Saturday, October 23, 2010

Emotional Freedom Workshop at Freescale Semiconductors

This is also a second event for me. It was about a year ago that I conducted “Stress Management Workshop” at Freescale Semiconductors. It was very well received and we have been talking about a second workshop for about 6 months or more. Finally, it happened on the 5th of October 2010, thanks to Vivek.
While I missed my friend Sanjeev, I was pleasantly surprised that the team at Freescale is almost intact. I am also very happy that Freescale appears to be going from strength to strength under the leadership of Vivek, who is also an old friend. I felt at home right throughout the workshop and it was a very heartening experience for me to be with the Freescale team. I felt very encouraged by the participation and the very interesting questions. We had a very pleasant lunch together – it was great idea of Veena to order Pizzas and have lunch at the venue.
I am very happy and satisfied with workshop and look forward to more opportunities to be at Frescale.

Manage stress before it manages you.

This is the second event I had the good fortune to facilitate at Pondicherry Engineering College. The first time was about an year ago and it was a pleasure to go back to this beautiful campus after a long gap. The workshop content is the same as ‘Stress Management ‘workshop that I conduct. However, I made some changes to the way that the distinctions are presented and made some changes to suit the campus audience.  A unique aspect of this workshop is that faculty as well as students attended it. It was interesting to see how the students let go of their inhibitions in the presence of the professors and how the professors silently but consciously encouraged the students.
I received good feedback from the students and faculty and look forward to going to this campus more frequently and offer more programs. I am grateful for the help and encouragement I received form Prof Anandanatarajan and his colleagues.

Sustainable approach to Wellness

Prof. Rajagopal, the well known expert on environment, organizes an annual workshop at Auroville. The workshop is well established and attracts participation from all parts of India and even from abroad. The aim of the workshop is to explore sustainable modes and approaches to living. The faculty is drawn from Auroville as well as external. I was fortunate to be given an opportunity to share a session on the topic of sustainable approach to wellness.
Basically, the western medical science based approach to health is unsustainable. The focus is on fixing health issues. I suggest a holistic approach to Wellness. The basic tenet of this approach is that healing is natural and we have the ability (like all life forms) to heal ourselves. It was a privilege for me that Prof. Rajagopal attended the session and I feel extremely fulfilled.