"Counselling Changed My Life"

I was an extension student when I met Ms. Anisha Mathews. All of my friends had graduated and I was feeling very down. One of my friends insisted on me going to the wellness center. I agreed and sent out an email. That’s how I met Anisha ma’am.

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Life-changing Experience

When I came for the first meeting with my counsellor Miss Anjali...I had a tons of questions inside me...I was feeling weird too that I am mentally unstable that I have to meet her.." a counsellor"...though it was my decision only...but gradually all my doubts, questions were patiently answered. My anger and aggression. which was my primary concern has been significantly reduced. Moreover, I have inculcated many good habits like reading books. writing poems etc. Every week she used to give me good books to read and later we discuss on it.

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Right Intervention at the Right Time

I am a new Ph.D. student in I.I.T. Bombay and in the beginning of semester due to so much pressure I was totally lost and was not able to understand any thing that was happening to me. I was in great trouble personally. Then I decided to talk to student wellness center in campus  and the counselor treated me so well and really CAUGHT THE POINT that what is missing in my efforts. She gave me the right  advise  and with in  a week I was in my best  mental shape and now I am going on with my work.

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I started Healing the moment I felt Heard

I am a PhD student . I had just finished the first semester in IIT and I had been feeling too low and depressed because I had never been through such an amount of stress. I developed severe anxiety. Initially it was low but then it  I became suicidal and only thing which was coming to my mind was run away. I was clueless and couldn't identify what the problem was where I was stuck. Friends tried to help but they couldn't understand and I found there was no solution.

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Counselling made me Mentally strong and Self-dependent Emotionally

 

Today I am sharing my experience of counseling. I can feel that I have become mentally strong and self-dependent emotionally; the major credit goes to counseling!

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Acceptance is more Important than Perfection

 

Towards the end of my PhD journey, when I ran out of energy, I was left with probably the last leg of the PhD- a few experiments and then thewriting up. The experiments were done in a month, but the paper writing seemed like never ending. It started to stress me out and I became veryanxious as to when it will finish.

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I thought only success meant happiness but I was wrong.

After clearing jee i entered iit bombay with big dreams...i wanted to be successful, famous rich. Classes started..it was tough for me to focus and understand what was going on in class.To compensate for it i tried to study all the time i was in my room.I didn’t take part in any  cultural activitiy to save more time for studies but it didn’t work out.Meanwhile i started to like a girl in my batch. But never had the courage to talk to her. I was thinking almost all the time about her.Coming from an orthodox family i felt guilty because of this.

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Crossing hurdles with Ease

I am a PhD scholar, married, and living outside the IIT Bombay campus. Initially, when I started my doctorate, I had trouble adapting to life in Mumbai. I had just got married and the pressures of studies were weighing on me. And, I felt, I couldn't focus on either. So, I decided to take the help of the counselor at the campus. I came to know about Mrs Amita Tagare and began seeing her regarding my troubles. From the first day itself, I knew I was in the company of someone who understood me. She made me feel comfortable.

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Over coming Fears...

I am a Ph.D student currently working in Chemical Engineering department. I have been through a very tough time with my previous guide in another department which I continued to suffer till last year, April 2015.  I was consoling myself to remain clinge to this professor though I was suffering a lot. It might be due to the fear of not getting Ph.D degree if I speak to someone about it or else I did not want to restart a new research work under another professor which would extend my Ph.D years to get it complete.

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A friend and a shoulder to rely on

I was suffering from a personal problem since a long time. As the day passed it was getting tougher for me to overcome my problem despite taking help from the friends. It was then I decided to take help the consultant. Initially I was too hesitant to take the help as I thought consulting is only for the losers and people who are mentally challenged and me being an IIT-ian, it will be against my pride to take help of some consultant, but I had no other option left and thought let’s give this a try. To my surprise, it was an overall good experience for me. It helped me a lot.

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