Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (CBCS) & Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP), Ranchi together organized its first talk on topic ‘Coping and Managing humiliation’ in the Fr. Michael Van den Bogaert SJ Auditorium on Thursday.
Dr Joseph Marianus Kujur, Director appreciated the initiative and said, “Today is a historic moment as this is the first and one of its kind of the upcoming lecture series we will organize in collaboration with CBCS and CIP addressing important aspects like behavioural science, cognitive sciences, public mental health, community mental health counselling services among others. In his sharing, he said, “Humiliation most of the time is destructive. We all engage in humiliating others in one way or the other, whether knowingly or unknowingly and thus we should be aware of our statements in our day to day life.”
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Dr Anant Kumar, Head CBCS described the session as an informal talk and requested audiences to share their experiences. Enlightening on the topic, he stated, “Humiliation is something we don’t share with others but it’s important to discuss it as its not only limited to the professional places but we also take it home to our loved ones. That’s why it is important to understand the consequences it will have on people.”
Dr Madhumita Bhattacharya, Assistant professor of Clinical Psychology, CIP discussed a scenario where it was difficult for child to even understand or realize that he/she is getting humiliated. She stated that such incidents do not leave scars to be seen but the trauma remains in the mind for a long time. While suggesting corrective measures, she stated that strategies could be worked upon to de-stress like practicing prayers to increase concentrate, breathing exercises to calm down etc. She also declared mental health of being a silent pandemic.
Dr. Nishant Goyal, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, CIP focused on the perpetuator, the person
who humiliates during the sharing session.
He said, “A person who humiliates has often found to be humiliated at some point in their life and this becomes a coping mechanism for them. To tackle humiliation we have to understand the person who humiliates.”
Gradually our society is moving towards a righteous environment where we are more concerned of our rights and responsibility.
This righteousness is enhancing our capacity to be mindful and aware of being humiliated, he concluded. The talk was also attended by XISS faculty, staff and students.