Heartfulness helpline to cope with lockdown stress
Hyderabad, April 1 (IANS): The Heartfulness Institute with its global headquarters near here has set up a 24X7 helpline for citizens to deal with the stress due to coronavirus lockdown in the country.
As the pandemic has created uncertainty, fear, panic and isolation among people, Heartfulness on Wednesday announced various initiatives to help them deal with the situation.
The Helpline ‘Voice That Cares’ can be accessed by anyone by dialing the toll-free number 1800 121 Dhyana (3492). Several hundred Heartfulness trainers trained by their guide Daaji will respond to public calls and help alleviate emotional or mental distress of callers.
“Empathy is known to be one of the strongest healers and the trainers are well versed to navigate the callers through the distress due to the ongoing lockdown,” the institute said.
“There will be also be global ‘Lifecast’by Daaji, who will enunciate his thoughts on the situation and how to deal with it. It is scheduled at 5.30 pm on April 2. Daaji will follow up his talk with a meditation session. Pranahuti (life force), which is central to Heartfulness Meditation practice, will be transmitted by Daaji as part of the meditation and those who wish to take part in the session should simply keep their eyes closed, sit in a comfortable posture silently without any external disturbance, focus on their heart and bring their attention to the divinity that exists in their heart,” it said.
It can be accessed at http://www.Facebook.com/practiceheartfulness and http://www.youtube.com/c/heartfulness
“There is clear need for all of us to understand the situation as it stands today, demystify it and see it as it should be seen. There is too much information and too many changes in a very short time. How does one see it in a larger context of one’s life and what steps are needed to strengthen one’s ability to handle their feelings and emotions and thereby creating a contagion of positive emotions to deal with the situation together,” Daaji said.