Nav Chetna Shibir/Breath-Water-Sound program (BWS)

The Breath-Water-Sound program seeks to address the challenges of economically and emotionally distressed communities by empowering them. The first step towards empowerment is stress-elimination and inner confidence. This is where the Breath-Water-Sound workshop comes in.

Simple breathing, sound relaxation, and meditation techniques are taught to relax the individual. These techniques teach people how to handle negative emotions such as anger, regret and depression. By dealing with these emotions, there is a sense of peace and relaxation. What follows is mental clarity, confidence and focus to find solutions for challenges faced in the rural areas – be it substance abuse, infrastructural problems or lack of basic amenities.

When empowerment starts with individual transformation, it is sustainable. For communities are made up of individuals and empowered people naturally lead their communities towards progress.

From the ghettos of Chicago to the inaccessible tribal regions of India, over 2 million people all over the world, have benefitted from the workshop. It is instrumental in bringing people together, inspiring them to serve and participate in the development of their communities.

Entire communities have undergone a metamorphosis, bearing testimony to the power of the Breath-water-sound workshop.