Interview with Abhishek Parihar
Director – Brain Power Study
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Q1. Please share your educational and professional journey with us?
I have done my MBA in HR & Marketing. After that for some-time I worked in Rajasthan only and then I shifted to IT industry. While working there I got exposure to various cultures within india and as well as out of india also. Finally I got into psychology field and came back to my roots i.e. Jodhpur.
Q2. You have done MBA in HR/Marketing then what did attract you towards Psychology?
It took some time for me to realize that what I m really good in and what I enjoy most doing. During my working years in IT companies, I realized that I’m really good with people handling, I really understand their problems, and I really empathize with them. As I have studied HR so I was aware with psychology as a subject and this subject always fascinated me.
But due to lack of proper guidance it took some time for me to get into this field. Now a days we have started accepting need of psychological counseling in our life earlier it was not like that even today people are not that much comfortable in talking about their psychological issues.
Q3. You are a founder at Brain Power Study. Please share a brief of your organization?
We are a psychological counseling center and we provide a complete training solution for the people in need of Personal and Professional Counseling. we use different tools & psychological techniques for the purpose of counseling and individual development through training sessions. we hold expertise in student development & continuously working towards improvement of student’s life.
Q4. What is the role of Psychology in any persons life? Does it helpful in personal and professional growth?
Psychology plays a very pivotal role in one’s life. Psychology is the reason who you are, why you behave in a particular manner, what makes you react or act in a way. So psychology is all around you and your life.
Undoubtedly it can prove to be a game changer in your personal and professional growth as it helps you in taking right decision, it makes you a mentally strong person, it helps you in understanding your behavior and control unwanted reactions. As we all know today the world is changing at very fast pace and during this changing world getting into stress is very common now a days, so to be able to handle stress is also a very needed skill in today’s world.
Q5. How do you counsel students at very young age in schools? Why a Psychologist Counselor necessary in Schools and How he/she helps students in their development?
Children today starts schooling at a very tiny age of 3 yrs and as he/she advances in his/her studies, faces many challenges such as not performing well in spite of hard work, poor recalling ability, poor concentration, aggressive behavior, not doing homework etc. added to this he/she is constantly under peer group, parental and social pressure. On the other hand, parents are confused and worried about their child’s behavior, unable to understand their learning style, subject and career selection.
Academic institutions also want their students to perform the best not only in studies but also in other extracurricular activities.
In all these the focus is the child. He/she is under great pressure thus leading them to aggressive behavior, withdrawal, depression, anxiety etc. Understanding these challenges and knowing that each child is different and accepting that every child is special and Born Genius, only thing is to understand the child better and groom it with right counseling and parenting.
Q6. What kind of problems have you faced maximum in your counseling sessions and how did you solve it?
Now a days cases of stress, anxiety, depression etc. are rising like anything and this covid has added fuel in this fire. You need to understand in psychology field we do not have a fix or ready to use formula for each. It’s not necessary that for every case of stress we are going to follow same therapy. For me every mind is a like a lock and you have to use a different key to unlock it. In compare to adults where we see more of the behavior cases, in kids we see more of the clinical cases such as Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD, Developmental delay etc.
Q7. People say that Leadership Skills comes in any person by birth. Is it possible to develop it by learning?
You can say 30% is in born and 70% learned. Yes its possible to develop leadership skills. Actually leadership skill is combination of many skills such as decision making, Communication Skill, Interpersonal Skill, Intrapersonal skill etc. So, it is not possible for an individual to have all the skills by birth then he or she needs to work on skills which he is lacking.
Q8. Which one thing do you want to change in yourself and why?
It’s a very interesting question but let me show you its other way. Whether you want to change or not but each year, each month, each day and every moment we are changing. Our surrounding is constantly changing us and it will keep us changing till our last breath. Are you the same person as before covid? “No, not at all”.
This was a change which is observable but there are things changing in you which you can’t notice. In fact, I can say everything changes us People, time, place, situations, work etc. So, change is the only constant thing in universe. Yes, there are things which I want to change in my self which stops me in being the best version of self.
Q9. Tell us about one of the moments which changed your perspective towards life?
Again, I will say each counseling session with my client give me a new perspective towards life. Although there are some personal life incidences are there but that’s life and that how it is going to be. I always say this thing don’t accept life to be fair with you just prepare yourself.
Q10. What makes you happy and a message for readers?
Every time when I help someone in handling their psychological problem or help in bringing their life to normal, it gives me immense satisfaction which can’t be compared with any other reward of life. It gives me sense of positive contribution in society.
I request all the readers to please pay attention around you there is someone who wants to say something be with him. Every smiling face is not having a happy soul behind it. Many time people are just looking for someone to listen and be with them not a solution. And Finally Stay Positive and Keep Smiling.
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