Kamna Chhibber || Navigating through loneliness

Kamna Chhibber || Navigating through loneliness
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 Ankit Narasimhan

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| 8 March 2023

Ever been in a phase where you’re feeling lonely but don’t really know how to talk about it? Fear of external judgement or the fear of having your experience trivialized can sometimes be crippling. Vulnerability when it comes to loneliness is hard and we need to talk more about it. If you’re looking for a relatable space and an insightful conversation about how loneliness can be navigated, this episode is for you.

We discuss

  1. Understanding the difference between being alone vs being lonely.
  2. Does loneliness boil down to a relationship one has with one’s self?
  3. What is the core component to nurturing quality relationships?
  4. Leaning into authenticity by addressing the pull to fit in among the crowd.
  5. How loneliness can show up in the form of escapism.
  6. When is it okay to seek attention and when should it be checked in order to derive validation internally?
  7. How do you see signs that someone is feeling lonely and how do you offer support?

Kamna’s bio

Kamna Chhibber is an M. Phil in Clinical Psychology and heads Psychological Services for the Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences at Fortis Healthcare. She is the co-author of the book ‘Alone in the Crowd’ which talks about urban loneliness. She works in the domain of relationships, trauma, abuse, and impact of personality related variables on mental health. She is also involved in developing training programs, working in the area of school mental health, corporate mental health, community outreach programs, in a bid to make mental health a priority for all.

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Kamna’s book on urban loneliness

*Disclaimer – The content in this podcast is only for educational purposes. It cannot be considered as individual therapy advice or counseling and is not to be taken as medical or mental health advice.