LEARN ABOUT ANXIETY

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. Recurring intrusive thoughts are common. If you have anxiety, you may avoid certain situations out of worry.

What is so special about COVID anxiety?

The pandemic has seen a spike in the levels of anxiety, which are linked to socially disruptive behaviors like isolation and panic buying. Here is what psychologists and social science researchers have found…

CoPaQ Questionnaire

This screening tool will help in understanding how COVID is affecting our mental health. Please feel free to share / discuss this with your friends and relatives.

Anxiety first aid: the 4Ds Technique

Although incorporating the skills of anxiety reduction requires persistence and practice, there are certain techniques that often serve as immediate means of anxiety reduction.

Videos

Watch our experts talk some of the most important aspects of mental health during the pandemic.

Video 1: Negativity & dealing with Worry

Counseling psychologist Sonakshi Mukherji talks about some important tools and techniques you can use to deal with constant worry about your health (and other things) during tough times.

Video 2: Coping Skills and Self Care

Counseling psychologist Anikha S J talks about the importance of self-care and tips on how to practice it every day, to cope more effectively with negativity in your inner voice. She says that this has become even more critical as we deal with isolation in these tough times.

Video 3: Care for Caregivers

Psychologist and entrepreneur Priyanka M B talks about caregivers burden and how we can ease it. As professional caregivers (doctors and nurses) find themselves in the news, it is critical to talk about family members who provide care, even as they face the highly likely scenario of testing positive themselves.

Podcasts

Listen to these podcassts to learn some important techniques for self-care and grounding during the pandemic.

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5-4-3-2-1 Technique

An effective technique to help you relax when you feel anxious or disconnected from reality. This is presented by Psychologist Shivani Sakhrani.

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Body Scan

Inspired by ancient wisdom that shows that our mind and our body are inextricably connected in our consiousness, this Body Scan exercise can help you relax anytime you feel overwhelmed.

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Affirmations

Psychologist Sonakshi Mukherji helps you deal with negativity and worry through a series of powerful affirmations.

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Self Care

Putting our own well-being can be tough when we are caring for others. This session with our psychologist reminds you to take care of yourself.