Background and Inspiration
"Knowing your own darkness is the best way of dealing with the darkness of other people" - CARL JUNG
My name is Shweta. I am a Yoga & Mindfulness Therapist for Mental Health with a specialist interest in Perinatal Mental Health and Somatic and Psychological Inquiry. I currently work as NHS Adult Therapist at a specialist Mother and Baby Unit near London and see clients privately at my practice in Camden, London and Kings Langley, Hertfordshire. I am also currently training for my Masters degree in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute in London.
I am on the business advisory board of the Minded Institute and am a senior supervisor and lecturer on their 500h Yoga Therapy Professional Training Programme.
I am on the editorial board of Motherdom Magazine and am a speaker raising awareness of maternal mental health issues and the responsible use and benefit of non-medicalised interventions for mental health. I speak and run workshops for organisations on understanding and optimising mental health using non-medicalised interventions and also speak at National Mental Health conferences about the efficacy of Yoga and Mindfulness practices as therapeutic interventions for clinical populations.
I have an award winning first class honors degree in Psychology and Social Anthropology, and before becoming a full-time mother to my two boys, I had a successful eight-year career as a Management Consultant.
I have been teaching since 2012 and have had a personal yoga and mindfulness practice for over 20 years. I am a great believer in developing my academic and theoretical, knowledge, skills and understanding within the field of therapy as well as committing to my own reflective process and daily practice. I believe these all play an important role in my work as a therapist and my continued development as a practitioner.
I am passionate about understanding the biopsychosocial factors that impact mental health and as such I seek to integrate society and cultural contexts, eastern and western philosophy, psychology, mindfulness, yoga, neuroscience and spirituality into my understanding and approach of working with clients.
Qualifications, Awards & Trainings:
**The 500 hour Yoga Therapy Training course is accredited by the British Council for Yoga Therapy (BCYT), Yoga Alliance (US), and the Association of Physical & Natural Therapists (APNT)**
Accredited CPDs & Continued Learning:
November 2018: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8 Week Course
September 2018: Maternal Mental Health Alliance Conference: Speaker & Attendee
June 2018: 1 Day Training: Perinatal Psychology Training: Delivered by BPS Faculty for Perinatal Psychology.
January 2018: Perinatal Mental Health Services Conference: Speaker & Attendee
July 2017: Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) King’s College London. Women’s Mental Health Research Summer school
April 2016: Yoga for Fertility and Menstrual Health - Uma Dinsmore-Tuli