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“Dealing with Uncertainty with Certainty” Workshop at JVB Preksha Meditation Center

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By Seema Jain

HOUSTON: As part of community outreach, JVB Houston Center organized its second workshop of I-Choose for year 2016, a program for young professionals on Dealing with Uncertainty with Certainty. The event was held on Sunday, April 17 from 1PM – 2:30 PM inside JVB’s Pyramid Hall and was conducted by distinguished speaker Alok Jain, Chairman of society of Petroleum Engineer’s Global Training Committee with over 40+ years of experience and an active member of JVB Board of Directors from past 12+ years. The seminar was targeted for professionals of all ages. 25+ people attended this informative and interactive workshop. The objective of this workshop was to give a general information on how to deal with chaos, confusion, anxiety of uncertain situations in the same way we cope with certain situations.

JVB President, Seema Jain welcomed the community members. She opened up the session with sharing the vision of I-Choose program, its need in today’s world. She highlighted that Increasing numbers of young professionals are entering the sandwich generation, trying to maintain a balance between their personal and professional lives. choose program fills the gap with an aim to guide, educate, and help young people to address these challenges by providing a venue to talk to the “experts “and networking with each other so that they can succeed  in their professional, social, family, and personal lives.

She invited Alok Jain to share his wisdom on the current Topic of the session. At the outset, he gave several examples from our daily life and emphasized that although there is uncertainty in all cases, our comfort/confidence level varies a lot from one situation to the other depending on the perceived impact of that situation on our life. He further pointed out that as we broaden this observation to cover different stages in our lives, a clearer picture emerges between our comfort level and the perceived impact of the situation at hand.

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Normally, we deal with such situations by worrying and taking stimulants to suppress the anxiety without realizing that we are making the problem more difficult rather than solving it. The real solution lies in probing the source of real anxiety and recognizing that the only thing we can control is preparation on a proactive basis. Once that has been done, we need to learn to roll with the punches. In terms of proactive planning, several ideas were offered such as replacing expectations with plans to living in the moment and taking things as they come.

In conclusion, He emphasized that the best way to face uncertainty was approach them with deep rooted self-confidence in one’s own abilities. After all that is what we can glean from the lives of successful people who appear poised, relaxed, and positive about life no matter what comes in their way.

The entire presentation was extremely informational, educational and audience was very engaged and interested throughout. During Q & A round, several Young professionals shared their anxiety and emotional stress of Dealing with Uncertainty of certain situations and how this session was a perfect reminder & reassurance of creating more certainty to the possible uncertainty that life will bring their way. In closing, Seema Jain did the vote of thanks.

JVB Preksha Meditation Center envisions a blissful and peaceful society through Preksha Meditation, Yoga and Education of Non-violence. It conducts weekly Mediation, Yoga and Swadhyay sessions and runs special events and programs like iChoose and Meditation Camps.  Its open to all and every session or event is free of charge to its attendees.

For more information visit www.jvbhouston.org or call 281.596.9642. You can also reach Seema Jain @ 281-575-0575.

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