Chandigarh: With an aim to alienate stress, depression and anxiety and to sustain a new life of positivity, Government Home Science College organized one-day workshop on Spiritual Counselling and Music Therapy sponsored by Punjab National Bank (PNB)Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal welcomed the resource persons for the day followed by the lightening of the lamp.

Dr Richa Chopra, Head, Deptt of Behavioral and Contemplative Sciences, Sri Sri University, Cuttack, was the guest speaker for the spiritual counseling session. She beautifully shared the journey of her life with the audience and also played a video created by the Chinese people after being inspired by her iron will, integrity and unflinching commitment. With her spiritual integration, gifted foresight and immense self-belief, she highlighted the significance of an individual’s mind, body and soul and equated it with a person’s overall well- being. She emphasized on seven levels of human being which are body, breath, mind, intellect, memory, ego and soul and regarding the nature of soul. She highlighted the significance of spirituality and leading the mind, body and soul to work in harmony. She brought into limelight the importance of enhancing a person’s spiritual side to live life to the fullest.

In the second session, Malvika Chopra seeking the attention of the audience by melodiously playing the sitar and arouse in them a stable state of mind and a feeling of calmness and relief. With the neuroscientific exploration in music therapy, she capitalized on the inherent strengths of classical music and the psychological impact of musical concepts and ragas. She emphasized music as an adjuvant therapy to aid clinical interventions.

Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, expressed her gratitude to the resource persons of the day and further encouraged the students to adopt the power of spiritual and musical therapy to enhance the feelings of life satisfaction, experience of hope and optimism in oneself.