Practice Nonviolent Communication

meets every Monday

7:30 pm - 9 pm.


Regents Park Apartments

5050 S Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL

Welcome to Journeys of Life

The journeys of life program evolved from Dr. Hemalata Pokharna’s quest for inner peace and harmony in the western environment, to which she had immigrated from India for advanced Biochemistry studies in 1985. Hema has taught courses on spirituality and Medicine at the University of Chicago. She believes that body, mind and soul are the integral elements of the human condition, which means that spiritual health and wholeness should be an integral part in health promotion programming. The term spiritual health is being used here to mean the ability to live in the wholeness of life. The consequences of disconnectedness on physical and spiritual health can be devastating. However, people can learn skills in life that lead to connectedness on three levels, connecting with self, connecting with others, and connecting with a larger meaning or purpose.

She provides training to develop these skills. The program trains participants to develop skills to connect with self through Meditation and Focusing, and connect with others through Nonviolent communication