Mangaluru, Nov 07, 2018: Decennial Celebrations of Shanthi Kiran Counseling Centre (SKCC) was held at Bajjodi on November 5. Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha, bishop of Mangalore Celebrated the mass.
Many priests and religious joined the mass. A short documentary on history, activities and testimonials of beneficiaries were presented after the mass. Fr. Dionysius Vas, Rector of St. Aloysius Institutions, Mangalore was the Chief guest. In his address, he spoke on “Challenges of the present youth and the need of accompaniment” The support systems of youth of today are weakening and we need counselors with patience to sit with them and guide them.
In his presidential address, Bishop explained the benefits received by the beneficiaries through counseling. Msgr Maxim Noronha, Vicar General, Fr. Arun Lobo, the Director, priests, religious, counselors and august gathering was present for the programme. The programme ended with the dinner.
Shanthi Kiran Counseling Centre was started to provide help and care in mental health by helping the individuals to understand themselves, their environment and to live a successful and productive life. It was inaugurated on 20th October 2007 by Bishop Aloysius Paul D’Souza.
SERVICES OFFERED BY THE CENTRE
Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy
Personality Enhancement Programs
1.Specialized Services are provided in dealing depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety disorders, Adjustment Difficulties, Addictions, Crisis Management, Stress Management and Anger Management.
2.Career/Vocational Counseling, Guidance counseling, Couple Counseling, Adolescent and Youth counseling.
3.Referrals to psychiatrists, psychologists and other health professionals
Courses offered from the Centre:
Psychological First Aid
Guidance Programs (teachers, students, youth, women)
Psycho Sexual Integrity
Psycho Spiritual Maturity
Soft Skills Training
Issues and Challenges of adolescence
Challenges of Youth
Inner Child Therapy
Career Decisiveness to the SSLC/PUC students
Substance Abuse and its effects
Social Media and Familial relations
1. Training persons for Disaster Management and Trauma Counseling
2. Rehabilitation to Adolescents with Substance Abuse and Cyber addictions
3. Psycho Spiritual integration of children, adolescents, and youth
4. Training guidance counselors to schools and colleges
5. Decennial Block for Academic Research in Counseling and Psychotherapy
SKCC is located at Nanthoor junction in Pastoral Institute, Shanthi Kiran, Bajjodi. The Centre is open on weekdays 9.30 am to 5pm. Services are available on prior appointments. Contact number: 8105681256