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On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, this conversation in the context of the times we are living in, examines how the pandemic has changed our lives in ways we hadn’t prepared for. Many of us have lost our loved ones while many more are living in the fear and anxiety of the health of the vulnerable and elderly in their homes. Crores of people have lost their jobs. Children have been forced to spend long hours in front of computer screens due to online classes while a larger population is struggling to get access to gadgets and online education.
Interaction with both mainstream and social media has been stressful lately, especially because of the way in which the female body and mind are portrayed. All these have had a severe impact on our collective as well as individual mental health and we believe that it is important now, more than ever, to discuss ‘well-being’.
In collaboration with The Studio for Movement Arts and Therapies Trust (SMArT)
Kate Donohue is a licensed psychologist & a registered expressive arts therapist (REAT). She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology & has maintained an active private practice for 33 years. She has also been teaching for 30 years, at institutions such as the California Institute of Integral Studies, Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, JFK University & the San Francisco C.G. Jung Institute. She is a co-founder of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association & an MCEP & CEU provider.
Kate believes that searching for meaning connects us to the soul & the spirit, resulting in a life that is more open, more joyful & closer to the true self. Her approach to psychotherapy is guided by her passion for art, culture & spirituality. Her work marries Jungian oriented expressive arts therapy with a search for what is real, authentic & unique within us.
Dr. Leonilla Ageira has been deeply involved in studying the Mind-Body-Spirit relationship since 1986. She has worked on finding a synergy between eastern and western spirituality and has spent a considerable amount of time researching the practice of meditation and delving deep into the eastern spirituality.
Phoenix transformation sessions and Shadow Work developed by her help leaders empower themselves through transformation, integration, and individuation.
Dr. Leonilla is the founder of BODHI – a Centre for Human Growth into Consciousness and has spearheaded this organization for the time of its inception. She is also the founder of the Resource Center for Training and Development, this center works with the Psycho-spiritual approach in helping people unfold and discover themselves.
She was awarded the gold medal for her Ph.D. for best research work and M.V. Govindaswamy memorial prize for her research work for MPhil, in NIMHANS. She also holds a doctoral degree in Metaphysical Sciences from the University of Meta-Physics in California, USA.
Rathna Isaac (PhD in Clinical Psychology) completed her training in NIMHANS, in 2005, with a thesis on Marital Therapy with Distressed Couples.
She is a therapist, supervisor and trainer with around 20 years of experience. She is an external consultant/supervisor for the Couple and Family Therapy Programme at Parivarthan Counselling and Training Center. She has created and conducted both basic and advanced training programmes on couple therapy, and provides ongoing group supervision for couple counsellors.
She has conducted several training workshops for counsellors/psychotherapists at all levels and is deeply interested in the psychotherapy process.
She has also conducted workshops for lay people on topics like gender, parenting and aging. She has published papers and book chapters in the areas of couple relationships, ethical issues and psychotherapy. She recently did a 12 episode video column for the White Swan Foundation on “Navigating Relationships”.
Sukhvinder Sircar is an accredited group process facilitator and life coach and her deep understanding of human behaviour and aspirations support her facilitation work.
Her ‘Joyous Woman!’ workshops are hugely popular and transformational. Through these workshops, she facilitates men and women to come back to their true, joyous, and divine selves in a powerful way.
Brinda Jacob-Janvrin is a movement based expressive arts therapist, contemporary dancer/choreographer with more than 25 years of performing experience. She is also a qualified counsellor and has been working extensively with movement therapy over the last 15 years. From 2012 onwards Brinda has been training in and exploring Expressive Arts Therapy as a powerful modality with which to work with clients. While movement and the body is her primary modality, she also engages with techniques from visual art therapy, drama therapy and sand play.