An online program for anyone interested in applying mindfulness to their daily living. Over 10 weeks, we meet online for two hours each week. Each week we systematically learn the practice of mindfulness and applying it in our lives. Rather than a set curriculum, our life situation and experiences outline the curriculum. The course helps us to get in touch with our inner wisdom and meet our experiences with kindness.
We learn to Acknowledge our experiences, Befriend them and engage in Contemplative Inquiry with our experiences and become aware of an ever present state within us where we feel we are at home and at ease.
This program is open to anyone.
Sandy Dias Andrade
She is a certified MBCT Facilitator and completed her training from the Center of Mindfulness, University of California San Diego. She has trained in a number of psychotherapeutic approaches based on Mindfulness and Presence. She has designed and executed trainings for mental health professionals, educationists and social organizations. She has designed, developed and teaches two accredited long-term courses for mental health professionals – Mindfulness and Presence Oriented Psychotherapy in collaboration with Center for Lifelong Learning, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (CLL-TISS) and Mindfulness Based Counseling: Listening with Embodied Presence in collaboration with St.Mira’s College (Autonomous – Affiliated with Pune University). She is also invited as guest faculty to teach the applications of Mindfulness and Presence on many other college and university courses.
She has been actively involved in the field of suicide prevention and is associated as a trustee and mentor to Connecting NGO where she established a helpline based on Mindfulness Based Active Listening and has trained volunteers to provide support to people in distress. She contributes to many other social organizations and schools.
Through Just Being, she runs training programs for mental health professionals, offers individual psychotherapy, group process work through deep listening and programs for the community.