Positivity and Relaxation (Meditation) Training

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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 October 20th, 2021

Presented by

Dr. Bindu Vyas, Ph.D. Certified Yoga Teacher (YTT200), Certified instructor for Positivity and Relaxation Training from Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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 $100.00Please 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

Facilitator/Presenter Bio –

Dr. Bindu Vyas, Ph.D. Certified Yoga Teacher (YTT200), Certified instructor for Positivity and Relaxation Training from Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Vyas has conducted Meditation classes for organizations such as the Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA); She offers a Positivity and Relaxation Training (PART) course in a small group setting. The program 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. For a more detailed bio of Dr. Bindu Vyas, Click here

Detailed agenda for PART program

From October 20th to December 22nd, 2021

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

Tentative Outline


Session                     Date                                       Topic



Session 1                Oct 20    Informational and Goal Setting


Session 2                Oct 27    Science of Mind Body Medicine, Breath Focus


Session 3                Nov 03   Simple Breath Awareness; Sleep


Session 4                Nov 10   Stress Awareness; Body Scan; Mindful Eating; Social Support


Session 5                Nov 17    Mending Mind and Body; Mindful Movement


Session 6                Dec 01    Creating an Adaptive Perspective; Insight Imagery


Session 7                Dec 08   Cultivating Positivity; Wise Person RR


Session 8                Dec 15   Creative Expression; Idealized Self


Session 9                Dec 22   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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October 20, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
December 22, 2021 @ 9:30 pm
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