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Lower work stress by spending time with family – Experts

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KARACHI – Dow Medical College (DMC) organized a guest speaker session titled “Stress Management” at Lecturer Hall-2 of DMC where renowned clinical psychologist Ms Farah Nasim was invited as guest speaker in the seminar.

The aim of this seminar was to raise awareness about, how stress can be managed in our daily life. Principle Dow Medical College Prof, Kartar Dawani, senior faculty members and large number of students participated in the seminar.

Ms. Farah Nasim said that the first step in managing stress is recognizing it in your life. Everyone feels stress in a different way. Stress management refers to the wide spectrum of techniques and psychotherapies aimed at controlling a person’s levels of stress, especially chronic stress, usually for the purpose of improving everyday functioning.

She further said there are many practical stress management techniques available, some for use by health professionals and others, for self-help, which may help an individual reduce their levels of stress, sharing with friends, family and other trustable person is very good stress management, provide positive feelings of control over one’s life and promote general well-being.

She also said quick and easy way to release the stress from your body is to take a few minutes to breathe deeply. Inhale deeply through your nose, then release the breath slowly through your mouth while you count down backwards from five to one.

She added that do not let stress get in the way of being social. Spending time with family and friends can help you feel better and forget about your stress. Confiding in a friend may also help you work out your problems.

Later on, Principal, Dow Medical College, Prof Kartar Dawani thanked the guest speakers and participants of the seminar. Praising the effort of the guest speaker, he asked audience to pay standing ovation to the speaker. In the end, Dr, Aysha presented a certificate as a token of appreciation to Ms. Farah Nasim.

September 20, 2017

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