“Discovering Yourself", a unique workshop on life skills was organized by the Department of Psychology & IQAC for 29 final year BA students on Wednesday, 21st February 2024 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Building Self-Awareness as a Life skill was initiated by the resource person through Self-discovery, a process of introspection and self-exploration allowing students to uncover their true selves through the Johari Window developed by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham.

Ms. Catherine Michelle introduced the resource person Dr. Vinay. V. Prabhu, an alumnus of the college (1983-1986 BA batch) and a seasoned academician with an illustrious career spanning over 29 years in teaching.

Dr. Vinay V. Prabhu took over the session by giving students a questionnaire. They were able to understand the four quadrants: the Open Area (things you know about yourself), the Blind Area (things you don't know about yourself, but others do), the Hidden Area (things you know about yourself, but keep hidden), and the Unknown Area (things that are unknown to you and to others) of the Johari Window. The resource person clarified whether the students were more inclined to their open self, blind self, hidden self or unknown self in depth. He spoke about the strategies they could use to reduce the blind self, hidden self and unknown self and to widen the open self which would ultimately make them better social beings.

Dr. Vinay V. Prabhu used various examples and video clippings to show the importance of taking risks in life and proceeded by saying "The biggest risk one takes in life is not taking any risk". He ended on a note that said, "One already has a ‘NO’, take the risk of getting a ‘YES’ because we have only one life, keep it simple". He reminded students that self-discovery is not a one-time event but an ongoing journey that lays the foundation for developing a profound sense of self-awareness.

The session concluded with Ms. Catherine Michelle delivering a vote of thanks and expressing gratitude to the resource person, organizers and students.

-Reported by Alison Megan Lobo (III BA)






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