Now, a psychological gym for your soul in Amritsar

Neuro-psychiatrist designs activities that impact mental health based on psychotherapy

Now, a psychological gym for your soul in Amritsar

A psychological gym, which is a special centre for digital detoxification and boosting mental health activities, has come up at a prominent city hospital in Amritsar. Photo: Sunil Kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 20

Sparing a thought about mental fitness and promoting the activities that help in better mental health, a team of doctors from the city have come up with a psychological gym.

Dr JPS Bhatia, a neuro-psychiatrist, who has been working in the field of de-addiction and rehabilitation, along with his team, has designed activities that impact mental health based on psychotherapy. Dr Bhatia said the psychological gym will help in digital detoxification that has become a concern post the pandemic.

Dr JPS Bhatia, a neuro-psychiatrist

The gym has been designed to help workout the central muscles of the psyche, the core, through mental exercises that include activities to combat stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and other mental health problems. We are also hoping to provide digital detoxification, especially for kids, through activities using music therapy, concentration building games and other alternative methods.

“The gym has been designed to help workout the central muscles of the psyche, the core, through mental exercises that include activities to combat stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and other mental health problems. We are also hoping to provide digital detoxification, especially for kids, through activities using music therapy, concentration building games and other alternative methods,” said Dr Bhatia.

He said psychology interns are present to take care and help people, who come at the gym. He stressed on the need to encourage mental, emotional and behavioural health. “Extreme digitalisation has got us hooked to technology like never before and in this process, we have lost the intra-personal communication and bonding. Several mental and behavioural issues being observed in adults as well as children are a result of this. As experts, we are trying to offer some alternative to the problem,” he said.

Dr Bhatia and his team had previously launched the state’s first internet de-addiction programme for children.

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