A panic-stricken climate has increased stress and affected our mental and physical health. We suffer from disorders initiated or made worse by stress and need to cope with it, find some balance and reduce stress. How can we use mind and body to reduce stress, calm our mind and stay healthy?

Come join us in this nine-week journey where we answer this question and learn

  • Self-care techniques to promote health, happiness, and well-being,
  • Mind-Body techniques such as meditation, mindfulness, physical activity, positive psychology, creativity, humor, and adaptive thinking,
  • Stress management and cultivate a more positive outlook in life.

9 Week Positivity and Relaxation Training (PART) Program
Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital
Every Wednesday 8:00 – 9:30 PM EST for 9 weeks, starting April 21st, 2021


Dr. Bindu Vyas, Director Indian Circle for Caring USA Inc. (ICC)
PART Meditation Certified and Yoga Teachers Training 200

The PART curriculum is based on the pioneering evidence-based research by Herbert Benson, M.D. and the Mind-Body Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and MGH Mind Body Institute. Click here to see the detailed program outline. 

The program starts with goal setting and introduction to the Resiliency and Relaxation Response. Each class contains a review and experiential exercises, followed by learning and practicing new skills. Click here for program details.

Fees: Usual fees for this program would be $399. ICC is extending the introductory fees for this session to $199.00. Those who attend all the sessions will receive a refund of $100.00. Please note the special pricing may not be available for future courses.

In order to facilitate the most effective learning, the class size is limited to 15 participants. Please register early: Click here to register

Participants would receive a professionally developed workbook prepared by Mind Body Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The workbook serves as a reference during the program and for the future.

For any questions, please feel free to contact Lifestyle@ouricc.org

Bindu Vyas, Ph.D. YTT200, PART Certified (BHI for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital)

Dr. Vyas is passionate about learning, teaching, and researching stress management for health and wellness. She has conducted workshops, seminars, and courses on Meditation. Positivity and Relaxation Training (PART) program. PART offers self-care and relaxation training and is proven to help participants develop skills to manage stress and cultivate a positive outlook, promote health, happiness, and wellbeing

Click here for a detailed bio of Dr. Vyas


Detailed agenda for PART program

From April 21 to June 16th, 2021

Wednesday evening 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST  

Tentative Outline


Session                     Date                                       Topic



Session 1                April 21    Informational and Goal Setting


Session 2                April 28  Science of Mind Body Medicine, Breath Focus


Session 3                May 05   Simple Breath Awareness; Sleep


Session 4                May 12       Stress Awareness; Body Scan; Mindful Eating; Social Support


Session 5                May 19    Mending Mind and Body; Mindful Movement


Session 6                May 26    Creating an Adaptive Perspective; Insight Imagery


Session 7                June 02   Cultivating Positivity; Wise Person RR


Session 8                June 09        Creative Expression; Idealized Self


Session 9                June 16      Humor and Staying Resilient; Loving-Kindness Meditation; The Energy Battery


Offered by: Bindu Vyas, Ph.D. in Management, Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor, PART Certified

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