To help students improve their self-esteem, the Guidance Office of CKS College, Narra Campus organized a seminar for the college students entitled “Enhancing Self-Esteem: Compassion for Oneself” last February 10, 2016.
Miss Angelie D. Bautista, the seminar speaker, is a Guidance Coordinator in the psychological testing and assessment department at University of Sto. Tomas. She is a registered Guidance Counselor and a civil service exam passer. She is also a facilitator and resource speaker to different seminars and workshops in different universities and colleges. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Philippine Normal University.
Ms. Angelie started her talk by stating her level of expectations from the participants of the seminar. Then, she gave an activity called “May Hugot”. Each student was blindfolded and given a personalized plastic cup. Ms. Angelie shared different situations from their day-to-day lives. The cup, crushed by students whenever they felt they could relate to the situations, served as an outlet of their emotions. After the activity, the students formed small groups and they made and shared pick up lines from the insights they had gained from the activity. The lecture on what self-esteem is and the different techniques in improving it then ensued.