Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bright Stars Hope: A Poem by Sumaira Shahzad

Bright Stars


We all are the stars
Shining despite of the scars
Its is the brightness we are searching for
It’s the darkness we want to cure
It’s the destiny we want to ours


We all are the stars
What if we become sometimes a little dull?
Painful, restless with a fearful skull
But
We all have shine within us
That never lets us to burn
It’s the shine of truth & spirituality
It’s the shine of positivity & orignality

The only need is to take off our false masks
Is to be honest with our own hearts
Then we could be the Bright Stars
Shining brightly despite of the scars
We all are the stars
We all are the stars

Sumaira Shahzad
Psychologist
Aghaz-e-Nau

HIGH Risk Periods for Drug Abuse Among Youth

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Research has shown that the key risk periods for drug abuse are during major transitions in children’s lives. The first big transition for children is when they leave the security of the family and enter school. Later, when they advance from elementary school to middle school, they often experience new academic and social situations, such as learning to get along with a wider group of peers. It is at this stage—early adolescence—that children are likely to encounter drugs for the first time.
When they enter high school, adolescents face additional social, emotional, and educational challenges. At the same time, they may be exposed to greater availability of drugs, drug abusers, and social activities involving drugs. These challenges can increase the risk that they will abuse alcohol, tobacco, and other substances.When young adults leave home for college or work and are on their own for the first time, their risk for drug and alcohol abuse is very high. Consequently, young adult interventions are needed as well.Because risks appear at every life transition, prevention planners need to choose programs that strengthen protective factors at each stage of development.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Poem by Arjumand Ayub

Bright Stars

Bright star
I want relief…..
Some sanity,
I am drowned in ignorance.
I am in pain
I need help!


O Star! O Star! O Star!
Can you do something for me?
Kill my pain…
Take my woes,
Can you give me strength to face the world?

Here I am the bright star,
Yes I can help you fight the war.
O I am here to light your life,
There’s just a little to strive.
It’s your trust I have to take,
And turn it into your belief to find the way.

Arjumand Ayub
Trainee

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Closing Ceremony

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Peer Counseling Training

Bright Stars

Second session of Peer Counseling Training for drug abuse prevention and personal development has started from 4th May, 2009. A total number of 30 students got registered and this session will be over by the end of June, 2009. Another group is being formed at Law Coolege, Punjab University and planned to be started from 25th May, 2009.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Second Session of Peer Counseling Training

Bright Stars

Second session of Peer Counseling Training for drug abuse prevention and personal development has started from 4th May, 2009. A total number of 30 students got registered and this session will be over by the end of June, 2009. Another group is being formed at Law Coolege, Punjab University and planned to be started from 25th May, 2009.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

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Tips to Improve Self Esteem



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1. Define life success
One of the most empowering things you can do for yourself is to define your criteria for life success. This requires reflecting on what the key elements are and the experiences you wish to have.
2. Choose to be happy
Happiness is a state of mind. The Dalai Lama says that the very purpose of life is to seek happiness. He believes that if you train the mind to be happy, you will be. Likewise, you can train yourself for higher self-esteem.
3. Set challenging goals
How much you like yourself is often reflected in the level of goals you will set for yourself. Generally, people who like themselves and feel valuable, set higher and more challenging life goals.
4. Honour your core values
When you live by a clear set of values, it is easier to align your life with what is most important to you. When you honor your core values, (those things you would fight for), you honor your true self.
5. Enhance your energy
People with high self-esteem seem to have a reservoire of energy, and seldom get sick or let life s set backs keep them down. Their energy and enthusiasm for life encourages them to take care of their body, mind, and spirit.
6. Maintain a positive attitude
Attitude determines your altitude. The more positive your thinking, the more positive your feelings, the more positive the outcome. There is nothing more powerful and creative than your thoughts, so you may as well make them positive and uplifting.
7. Be passionate
Passion takes hold of you and feels like fire in the belly. It is a source of power that enables you to get fired about life and make a difference. The more passion and zest you feel, the more alive and brightly lit you are.
8. Live by vision and work with purpose
When you know your life vision and purpose, life has more meaning and direction. Vision and purpose provide a sense that you matter, that you have a part to play, and that you truly belong here.
9. Reward success
Set yourself up for success by breaking big goals into daily action steps and take time to acknowledge and celebrate the small successes. This will feed your need for recognition and provides the extra push to keep you moving forward.
10. Make smart life decisions
When you care about yourself, you make smarter decisions. You take care to choose the right mate, occupation, and lifestyle that support you.

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