CIMY Seminar

Introduction to Search Inside Yourself (SIY) Program for Emotional Intelligence Using Mindfulness

Advisor Rajinder Gandhi, MD – Guest Lecturer, TI/CIMY
Director Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, CAP – Chair and Advisor, TI/CIMY
Sponsor Center for Integrative Medicine and Yoga (CIMY)
Held Mar. 13, 2015 (Moffett Field, CA)


This introduction to the Search-Inside-Yourself (SIY) Employee Well-Being Program takes a science-based approach to develop useful mental habits for achieving deep and long lasting well-being. Designed and tested at Google, the program helps participants integrate the three key building blocks for well-being: mindfulness-based emotional intelligence, mental and emotional resilience, and engagement. The program’s goal is to help participants thrive – enjoying greater productivity, effectiveness, and happiness – in all aspects of their work and outside of work.

Program Design: 
Everyone has the capacity to develop and increase well-being because well-being is a skill, and like all skills is trainable. The highly interactive program includes the following core components: (1) Overview of the neuroscience of emotion, perception, and behavior change; (2) Attention training to enable greater emotional intelligence, including self-awareness, self-mastery, and connection with self and others; (3) Emotional intelligence principles and practices for developing healthy mental habits that accelerate well-being with an emphasis on self-awareness and self-regulation; and (4) Mindfulness and reflection practices that support happiness, thriving and overall well-being.

Benefits:  Participants who complete the 1-day (8-hour) SIY Employee Well-Being Program will learn foundational skills for achieving:

  • Increased self-awareness and self-regulation competencies
  • Greater alignment of personal values with actions
  • More engagement and productivity at work (and beyond)
  • Greater resilience, including enhanced abilities for managing adversity and disruptive change
  • Tools for sustaining peak performance and motivation
  • More happiness and thriving – overall wellbeing!

To inquire about a full-day presentation of this seminar on the East Coast, please write to the address provided (email or postal), or call 757-766-7990.

Advisor Profile:

Rajinder P. Gandhi M.D. is currently practicing as a Pediatric Surgeon at The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, New Jersey. He is a Retired Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, having completed his teacher’s development intensive in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at University of Massachusetts. He received teacher’s training at Search Inside Yourself (SIY) Leadership Institute to teach Emotional Intelligence using Mindfulness. Designed and tested at Google, the SIY program helps participants integrate the key building blocks for well being: mindfulness-based emotional intelligence, mental and emotional resilience, and engagement.

Dr. Gandhi has been teaching the Mindfulness program to the hospital staff at The Valley Hospital for the last two years, and the SIY program for the last six months. He has taught these programs at several other non-profit organizations.


No fee. [Suggested donation = $5 – $15]

To Register:

Write to or call the Event Coordinator at 757-766-7990.


DISCLAIMER: Attendance at this event is for personal growth, and entails no promise of employment.