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How to deal with emotions at workplace

Advocate Priyamvada Srivastava, a leading counseling psychologist and emotional wellness coach, conducted a session at Apeejay School of Management on the role of emotional intelligence



Let’s say, a coworker gives you a surprise by bringing a cup of coffee to your desk. As a result of this pleasant, yet unexpected experience, you feel happy. And if that coworker is your boss, then you might feel ecstatic. Undoubtedly, emotions form a very important part of an individual’s daily life, in a professional environment as well. Emotions shape an individual’s belief about the value of a job, an organisation, or a team. It also affects behaviours at work.  Like, your negative emotion towards a job can leave you frustrated and dissatisfied. 

Therefore, to acquaint budding professionals about emotions at work, Apeejay School of Management (ASM), Dwarka, recently conducted a second workshop under Vyaktitv – Personality Development Workshop Series-II titled “Aarohan – Scaling new height with EQ”. 

The speaker for this highly interactive session was Advocate Priyamvada Srivastava, Founder of Let’s Broach. A counseling psychologist, emotional wellness coach, author, podcaster, international speaker, and cyber lawyer, Ms. Srivastava has been nominated as the ‘Women Face of the Year 2023’ by FOX STORY. 

The workshop began with a welcome address by Dr. Alka Munjal, Director at ASM. In her address, she suggested, “Have an internal locus of control. Don’t give power to everyone to control your emotions. Only give this power to 1-2 very close people, who you can trust and whose advice matters the most to you.”

The engaging session on ‘Emotions’ also included several interesting activities. The key goal to organise this session was to make students understand that it’s very important to first identify the emotions one is experiencing, then only s/he can be acknowledged.

The speaker further highlighted, “Understand the difference between suppressing and controlling emotions. It’s even important to express these emotions and how you do so, does matter. How does this affect others around you? Does expressing this emotion will do any good for you? How to manage this emotion?” 

This session was coordinated by first year PGDM students Nisha Juneja and Sheenu Aggarwal and hosted by Sripriya Mehta and Rohan Pandey.

Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay newsroom. With experience in both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world, she has worked with Careers360, India Today and Value360 Communications. A learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveller and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.

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