Born in India and trained as a computer programmer, Swati Desai came to Los Angels and received her Ph.D. in Management from the Anderson School at UCLA in 1992. She worked and taught in the field of Computer Information Systems. After years of dabbling in Jungian Psychology and working as a paraprofessional counselor, she began her graduate work in Clinical Social Work and received MSW from UCLA and LCSW license to practice in California. As a mental wellness practitioner, Swati passionately combines her heritage in Eastern wisdom and her training in Western research-based analytical methods. She has been in private practice at Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine for ten years. She uses her background and intense training in Vipassana (mindfulness) meditation practice to help people deal with trauma, anxiety, and difficult emotions. She conducts meditation workshops, holds meditation groups, and uses mindfulness philosophy in individual sessions to allow people to experience the power of mindfulness meditations in going through difficult periods in life. Her dream is to allow meditators an easy access to meditation groups through sessions to allow people to experience the power of mindfulness meditations in going through difficult periods in life. Her dream is to allow meditators an easy access to meditation groups through global guided meditations, simultaneously encouraging universal and harmonious connections between people from different cultures. Swati blogs extensively for Huffington Post and Positively Positive, and wrote several columns for the Times of India. She has appeared on a TV show in India called "Good Life". Her faith in "Global Citizenship" is reflected in her writing as well as her purposeful travels to India, China, Hong Kong, and Europe. Visit swatidesai.com to know more about Swati's work.

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