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Webinar Series 6th – 9th October 2020 is "Sharing Advent of New Spectrum of Positivity and Kindness" was held on Friday 9th October, 2020
Webinar Series 6th – 9th October 2020 is "Sharing Advent of New Spectrum of Positivity and Kindness" was held on Friday 9th October, 2020

World Mental Health Day Celebration by COVID-19 Mental Health Team of Institute of Applied Psychology
Webinar series: 6th – 9th October 2020

Institute of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore has conducted a series of webinars to celebrate the world mental health day. Theme of the webinar series was “Sharing Advent of New Spectrum of Positivity and Kindness”. With reference to these series, seventh session was conducted on Friday, October 9th , 2020. Session was chaired by Dr. Afifa Anjum, Assistant Professor, Institute of Applied Psychology. Dr. Afifa enlightened the participants on Positive emotions and shared ways to trigger positive emotions that help in improving the overall wellbeing. Prof. Dr. Nashi Khan, chartered clinical psychologist, UK, Project Director RLMC was the second speaker of the morning session. Her topic of discussion was Covid-19 and Psychological impacts with focus on coping skills. She emphasised the need of social support, structure, self-care and emotional regulation in dealing with the stressors of pandemic. Last session of the webinar series was conducted in the evening where Prof. Dr. Uzma Ali, Director, institute of clinical psychology, university of Karachi, was the first speaker of the evening session. She shared some practical tips on the management of obsessive thoughts. Last speaker of this webinar series was Dr. Irum Zehra Bokharey, Chief Clinical Psychologist, Mayo Hospital and her topic was Dr. Iram shared insights into how to be more self-aware and how people can reformulate life goals. This session was followed by an interactive panel discussion focusing on the wide spectrums of positivity and kindness. Panel comprised of renowned psychologists Prof. Dr. Najma Najam, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Applied Psychology, Prof. Dr. Rukhsana Kausar, Vice Chancellor, Government College for Women University, Sialkot, Dr. Mohsina Najeeb, Ex-Chief Clinical Psychologist, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Prof. Dr. Naumana Amjad, Dean Humanities and Social Sciences, NUR, university Lahore, Prof. Dr. Salma Hassan, Chairperson Department of Psychology, GC University, Lahore, Dr. Amjad Tufail, Associate Professor, Government Islamia College, Lahore and Dr. Amina Muazzam, Tenured Associate Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, LCWU, Lahore. Worthy panelists enlightened the participants on the diverse aspects of positivity and kindness and shared how to incorporate positivity to improve physical and psychological well-being. Both sessions were live streamed through IAP Facebook and were attended by hundreds of participants and professionals from all around the world.