Dr. Shilpa Pandit, Associate Professor, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Heritage conducted two webinars on the topic 'Understanding and Managing Fear and Anxiety in Corona Times’, on 15th April and 6th May. Both received a good response with around 25 participants.
The format of the webinar was conversational rather than a one-sided talk. Dr. Pandit made opening remarks on the nature of fear and anxiety and the responses our body and mind produces. Thereafter the discussion that followed was vibrant, with different ideas and perspectives arising on the understanding of fear and anxiety, and the ways to address them.
Based on the feedback received, it is seen that the webinar was found to be a useful exercise for the participants to clear their doubts, discuss their coping styles and find resources in our cultural traditions.