Webinar on ‘Understanding Emotions: Setting Life in Motion’

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field. Considering the valuable input of continuing nursing education and the need for emotional strengthening in the area of the nursing profession, the students of the first year MSc Nursing of Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE, Manipal organized a National webinar on ‘UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS: SETTING LIFE IN MOTION’ on 29.4.2021 through Microsoft Teams platform. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to recognize emotions in ourselves and others, to understand their effect, and to use that knowledge to guide our thoughts and behaviors, recognizing the need with the current pandemic scenario. This was the ultimate significance of choosing the topic for the webinar.

The master of ceremony for the National Webinar was Ms Suveksha Giri. The gathering was addressed by Dr Anice George, Dean, Manipal College of Nursing, stressing the importance of this topic for the nurses and the nursing students in this pandemic situation. This understanding also paves a way to recognize our emotional states.

Dr Binil V, Associate Professor and Faculty Convener of the webinar, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal introduced the guest speaker for the event Mr Vithoba Narayan Mhalkar, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatric Nursing, Institute of Psychiatry & Human Behaviour- Goa.

The guest speaker highlighted the following areas during the session: Emotions, the impact of emotions on various aspects of a person’s life, and the ways to overcome emotional turmoil. He also stressed various ways for boosting our emotional health.

Vote of thanks was proposed by Ms Julliet Abraham, Student Convener, first-year MSc Nursing, extending her gratitude to the guest speaker, Dean, faculty members, faculty coordinator, non-teaching faculty, technical advisor, organizers, and students for their hard work and support for the webinar to be fruitful.

A total of 425 participants with various academic cadres such as MSc Nursing, NPCC, BSc nursing, Post Basic degree, and diploma nursing students from 20 states namely Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujrat, Bihar, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Meghalaya, Kerala, and Maharashtra availed the opportunity of the event.

Feedback was elicited to find the effectiveness of CNE, necessary suggestions from all participants were considered for further improvement in upcoming events.