Course Description

A free 5 part course to empower you as a parent with simple, practical tools that allow you to raise kids that are happy, confident, eager to learn, connected with themselves and with their peers.

Course Instructor

Seema Khaneja MD

Seema Khaneja MD graduated from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in NYC in 1992 and completed her residency in pediatrics at NY Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, also in NYC, in 1996. Born in India and spending her early childhood there, she was drawn to study Eastern spiritual traditions at a young age. During medical school and after residency, she studied various complementary healing modalities with a focus on homeopathy, Ayurvedic nutrition, mind body medicine, yoga and meditation. For ten years she practiced holistic medicine caring for children and adults facing chronic physical illness as well as chronic mental health issues. Dr. Khaneja has also worked in the area of chronic pain and has facilitated numerous classes in meditation, stress management and holistic medicine for the local community in Rochester NY (where she currently lives) as well as for medical students at the University of Rochester where she is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics. However, by far, she feels that her greatest teacher is her 14-year-old son who officially became her resident Zen Master when he was just three!This past summer she had an epiphany (after writing this course) that she wanted to teach about peace of mind full time so she founded a nonprofit called Coaching for Inner Peace where she is the Executive Director.When she is not busy being an Executive Director or creating amazing online courses, she enjoys learning about Star Wars and the Clone Wars (from her son) and also loves ballroom dancing and kayaking.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Introuductory video for Parenting for Inner Peace

  • 2

    Step One- What is your commitment? What is your purpose?

    • Step One video- Commitment

  • 3

    Step 2- Clearing- Getting out of your own way

    • Using the GPS tool to clear your mind so you can parent with more peace, clarity and intuition

    • Picture of GPS tool courtesy David Hoffmeister

    • If you want to learn more about this tool click to listen to the teleconference recorded in April 2016

  • 4

    Step 3- Connecting with our inner wisdom

    • Guided meditation: Safe Place/Wise Guide

    • BONUS- Forgiveness practice

    • Ho'oponopono prayer

    • Please forgive me (article published in online magazine based in India)

  • 5

    Step 3- continued- Connection with others

    • Connection with others

  • 6

    Step 4- Creation: Why creativity and play are so important to parenting and raising healthy, happy kids

    • Step 4- The role of nurturing creativity and play in parenting

    • The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds

  • 7

    Step 5: Confirmation - how can we check-in so we stay aligned to our purpose and commitment

    • Step 5- Confirmation