‘‘The quest for sustained happiness and peace cannot be purchased as it is earned through lifelong dedicated efforts for self-improvement through regular Personality Defect Removal (PDR), sattvik lifestyle and spiritual practice under the guidance of an evolved spiritual guide. However, if one sincerely practices Spirituality as per universal principles then it will only be a matter of time before one is able to transcend the mind and obtain the experience of the Soul or the God Principle within each of us. This is the experience of Bliss, a superlative form of happiness, which is not dependent on anything.’’ These were the concluding words by Dr. Nandini Samant as she summed up her presentation ‘Finding peace of mind in a stressful world’ in the webinar. The webinar was organised by the South Asian Medical Students Association (SAMSA). It was held on 1st November, 2020 between 6 pm to 8 pm. The webinar was hosted by Dr. Shriya Saha, a mentor and the treasurer at SAMSA.
Dr. Nandini Samant presented the research on ‘Finding peace of mind’ by H. H. (Dr.) Jayant Athavale. H. H. (Dr.) Jayant Athavale is a world renowned Clinical Hypnotherapist, having experience of 23 years of clinical practice as a doctor, 51 years in psychological research, both in India and the United Kingdom, and 39 years in spiritual research. Dr. Samant began by giving an overview of why we get stressed. Then she explained the PDR process and how to use it to overcome the undesirable traits also known as personality defects and turn them into qualities. She then explained how Spirituality and a sattvik lifestyle helps in reducing stress. The case studies that she shared gave the participants a fair idea of how PDR can be used to bring a complete turnaround in life.
The webinar was very well received. A total of 1168 people from 14 countries and 24 states of India registered for the event. The webinar was available on both Zoom and Youtube live platforms. The webinar is now available on Youtube and since has reached more than 11,000 viewers.
The feedback form sent in the chat box was filled by 114 participants.
- 66.7 % of those who responded said they found the webinar excellent, while 25.4 % said it was very good.
- To the question ‘Which section of the webinar did you find most interesting – the PDR part, spiritual practice part, the sattvik lifestyle part or all the three ?’ – 68.4 % said ‘All’, 21.9 % said ‘PDR’ and 8.9 % said ‘Sattvik lifestyle’
- 95.6 % said they felt the ‘Webinar will be helpful in their pursuit of Happy life’ and
- 91.2 % said ‘They would be interested in attending PDR workshops conducted by MAV to learn and adopt the process’