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 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

  • 1


    • 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