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Sampada Desai, M.A., LPC, NCC, E-RYT 500, CLL/CLTT

Licensed Professional Counselor and Experienced Yoga Teacher

Sam is a licensed professional counselor with over thirty years of clinical experience in various settings such as a health organization, schools, universities, and a mental health agency. She is the founder of Desai Counseling and Yoga and the proud developer of a 2-day Choose Laughter certification program.

Sam is highly skilled at integrating Western and Eastern wellness practices. As an experienced Integral Yoga teacher, she has an uncanny awareness and knowledge of how Yoga supports mental health. Sam skillfully weaves in mindfulness practices of physical asanas, meditation, positive visualization, relaxation skills, and breathing to promote holistic wellness.

Furthermore, Sam is a talented and engaging speaker who has given numerous talks and workshops on mental health, mind-body wellness, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management and laughter.



Be Your Own Parent

Events with Sampada Desai, M.A., LPC, NCC, E-RYT 500, CLL/CLTT

Release Unhealthy Perfectionism and Embrace Your Worthiness – Online
December 3 - 4, 2022

It is our birthright to live joyously, yet too many are bound by the chains of maladaptive perfectionism. At the root of this epidemic are irrational beliefs about success and failure, fear of making mistakes, approval-seeking, and deep-seated unworthiness. Unhealthy perfectionism drains energy and reduces happiness, and, if unchecked, may cause chronic procrastination, anxiety, and depression. With her wisdom, experience and playfulness, Sam will lovingly teach ways to release and transform maladaptive perfectionism to healthy perfectionism. Embrace your inherent worthiness through mindful activities that generate unconditional self-regard, relaxation, laughter, and peace. Objectives: Learn about the difference between maladaptive and adaptive…

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