Aug 12, 2015 | sonerajhaveri |
What is Integral Psyche-Therapy? Known conventionally as Psycho-Therapy; Sonera likes to refer to her practice as Psyche-Therapy, thereby removing any stigma associated with it. Psyche is an ancient Greek word, generally, translated as soul, spirit or life force. So Integral Psyche Therapy, then, is a way of therapeutically engaging with the deeper essences and multiple layers of the Self. Integral Psyche-Therapy facilitates the integration of mind, body, soul and spirit as it curates a journey of self-discovery that enables one to harmonize the internal and external dimensions of oneâ€™s process and allows one the space to consciously and skilfully respond to life. Drawing on multiple orientations, Integral Psyche-Therapy facilitates an unique and tailor-made approach for the individual to catalyze a holistic healing process through the integration of the conscious and unconscious aspects of the Self. Should a pharmacological intervention be necessary, Sonera has working relationships with select psychiatrists in both South Mumbai and the suburbs. Inspired by the theory of Ken Wilber, the Integral Approach holistically engages the individual and harmonizes mind, body, soul and spirit, facilitating a deeper engagement with the pluralistic layers of the Self. The Integral Approach works to optimize the four dimensions of earthly existence understood as the subjective (mind), inter-subjective (relationships), objective (body) and inter- objective (environmental, societal) when evaluating a course of therapy or coaching. In her practice of Integral Psyche-Therapy and Integral Coaching, Sonera assimilates Eastern spiritual traditions such as Buddhism, Vedanta, Yoga and Tantra with Western Psychology and Philosophy. The Integral Approach engages multiple aspects of the self to create a personalised course of Therapy or Coaching for each individual, while working with the bio-energetic and psycho spiritual-aspects of the Self. Soneraâ€™s therapeutic repertoire includes: â€¢ Mindfulness Meditation â€¢ Yoga Therapy â€¢ Transpersonal Psychotherapy â€¢ Psychodynamic Therapy â€¢ Cognitive Behaviour Therapy â€¢ Dialectical Behaviour Therapy â€¢ Hakomi â€¢ Somatic Experiencing â€¢ Biofeedback â€¢ Ecotherapy â€¢ Dreamwork â€¢ Art Therapy
Sonera Jhaveri, M.Sc., M.A., Ph.D is an Integral Psyche-Therapist, trained in San Francisco, California. Her interest in human subjectivity developed at the Unviersity of London where she completed her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Social and Medical Anthropology. Thereafter, Sonera completed her masters degree in Integral Counseling Psychology and her doctorate in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her dissertation was on “Unconscious Ecological Alienation and its impact on the Psyche Soma” and was conducted from 2011-2012 in Mumbai, India.
Sonera’s trajectory has embodied a progression from Medical Anthropology and the Anthropology of Consciousness to include Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural, Existential and Transpersonal psychologies. Through her research, Sonera has found that an integration of the inner world of dreams, emotions, memories, fantasies and traumas with the outer crusts of life such as the environment, career, relationships, institutions, politics, art and culture one is informed by, is of paramount significance in terms of understanding the complexity of the human condition.
Sonera specializes in individual, family, couples and group therapy. She has also been trained in organizational psychology, and has done extensive work with institutions and corporations. Sonera also conducts Skype therapy sessions, when needed. It is important to her that her clients are active participants in the co-created therapeutic process.
She has and continues to work with generalized anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders, anger management, stress reduction, issues of low self-esteem, eating disorders, marital discord, chemical dependency and addictions. She also works within the ambit of health psychology and does therapeutic work with individuals enduring cancer, auto-immune diseases, terminal illnesses, diabetes, hypertension, kidney dysfunction, post natal depression and infertility.