In India along with economic growth stress levels are also rising. A study by ASSOCHEM indicates that nearly 40 % of employees in India’s corporate sector are either stressed, anxious or depressed. Coping with the demands of sustaining once own job or being comfortable with his work environment has become a challenge. Preparing oneself for a future employment as seen by the severe competition in the education sector has also contributed to an increased level of stress among students. Expectations, conflicts and insensitivity in human relationships created in the educational and working environment has resulted in majority of people falling into a ‘stress anxiety depression cycle’. This malady has resulted in increased rate of suicides among students and increased levels of psycho-somatic illnesses among executives.Students and executives alike on one side has to demonstrate competence and results and in the process they have to struggle with anxieties and insecurities with added competition and insensitivity in the ecosystem aggravating the situation.
Transcending this situation and developing coping mechanism requires external intervention in the form of counseling or training and there by imparting confidence and skill into the individual. The ability to give the individual a larger picture and there by explaining to them the nature of events and outcomes and its relationship to our mind and external environment is the only way to help them adapt. While this external intervention is often made by a clinical psychologists by application of theoretical knowledge, what it misses is the inability of the sufferer to identify themselves with the interventionist. In matters related to executive stress management the ability of the councillor to ‘’ feel the pain’’ is conspicuously missing. For an executive in mental trauma if this gap is addressed by a corporate professional with certified counseling skills the effect is far reaching. It is in this context that an intervention through counseling and training by a fellow professional who has undergone the rigmarole of corporate stress and competitive student life attains importance.
On line executive counseling and training is an initiative in that direction to address this gap of a ‘fellow professional buddy’ who can hand hold an executive or student in their time of distress. It provides an opportunity to distressed individuals to discuss their personal and pressing work and study related problems.
This site provides an opportunity for you to connect Online and Offline and get a right direction to develop adaptive mechanism and coping skills. The counseling process here will also be helping you recognize whether you are in a stress-anxiety-depression cycle requiring neuro-psychiatric help.
The vision of executive counseling is to bring peace and happiness into your minds and create an effective work-life balance.
Rajesh Menon is a practicing management professional and Counselor with more than 22 years of experience in project management, business development and corporate strategy.