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Urban Connect is an information hub dedicated to sharing resources related to Yoga, Buddhism, and Psychology, and exploring the connections of these subjects, for the purpose of promoting personal growth and healing. The site also targets how these subjects relate to under-served urban communities and the adversities they encounter.

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Erica Saccente, NPP is an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Erica received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Lafayette College, and studied nursing at Columbia University where she attained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing. She is a 200-hour Yoga Teacher, registered through Yoga Alliance, and she also teaches meditation rooted in Tibetan Buddhism. Erica has studied extensively with the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science. She completed their Contemplative Psychotherapy Certificate Program, earning certificates in Mindfulness and Compassion-based psychotherapy practices. She completed their inaugural 100 hour advanced training in Yoga Psychology, as well as the Nalanda Institute's Contemplative Life Training: Teacher Training Program. Erica has prior experience working at the Nathan Kline Institute studying sensory processing in schizophrenia, and working as a Registered Nurse on a psychiatric unit at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She has been working with under-served communities as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for over 6 years. She also has a small private practice in psychiatry, Adhara Insight NP in Psychiatry. She hopes to contribute to the cessation of suffering of all beings, in the midst of her journey towards self-liberation.


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I’ve broken through to longing
now, filled with a grief I have
felt before, but never like this.
The center leads to love.
Soul opens the creation core.
Hold on to your particular pain.
That too can take you to God.
— Rumi
 

Disclaimer: The information presented on this website is intended to be helpful to others, whether for healing or educational purposes. I offer sincere apologies if you have been cited on this page and feel you have been misrepresented. In this case, I ask that you contact me using the form on this page so I can make appropriate corrections. Likewise, I apologize if any of the information is incorrect or out of date. Feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions, or comments related to the site or the topics at hand. If you feel your work is relevant to this site and would like to be listed as a resource, please contact me as well. Some of the resources apply to more than one of the categories, but for purposes of simplicity, I chose to list each resource on only one of the pages.