As part of our national COVID-19 response team, our doctors, paramedics, nurses and medical professionals have been working round the clock, drenched in heavy protective gear, working for 6-8 hours straight, to treat patients and provide them much needed medical attention, sometimes at the cost of risking their own lives. To ease the daunting stress of handling the huge number of patients and help medical professionals find a reservoir of peace within them even for a few minutes, in yet another COVID initiative, The Art of Living has launched Online Meditation and Breath Workshop for Doctors and Medical professionals between 13th and 16th May, under the blessing and guidance of founder and global spiritual master, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
The workshop would provide practical and powerful tools, using breath works and spiritual knowledge to deal with anxiety, stress, sleeplessness, trauma in some cases that doctors may experience in their course of work particularly during the pandemic. The workshop aims to restore the smile on their faces, and help them experience deep experiential peace, give them a calm and clear mind, happier emotions, that will give them energy to serve better, stay healthy, mentally fit and be more productive.
This workshop is the first in the series of similar workshops that will be organized for the medicos across the country.
“We would like to thank Dr. Srinivas, Dean of the ESIC Hospital and College, Hyderabad, who had the vision to think out of the box and facilitate this workshop,” said Mrs. Neeru Singh, IAS. “We have 65 doctors in the first workshop. The Institute is planning on conducting research on the impact of the practices taught during the workshop on participants.”
The workshop would be inaugurated by the Honorable Minister of State for Home, Shri G Kishan Reddy in the blessed presence of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
“As 13th May is Gurudev’s birthday, we could not have thought of a more auspicious day than this to commence this important initiative,” Mrs. Singh said.
The workshop is being facilitated by Mrs. Neeru Singh and Dr. Jaymini, a medical professional herself. The workshop will be spread over 4 days, with 2 hour sessions daily. Thereafter there will be regular weekly follow ups with the participants.