A growing community of committed mindfulness practitioners who inquire into 'beingness', 'presence' and what it means to live, learn and serve from this space
Online Global Conference from December 3-5 2021
Let’s come together to find steadfastness in ourselves and weave a wise, compassionate community.
Grief Therapeutic Listening Circles is an online space for anyone undergoing grief, loss of any kind during these times. It is open to all ages and all genders and will be in English/Hindi/Marathi
Two year part time program (online and in person) for mental health professionals jointly certified by Just Being and CLL-TISS, Mumbai
This one year part time program (online and in person) is jointly certified by Just Being and St Mira's College (Autonomous, Affiliated to Pune University)
We offer one-on-one counselling, psychotherapy and deep listening spaces for individuals and groups. Our approach is based on a Mindfulness and Presence Orientation and our team of counsellors use this approach in conjunction with many modalities such as cognitive therapy, somatic therapy, expressive arts.Know More
Our in-depth and comprehensive trainings are uniquely designed and delivered by our founder-director, Sandy Dias Andrade who brings her vast experience and training in many Mindfulness and Presence Oriented Approaches and in Deep Embodied Listening together under one roof.Know more
Each of our Mindfulness Programs bring together relevant psychological processes alongside Mindfulness and Presence in an experiential manner. Aware that `not one size fits all’, our programs are modified and facilitated based on the needs of the organization, community or group.
We partnered for our Employee Emotional Well-Being program in the midst of the Pandemic. The webinars and the counseling sessions were very well received. We saw participation in big numbers and a constant appetite for more such sessions. Sandy herself conducted the webinars and I would like to acknowledge her depth and hold on the topic. She is truly an expert in the domain. We are glad we partnered with Just Being right in time.
Tara Mobile Creches got to know about Just Being Center and its impressive reputation in the area of Mindfulness. In 4 years, TMC has taken a first step in creating a mindful organization. Not only have we noticed personality changes in the staff, but also observed tremendous improvements and creativity in the organization's work.
We consider ourselves to be very fortunate to be continuously associated with Just Being for over 8 years and have regular workshops at school by Sandy. This helped us to deepen the values of the organisation and align the team members to the values. It strengthened trust and bonding among team members. Teachers find these workshops very beneficial for themselves towards self care, towards prioritizing and bringing more ease in their lives, towards enhancing relationships at home and at work.
I look back at the past one year with a sense of awe of the learning processes that I have experienced. The presence oriented approach is not touched upon in any other counseling course, and I feel it’s so integral to the counseling process. This has helped me in my approach to professional assignments. Sandy was a role model in every sense of the word- practicing ‘presence’, using participatory processes , and just being herself. I am grateful to the universe for giving me this opportunity.
Deep Griha Academy’s association with Just Being Center began when 4 teachers attended the Mindfulness Retreat organized by JBC in 2013. The experience left a big impact on teachers. Since then Just Being Center have conducted over the years regular sessions on mindfulness with the teachers at Deep Griha Academy. The mindfulness sessions give the teachers tools needed to be better facilitators for their students by being more present in the classroom, ensuring a productive learning environment.
Sandy’s grounded presence, deep knowledge on the subject and adaptive way of teaching made for a very welcoming and enriching learning experience. I loved that the sessions had a good balance of theory and experience which allowed me to get a good understanding of the concepts.
I found it very interesting and useful. Sandy did a good job in keeping it moving smoothly from one topic to another. She walked the talk, in the sense, listened a lot and waited for the participants to bring out key points, although she already knew them all. The topic is kind of subtle and soft for people to absorb and apply. So it is commendable how Sandy has structured it delivering the essence without making it "canned" version.
Doing the Presence Oriented Therapy course was one of the best decisions and investments I have made as a mental health professional. Learning under Sandy has brought a fundamental grounding, awareness and attunement to my work with clients. Sandy has been one of the most important teachers in my life. My earlier academic training and reading theory taught me a great deal about what psychotherapy is. My training with Sandy has taught me much more about what BEING a therapist is!
I enjoyed the mindfulness camp for families. This is my second time at the camp. It is so beautiful to fully realize and acknowledge how the kids (and yourself) have 'grown' as people in one full year. we see and measure physical growth and look for milestones...but it is beautiful to see them grow in other capacities too...ability to recognize and articulate what's going on for them, find resources to cope with their struggles and have a lot of fun! I will recommend this to every parent!
This course has been invaluable for me. It has been ‘tough’ in that it has brought up old trauma, patterns and behavior but it has provided me the tools, language and support to be with my experience. I have already been able to help a number of people in very significant ways by applying what I learnt here. My relationships and work and lifestyle have all improved too.
Much love to you all. And Thankyou Sandy and everyone else part of offering these circles, for making this beautiful offering at this time. My Heart feels so calm and at rest after being with you all today, its amazing..I'm smiling ceaselessly. :) Gratitude again.
This course has been curated with careful clinical judgment of the knowledge, skills and practice that a therapist needs. The flow of the course is beautiful. I love how various perspectives of psychotherapy, psychology and philosophy are included together. Sandy’s gentle, compassionate presence and vast professional experience makes this course very unique and depth-oriented. This course has been way beyond my expectations and deepened my theoretical grounding and therapeutic processing skills.
The Mindfulness Teenagers Camp I attended last year was pretty fun! It was the time when I was really stressed about everything, but those three days of disconnect from usual was useful. I got to do fun activities with people my age and I think I also made lasting friendships. Thank you so much for facilitating the fun experience I had last year.
A journey full of experiences is the one worth cherishing for a lifetime. Well, this journey at Just Being would be the one, the polaroids of which I shall carry around with me everywhere. Being connected with the center has given me a new perspective to look at life, and has helped me soulfully define a way of being. The warmth of the space and the Just Being family will always hold a special place in my heart.
I felt very supported throughout the course from my teacher and from my peers. When I got derailed in the middle and lost confidence, I received motivation and encouragement from my peers. Sandy was very understanding and created a safe space for us to be exactly who we are and get through the course at our own pace. I also feel there has been an immense growth for myself (personally).
The attitude that is practiced towards all at Just Being is one of deep-rooted trust in the goodness of our being. Personally, I still feel most inspired by being in Sandy’s presence – just having the chance to witness how she holds space for a client was a transformative experience for me. The gratitude I feel for having had the chance to intern here cannot be expressed in words. I fully recommend interning at Just Being to anyone interested in mindfulness and psychotherapy-related activities.
Attending the listening course at Just Being has been one amongst the life changing events for me. Delving into the deep waters of emotions and being present in the very moment was the greatest picking from this course and also an enriching experience. Being from an engineering background, we are habituated to be logical about everything. I genuinely thank Sandy and Just Being for facilitating my journey into the realm of mindfulness which is beyond the bounds of all conventional logic.
Thank you so much for today and everyday. Sandy and everyone. From every fiber of my being. From my soul. I feel so whole. "Thank you". Just two words but believe me there's a depth of gratitude in them.
From my first conversation, I have felt a deep resonance with the vision of the center. Going through the course was a process of self-actualization for me on many levels. Every discussion and interaction has taught me so much; not only knowledge of the subject but an inner-understanding. It is rare in these times to come across such a genuine team of people with deep knowledge, integrity and such empathy. I feel so much joy and privilege to be connected with JBC.