India Inc suffers a new ailment, complains of webinar fatigue, Zoom gloom

Over the last three months, as Corporate India went into a lockdown and slowly unlocked in bits and pieces, this mental and physical condition has exploded into social memes and turned into daily lingo among employees. Some have even created songs dedicated to the syndrome.

How sleep emerged as a major casualty of Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown

Sonali Malaviya never obsessed about her sleep, until now. “Normally, I would go to bed at 10:30 in the night and wake up by 6 am,” says the Gurgaon-based tech marketing professional, who is in her early 40s. Over the last three months, though, she has been getting up at 3 am every night.

Live video chat apps get in on action

While short-video apps have been in the spotlight of late, away from the limelight and scrutiny, a new ecosystem of ‘Live video chat’ apps has silently garnered millions of users.

These apps allow users to video-call strangers. Four such apps — Chamet, LivU, WHO, and Azar — are among the top 10 grossing apps on the Play Store in India right now.

Opt for couples therapy for better communication

Good communication is vital in a healthy relationship. Hence, it makes sense to opt for couples therapy for better communication.  It provides for emotional security where both partners feel like they are being heard and their concerns matter.  It also gives couples a feeling of validation and becomes the foundation on which a strong relationship can be built.

Healthy relationship green flags you should look for

Recently, Toni Tone, a writer’s Twitter thread about ‘green flags’ in a healthy relationship went viral. She had stumbled upon a Reddit post about it last year. It examined the signs that indicate someone would make a good partner.  This motivated us to check with a mental health expert about green flags in a relationship.

Try this technique to improve work productivity

As more and more people are working from home. They are trying to figure how to improve work productivity and efficiency. Counselling psychologist Ishita Pateria recommends the Pomodoro technique to address this concern.

An Easy Guide To Acting Work From Home

A few months ago, working from home seemed like the most ideal situation. We could finally spend some time with our families, exercise, eat healthy, bake, read, and do all the things we missed out on because of our dreary routines. Almost half a year in, and nothing is as it first seemed. 

Living Under COVID-19: Taking care of your Mental Health

Nothing has really prepared us to live through a global pandemic. We are in the grips of the novel Coronavirus, a hitherto unknown virus that will likely not kill us, but will make a huge dent on our earnings and livelihood, keep us locked indoors, disrupt transportation, keep our loved ones from meeting us, make our parents vulnerable, put our country’s infrastructure under brutal test, and require us to sacrifice our mobility and privilege, so that we, and millions of others, can continue to live.

Lockdown 2.0: Young professionals find Covid calls anxiety-inducing, look for interesting hacks to ward off loneliness

Even before the prime minister announced a nationwide lockdown, a preventive measure against the spread of Covid-19, Komal Chandani, 30, had found herself all alone in her rented apartment in Mumbai. Her two flatmates had flown out of the city, either for work or to be with their family.

When the psychologist needs therapy too

With an emotionally draining job that requires one to deal with personal issues all day, it is important for psychotherapists to find a way to unwind.

Online gaming can improve cognitive skill, decision-making

The gaming industry is often derided by anxious parents, but a recent study shows that participating in virtual games – both video and online – could help children perform better in the classroom.

#Metoo India movement helps destigmatise the need to seek mental therapy!

Imagine a 40-year-old telling a stranger in a different time zone that something bad happened to her when she was 15 and she can’t fathom why it is affecting her now just because everyone around her was sharing their traumatic experiences of sexual harassment. 

Heart Mothers: Adoption and Maternal Mental Health

Ishita Pateria, counselling psychologist and psychotherapist, and founder of State of Mind – The Emotional Wellness Centre, explains this ...

Endometriosis: Steering Through Pain and Trauma

Ishita Pateria, counselling psychologist and psychotherapist, and founder of State of Mind – The Emotional Wellness Centre, explains this ...

Skill Gaming Summit: Hosted by the Rummy Federation

On 19th July, 2018, Ishita Pateria spoke at the Skill Gaming Summit, hosted by the Rummy Federation. She shared the panel with Mr. Vaibhav Kakkar ( Partner, Luthra & Luthra), Mr. George Rover (Former Deputy Director New Jersey Division of Gaming & Founder, Princeton Global Strategies), Mr. Anil Talreja (Partner, Deloitte), Mr. Trivikraman Thampy (Founder and CEO, Playgames 24x7) and Mr. Deepak Gullapalli (Founder and CEO, Head Infotech). 

State of Mind - The Emotional Wellness Centre listed in the 20 Most Promising Psychotherapy Clinics, 2018

With a notion to alleviate these factors and create awareness, Ishita Pateria, Psychotherapist & Counselling Psychologist, founded an emotional wellness centre ...

4th International Conference on Depression, Anxiety and Stress Management in Frankfurt, Germany, 2018

On 10th May, 2018, Ishita Pateria gave a talk on 'Sexual Abuse and the Individual: An Integrative Approach to Adult Survivors' at the 4rth International Conference on Depression, Anxiety and Stress Management in Frankfurt, Germany. 

Only Mental Health Awareness can combat the the upcoming epidemic of Depression in India

In conversation With Ishita Pateria, counselling psychologist and psychotherapist, who runs State of Mind – The Emotional Wellness Centre in Mumbai.

Break-up Etiquette - Mumbai Mirror

Explain what you are feeling and why you can no longer be together,” suggests psychologist Ishita Pateria. This is actually a more respectful ...