Stress management workshop held for Gurugram police officers

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Stress management workshop held for Gurugram police officers

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 | Staff Reporter | GURUGRAM

A stress management workshop under the chairmanship of Commissioner of Gurugram Police KK Rao was organised on Monday at the old Commissioner of police office. Around 52 Personal Security Officer (PSO), gunmen attended the workshop who was attached with Judicial officials.

A decision in this regard was taken by  Haryana Government in the wake of the recent case in which a gunman allegedly shot the wife and son of the Additional Sessions Judge in a fit of rage on October 13. The objective of the workshop is to understand the mental and health issues that the police officers face on a daily basis and also to make the district force stress-free and motivated.

“The police officers work under immense pressure, and then they are away from their homes most of the time. All this leads to stress and depression which leads to aggression and the tendency to hurt oneself or other people.

We had also discussed several lectures on stress and pressure,” Dr Garima Yadav, a psychologist and assistant professor, who conducted  workshop on ‘Stress management and motivation at work and home’ said. She also spoke on various sources of stress and pressure and discussed a different technique to manage work-life balance.

She also emphasized the importance of maintaining discipline and calmness in life.

“Such work will surely help police personnel to deal any issue calmly. It will also help personnel to performe well during any kind of situations,” Commissioner of police KK Rao, said adding that the Haryana Government has also decided to appoint counsellors across the State districts who will conduct stress management sessions in future as well.

A senior police inspector attached with the district police said that Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) and head constable level officers are usually more frustrated due to grapple with a huge amount of work. This developed health and physical problem amongst them, and have less patience too,” he said.

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