Kolkata: FICCI FLO, Kolkata Chapter, organized a workshop on POSITIVITY where Avik Chanda, an entrepreneur and is the founder and CEO at Nuvah Elint, presented ‘diseased Model’ which is aimed at identifying what’s wrong with people, in order to ‘fix’ them, and “The good life” is achieved by “using your signature strengths every day to produce authentic.

The session was introduced by FLO Chairperson Sunira Chamaria, who was of the view that “Enthusiasm is common but Endurance is rare.”

Avik gave a presentation on understanding how Positivity depends on personality, culture, and circumstances. On how members could understand their own status by participating in a short and effective psychometric test by Dr Ellen Langer, The ‘Mother’ of Mindfulness, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, he said, “Certain situations and circumstances can influence a person’s day in a positive or negative way by explaining 4 tangible factors of Mindfulness which are Novelty Seeking, novelty producing, engagement and flexibility.”

Talking about stress, he explained that coping with stress is the process by which a person consciously attempts to master, minimize, or tolerate stressors and problems in life. It is critical for people to understand the triggers to stress, identify symptoms, and know the science of meditation while dealing with it. Elaborating on the same, Avik explained the classifications which are included in the stress factors such as External stressors, Internal stressors, typical reactivity to stress and mindful response to stress.

Ms Neeta Boochra, Past National President from Jaipur complimented Mr Avik Chanda on his workshop and invited him to create part 2 of this workshop for all the members.

The workshop came to an end answering the questions by FLO members and discussing talk points on the Resilience which is the psychological quality that allows some people to be knocked down by the adversities of life and come back at least as strong as before. After measuring our own resilience through a psychometric test, Avik discussed ways and means to build on it so that we could all deal with our stress points in more mindful way.

Ending up the session with the thankful quote by Ms Sunira Chamaria, Chairperson, FICCO FLO, Kolkata to the organizer, the FICCI FLO members and all the management saying that the session went very well and they have learnt a lot. We are not just ready when we get punched on the face and fall down and stand up but we are going to be ready for the punches for life as well, says Chamaria.