Mindfulness summit held in the city

At a recently held summit on mindfulness, Mumbaikars witnessed an insightful discussion about mental illness, emotional intelligence and mindfulness. Speakers delved into the details about the causes of mental illnesses and what steps can be taken to prevent them.

There were experts from multiple fields who had gathered from all over the world and shared all their valuable experiences on stage for the audience of Dr.'s case studies Daniel Goleman . award-winning psychologist and author, Héctor García, author of Ikigai, Buddhist monks, cognitive scientists, dancers and musicians as well.

The summit saw many speakers like Ronald D Siegel of Harvard Medical School , Dr. Ruth Baer of the University of Oxford, Neerja Birla, Dr. Matthew Lippincott of Goleman EI, Clif Smith of EY Americas, Chris Tamdjidi, founder of Kalapa Academy, Chef Ranveer Brar Norbu Wangchuk, former Minister of Education, Royal Government of Bhutan, Shalini Behl together with the founder Manish Behl.

For two days, Mumbaikars had the opportunity to listen to more than 30 speakers, more than 10 workshops, more than 20 keynote lectures and focus sessions.


Neerja Birla said that he believes that awareness about mental illness should be created and that people should come forward and talk about their problems instead of hiding it. In today's generation, especially in India, many people are taking their lives, because they live in the myth that the winners cannot have a mental illness. It is a problem that does not depend on any factor, be it gender, socioeconomic background or age, and it can happen to anyone.

He also talked about how stress in the workplace has become commonplace now due to an overly competitive environment and high performance students tend to be more affected as they have to overcome themselves.

Speakers talked about how mindfulness helps us respond to the situation and not react to it. They advised people to take the time to respond to a situation and should not be spontaneous, because if we take the time, negative thoughts decrease by 50 percent and people respond on the basis of rational thinking.