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Sadia Saeed Raval
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Attended Post Graduation: Dept. of Applied Psychology- University of Mumbai
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We can be our biggest critics without even realizing it. Observe how you talk to yourself. What does that inner voice say?
Let's start a small practice- to introduce kinder, loving words and compassion to our inner voices
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Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it’s to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success. Someone who takes an undemanding job because it affords him the time to pursue other interests and activities is considered a flake. A person who abandons a career in order to stay home and raise children is considered not to be living up to his potential — as if a job title and salary are the sole measure of human worth.
You’ll be told in a hundred ways, some subtle and some not, to keep climbing, and never be satisfied with where you are, who you are, and what you’re doing. There are a million ways to sell yourself out, and I guarantee you’ll hear about them.
To invent your own life’s meaning is not easy, but it’s still allowed, and I think you’ll be happier for the trouble.
- Advice from one among the really creative people the world has seen - Bill Watterson
The entire speech is worth reading actually. you can read it here:
"The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive." 'Tis the season for glorious life advice dispensed by cap-and-gow
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“The fear of death follows from the fear of life." - Mark Twain
Death Anxiety is not simply anxiety about dying but anxiety about not living meaningfully. Culturally, we are averse to talking of death. However, awareness of one’s finite time on this planet in this form is probably one of the most important factors for living meaningfully. What "living well" means is unique to you but it requires some deep exploration from your end.

Our blog post speaks addresses this and elaborates on an insightful psychotherapeutic exercise to increase your awareness of how meaningfully you are living:
Death Anxiety is not just anxiety about dying but anxiety about not living meaningfully. Being aware of this finiteness can help you make wholesome changes
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A school in Manhattan has a great, unique program for children who are too shy to read or struggle with reading in class. It involves the participation of two therapy dogs! Having them as an audience helps the children work through their inhibitions and feel more comfortable.
Read on to see how great (and heart warming) this program is: 
UPPER WEST SIDE (PIX11)-- Some very special children on the Upper West Side got to enjoy an amazing event after school Wednesday. Students at P.S. 163 who are too shy to read in front of an audienc...
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All of us feel various emotions- worry, relief, happiness, anger, sadness.  We equate these feelings with some thoughts and our current state of mind – Is that it though? When you speak of sadness, anger, fear, despair what do you think these emotions really include? A lot of us mistakenly believe that emotions are just about some thoughts and the way one feels.

Emotions actually have a big manifestation in the body too. In fact, the body is the seat of emotions.

Think about these words that we use to describe emotions: "I have butterflies in my stomach" "He was purple with rage" "He spoke with clenched teeth, his face flushed" -- why do you think these expressions emerged?

Read more about how emotions play out in the body and how you can work with them: 
http://innerspacetherapy.in/mindfulness/emotional-healing-mind-body/
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Almost all metaphors about sex are sexist, competitive, heterosexist, goal-directed. And such metaphors then can't result in healthy sexuality developing in young people or in adults.
So we need a new model, a new metaphor. Now, more than ever.

Al Vernacchio brings forth a new metaphor,one that's more about shared pleasure, discussion and agreement, fulfillment and enjoyment in this witty, relevant talk:
For some reason, says educator Al Vernacchio, the metaphors for talking about sex in the US all come from baseball — scoring, getting to first base, etc. The problem is, this frames sex as a competition, with a winner and a loser. Instead, he suggests a new metaphor, one that's more about shared pleasure, discussion and agreement, fulfillment and enjoyment. Let's talk about … pizza.
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“It is our job to prepare our children for the road
And not prepare the road for our children”
-Dr Wendy Mogel (Clinical Psychologist)
The last couple of decades has seen a big shift in parenting style, especially in the urban set-up. As people move towards better financial stability and as their goals and the time they spend with their children changes, so the way they parent changes. A new breed of parents who believe in giving children everything they possibly can is not uncommon.
However, what do children really need from their parents? And does overly indulging them actually help them to grow?
As therapists who have frequent interactions with parents and children, this concern has been an important part of our team discussions. 
So here is our entire team coming together telling you what they think. In this detailed article we cover the reasons parents tend towards overindulgence, the effects on children and new perspectives on what could be done instead!

http://innerspacetherapy.in/overindulgent-parenting/
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When children experience overwhelming feelings, the feelings quickly translate into physical sensations and stress. These simple and highly effective yoga poses can help your child self-soothe and calm down.

I've created one for therapy called "Balloons in the Sky". You sit in a sitting yoga posture (Sukhasana) and inhale deeply through the nose. While you exhale, you blow the air out of your mouth slowly imagining you're blowing out a balloon- a whoooosh sound. I let children imagine the colour and type of balloon they are blowing out- and ask them to imagine it floating out into a clear blue sky. I repeat this 3 to 5 times. I generally use it to help kids let go of worries or frustration that they might be feeling. It helps children relax, while staying rooted to what they are feeling in that moment. Plus, it is a lot of fun! :)

I think these exercises would be very effective with adults as well. Do take a look, the illustrations are beautiful as well.
Maybe it’s a refusal to put on a hat, maybe it’s wanting to get out of the car, or not get out of the car — whatever the trigger (and it can be anything, can’t it?) we all know the moment when our
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Looking beyond brokenness and fixing :) 
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"I often say now I don't have any choice whether or not I have Parkinson's, but surrounding that non-choice is a million other choices that I can make." ~Michael J. Fox
Parkinson's Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting many aspects of a person's life, including movement, speech, activities of daily living, mood, cognition. 
April being World Parkinson's Awareness Month, join the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Society & people with Parkinson's in creating awareness about this condition:
‪#‎SupportParkinsons‬ ‪#‎ParkinsonsAwarenessMonth‬ ‪#‎WalkForACause‬
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Sometimes, when things get tough, we get very worked up and try fixing it- the problem then takes up so much of our mind space, leaving us feeling tired, tense and frustrated. At these times, remember to not fix, but to adopt patience and just be:
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As one of the 7 yr olds I know aptly puts it: "I am too busy studying and playing". Play does not need to be a structured, scheduled activity all the time. Allow your kids to be bored at times: let them explore, discover, invent- seeing the world around them with a set of eager, wondorous eyes.
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Founder and Chief Psychologist- Inner Space Counseling and Assessment
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Counseling, Psychotherapy, mindfulness based therapy, Somatic Psychotherapy, marital therapy, child counseling, counseling for psychological and emotional difficulties
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    Founder and Chief Psychologist, present
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Founder and chief psychologist of Inner Space Center for counseling and assessment

Style of therapy: Eclectic- A combination of mindfulness practices, somatic psychotherapy and other classical therapeutic approaches.

Developed Integrated Mindfulness Program (IMP)
Am passionate about integrating mindfulness practices-that have originated in India and are now extensively used by western psychotherapists-into the Indian psychotherapeutic context.

Find it very easy to talk and love and fairly easy to write

Learning Kathak, an Indian classical dance form and absolutely love it 

Have a flair for photography-and an eye for compositions.

Traveling and interacting with new cultural systems is a high for me.

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Education
  • Post Graduation: Dept. of Applied Psychology- University of Mumbai
    Clinical Psychology, 1997 - 1999
  • Graduation: St. Xavier's College, Bombay
    Psychology, 1992 - 1997
  • Schooling: St. Anne's High School- Fort, Mumbai
    1992
  • Trainings in Psychotherapy
    -Integral Somatic Psychotherapy: Trauma Vidya California -Neuroscience and Mindfulness: with Rick Hanson- Sydney Australia -Neurolinguistic Programming -Reality Therapy
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