mental strength and the faculty to cope up with stress and anxiety.
He shared techniques to cope with stress.
Presiding over the programme, AMU Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof Zahiruddin suggested people to talk to doctors, family members and friends when they feel down or anxious for more than several weeks.
He also spoke about how therapies, medication, and other strategies that can help.
The Guest of Honour, Prof Roomana N. Siddiqui (Department of Psychology) discussed types of stress and the need for stress management.
“Since early 2020, when people started watching the events around the outbreak of Coronavirus unfurl, stress and panic began affecting physical and mental health. However, simple steps can bring normalcy and the ability to cope with the post-pandemic world,” said the Workshop Director, Prof Imran Saleem (Dean, Faculty of Commerce).
In the welcome address, Prof Nawab Ali Khan (Chairman, Department of Commerce) provided the participants with the understanding of how stress leads to an unhealthy life and simple ways to relieve stress and anxiety.
Dr Suhalia Parveen (Department of Commerce) and Canada based motivational speaker, Ghazala Zaidi spoke on the theoretical and practical aspects of stress and its management.