KATHMANDU: The Department of Psychology of Tri-Chandra (TC) Multiple Campus organised a day-long counselling session at the Disable New life Centre (DNC), Danchhi on May 7. The programme was organised with an aim to provide a platform to learn the psychology of differently abled children for the students who are doing Master’s in Psychology. A total of eight students studying in MA IInd Year at TC participated in the programme.
It was all about counselling and art therapy for children, who are differently abled and are living at DNC, to connect mind to soul and body parts. The programme was conducted by Psychologist Dr Timothy Aryal. The main motive of the programme was to increase their self-esteem, appreciate their success in small tasks and find root cause of their problem. The session was impressive as the students got a chance to get involved with differently abled children and learn directly from them.
The students began the programme with a little celebration — cutting a cake, dancing and singing. Then the children introduced themselves where each student had a certain number of children to deal with. In that session, children were asked to show their talents and it ended with a discussion.
The students learned that differently abled children, though living in a good condition at DNC, were missing their family and had many problems on a daily basis due to their disability. The counselling session helped them to listen to their inner voice about what they feel about their life, family, friends and society, understanding themselves and their life. Moreover, with artwork they created, the students got to know their psychology that showed how their life is and what they feel about their life.
— Apsara Katuwal, MA Psychology IInd Year, Tri-Chandra Multiple College, Ghantaghar
A version of this article appears in print on May 18, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.