Office of Human Resources organises workshop on ‘Resilience and the Art of Positive Thinking’
Organised in collaboration with Tibbi to commemorate World Wellbeing Week, the workshop was led by a clinical psychologist at Holistic Cure Clinic and Tibbi, Ms. Syeda Mubashra Zahra.
Dr. Hamza and Dr. Sarah founder and co-founder of Tibbi commenced the session with a brief introduction about Tibbi and the various services available to LUMS Community. Apart from telemedicine, health record maintenance, home care, and portable imaging services, employees have access to a 24-hour hotline of tele-counselling services i.e., 0311-1184-224.
The workshop began with a discussion about what positive thinking is and the importance of positive frequencies. Ms. Zehra highlighted the importance of inculcating positive thoughts in children and the negative thoughts that can develop during early childhood. She explained the importance of being self-aware and learning how to reframe our thoughts and feelings as they determine our behaviors. “You become what you think,” said Ms. Zehra.
She emphasised that our relationship with ourselves is crucial to our well-being and the importance of celebrating and recognising the smallest of our achievements, as opposed to limiting them to only materialistic gains.
After reviewing the concept of resilience, Ms. Zehra asked the audience to fill out two questionnaires to ascertain our ability to think positively and measure Resilience, helping the attendees increase their awareness. Apart from elaborating on optimism and pessimism, she also conducted multiple activities including sensory awareness and, positive self-talk as a coping mechanism to halt the negative energies and thoughts, and recommended some ideas that we can adopt to remain positive such as, keeping a gratitude jar and counting our smallest of accomplishments daily.
Towards the end, Ms. Zehra performed a guided meditation to release all negative energies and advised everyone “to pick up the positive and use it”. A certificate was presented to the speaker for her very positive and constructive workshop, followed by some tasty refreshments arranged by LUMS Pepsi Dining Centre.