On 19th August, 22 VSM Volunteers came to A. P. Shah Institute of Technology, Thane in great anticipation on a subject “Emotional Awareness and Relationship Building” which has great relevance to the unique concept of Mentor- Student relationship in VSM.
The workshop was conceptualized and facilitated by Dr. Shailaja Jaywant, a Professor in Occupational Therapy in Sion Hospital and an expert in the field.
The program began with an ice-breaker session wherein the participants introduced themselves and explained their role in VSM.
Different emotions were explained using emotions wheel, movie clip and flash cards. Then, by using some real- life examples the volunteers were made aware about the effect of different moods on emotions and vice versa. The feelings were plotted on the mood meter to identify the various moods followed by marking various qualities that they possess on the emotional tree.
The second half emphasized on specific topics/issues in VSM context.
The participants were given an idea about their roles-responsibilities-rights when they are a part of VSM family and then, various problems faced by volunteers regarding relationship building were discussed in the form of Situation-Feeling-Thought-Action process. For this, different pedagogies like small situational analysis, role plays, activities and games were used to drive home the learnings.
Dr. Shilpshree Palsule: Occupational Therapist, KEM Hospital
Dr. Deepak Shrivastav: VSM Alumnus
Suvedh Jaywant: VSM Volunteer
Dr. Archana Damle co-ordinated the logistics and VSM related content inputs for the workshop.