I am a practitioner of Family Constellations Therapy and my sessions are based on my training, knowledge and experience in Family Constellations Therapy. I also have training in Transactional Analysis and Somatic work.
I worked primarily as a theatre actor and performer for over twenty-five years before beginning practice in Family Constellations. Arts practice often opened up avenues to explore healing in my life and is what led me to Constellations work.
My practice as a theatre actor involved learning multiple art forms and has drawn from my training in Bharathanatyam, Kalaripayattu, Tai Chi, Devarattam, Laban-Bartenieff work, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais work and Yoga among others. I have work credits as a facilitator/teacher, writer, designer and dramaturge in the theatre. All of this experience with the breath, body, voice and imagination inform my work with people today.
I have been and continue to be very interested in the education sector. I have worked as a full-time teacher-facilitator in the alternative schooling system in Bengaluru and been in the field of education for many years in various capacities. I am also a researcher, writer and editor for various organisations in the development sector on a wide range of issues in the areas of health, gender and water.
My training includes:
Certificate in Somatic Embodiment and Regulation Strategies (Level1, 2 and 3) with Somatic and Trauma therapist Linda Thai.
Certificate in Trauma and Body-based Approach, Experiencing The Body Keeps The Score with Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk.
Basic and Advanced Practitioner Certificate in Systemic Theory and Practice in Family Constellations with Annie Cariapa, Spanda, Bengaluru and Colette Green, Ochre, Ireland
Certificate in Somatic Education and Process Arts, Moving On Center, Berlin
Certificates in TA 101 and TA in Action (An Experiential Course in Transactional Analysis and Basic Counselling Skills) with Annie Cariapa, Spanda, Bengaluru
Certificate in Waldorf Education, Khandala Waldorf Education Seminar
Master of Arts in Social Work (Urban and Rural Community Development), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, English Literature and Journalism, Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru