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WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER

WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER

By Sakal Media Group
Welcome to Sakal #WeAreInThisTogether, this podcast aims to provide a space for listeners to reflect, learn, and empower themselves. With this intention, we have initiated honest and meaningful conversations from the best minds that support and guide you in developing a deeper and more meaningful relationship with yourself and with society at large. Thank you for joining hands with us, in trying to support and empower people to lead a more conscious life. To submit your stories, please contact us at www.waitt.in.
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Sakal WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER and Radio City with Natasha Shah, Founder- Between Walls, Interior Designer
Natasha is the founder and principal designer of the award-winning Between Walls. She established the interior and furniture design firm in 2014, and since has made her mark in this industry of design. Advancing her design sense and knowledge, Natasha believes that every project has its own personality that should reflect the space around it and its inhabitants. Her designs intend to be timeless and unique. Her style of creating a fusion between eclectic, warm, classically modern, and balanced spaces has been a trademark for the work of Between Walls. This has lead to being acknowledged with media coverage and recognition. It is a pleasure to inform all our listeners about our latest project with Radio City. Sakal Media Group's current project is to support people through this covid crisis with various mental health initiatives. Our latest initiative is series of podcasts, #WeAreInThisTogether to bring forth positive ideas, new habits, tools regarding self-care, healing practices, etc. To add value, fresh perspective, more energy (physically & emotionally) to all the people who need support in this time of crisis. We are delighted that Pune's renowned doctors, professionals, artists are giving their time to such an important cause, and we are very thankful. Following is the list of questions that we have asked Natasha, to help, motivate, and inspire us in our daily lives. Q.1- How are you, Really? Q.2- How do you keep yourself positive throughout the day? Can you share some of your practices? Q.3- What have you unlearnt, let go of during this covid crisis? Q.4- What does self-care look like for you? Q.5- What is the one good news that you can’t wait to tell us?
04:43
May 25, 2021
Sakal WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER and Radio City with Psychologist, Author & Speaker, Sreystha Beppari
It is a pleasure to inform all our listeners about our latest project with Radio City. Sakal Media Group's current project is to support people through this covid crisis with various mental health initiatives. Our latest initiative is series of podcasts, #WeAreInThisTogether to bring forth positive ideas, new habits, tools regarding self-care, healing practices, etc. To add value, fresh perspective, more energy (physically & emotionally) to all the people who need support in this time of crisis. We are delighted that Pune's renowned doctors, professionals, artists are giving their time to such an important cause, and we are very thankful. Following is the list of questions that we have asked Dr. Sreystha Beppari, to help, motivate, and inspire us in our daily lives. Q.1- How are you, Really? Q.2- How do you keep yourself positive throughout the day? Can you share some of your practices? Q.3- What have you unlearnt, let go of during this covid crisis? Q.4- What does self-care look like for you? Q.5- What is the one good news that you can’t wait to tell us?
06:58
May 25, 2021
Sakal WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER and Radio City with Counsellor and Psychotherapist Dr. Shirisha Sathe
Dr. Shirisha Sathe is a senior practicing psychologist and has been associated with many NGOs in Pune. She also teaches psychology at SNDT University. She has a long experience of working with men and women in individual counseling settings. Informed thoroughly theoretically, Dr. Sathe is involved in the capacity building of various civil society groups in the field of gender, violence against women, understanding survivors and culprits of violence against women, etc. It is a pleasure to inform all our listeners about our latest project with Radio City. Sakal Media Group's current project is to support people through this covid crisis with various mental health initiatives. Our latest initiative is series of podcasts, #WeAreInThisTogether to bring forth positive ideas, new habits, tools regarding self-care, healing practices, etc. To add value, fresh perspective, more energy (physically & emotionally) to all the people who need support in this time of crisis. We are delighted that Pune's renowned doctors, professionals, artists are giving their time to such an important cause, and we are very thankful. Following is the list of questions that we have asked Dr. Shirisha Sathe, to help, motivate, and inspire us in our daily lives. Q.1- How are you, Really? Q.2- How do you keep yourself positive throughout the day? Can you share some of your practices? Q.3- What have you unlearnt, let go of during this covid crisis? Q.4- What does self-care look like for you? Q.5- What is the one good news that you can’t wait to tell us?
06:26
May 22, 2021
Sakal WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER and Radio City with Chairman of Cardiovascular services & Managing Trustee at Ruby Hall Clinic, Dr. Parvez Grant
Knowledge, experience, and skill are undoubtedly the most important qualities a doctor needs to possess. As is compassion. But rarely are all these four found in a single individual. This is why Dr. P.K. Grant belongs to such a rare breed of doctors. Having carried the mantle of Chief Cardiologist and Chairman of Cardiovascular Services at the Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune, for 30 years now, he is one of the most experienced specialists in his field. Under his able leadership, the Ruby Hall Cardiac Centre has emerged as the premier institute providing cardiac care in India. Dr. Grant holds a slew of fellowships from some of the most prestigious establishments in the world, including the American College of Cardiology, and the Royal Society of Medicine, UK, among others.But, of his own admission, these are not his greatest achievements. It is providing quality healthcare to all strata of our society, including the less fortunate, that Dr.Parvez Grant considers his greatest fulfilment. To that end, the Ruby Hall Clinic has performed numerous heart surgeries practically free of cost. “ Dr. Grant himself has conducted more than 8000 free clinics across far-flung areas of Maharashtra." In the year 2015, Grant Medical Foundation spent over Rs. 12 crores on free treatment for the underprivileged. In recognition of his services to the medical field, Dr. P.K. Grant has been conferred a number of honours, including 3 national awards (Rashtriya Samman Award, Manibhai Desai Rashtraseva Award,Lions Yuva Seva Ratna Award). With this very intent of providing excellence in healthcare for all strata of society, the Ruby Hall Clinic runs 3 hospitals within Pune, 24 diagnostic centres across Maharashtra and one in Belgaum, and many more on the anvil. Validation of this pursuit has come from far and wide, including the American College of Cardiology, USA, recognising it as a Centre of Excellence. It is a pleasure to inform all our listeners about our latest project with Radio City. Sakal Media Group's current project is to support people through this covid crisis with various mental health initiatives. Our latest initiative is series of podcasts, #WeAreInThisTogether to bring forth positive ideas, new habits, tools regarding self-care, healing practices, etc. To add value, fresh perspective, more energy (physically & emotionally) to all the people who need support in this time of crisis. We are delighted that Pune's renowned doctors, professionals, artists are giving their time to such an important cause, and we are very thankful. Following is the list of questions that we have asked Dr. Parvez Grant, to help, motivate, and inspire us in our daily lives. Q.1- How are you, Really? Q.2- How do you keep yourself positive throughout the day? Can you share some of your practices? Q.3- What have you unlearnt, let go of during this covid crisis? Q.4- What does self-care look like for you? Q.5- What is the one good news that you can’t wait to tell us?
04:58
May 22, 2021
Sakal WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER and Radio City with Gayatri Vartak, Sports Psychologist and Founder- Samiksha
Gayatri is a former international badminton player. She represented India in the prestigious Uber cup. She was a sub-junior national champion and a top 100 singles player in the world. She has also been a state-level swimmer. After her decade-long badminton career, she went on to pursue her Masters's in Psychology from Pune University and held a rank in the university for the same. She then co-founded Samiksha Sports Pvt Ltd along with her colleague Janki. While Samiksha began to grow slowly and steadily she pursued an MSc in Psychology of Sport and Exercise in the U.K. Having done that, Janki and Gayatri became the only sports psychologists in India to be recognized by the British Psychological Society. Samiksha has grown from working within Pune to having offices within 3 major cities, namely Pune, Mumbai, and Bangalore. The consultancy currently caters to prestigious sports institutions in the country. BCCI’s National Cricket Academy, Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, Olympic Gold Quest, Army Sports Institute, Virat Kohli Foundation amongst many others. They have worked with more than 1200 athletes. Gayatri is currently also pursuing her Ph.D., the results of which are expected to influence the sporting eco-system in India for the better.\ It is a pleasure to inform all our listeners about our latest project with Radio City. Sakal Media Group's current project is to support people through this covid crisis with various mental health initiatives. Our latest initiative is series of podcasts, #WeAreInThisTogether to bring forth positive ideas, new habits, tools regarding self-care, healing practices, etc. To add value, fresh perspective, more energy (physically & emotionally) to all the people who need support in this time of crisis. We are delighted that Pune's renowned doctors, professionals, artists are giving their time to such an important cause, and we are very thankful. Following is the list of questions that we have asked Gayatri, to help, motivate, and inspire us in our daily lives. Q.1- How are you, Really? Q.2- How do you keep yourself positive throughout the day? Can you share some of your practices? Q.3- What have you unlearnt, let go off during this covid crisis? Q.4- What does self-care look like for you? Q.5- What is the one good news that you can’t wait to tell us?
08:14
May 22, 2021
Sakal WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER and Radio City with Kathak Guru Shama Bhate
Guru Shama Bhate’s work spans over 35 years as a performer, teacher, choreographer, artistic director, and thinker. Her personal idiom, evolved over the years, is an amazing blend of virtuosity (tayyari) and sensitive expressions (abhinaya), revealing the high degree of classicism. Guru Shama Bhate is the Director of a unique institute – Nadroop – based in Pune. Nadroop has completed its fruitful existence of 32 years and has brought out many out-of-the-box projects for its silver jubilee celebration like, ‘Swa-Abhivyakti’, where leading Kathak dancers expressed and shared their own perceptions. Roop-Bandh Festival – Young, proficient dancers from different dance styles presented their work. Sansmaran– An overview of Guru Pandit Mohanraoji Kallianpurkar’s contribution to the Kathak world. Mohanraoji’s disciples, scholars and family members participated to pay tribute to this Legendary Kathak Maestro. Taleem Guru Shama Bhate herself is a principle disciple of Guru Smt. Rohini Bhate, the doyen of Kathak. She was also blessed with special insights from Kathak Samrat Pt. Birju Maharaj and Pt. Mohan Rao Kallianpurkar.. She has created her own idiom of Kathak dance, blending it with special inputs in ‘Taal’ and ‘Laya’, from Pt. Suresh Talwalkar. It is a pleasure to inform all our listeners about our latest project with Radio City. Sakal Media Group's current project is to support people through this covid crisis with various mental health initiatives. Our latest initiative is series of podcasts, #WeAreInThisTogether to bring forth positive ideas, new habits, tools regarding self-care, healing practices, etc. To add value, fresh perspective, more energy (physically & emotionally) to all the people who need support in this time of crisis. We are delighted that Pune's renowned doctors, professionals, artists are giving their time to such an important cause, and we are very thankful. Following is the list of questions that we have asked Guru Shama Bhate, to help, motivate, and inspire us in our daily lives. Q.1- How are you, Really? Q.2- How do you keep yourself positive throughout the day? Can you share some of your practices? Q.3- What have you unlearnt, let go of during this covid crisis? Q.4- What does self-care look like for you? Q.5- What is the one good news that you can’t wait to tell us?
06:23
May 22, 2021
Sakal WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER and Radio City with Kathak Guru, Prerna Deshpande
Prerana Deshpande" was Ms. Deshpande the mistress of her dance or its servant?.. Both. At times you felt her surrendering to its impulse as she allowed her torso to sway gorgeously; at times you felt the brilliance of her control as she changed an already elaborate rhythm with her feet. The rhythmic complexity and the intricate physical coordination of her solo proved astonishing.” - Alastair Macaulay, Dance Critic, The New York Times in 2009. Acknowledged by connoisseurs as a solo dancer of repute and a creative choreographer of rare caliber, Prerana Deshpande is among the leading complete solo Kathak dancers of her generation. Internationally acclaimed as a creative dancer whose work reveals the perpetually expanding horizons of the traditional form, Prerana is regarded for her exquisite command over the fundamentals of Kathak - Rhythm, Grace, & Expression and for her creativity rooted in the tradition of this dance form. Greatly appreciated by all audiences for her expertise in Kathak, she is regularly invited to perform as a solo artist at all major venues and festivals in India and abroad. She believes in Kathak as means for artistic expression. Her choreography presentations of various classical as well as theme-based subjects are applauded by classes and masses alike. Her evolving body of work of choreography and collaborative productions, which includes music of varied genres, highlights her keen awareness of musical aesthetics. " I believe that in any art form, the reflection of the artist's individuality and personality in their art makes them a complete artist. Deep knowledge of the art under the guidance of a Guru, intense training, and true passion are the only ways to achieve it," says Kathak Guru. Recipient of numerous awards, Prerana has been felicitated by legendary Pt. Birju Maharaj with 'Gaurav Puruskar'. Prerana has also been honored with the title of 'Nrityashri' and was conferred the title of 'Singar Mani' by the Sur Singar Samsad of Mumbai. She encourages and promotes Kathak as a traditional, pure, solo art form. This she does through numerous workshops, seminars, and lecture demonstrations where she is often invited to India and abroad. Prerana shares her knowledge and experiences as a Kathak dancer as a Guru at the Centre of Performing Arts at Pune University and through her own institute - NRITYADHAM. It is a pleasure to inform all our listeners about our latest project with Radio City. Sakal Media Group's current project is to support people through this covid crisis with various mental health initiatives. Our latest initiative is series of podcasts, #WeAreInThisTogether to bring forth positive ideas, new habits, tools regarding self-care, healing practices, etc. To add value, fresh perspective, more energy (physically & emotionally) to all the people who need support in this time of crisis. We are delighted that Pune's renowned doctors, professionals, artists are giving their time to such an important cause, and we are very thankful. Following is the list of questions that we have asked Guru Prerna Deshpande, to help, motivate, and inspire us in our daily lives. Q.1- How are you, Really? Q.2- How do you keep yourself positive throughout the day? Can you share some of your practices? Q.3- What have you unlearnt, let go of during this covid crisis? Q.4- What does self-care look like for you? Q.5- What is the one good news that you can’t wait to tell us?
09:15
May 18, 2021
Sakal WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER and Radio City with Dr. Vijay M. Wadhai, Principal DYP College of Engineering Akurdi, Pune
Journey So Far... Dr.Vijay M. Wadhai is an Indian, born in the Yavatmal district of Maharashtra, India on 14th June 1961. He started his educational journey from his native place Manoli village for the primary level and underwent Secondary education from S.P.M High School, Ghatanji. Moreover, with his keen interest in studies, he got hold of 1st rank throughout his schooling. For higher secondary education, He got enrolled in one of the renowned colleges Vidarbha Mahavidyalaya, Amravati, Maharashtra in 1977. Dr.Vijay studied at Govt. College of Engineering, Amravati where he obtained BE degree in 1986. A lot of hardships and challenging situations he faced during his stay at the college of engineering and technology polytechnic campus at Pusad, Yavatmal district. He handled the responsibility of the hostel warden along with his lectureship at JSPM. After completion of Post-graduation in Power Electronics from PDA College of Engineering, Gulbarga, VTU University, in 1995, he worked in Mumbai University as Head of the department for 10 consecutive years. There he enhanced his skills of work commitment with dedication in professional life. He did his post-graduation in a very challenging situation that acknowledges him with lots of wisdom and real-life lessons. It is a pleasure to inform all our listeners about our latest project with Radio City. Sakal Media Group's current project is to support people through this covid crisis with various mental health initiatives. Our latest initiative is series of podcasts, #WeAreInThisTogether to bring forth positive ideas, new habits, tools regarding self-care, healing practices, etc. To add value, fresh perspective, more energy (physically & emotionally) to all the people who need support in this time of crisis. We are delighted that Pune's renowned doctors, professionals, artists are giving their time to such an important cause, and we are very thankful. Following is the list of questions that we have asked Dr. Vijay M. Wadhai, to help, motivate, and inspire us in our daily lives. Q.1- How are you, Really? Q.2- How do you keep yourself positive throughout the day? Can you share some of your practices? Q.3- What have you unlearnt, let go of during this covid crisis? Q.4- What does self-care look like for you? Q.5- What is the one good news that you can’t wait to tell us?
06:59
May 18, 2021
Sakal WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER and Radio City with Dr. Shekhar Kulkarni, Breast-Onco Surgeon
Dr Shekhar Kulkarni MBBS, MS Dr. Shekhar Kulkarni is one of the best breast surgeons and oncology surgeons based in Pune with over 17 years of vast experience in this field and is currently available at the Magnolia Breast Clinic in Pune. Dr. Shekhar is well-known for his dedicated and compassionate patient care. His patients come from all over Pune and neighboring cities. He assures that all of his patients obtain the best experience and results and continue a healthy life. He consolidates better methods to increase further the quality of life of patients who have had cancer issues, and thus offers the best care when it comes to cancer treatments. He has excellent experience in helping patients with lifestyle management after cancer; an area that he has an extreme interest in. Dr. Shekhar has peaceful interpersonal relations with fellow physicians and other healthcare experts, thus ensures an excellent work setting for both colleagues and his patients. Besides that, he makes sure he serves his patients right and uses the latest techniques in all procedures. He is supported by a team of professionals who makes sure you receive personal service from a trusted friend every time you visit. It is a pleasure to inform all our listeners about our latest project with Radio City. Sakal Media Group's current project is to support people through this covid crisis with various mental health initiatives. Our latest initiative is series of podcasts, #WeAreInThisTogether to bring forth positive ideas, new habits, tools regarding self-care, healing practices, etc. To add value, fresh perspective, more energy (physically & emotionally) to all the people who need support in this time of crisis. We are delighted that Pune's renowned doctors, professionals, artists are giving their time to such an important cause, and we are very thankful. Following is the list of questions that we have asked Dr. Shekhar Kulkarni, to help, motivate, and inspire us in our daily lives. Q.1- How are you, Really? Q.2- How do you keep yourself positive throughout the day? Can you share some of your practices? Q.3- What have you unlearnt, let go of during this covid crisis? Q.4- What does self-care look like for you? Q.5- What is the one good news that you can’t wait to tell us?
04:16
May 18, 2021
Sakal WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER and Radio City with Indian Classical Singer Rahul Deshpande
Indian Classical Singer Rahul Deshpande is the grandson of Hindustani classical vocalist Vasantrao Deshpande. The veteran artiste was known for his immense contribution to Natya sangeet. He has developed his interest in vocal music by studying the music of Kumar Gandharva. Initially, he sought the guidance of Pandit Gangadharbuva Pimpalkhare and Dr. Madhusudhan Patwardhan. He further learned under the tutelage of Smt. Ushatai Chipalkatti and Pandit Mukul Shivputra. He also learned the tabla from Suresh Samant. His repertoire includes khayal, tap khayal, dhruvpad, thumri, kajri, hori, tappa, ghazal, abhanga, bhajan, natyasangeet and bhavgeet. It is a pleasure to inform all our listeners about our latest project with Radio City. Sakal Media Group's current project is to support people through this covid crisis with various mental health initiatives. Our latest initiative is series of podcasts, #WeAreInThisTogether to bring forth positive ideas, new habits, tools regarding self-care, healing practices, etc. To add value, fresh perspective, more energy (physically & emotionally) to all the people who need support in this time of crisis. We are delighted that Pune's renowned doctors, professionals, artists are giving their time to such an important cause, and we are very thankful. Following is the list of questions that we have asked Rahul Deshpande, to help, motivate, and inspire us in our daily lives. Q.1- How are you, Really? Q.2- How do you keep yourself positive throughout the day? Can you share some of your practices? Q.3- What have you unlearnt, let go off during this covid crisis? Q.4- What does self-care look like for you? Q.5- What is the one good news that you can’t wait to tell us?
06:17
May 16, 2021
Sakal WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER and Radio City with Sri. Prashant S. Iyengar
Sri. Prashant S. Iyengar is the son of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar and an authority in yoga. He is presently the director of Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune. His knowledge about the scriptures and the ancient texts makes learning yoga very interesting. He is also an accomplished violinist. It is a pleasure to inform all our listeners about our latest project with Radio City. Sakal Media Group's current project is to support people through this covid crisis with various mental health initiatives. Our latest initiative is series of podcasts, #WeAreInThisTogether to bring forth positive ideas, new habits, tools regarding self-care, healing practices, etc. To add value, fresh perspective, more energy (physically & emotionally) to all the people who need support in this time of crisis.  We are delighted that Pune's renowned doctors, professionals, artists are giving their time to such an important cause, and we are very thankful.  Following is the list of questions that we have asked Sri. Prashant S. Iyengar, to help, motivate, and inspire us in our daily lives. Q.1- How are you, Really? Q.2- How do you keep yourself positive throughout the day? Can you share some of your practices? Q.3- What have you unlearnt, let go off during this covid crisis?  Q.4- What does self-care look like for you? Q.5- What is the one good news that you can’t wait to tell us?
11:18
May 16, 2021
Love, Relationships & Pandemic by Dr. Juhi Deshmukh
Welcome to Sakal’s #WeAreInThisTogether, thank you for enrolling for ‘Love, Relationships & Pandemic’ a live webinar with Dr. Juhi Deshmukh, Psychologist, in conversation with Mrunal Pawar, focusing on helping you unwind from your week, we bring you closer to yourself using different modalities of the arts and propel you into the week ahead! About the Speaker: Dr. Juhi Deshmukh, Assistant Professor Department of Psychology, Savitribai Phule Pune University. My areas of research and specialization include neuropsychology, positive psychology, cognitive and clinical psychology. I am a Counsellor and Member at Pre-litigation Counsel, Family Court, Pune. I also am a member of the Central and Forensic Science Laboratory, Technical and Evaluation Committee, Government of India.  Have been conducting various workshops for various Corporate Offices, Govt. Departments and Educational Institutes.
01:08:36
April 27, 2021
Play as Therapy by Suhasini Paul, Toy Design Expert
About the speaker: Suhasini Paul is an eminent Toy Designer, alumni of NID, TEDx speaker, and Co-founder of Paulstudio India. She is a recipient of the "Designpreneur of the year" award from Shri Narendra Modi. She has designed over 300+ toys for her clients in India, Thailand, Italy, UK, USA, Turkey, and France, which are launched every year at various Toy Fairs across the globe. She also designs toys for Kinder Joy, Disney, Hape, and Chhota Bheem. How Play as Therapy Treats and Benefits Children and Some Adult? As adults, when we have emotional issues or mental health problems, we are often able to recognize that something is out of sorts; sometimes, we are even able to share our emotions with others. But with children – particularly those who are very young – this may not be possible. Some children may be unable to express themselves verbally, some may be shy, and some others may not be very comfortable with sharing their problems. It is then more effective to use play, a medium that comes very naturally to the child, to explore their issues. Play therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses play to help children deal with emotional and mental health issues. By using play as the medium, children are able to explore their feelings and share them with the therapist or the parents. In this form of therapy, a therapist encourages a child to explore life events that may have an effect on current circumstances, in a manner and place of the child's choosing, primarily through play but also through language. Play therapy, can help individuals communicate, explore repressed thoughts and emotions, address unresolved trauma, and experience personal growth and is widely viewed as an important, effective, and developmentally appropriate mental health treatment. #playastherapy #internationalwomensday2021  #IWD2021  #WomensHistoryMonth  #shoutout  #mentalhealthawareness
50:29
March 25, 2021
Understanding and Honouring our own body wisdom by Tara Mahadevan
Mindful eating is a journey into exploring what works for you and what doesn’t, what feels nourishing and what doesn’t, and what are the best ways you can honor yourself and your body. Speaker: Tara Mahadevan counseling psychologist, Wellness Coach and Weight Counsellor Clinical Pediatric Obesity Counsellor Mindful Eating Facilitator In conversation with Mrunal Pawar, Director-Sakal Media Group. Tara Mahadevan is a Mumbai-based counseling psychologist who works with clients to help them get more clarity on a variety of life issues, effectively understand and manage their emotions and live more authentic, enriched lives. Besides general counseling, she also specializes in the area of food and eating psychology. She helps clients adopt a holistic approach to eating, emotions, and wellbeing not just through diet but through mindfulness and self-compassion therapy. In her work with clients, Tara incorporates a range of therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness-Based interventions, and Existential psychotherapy. Register Now: Link in Bio Tara Mahadevan has a Post Graduate Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy from Middlesex University and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, UK. She also has a Master’s in Psychology from SNDT University, Mumbai, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Vassar College, USA. She is also an internationally certified Wellness Coach and Weight Counsellor from Wellcoaches Corporation, USA; a certified Clinical Pediatric Obesity Counsellor from the University of San Francisco, USA, and a certified Mindful Eating Facilitator from the Am I Hungry® Mindful Eating program, USA #sakalsobatboluya #happyvalentinesday #DomesticViolence #dontbesilent #stoptheabuse #coupletherapy #marriagetherapy #mentalhealthmatters #letstalkoneonone #1on1 #letstalk #itsokaynottobeokay #stayconnected #helpsavealife #suicideprevention #connectingngopune #helpline #reachout #weareinthistogether #youarenotalone #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthisimportant
01:02:17
March 25, 2021
Wisdom of Yoga with Swami Ramdev Baba
Did You Know? You can cure PCOD at home with only Kapalbhati for 30 mins every day you can cure PCOD or hormonal imbalance and don't forget to consume cow ghee on a daily basis.  Treat PCOD (Polycystic ovary disorder) with Swami Ramdev's effective yoga asanas, pranayamas. Pranayamas are very important to keep the mind and body healthy. Swami Ramdev suggests doing kapalbhati and ujjayi for balanced blood circulation in the body. He also suggests doing bhastrika, anulom vilom, bhramari, udgith and sheetali-sheetkari pranayamas for effective results.  #yoga #PCOD #PCOS #womenshealth #asanas #health #women #hormonalimabalance #mentalhealth #uterus #mentalheathmatters #food #foodformentalhealth Webinar Speakers Swami Ramdev Baba (Wisdom of Yoga with Ramdev Baba @Patanjali) Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev shares special Yoga tips with us in this webinar. Mrunal Pawar (Director @Sakal Media Group) Mrunal Pawar is the Director of Sakal Media Group. Her passion for Kathak led her to found Kathak Rang, a unique learning platform for dance students. She is also a Dance Movement Therapist and a yoga practitioner having studied yoga for the last 15 years at the Ramamani Iyengar Institute, Pune. Yoga in general is a great way to enhance positive psychological wellbeing. As it is written in the Bhagavad Gita, ’Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.’, let this self-journey begin! How are yoga and mental health linked? Often when one is suffering from excessive stress, anxiety, or panic attacks, they are asked to calm themselves before taking any action. In such scenarios, breathing exercises are taught to the client to calm their minds, bring the breathing to a normal rate, and ensure normal blood flow in the body. Breathing is considered the most important aspect of yoga. When under stress, our sympathetic nervous system, that is fight or flight system gets activated where the heart rate increases, there is a decrease in digestive function, decrease in salivation, etc. The body then needs to calm down and the parasympathetic nervous system needs to be activated in which the heartbeat regulates, the salivation and digestive function return to normalcy. Pranayama, where Prana means energy and Yama means to control, helps one to consciously focus on breathing which helps in the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system.
54:24
February 4, 2021
Empowering Teachers to build healthy relationships with students
‘Empowering teachers to build healthy relationships with students’ a live webinar with Prachi Khandeparkar, Psychologist, focusing on helping you unwind from your week, we bring you closer to yourself using different modalities of the arts and propel you into the week ahead! Prachi is a trained Psychologist and Epidemiologist by profession having experience of working over 22 years at Sangath, one of the leading mental health research organizations in India. Prachi has experience working with national and state governments, national and international NGOs, grassroots organizations, and a wide range of stakeholders on program development, training, and implementation. She has worked with various types of school systems, intervention delivery agents in different parts of India and with different target groups (normal and vulnerable adolescents, women, and children). Her work primarily involves developing and evaluating interventions for children, youth, women, and families. She regularly takes counseling sessions for adolescents and families. Conducts workshops and training programs for students, parents, teachers, and professionals on topics related to Mental Health. Prachi is also passionate about working with issues such as child protection and family/domestic violence. She was appointed as a member of the Juvenile Justice Board, under the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection amended Act, 2015. She has also served as a member of the Goa State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights, which is a recommendatory body in the State on child rights. This webinar will cover Common mental health problems in children and Effective discipline strategies.
01:28:15
January 12, 2021
‘Making of a Champion Mind’ - Sports Psychology
Welcome to Sakal’s #WeAreInThisTogether, we invite you to ‘Making of a Champion Mind’ a live webinar with Gayatri Vartak and Dr. Janki Rajapurkar Deole, co-founder and Director, Samiksha Psychology  ConsultancyService, in conversation with Mrunal Pawar. Gayatri Vartak Madkekar and Dr. Janki currently cater to prestigious sports institutions in the country. BCCI’s National Cricket Academy, Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, Olympic Gold Quest, Army Sports Institute, Virat Kohli Foundation, amongst many others. They have the experience of working with more than 2000 athletes as well as para-athletes in the disciplines of swimming, badminton, rowing, archery, and athletics. They also work extensively with children to develop life skills as well as parents and coaches. This webinar will help you to understand how to shape young minds to face challenges, thrive under pressure, and overcome obstacles in sport and other spheres of life.
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January 12, 2021
Music Therapy- Catching the High Notes
Welcome to Sakal’s #WeAreInThisTogether, ‘Music Therapy- Catching the High Notes’ a live webinar with Purvaa Sampath. She will be in conversation with Mrunal Pawar, Director Sakal Media Group and Founder - Sakal We Are In This Together mental health initiative, focusing on helping you unwind from your week, we bring you closer to yourself using different modalities of the arts and propel you into the week ahead! What is Music Therapy? It is an evidence-based use of musical interventions to improve our lives. We all know that music connects us with one another but did you know that music can help connect with our inner selves too? Music therapy is also used to clinically help disorders such as Autism or Bipolar. Music holds magic within, which upon meeting our ears can often inform us about our own thoughts and feelings. Who is Purvaa? Purvaa Sampath, the founder and director of Mayahs’ Universe is a graduate from Berklee College of Music and one of the few CBMT Board-certified music therapists and NMT (Neurologic music therapist) in the country. In her time with A Place To Be, an award-winning expressive arts therapy organization, she worked with a variety of populations from children and young adults on the Autism spectrum, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke rehabilitation, mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, bipolar and schizophrenia to geriatric care for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia and terminally ill clients. She also teaches introductory courses on music therapy as part of a PG diploma program in Expressive Arts Therapy at Women’s Christian College in Chennai and St. Xaviers College in Mumbai and presented at CMTAI’s (Creative Movement Therapy Association India) International conference in 2018. During our time together Purvaa will help us understand – What is Music therapy and what are some simple ways in which we can use music therapeutically in our lives and many more points including how to become a music therapist and her own journey of practicing as a music therapist in India. Come join us for a mindful session of Music Therapy that will leave your mind feeling at ease and one with yourself.
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December 1, 2020
Domestic Abuse - Marriage or Manipulation with Dr. Shirisha Sathe, Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D. in Spousal Violence
Let’s first understand the phrase ‘Domestic violence’ as two separate words. Domestic means within the realm of the household territory and violence means using physical force to hurt and cause damage. The very first step to overcoming domestic violence is learning about it. Many people are afraid to talk about it or sometimes, they avoid it purposefully as well because of the fear of the stigma that is present in society. Reach out to us @ https://www.waitt.in/therapy/ or call our helpline now: 020 - 71171669 #sakalsobatboluya
01:27:18
November 25, 2020
Tradition and Beyond with Rahul Deshpande
The art of music and singing can be used to relieve stress, and music and singing is an effective medium for managing stress. Also today the music scene is a big cultural cauldron.. everything is accessible to all. Classical music being so sophisticated is understood by few, learn how to make it sustain with the new generation with Rahul Deshpande, renowned classical vocalist in conversation with musicologist, Deepak Raja. "Music is a high-risk profession especially in these times of uncertainty, how to one/industry give space to so many musicians and vocalists who are aspiring to be professional singers. What is today’s music? Classical music is the same but the way everyone interprets it is different. It depends on the kind of impressions one has in everyday life. I like traveling, wildlife, and the visual arts, especially paintings, and these have had an effect on me. And, the musical language that comes out of me is today’s language. I express myself in music. Although the sur and classical music are the same (“it has been the same since Vedas”), the performance or rendition changes.”
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November 2, 2020
Animals As Our Mirror by Manjiri Latey
“Healing an animal is something that humans need, more than anything,” she says, adding, “It, in fact, heals us! Surrendering to nature and living as close to nature as possible is what we, as humans, need at this hour. Most of the human-nature conflict will then dissolve,” she insists. Sakal’s #WeAreInThisTogether and Manjiri Latey invite you for an informative session on ‘Animals as our Mirror’. She is the Founder of Earthwise and has been practicing as a 'Facilitator in Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning' workshops for the last 15 years; using the tremendous potential of the outdoors for a spectrum of behavioral issues, from leadership and self-esteem to niche issues like multiple intelligence theory, overcoming fears, phobias & unwanted behavioral patterns, to de-addiction. She is also a passionate and trained 'Telepathic Animal communicator.'
01:09:40
October 22, 2020
Celebrating Music with Mahesh Kale
A more mindfulness approach towards music - how deep listening and singing are both meditative and therapeutic at the same time. #DidYouKnow As per the research by UCF, University in Florida, if you are in pain and your body is under distress, the pain sensors go back to your brain but if your brain is engaged in music or any other musical activity, then it actually stops responding to that pain which essentially means the body doesn't essentially go into that trauma. Music helps us bring in the rewarding or the happy state which releases the right hormones which are known to avoid #stress. #musictherapy  Welcome to Sakal’s #WeAreInThisTogether, ‘Celebrating Music with Mahesh Kale’, renowned Indian classical vocalist who will be in conversation with well-known musicologist Deepak Raja. Deepak Raja is a musicologist and writer with a unique skill set. He has been trained in the Etawah gharana of the Surbahar/Sitar, writes with knowledge of the art that he derives from having been a performer himself and an avid and careful listener.  Mahesh Kale, Indian Classical vocalist renowned for his specialization in Indian Classical (Hindustani), Semi-Classical, Devotional music, and Natya Sangeet. Kale, after winning India’s National Film Award as the Best Playback Singer, for a classical piece in the film Katyar Kaljat Ghusli (2016), has firmly established himself as the face of Indian classical music of the new generation. Founder of Indian Classical Music and Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on preserving, nurturing, and celebrating Indian Classical Music. Thank you for your time, Team WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER. #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthisimportant #mentalhealthsupport #itsokaynottobeokay #stayconnected #helpsavealife #suicideprevention #connectingngopune #helpline #reachout #weareinthistogether #youarenotalone #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthisimportant #mentalhealthsupport #mentalstrength #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealthquotes #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealing
01:11:00
October 12, 2020
Holistic Healing Practices
#domesticviolence we all have faced it sometimes in a relationship, its high time we spoke about this in the open and stop worrying about the consequences, this problem, or issue as we call it does not occur only in the lower classes this happens in the upper class, upper-middle-class and the elite society as well, no one wants to speak about this and everyone tolerates domestic violence in some manner or the other, some think it will end shortly, some pity themselves for being where they are, some blame themselves for the situation and some do not want to get out of their comfort zones and hence allow violence. It is when abusive behavior is used by one partner to maintain control over the other partner be it male or female. They are different types of domestic violence one goes through like physical abuse, emotional abuse, economic abuse, psychological abuse, threats, etc.  Abusers humiliate their partners, they reduce their self-worth, isolate them from their family and friends and the victim feels helpless and powerless in this situation .it is important for us to understand that we need to stand up for ourselves empower ourselves, today there are many institutions and resources that help in these situations. We all need to live free and out of fear, We all need to reach out and speak. Dare to be Another U. Being a good couple is far more than sharing the same interests, Compatibility, I always thought as a child that if two people got along it would be that their interests or likes or dislikes as we call it would be more or less similar. However as one grows up we find out that we all have different views for the same thing our likes and dislikes also vary, but now I understand that having different views than your significant other is not a bad sign. There is a saying conflict is good for a healthy relationship. Trusting your partner, saying sorry when it is really required, doing something together that interests both of you, understanding each other just by looking into the eyes, loving each other like there is no tomorrow. Having followed all of this one can have the most amazing relationship and it isn’t a tough task at all. #weareinthistogether
01:07:04
September 21, 2020
Sailing Through Turbulent Times by BK Sister Shivani
Boost Your Emotional Immunity There is a steep rise in depression, anxiety, panic attacks, mood swings, domestic violence, and divorce rate. We are not recognizing them to be outcomes of lack of emotional strength. Instead, we are validating them as “Normal” reactions to the situation. Following are guidelines about how these affirmations can be used to get optimum benefits. Few simple lifestyle habits to boost emotionally immunity - 1. Energize your mind with a pure emotional diet every morning. Refrain from using phone or reading newspapers for at least an hour upon waking. With your first few thoughts, give gratitude to God, to your mind and body, to people in your life, and to everything you use. Say the 8 affirmations with conviction, visualizing, and feeling each statement. 2. Meditate for 20 minutes. For 30 minutes, study spiritual knowledge or any content that empowers your mind with vibrations of peace, love, happiness, faith, and wisdom. 3. Spend at least 30 minutes to exercise, yoga, walk, or gym, paying attention to thoughts. To energize your mind, you should avoid gossip or watching TV during the workout. 4. After every 1 hour, pause for 60 seconds and revise the 8 affirmations to recharge your mind. 5. Every day there are hours of continuous coverage about Covid-19 on media and social media. While it is important to be aware, it helps to limit news consumption. Otherwise repeated exposure increases fear and distress. You may choose to get updates for maybe 10 minutes a day and disconnect thereafter. 6. Your family and colleagues are adapting to new ways of living and working. They could be irritable, insecure, or anxious. Use your vibrations of peace and compassion in every interaction to heal them. 7. You are what you eat and drink. Food and water carry vibrational energy and therefore impact your emotional immunity. Today they have vibrations of fear and anxiety. a. Cook for your family and eat home-cooked, Sattvic, vegetarian food. Your vibrations of love and care energize the meal and heal the minds of everyone who eats it. b. Have high energy words such as mantra chants, songs of God’s remembrance, or spiritual discourses playing in the kitchen. They cleanse negative emotions and soothe everyone’s minds. c. State the 8 affirmations before every meal to energize it. d. Eat mindfully, away from phone and TV. Eat silently or have only happy conversations. 8. Sleep early to wake up early. Disconnect from work communication, gadgets, and emotionally stimulating content, an hour before bedtime. Resolve issues on your mind. Meditate or read positive messages for 10 minutes. Repeat the 8 affirmations as you fall asleep. They become a part of your subconscious, radiate to your body, and into the environment for the next 6 hours. When you create the same thoughts (affirmations) every morning, before every meal, before drinking water each time and before sleep, you would have effectively repeated them for 15 to 20 times a day. Within a few days, these thoughts become your normal way of thinking. Your thoughts will soon become your reality.
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September 1, 2020