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Demystifying Mindfulness Practitioner

Demystifying Mindfulness Practitioner

By Dr Paras
Mindfulness, is more than just a buzzword and the benefits of practicing mindfulness are humongous. This is a psychological as well as a spiritual practice. It involves growing your awareness of the mind, body spirit - all focused on the power of now. Mindfulness, is more than just a buzzword and the benefits of practicing mindfulness are humongous. This is a psychological as well as a spiritual practice. It involves growing your awareness of the mind, body spirit - all focused on the power of now.
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Need v/s Wants
Your needs Define the Way you Live !!!!!! We think we live life on our terms. If you dig deeper, we live life on beliefs and needs. We form these beliefs and base our values on them. Often, we let our survival needs dictate our lives without having an inkling about the direction we are headed to. Interestingly, we rarely think about our potential and the larger picture because of certain fears and the unmet needs we have within. Coach Dr. Paras introduces an interesting theory that will help you understand the way humans survive and exist depending upon their needs. He shares his views while comparing it with the basics of Abraham Maslow’s theory of needs while documenting a holistic view on this subject. Why Dr. Paras outlines Existential Needs as the Core to Everything Dr. Paras outlines the importance of pushing beyond the need to survive. It’s about looking at the bigger picture. He firmly feels the need for self-esteem (shown as 4th in Maslow’s theory) begins from the day you are born. A human needs to exist and be seen. The need to be liked by all begins at an early age. A human feels safe when he feels “I exist” (be acknowledged) so “You exist” (your presence is acknowledged) and thus “We exist”. Every human being needs it. He outlines the following in his Modern Theory of Needs (above). This need is visceral and often goes unnoticed. These are buried within layers of other needs. It's the core and the bottom-most tier in this reverse pyramid and every human being primarily survives or disengages psychologically when this need is not met. He defines the next as external Survival needs. It encompasses the basics such as food, clothing, and shelter. Dr. Paras mentions survival and safety needs are synonymous with each other and go hand-in-hand (contrary to Maslow’s theory which mentions both needs at a separate level). The prime reason both have equal weightage in this theory is because maintaining one’s safety is equivalent to one’s survival needs. The culture around us is ever changing and protection, i.e. safety, is definitely of paramount importance for survival. Dr. Paras further moves on to describe the next need as Psychological and Emotional needs. Here, a human feels the need to give and receive love. He needs to understand and be understood. Emotional needs include the feeling of an emotional connection, a sense of status, achievements, security and more. To feel emotional fulfillment, we need to experience relationships, friendships, the feeling of love and intimacy. This needs to begin first with self and then with others for harmony in relationships. Social needs form the next important need. Here, a human feels the need to connect with people and be a part of a community. Social needs include feelings of acceptance and belonging while forging relationships with people. It’s about defining one’s space in the social structure and getting recognition from others. Read the complete blog here https://www.coachdrparas.com/9-the-modern-theory-of-hierarchy-of-needs-by-dr-paras 
22:46
December 19, 2020
Connecting with the deeper You
How connected are we with our innermost self? We spend a lot of time learning in universities and at our jobs, but miss out on our Life university in all that hurry - Understanding ourselves. In this episode, we discuss what this connection is, why it's essential, and how one can re-establish this connection. For more information visit https://www.mindfulnesspractitioner.com 
24:21
October 01, 2020
Managing 7 Powerful Emotions
Emotions can rule your lives or you could be in control and use emotions effectively to create joy and peace in our lives.  In this episode, Dr. Paras, founder of Mindfulness Practitioner and a leading life leadership coach, addresses each of these seven powerful emotions in detail and how you can tackle them mindfully. for more information visit https://www.mindfulnesspractitioner.com
24:17
September 17, 2020
Demystifying Mindfulness
The importance of mental health cannot be overstated in navigating today's challenging times.  And this inspired me to start a podcast series to help you demystify mindfulness. Through engaging conversations, Shwetha Sivaraman and Dr. Paras, founder of Mindfulness Practitioner and a leading life leadership coach, delve into the various aspects of mindfulness to empower individuals to lead self-aware, accountable, and enriching lives.   for more information visit https://www.mindfulnesspractitioner.com 
23:20
September 17, 2020
Mindfulness Practitioner - Theme
Mindfulness, is more than just a buzzword and the benefits of practicing mindfulness are humongous. This is a psychological as well as a spiritual practice. It involves growing your awareness of the mind, body spirit - all focused on the power of now. Regular mindfulness practice has tremendous benefits as we develop our thinking powers, emotional sensitivity, communication with self and others, and much more. A person develops an awareness of the moment by tuning in to the current thoughts in a non-judgemental way. One no longer worries about the past and future and focuses on creating beautiful experiences in the present. Our reactions to the external surroundings are controlled.
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June 10, 2020