Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

When: 23 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017 (Fri - Sun, 2 nights)
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Sadia Saeed Raval

Work related to Psychotherapeutic Practice
• Sadia is the Founder and Chief Psychologist of Inner Space- a counseling and psychotherapy center located in Mumbai, India.
• Over the past 15 years, she has worked as a psychologist extensively with different populations. She has had a sustained private practice right through, which has eventually taken the form of “Inner Space”.
• In her practice, she presently works therapeutically with individuals as well as couples in one to one sessions. She is especially interested in working with people looking for a deeper personal growth experience through therapy.
• She undertakes case supervisions and provides guidance to other therapists.
Work related to Mindfulness
• An ideology that is close to Sadia’s heart and has formed an integral part of her practice is that of Mindfulness which she blends with her psychotherapeutic practice.
• She is a TEDx speaker and has given a talk on Mindfulness of Difficult Emotions
• She has started Mindful Spring as a platform aimed at helping individuals to deepen their sense of presence in life through mindful practices. This is a work in progress
• She has conceptualized the “Integrated Mindfulness Program” for individuals and the “Mindful Workplace” program for organizations. The programs are a blend of her understanding of psychology and human behaviour, thinking and emotion with the concepts of mindfulness and somatic psychotherapy and are backed by solid neuroscience research.
• In specialized workshops for individuals and organizations, she customizes mindfulness to address parenting issues, couple-related difficulties, and for individuals looking for self-enhancement and personal growth and development.

Work with Trauma:
• Sadia has worked extensively with trauma in special populations such as:
-Orphans diagnosed with HIV +. (Asha Deep)
-Children affected by terrorism in Kashmir (Borderless World Foundation)
-Daughters of Sex Workers (Kranti-NGO)
-Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (In Private practice)
-Survivors of Physical Abuse. (In Private practice)

Other Experience:
• She was a consultant at Karuna Hospital for 6 years
• She was a visiting child guidance expert at Sol’s Arc (Assessment and Remedial Center).
• She has also been a part time counselor and advisor for several schools-both Regular and Special schools.
• She has designed, developed and conducted stress management and lifestyle modification workshops for several corporate organizations such as Citibank, E-serve and Tata Electricity and Manufacturing (Baroda).
• She has been a visiting teaching faculty for psychology in Nair Hospital- Department for Physiotherapy and in S.N.D.T University- Department of Nutrition.

Education:
• M.A.- Clinical Psychology- from University of Mumbai
• B.A.- With entire psychology from St Xavier’s College, Mumbai

Courses Attended:
• Integral Somatic Psychotherapy- Raja Selvam -4 courses between 2011-2016 (Mumbai)
• The Water Tank Model- Ursula-2014(Mumbai)
• Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (online)
• The Neuroscience of Mindfulness- Rick Hanson-2014 (Australia)

Other Interests:
• Sadia is an Indian Classical dancer and her learning of the dance form of Kathak is especially close to her heart
• She writes articles on the Inner Space website to make psychology available to non-psychiatric populations
• She writes articles on Mindful Spring website to spread awareness regarding mindfulness and meditation
• She is interested in travel and loves connecting to the cultural aspects and history of people and places
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