MSSI Chennai Chapter 1st group therapy session in the Brain Lab was held” on 29/2/2020. An expected event, fortunately, falls on the unexpected day “Brain Lab Group therapy – 1st session” on 29th February – the leap day.
Let’s Break the Stigma – Give importance to Mental Health as same as Physical Health.
The session started with the welcome address given by Mrs. Ann Gonsalvez, The Hon. Chairperson of MSSI Chennai Chapter.
The group therapy session was handled by the Resource person, Dr. Ravi Samuel and his two trainees, Mrs. Kavya and Mrs. Gayathri.
Dr. Ravi Samuel one of the Chennai’s eminent psychotherapist’s, who has over 20 years’ experience in treating people with emotional, behavioural, psychological, psychiatric problems, corporate mental health, etc. He has had professional training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy by Mr. Allan Davidson, Cognitive Behavior Therapist at Dept. of Clinical Neurology, Institute of Neurology and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London.
He started the session by giving a brief introduction about, How MS affects the Brain.
- Cognition gets affected for the MS Person i.e., Memory, Concentration and Attention.
- Thinking- Thought process gets affected MS Person starts to connect everything in an emotional way.
- MS Person’s lacks of Executive function ie. Information processing and decision making.
Therefore, brain lab will focus on – Brain function, Executive function and Thinking.
The assessment was done to the patients and caregivers to know their level of brain functioning, with several exercises both lingual and written.
The session came to a happy ending by having a delicious Lunch.