Thursday, October 4, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This series is designed with the goal of addressing the multi-faceted topic of wellbeing. In the busy-ness of our lives, making small changes can seem rather daunting – but if we do start making conscious changes the results are life-changing. From breath to posture, from exercise to nutrition, from habitual ways of thinking (and behaving) to creating new winning habits– all these topics are addressed in this exciting series. You don’t HAVE to live with stress, or with addiction, or with a sense of hopelessness and lethargy. Learn the tools that you can practice daily to overcome any limitations you feel in your life. All workshops run for 1.5 hours.
THE SCIENCE AND THE PRACTICE OF HAPPINESS:
It is safe to say that happiness is a common goal for all human beings, but very few can say they have arrived at this goal. The benefits of being happy are multifaceted – happy people have been shown to have better health and longevity, better work-life balance, and even create healthier communities. A happy mental state produces neurophysiological changes – which result in better relationships with family, peers and long-term friendships. Happiness enhances creativity and makes one more innovative.
However, like love, happiness is not only hard to find but is also much misunderstood. There are many different mental states that encompass the generic word of ‘happiness’ and therefore, there are multiple ways of arriving at these states. The culture that we live in places undue importance on a very limited definition of happiness which results in positing external sources of pleasure (money, big home, cars, ability to travel and buy goods) as the key to happiness, whereas the other sources of happiness are neglected. This reduces the possibility that we will arrive at this coveted place of mental and physical well-being. Researchers in social sciences as well as neuroscience have studied the brain as extensively as psychologists have studied the mind – and they all agree that ‘happiness is an inside job’!
In this workshop, we take a revolutionary new approach to finding happiness in our lives. We learn how we can change a few key attitudes and a few behaviors in order to find lasting and intrinsic happiness in our lives, and thereby reducing our dependence on external, unpredictable and ephemeral sources.
FUTURE LECTURE TOPICS INCLUDE:
HABITS THAT POWER UP YOUR DAY!
MINDFUL EATING – Changing Our Relationship with Food
MANAGING YOUR INNER CRITIC:
COPING WITH TRAUMA
Sangeeta Bansal, Ph.D., is a mindfulness and meditation teacher, and teaches courses at schools and colleges, such as Princeton University, Stern School of Business (NYU) and Rye Country Day School. She has been invited as a mindfulness consultant to Hong Kong International School to train students and faculty, and also to Columbia Business School as a guest speaker. She volunteers as a mindfulness teacher in inner city schools. She also works with corporate leaders, womens’ groups, children, and young adults who seek to reduce stress and find sources of happiness and meaning in their lives. Sangeeta is also an experienced Enneagram Consultant (The Enneagram is a tool by which people understand their own and others’ personalities, leading to better work and personal relationships and realizing one’s potential to the fullest), and teaches workshops on special topics such as Ayurveda, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and Vedanta.
After receiving her MBA from IESE (Barcelona), and her Ph.D from Rutgers University, Sangeeta worked in the corporate sector as well as an Adjunct Professor. In 2008, she turned to meditation and mindfulness in her personal life, and then went on to be a full time meditation teacher.
Sangeeta lives with her husband and two children in Westchester County, New York.
Event Location and Ticket Information
260 Stuyvesant Ave
Rye, NY 10580
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Presenter: Sangeeta Bansal PhD