Hi Charnita, thanks for taking the time to chat with SIW. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work.
Charnita : Here is a private link for you that quickly recounts my journey:
What inspired you to get into this profession?
Charnita : My inspiration was/is a deep internal awareness that education has to be inclusive of the emotional needs of the students. If every participant in the classroom feels emotionally secure, the process of self-actualization would be achieved much more joyously. With realized potentials, our world would become a better place.
What is your USP?
Charnita : Deep Emotional connect with audience. These testimonials lovingly speak of this:
How someone can start the same business as yours in terms of investment, material procurement, production, and marketing etc?
Charnita : It has to start with a vision. Investment, material necessities, marketing emerge when you naturally believe in what you are doing. It must genuinely solve a social problem. Then, you’re doing emerges from your being.
Any challenge you are facing in your profession and how you overcome that?
Charnita : I meet a lot of people who are undergoing severe emotional distress. Last year, I saw some university students contemplating suicide. Saw some suicides too. This made a very deep impression on me.
I realized, how sometimes one’s mind can be a dangerous place to be. This initiated me to start Hope and Happiness workshops.
What are your plans for the future?
Charnita : We aspire to expand the vision of PLS into an active centre of people, events and ideas in the form of mindful & emotionally healthy classrooms, retreat centres, minimalistic-sattvic cafes and book-clubs in the major cities of world. This would ensure us to manifest our vision towards a more accepting, mindful, peace-loving, non-judgmental society.
How you manage your personal and professional life?
Charnita : If you manage yourself well, you can manage any dimension of your personal and professional life. I follow a disciplined mind and body training routine. Yoga and practicing silence are two very important components of my day. Journaling is also an important self-management tool for me.
What are your favorite books that you would recommend SIW family?
Charnita : How to Love | Thich Nhat Hanh
Finding Your Element | Sir Ken Robinson
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience | Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Non-violent Communication | Marshall Rosenberg
Anything you want to mention here …
Charnita : Other Links:
Ndtv-take on Digital Mindfulness: http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/heads-up/is-social-media-destroying-real-world-relationships/333704?site=classic
Professional Profile: http://her.yourstory.com/charnita-arora-pls-0124
Student Testimonials: https://www.facebook.com/PerfectLifeSpot/reviews
Emotional Well-Being http://theyellowsparrow.com/cherishing-spirit-within-perfect-lifespot/
Online publications on:Elephant journal, NextBigWhat.com, Yahoo Lifestyle, Linkedin
Ms. Charnita Arora is an Emotional Well-being coach and founder of Perfect Life Spot. She facilitates online and offline sessions on mindfulness, emotional-intelligence and ecosystem (creation and strengthening). Her flagship session, ‘Concerts of Silence’ has been phenomenal in achieving deep relaxation and efficiency maximization for the participants.
Over the last 6 years her unconventional-experiential methodology has touched thousands of students, professionals, entrepreneurs and mothers.
Lovingly also addressed as the ‘Happiness Coach'; she is also a subject-matter expert on happiness and inner-peace for various media publications, news channels and universities.
She has a candid YouTube channel. That can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnXFbPV5YCQ0gVt734kc8tw
Ms Charnita can be reached at email@example.com.
What advice would you give to young women readers of SIW who want to follow a similar career path as you?
Charnita : As an entrepreneur in the field of emotional well-being, the following three insights have been a source of empowerment for me:
* Mind-Training: Learning to manage our attention is the most important mind-muscle that we can develop. How do you manage your attention? Mindfulness is an essential tool in our times of device-epidemic and breath-interruption. I recently wrote a small book titled Mindfulness for Beginners in Plain English to explore this topic with practical tools and insights.
* Self-awareness: Intra-personal relationship comes much before inter-personal relationships. How is your relationship with yourself? Do you accept, trust and love yourself?
* Self-Nourishment: Nourishing my mind and body for at least one hour every day. Also, it is extremely significant to note that mind and body are deeply related. (If you just had fried food, cake with milk tea, do not expect to be calm in a provocative situation!)
* Language of needs: And for me, the most significant tool in the inter-personal space is speaking and hearing the Language of needs. Owing to Marshall Rosenberg’s phenomenal tool of non-violent communication, I have tried to develop what he calls “giraffe ears.” As a mentor, imaginer and teacher, while working in different environments, one encounters a variety of behaviors and emotions.
I have come to understand that needs that are met lead to affection, joy, excitement, certainty, trust, confidence and so on. On the other hand, unmet needs lead to frustration, anger, irritation, depression, sadness and so on.
In any inter-personal context of conflict to tune-into the participants and their needs, is an extremely empowering tool. So, rather than fixating/diagnosing/judging people as good or bad, it is liberating to perceive them in terms of met/unmet needs.
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