I consider my work a psycho-spiritual integration process. I work with both the conscious and the unconscious dimensions of the mind, using the insights of depth psychology, movement and other expressive arts. My approach is multi cultural and interdisciplinary and I attempt to bring togethe...
I consider my work a psycho-spiritual integration process. I work with both the conscious and the unconscious dimensions of the mind, using the insights of depth psychology, movement and other expressive arts. My approach is multi cultural and interdisciplinary and I attempt to bring together in theory and practice the interconnect of mind and body, individual and collective dynamics (familial, social, cultural, geographical) and philosophical and spiritual concerns.
I have grown up in India and lived in different parts of the country. I have always been involved in academics and the arts. I worked in India as a psychotherapist for the past 17 years, simultaneously being involved with expressive movement, experimental theatre and non formal film practice...
I have grown up in India and lived in different parts of the country. I have always been involved in academics and the arts. I worked in India as a psychotherapist for the past 17 years, simultaneously being involved with expressive movement, experimental theatre and non formal film practices. Over the course of my professional life I have worked with individuals, couples, groups and communities. My work has involved negotiating the multicultural, linguistic, religious and socio-political diversity of India. It has been challenging and enriching dealing with both tradition and modernity, urban as well as rural contexts, secular and religious practices, gender issues, ethnic and class and caste distinctions. Indian pluralism challenged me to expand my consciousness of diversity, my perspectives, flexibility and to hold multiple, often contradictory realities together. India has helped me develop both a symbolic life, and an awareness and tolerance for complexity and difference, not merely in the world around me, but also within myself.
Jungian Psychology-In Training as an advanced router with The International Association of Analytical Psychology. (2008 till now) currently at ISAP Zurich.
Two year certificate program in The Fundamentals of Analytical Psychology, from The Jung Center, Bangalore, India (2005 – 2007).
Diploma in Holistic Counselling from Montfort College Bangalore, Certified by All India Council for Technical Education (2000).
Post Graduate degree, M.A. in Sociology with a gold medal from Goa University, India (1997).
Graduate degree, B.A. Honours, in Sociology from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University, India (1992).
Three year Renewal Program on Psycho-Spiritual Integration conducted by Clyde Murthy, Counselling Psychologist and Family Therapist (2000 2003).
Framing Knowledge - A course in critically understanding and producing knowledge, with special reference to the visual medium, in the context of the post modern world (Jan-Oct,2004)
Performing Arts Training:
Training in Creative Dance Expression under Mr. Jaap van Manen (Mobile Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands). Panaji (Goa), India. [1997-2003]
Training in Moving Breath Techniques (Movement, Dance, Yoga, Voice and Silence), under Ms. Sheela Raj. Chakra Centre for East West Synthesis, La Roche St. Secret, (South) France. [June-September, 1998]
Training in Odissi (Indian classical dance) under Guru Mayadhar Raut, Smt. Madhavi Mudgal, and Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi, India. [1984-1998]
Training in Bharatanatyam (Indian classical dance) under Guru Krishnakutty. Mumbai, India. [1977-1983]
Training in theatre with The Mustard Seed Art Company, Goa(1996-1997)
Psychotherapist in private practice – Goa and Bangalore, India, (2000- )
Faculty with The Studio for Movement and Art Therapies, with the certificate course in Expressive and Creative Art therapies. Bangalore, India, (2013-)
Co Director, The Jung Center, Bangalore.(2010-2012)
Group therapist/ facilitator for persons working with issues of co dependency and relationship addiction, gender and sexuality, familial and existential crises, Goa/ Bangalore (2001-2013)
Visiting Lecturer and Consultant psychotherapist and Supervisor in Counselling Technology at Nirmala Institute of Education, Panjim, Goa, (2003 – 2004).
Trainer and Consulting Psychotherapist for the psycho spiritual integration of The Assistants of L’arche International India - Calcutta, Bangalore, Chennai and Nandibazaar (2001 – 2005).
Psychotherapy services for ARZ (Anyay Rahit Zindagi) – an organization working with commercial sex workers, and their children on their project on sexuality and violence, Baina, Goa, (2000-2001).
Consulting therapist & creative art therapist at ‘Mera School’, a school for street children in Panjim, Goa (2000 - 2002).
Consulting therapist and trainer at Christian Children’s Fund Project, St. Joseph’s Boys home, Montfort Brothers, Calangute, Goa (2000- 2001).
Trainee therapist at Snehadaan a hospice for men with HIV/ AIDS -work included individual counselling, group work and family counselling, as well as networking with other professionals on the team (2000).
Consulting therapist for children in distress with CHILDLINE, Goa (2000-2001)
Visiting Lecturer in Sociology and part of the design faculty team, at Goa College of Architecture, (1998 – 2001).