eCPR is a public health education program designed to teach people to assist others through emotional crisis through three steps: C = connecting, P = emPowering, and R = revitalizing. eCPR recognizes that the experiences of trauma, emotional crisis, and emotional distress are universal; they can happen to anyone, at anytime, anywhere. Read moreThe training focussed on topics like "Trauma informed approach", "Features of dialogue", and "connecting". After learning the basics of eCPR pre lunch, post lunch, the sessions were focussed on practiticing eCPR in pairs of two in the form of real-play, wherein one participant drew inspiration from a personal trauma and played the role of a "person in distress", while the other person played the role of a supporter and the rest of the audience were observers, discussing in between pauses identifying the processes of "connecting", "empowering" and "revitalising", as well as discussing how the situations were making them feel and what the wondered could be done in a way that would cause a different outcome.
While discussing "respecting the whole person", Pooja commented how we only respect those that can be of some help to us and disregard the rest. She was also quick to point out the culture specific approach of going to a magic man for having caught the "bad eye" instead of conversing about what emotional distress the said person is going through.