Health isn't just about what you eat it's about what you are Thinking or Feeling too.

Getting into IITB has been one of the major turning points of my life professionally as well as personally. Coming from very small town of kolkata and being a shy and an introvert person, life suddenly threw me into a big platform of opportunities as they say I was in the city of dreams Mumbai. Being overwhelmed by the beguiling nature of the city and the humangous glamour of the campus I got flowed away. Things were going quiet on track unless my innocent heart fell for my classmate.

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Counselling is a wonderful experience

Counselling is a wonderful experience and best alternative medicine for anxiety and to improve focus

I was in second year of my masters when I came to know about counselling therapy at Student wellness center at IITB. I was suffering from generalised anxiety disorder. I used to worry a lot and used to take tension of things which are out of my control. I used to worry about others problem and used to think stupid things about myself.

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Counselling made me realise its okay to let it out!!

A lot of things were going on in my life. Academics were not going as expected and personal life was ruined as well. Since I was not able to share my problems with anyone, I used to stay sad which affected my health too. Then I decided to meet Ms. Hima Anaredy in SWC. The first session itself was so great and I could feel so relieved after talking to her. It took me few more sessions recovering over anxiety and stress, and all of them were so good and connecting. We used to just chat about things, that was great.

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SWC helped me climb back from Rock bottom

The year of 2017 was disastrous for me. I think I hit the ultimate rock bottom of my life (yet) during that year. Nothing went right for me in that year - be it academics; I accumulated 4FR grades within two semesters, my grandmother died around mid 2017 (I was not very close, but still I think I was affected howsoever hard I try and deny that fact), I got my first rejection in my love life. This left me pretty devastated and possibly depressed as well? I don't really know.Anyway, this is not a sad story or my lament reminiscing my troubled past.

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FELT MORE SECURED, ENRICHING SESSIONS

''I have been affected with some academic and personal issues, and have been talking to Anjali Ma'am since almost an year. She is a very nice person and is always available whenever I am in need.  My sessions with her has helped me to approach my problems from a very different perspective. The sessions have been much enriching and have given me several lessons which will stay with me life long. There were times when I was completely alright, yet, I continued to meet her as I felt more secured with her support.

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'JUST MAKING IT' TO ACING IT, WITH COUNSELLORS' SUPPORT

I was recommended by one of my faculty to consult a counsellor at SWC in the first week of October 2018. I had a tough time with working on my semester project due to lack of planning and building a strong foundation for it in the initial stages. Lack of discipline in both handling the project and everyday activities such as sleeping on time, having atleast 3 meals per day made the matters even worse. Initially, Anisha ma'am helped me out with creating a schedule and made sure that I stuck to it.

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After the first meeting, I realised that counselling is utterly different than my previous perception

The first time, I visited the Student Wellness Center IIT Bombay when I was in the 4th year of my PhD. I am writing about my counselling experience during those days. At the end of my PhD degree, I had to deal with lots of professional tasks in a limited time frame such as papers writing, different presentation, dealing with supervisors, and paper rejection etc. Because of this hectic routine, I was in anxiety. Initially, the anxiety level was low, but with the time it increased a lot.  Due to this, I was unable to sleep properly and work efficiently.

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Even darkest night will end and Sun will Rise

This mail is my testimony regarding my counselling experience at IIT Bombay Student Wellness Center. I am grateful to my counsellor Ms. Lavina Lewis for listening to my problems patiently. Counselling was indeed very helpful and also was conducted very systematically. I will last this note by saying that "even darkest night will end and sun will rise".

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Counseling helped me overcome crisis situation

I was in a very bad relationship. The other individual had so much expectations and there was only give and no take. I had taken care of everything about her and other hand I wasn't cared. Whenever had shortcomings I was mentally abused that I wasn't good at anything except studies. I was told I lacked basic understanding of how to be in a relationship even though I tried my best whenever she complained and tried to change myself constantly. We broke up and soon I realised whatever happened was for good.

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Take the first step in faith

Student wellness centre helped me a lot in order to manage my schedule and refrain from over thinking. Initially under the burden of a very hectic academic schedule and lack of vision of my future plans; I used to be very anxious; Ms. Anjali, one of the counsellors hold my back and helped me to emerge from the situations. I found counsellor over here very helpful and supportive. As a famous quote reads, “Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step – Martin Luther King Jr.”.

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