Archive for » 2016 «

Seminar for the father of a client

A young software Engineer has been coming to the classes for the last 18 months. He brought his father 60+ visiting from India, to be introduced to the techniques as they helped him come out of his severe stress (1). His feedback after the introductory session.

I want to use this technique for my …

Spondylitis pain, Insomnia, Anxiety, Stress from thinking about garbage thoughts, Mental peace lacking inpite of strong will power

My Take home points …

I can cope with mental stress using the breathing techniques by diverting the mind

(1) Focusing on breathing

If you like this page share it with your friends.

Yoga and Meditation – Dec 12 Class

The seventh monthly class at Venture Inward was done on Dec 12, 2016 from 6.30 to 8.00 pm (1). Six new people attended. Summary of feedback  is shown below.

Scanned images of the feedback forms

I came to know about this seminar from 

Venture Inward newsletter/Flier – 3
A flier at Upstate Acupuncture on 9 & 20 – 2
From CS

I will practice this technique for my (concern)

Sleep problem
Personal use
Chronic pain
Stress reduction and quicker falling asleep
stress during work

My ‘Take home’ points

911 technique
Relax!

Seminar evaluation

Very satisfied – 3
Satisfied – 2
Not satisfied – 1 (2)

Comments

This was a refresher since doing the class 3 years ago.
Expect to use daily.
Never got to gentle Yoga part. (2)

I recommend this seminar to (specify the group with contact details if possible)

Receive Annual Updates?

Yes – 4

Enroll  for ‘Follow up classes’ on this technique?

Yes – 4

Join a ‘Support group for Meditation’?       

Yes – 4

(1) ‘Venture Inward’ Call #477-6566 to register.
(2) I made an offer of a free solo class of one hour to all the participants at my office as I could not do the Yoga part for several reasons.

Related pages: Public Seminars

If you like this page share it with your friends.

Category: Relaxation to Meditation  Tags: , , , ,  Comments off

Yoga and Meditation – Nov 14 Class

The sixth monthly class at Venture Inward was done on Nov 14, 2016 from 6.30 to 8.00 pm (1). Three women and two men attended. Four were new comers and 1 continuer. Summary of feedback  is shown below.

Scanned images of the feedback forms

Newcomers

I came to know about this seminar from 

A friend
A flier in the doctor’s office
Venture Inward newsletter  – 2

I will practice this technique for my (concern)

Anxiety and to focus
Anxiety
Anxiety and Insomnia

My ‘Take home’ points

Counting the breaths using the fingers
Breathe
Tongue behind the teeth technique
Breathe and relax

Seminar evaluation

Very satisfied – 4

Comments

Very helpful
Looking forward to attending another session

I recommend this seminar to (specify the group with contact details if possible)

Receive Annual Updates?

Yes – 3

Enroll  for ‘Follow up classes’ on this technique?

Yes – 3

Join a ‘Support group for Meditation’?       

Yes – 1

Continuers
Meditation on breathing

When did I practice? 

Falling asleep: A few times -2
During the day: When I feel I have too much to do

How did it help me? 

Made me feel relaxed

Gentle Yoga

I practiced

Frequently

Future classes

I want to continue: Yes

(1) ‘Venture Inward’ Call #477-6566 to register.

Related pages: Public Seminars

If you like this page share it with your friends.

Yoga and Meditation – Oct 10 Class

The fifth monthly class at Venture Inward was done on Oct 10, 2016 from 6.30 to 8.00 pm (1). Four women attended, 2 new comers and 2 continuers. Summary of feedback  is shown below.

Scanned images of the feedback forms from 2 “Newcomers”

Scanned images of the feedback forms from 2 “Continuers”

Newcomers

I will practice this technique for my (concern) 

Overall health – Diabetes, Breast Cancer

My ‘Take home’ points

No rules – breathe

Seminar evaluation

Very satisfied – 2

Comments

Would like a mono guided meditation

I recommend this seminar to (specify the group with contact details if possible)

Receive Annual Updates?

Yes – 2

Enroll  for ‘Follow up classes’ on this technique?

Yes – 2

Join a ‘Support group for Meditation’?       

Yes – 1

 

Continuers
Meditation on breathing

When did I practice? 

Falling asleep: A few times -2

When sleep was disturbed: –

Waking up in the am: –

During the day: Driving & At work -1

How did it help me? 

Helped me relax – 1

Gentle Yoga

I practiced

A few times – 2

Future classes

I want to continue: Yes – 1

(1) ‘Venture Inward’ Call #477-6566 to register.

Related pages: Public Seminars

If you like this page share it with your friends.

+ Able to meditate, handle thoughts …

This is the recent second testimonial from Naveen (name changed), a Software Engineer from India around 30 years age. His first one is at (1). I have been working with him for about 2 years. We used e-mail and a shared google document. We met on Skype a couple of times.

High Body Temperatures

Before: Normally it was high. It was like I was holding the breath most of time before I started the ‘focusing on breathing’ practice 2 yrs back (2).

Now: I feel my body is at normal temperature.

Thoughts

Before: Thoughts would sit in head. I used to give power to them. One thought would give rise to another and another to another.

Now: Thoughts do come but I am able to see them. I choose not to react to those and move my focus back to important things (3).

Focusing on coolness during the in-breath

Before: It was tough at times. I would force myself to feel the coolness and get frustrated. That also meant that exhalation would be short.

Now: I let the inhalation and exhalation happen automatically. I don’t trigger inhalation process and let my body trigger it. This way, I can feel the coolness inside the nose.

Sleeping posture

Before: I used to sleep mostly on my stomach almost everyday.

Now: I sleep on my back or turning on right hand side. Still, at times, I do sleep on my stomach. But it is better.

Confidence in doing meditation 

Before: I never had the confidence that I could do ‘lying meditation’ after coming from the office. Probably with the fear that doing nothing will trigger lots of thoughts.

Now: I look forward to coming home and doing ‘lying meditation’ by focusing on the breath and relax . Gradually I find myself liking the lying meditation (4).

If you like this page share it with your friends. 

(1) I struck gold in ‘counting breaths’
(2) Focusing on breathing
(3) Thoughts are like …
(4) All about my meditation

Yoga and Meditation – Sept 12 class

The fourth monthly class at Venture Inward was done on Sept 12, 2016 from 6.30 to 8.00 pm (1). Five women attended, 3 new comers and 2 continuers. Summary of feedback from the continuers is shown below. Feedback from the newcomers could not be collected.

Scanned images of the feedback forms from 2 people doing the follow up class

Summary of the Feedback
Meditation on breathing

When did I practice? 

  • Falling asleep – Frequently – 2
  • When sleep was disturbed – 1
  • Waking up in the am: A few times – 1; Frequently – 1
  • During the day: If meditating (occasionally) -1; At work (many times), Dental cleaning last week – was able to calm myself; Driving

How did it help me? 

  • Calmed me immensely, Not as anxious
  • Quiet the mind and I fell asleep
Gentle Yoga

I practiced

  • Never – 1; I did only the face part of it -1.
Future classes

I want to continue: Yes – 2

(1) ‘Venture Inward’ Call #477-6566 to register.

Related pages: Public Seminars

If you like this page share it with your friends.

Category: Relaxation to Meditation  Comments off

Gentle Yoga & Meditation – Aug 8 class

The third monthly class at Venture Inward was done on August 8, 2016 from 6.30 to 8.00 pm (1). Four women attended, all new comers. Summary of their feedback is shown below .

Summary of the Feedback

I will practice this technique for my (concern) 

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Helping with sleep, Stress relief
  • Stress
  • Chronic pain (Fibromyalgia), Arthritis, Need to relax

My ‘Take home’ points

  • Counting breaths, Help to sleep
  • Better breathing techniques and understanding! Simple Yoga poses to help relax and loosen up.
  • Breathing techniques, Gentle stretching
  • Breathe in numbers, Stretches

Seminar evaluation

  • Very satisfied – 4

Comments

  • Thank you for breaking everything down in easy ways to understand.
  • Good for beginners and advanced as well.

I recommend this seminar to (specify the group with contact details if possible)

  • Work environments and Girl nights
  • Work groups
  • Anyone who has trouble handling stress constructively, To be concentrated and calm.

(1) ‘Venture Inward’ Call #477-6566 to register.

Related pages: Public Seminars

If you like this page share it with your friends.

Category: Relaxation to Meditation  Comments off

Yoga and Meditation – July 11 Class

The second monthly class at Venture Inward was done on July 11, 2016 from 6.30 to 8.00 pm (1). Three women attended. Summary of their feedback is shown below .

Summary of the Feedback

I will practice this technique for my (concern) 

  • Anxiety
  • Stress and Fitness
  • Stress and tight muscles

My ‘Take home’ points

  • Breathing and counting
  • Important to practice every day; Perfection is not important – Effort is
  • Breath for energy; Breath for stress relief

Seminar evaluation

  • Very satisfied – 2
  • Not satisfied (She was offered a free solo class for about 2 hours to clarify all her doubts)

Comments

  • Need more explanation for breathing
  • Thank you, I feel great now!

I am interested in joining

  • Email list – 2
  • Follow up classes – 1
  • Support group for meditation – 2

(1) ‘Venture Inward’ Call #477-6566 to register.

Related pages: Public Seminars

If you like this page share it with your friends.

Category: Relaxation to Meditation  Comments off

Meditation workshop at Church

The second seminar at the First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush was set up by Patricia Chartrand, the mom of one of my long standing clients. Attended by 14 women as part of a periodic women’s group retreat. Three of the women attended my first seminar in March 2015. It was so nice on their part to share their experiences on how it helped them and family members. 

Summary of the Feedback

I will use this technique for my …

  • Improve my sleeping
  • Sleep, Pain
  • Insomnia, COPD attacks, Breathing
  • Getting better sleep
  • High blood pressure, Pain
  • Blood pressure
  • Grieving process, Regaining my normalcy and daily function (after the recent death of my husband)
  • Anxiety- children

My take home points…

  • Counting and breathing
  • Like the counting much
  • Counted breathing
  • Breathing one-two-three
  • Use this technique
  • To keep breathing
  • Making meditation a priority, Doing it during any moment of the day.

My evaluation of the seminar…

  • Very satisfied – 9
  • Satisfied – 5

Comments

  • I have tried this here today. It calmed me down.
  • Looking for more info. on this once I have the basics.
  • I am reminded to reclaim these teachings for my “Now” reality as a new widow.
  • Wish it was longer.
  • Thank you.
  • Great ideas. Very helpful ideas.
  • I have attended several meditation groups and found each one very good and lasting in long duration (when disciplined to do it).
  • Only drawback was inability understanding due to your accent.
  • Thanks for coming after a long night of travelling.

I recommend this seminar to (name the group)…

  • Youth group at First United Methodist Church.
  • Schodack senior center
  • Complementary Care Officer (Sharon Wheeler) at Albany Medical Center (who organizes stress reduction classes for AMCH employees.)
  • I will recommend this to others.

(1) First United Methodist Church of East Greenbush

If you like this page share it with your friends. 

Yoga and Meditation Class – June 11

The second monthly class at Venture Inward was done on June 11, 2016 from 6.30 to 8.00 pm (1). Two women attended. Summary of their feedback is shown below .

Summary of the Feedback

I will practice this technique for my (concern) 

  • Relaxation, Sleeping
  • Stress, Sleep, Relaxation

My ‘Take home’ points

  • Remembering to stretch am and pm & Various postures. Focus on breathing 1 breath

Seminar evaluation

  • Very satisfied – 2

Comments

  • Has helped me in many ways: De-stress/ Calm down with others, Sleeping, Focus and free my mind to give and receive Reiki. (This is her second class)
  • More informative; More effective than expected.

I recommend this seminar to (specify the group with contact details if possible)

  • My daughters, friends.

(1) ‘Venture Inward’ Call #477-6566 to register.

Related pages: Public Seminars

If you like this page share it with your friends.