Course Description

Course Instructor

Seema Khaneja MD

Seema Khaneja graduated from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and completed her residency in pediatrics at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. During medical school and after residency, she studied various complementary healing modalities including Ayurvedic nutrition, mind-body medicine, yoga and meditation. For ten years, Seema practiced holistic medicine, caring for children and adults, with a focus on chronic physical and mental health challenges. She facilitated numerous classes in meditation, stress management and holistic medicine for medical students at the University of Rochester Medical School as well as the local lay community in Rochester, New York, where she resides. She is also a Clinical Instructor at the University of Rochester’s Department of Pediatrics.

Born in India, she spent her early childhood years there. Since her teenage years, Seema studied with spiritual teachers in the Hindu and Buddhist tradition, and is also a student of A Course in Miracles. She completed a 2-year online Mystical Mind Training through Living Church Ministries and became a Commissioned Minister in the spring of 2019.

Seema created Coaching for Inner Peace to help clients move through emotional and physical health challenges using their inner spiritual resources in a way that is deeply transformative and immensely practical. She also is the Director of Shanti Academy, an online learning portal offering courses for students seeking a pragmatic and concrete way to experience inner peace.

Seema is passionate about integrating the wisdom of world spiritual traditions with scientific research, to guide people to holistic healing. In her leisure time, she loves to take walks by the Erie Canal, create new Indian-Western vegetarian fusion recipes in her kitchen, and watch movies (Bollywood and Hollywood) with her friends and family.

For more information about Seema and Coaching for Inner Peace, enjoy Seema’s website,

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Day 1: Committment, willingness and desire

  • 3

    Day 2: A simple three-step process to listen to our inner wisdom

    • Day 2: Paying attention, joining and taking action- three simple steps to access our inner wisdom

    • Day 2 Transcript for three steps to access our inner wisdom

  • 4

    Day 3: Writing as a way to connect with our inner wisdom

    • Writing to empty the mind so we can connect to the inner wisdom beneath the monkey mind

  • 5

    Day 4: The two thought systems inside the mind and being with difficult emotions

    • Observing our feelings and learning to be with uncomfortable emotions to allow healing

  • 6

    Day 5: What is our purpose? What purpose would I choose?

    • Letting our purpose of love and peace lead the way to connect with our inner wisdom ~ part one

    • Letting our purpose of love and peace lead the way to connect with our inner wisdom ~ part two :-)

  • 7

    Day 6: Continuing reflection on purpose

    • Staying on purpose is like riding a bike

  • 8

    Day 7: Holding a grievance is a block to connecting to our inner wisdom

    • Inner Wisdom: The Master Recycling Plant

  • 9

    Day 8: Guilt can block our connection to inner guidance

    • Guilt, fear, judgment and grievance: Obstacles to inner peace

  • 10

    Day 9: Allowing fear and doubts to rise and being gentle with oneself

    • Connecting with our inner wisdom is a path of allowing and being gentle with ourselves

  • 11

    Day 10: Final reflections

    • Some final thoughts on the process of connecting to our inner wisdom

  • 12

    Additional Resources/Guided Meditations

    • Writing your way to healing

    • Soft belly meditation

    • Serenity prayer

    • Beyond all ideas of right and wrong is the I AM presence - a guided meditation based on teachings of Rumi

    • Healing through anger with Goddess Kali

    • Yoga-based systematic guided relaxation/meditation

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