23. Full-time psychology post-grad student. Part-time writer. https://ko-fi.com/jyotimeena

Trainee psychologist by the day, ambitious writer by the night.

Writing (and Reading)

One of my favorite memories consists of my mother and I sitting together, her reading aloud my favorite superhero comic while I started at the colorful pictures, trying to make sense of the figures and the action taking place in the fictional world.

No, I do not have an emotional…

I spent 6 months as a mental health volunteer in an Indian prison.

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In 2017, I was given the opportunity to go to an Indian prison and work as a mental health volunteer for the female inmates.

The main aim of the weekly visits was to provide the women with an emphatic, listening ear while taking their complaints to the legal consultant of…

The 3 step process that would help you polish your writing piece

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I have been a proponent of the Socratic questioning since I discovered the concept while studying CBT or Cognitive Behavior Therapy in my psychology classes. The Socratic questions are considered to be the pillars of the CBT technique. As the name suggests, it involves creating a dialogue with the client…

Her little attention and appreciation still fuel my writing.

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I started creative writing when I was very young and could hardly distinguish between ‘their’ and ‘there’.

My first story consisted of fairies and magical lands and was a rip-off of cartoon shows such as Winx club and Barbie Mariposa. I wrote it on the backside of my old, almost-torn…

Mental health professionals need therapists too.

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In my worst ever experience with a therapist, halfway through the session she asked me about my college major.

I did not think too much about it for two reasons.

Firstly, she was a college counselor and thus could have needed the information for her official records.

Secondly, I was…

Stress does not necessarily only come from big, eventful incidents in life

three women in yoga wear folding hands with closed eyes. they seem to be meditating.
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Often, tiny stressors in life can pass by us unnoticed.

Either they are not serious enough for us to pay attention to, or we use unhealthy coping mechanisms to brush them under the carpet.

However, these stressors have the potential to build up and cause harm to our long-term mental…

Jyoti Meena

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