CEIMM-URACCAN Bilwi enclosure conducts resilience session to COVID-19
These sessions are done to recognize that the pandemic has affected both the physical and emotional part.
Neylin Calderon

Staff members of the compound participate and are facilitated by a forensic psychologist

Naha smalkanka daukisa URACCAN ra wark taki uplika nanira, baha dukiara paiwansa psicolga forense kumra

The Center for Multi-ethnic Women's Studies and Information (CEIMM-URACCAN) held a session of psychological therapies based on the resilience of the functioning of the enclosure to the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of the Decolonization and Depatriarhoralization project for Transformation from Education.

This new therapeutic session was facilitated by forensic psychologist Nancy Balderramos, who taught the theme "Self-esteem", where those present had the opportunity to express their own thoughts, to know their duties, to recognize that sometimes these kinds of problems affect mental health in one way or another, and how personalities can be reconstructed.

The Licda. Angela Valle, a ceIMM technique, explained that these sessions are held to recognize that society at large is facing a pandemic that has come to affect the physical and also psychological part, which obstructs good work practices, "that is why the need arises to be able to develop these training processes", he stressed.

One of the main objectives of this type of activity is to develop methodological tools for the staff members who have the opportunity to participate in the sessions, since, the new context has left people exposed and vulnerable, so through psychological help they can find resilience from themselves, Valle said.

Why talk about self-esteem?

Forensic psychologist Nancy Balderramos expressed that on this occasion the theme of Self-Esteem was shared from the places where the participants are located, whether as professionals, mothers, daughters, companions, and how self-esteem is carried day by day, "at what point do we feel affected by some situation or some negative word of a partner and how we overcome it" Explained.

One of the mental exercises that took place was to stay positive when faced with adverse situations, "because it is not the same to think of others, as in ourselves (...) we were also able to celebrate the achievements we have had or have achieved," Balderramos said.

Finally, the psychologist decided that these encounters have become positive because the participants have managed to let go verbally, "in the end they spoke and were able to identify more than anything when there are moments that fail, when they have low self-esteem, when they feel in middle terms because they try to settle and with this they are motivated to reach a high level of self-esteem," she concluded.