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Priorities for women’s health in India for better economy and quality of life (Divya Bhaskar 5)

Priorities for women’s health in India for better economy and quality of life (Divya Bhaskar 5) The proverb "પહેલું સુખ તે જાતે નર્યા" (true happiness lies in good health) rings true, especially when considering India's future. Women are the pillars of our families and communities, and their well-being is directly linked to the nation's prosperity. The World Health Organization defines health as physical, mental, and social well-being, not just the absence of disease. Just as athletes prepare for a competition, investing in women's health equips them to thrive in all aspects of life. Even Ravan and the family prayed before

Story of two A/C installations: Efficiency gap between India & developed countries (Divya Bhaskar 1)

બે એ/સી ઇન્સ્ટોલેશનની વાત: ભારત અને વિકસિત દેશો વચ્ચે કાર્યક્ષમતાનું અંતર In 2003, I bought an a/c for our home in Japan. After I completed the purchase, the cash register person asked me about the delivery time and date. I was surprised and didn’t know how to respond. The friend explained that they would deliver according to the slot that suits them and you. To my surprise, the person came as per the scheduled slot. I was looking for his helper and later realized he carried the box single-handedly in a trolley, removed his shoes and went about work. In

The critical role of women in India’s Amritkaal (Divya Bhaskar 4)

The role of women in India's economic growth The critical role of women in India’s Amritkaal Recently, we have discussed not being satisfied with being in the top 5 global economies since quantity alone is insufficient; we need quality (recall we are below 120 per capita GDP). We also talked about the low participation of women in the Indian economy. All of us should understand why, without the active participation of women, India cannot even dream of being a top economy on a per capita and size basis. Let's understand four core areas where women must play a

Your participation is required in India’s growth story! (Divya Bhaskar 2)

Source: Divya Bhaskar (Gujarati), Apr 7, 2022 Last week, I discussed India's abysmal ranking (below 120) in per capita GDP worldwide despite being among the top five economies by size. We must address this issue instead of celebrating our position among the top five global economies. Over the past decade, the total size of the economy has improved significantly. However, without improvement in the per capita GDP, it's unlikely that everyone will experience the actual benefits that we deserve. While celebrating the overall economic growth, quality is also required, not just quantity. We must also be aware of our role

Are you ready – to contribute to the compounding of the Indian economy? (Divya Bhaskar 3)

Source: Divya Bhaskar (Gujarati), Apr 15, 2024. Source: Divya Bhaskar, Gujarati During the last two weeks, we have discussed the importance of individual participation and the quest to be the best in the world in what we do.  Now, I want us to imagine what the year 2050 would mean to the Indian economy and you!  Before we do that, let’s understand the principles. Rule of 72 and compounding:  Unfortunately, most of us don’t use compounding after we learn in school.  Let me put things in perspective.  If you are growing your investment or economy at 8%, dividing

International Conference Presentation-Exploring Childhood Trauma’s Impact On Women’s Financial Well-Being

The following work done by the team at the Society for Energy & Emotions and Osat Knowledge Pvt Ltd was presented at the Annual International Conference on Harmony on Innovation at the DY Patil B-School, Pune. The work supports the model highlighted below that we use in our daily work - about the role of childhood trauma on long-term behavioural issues, that was explicitly studied among the women. Please see the press coverage HERE. Exploring Childhood Trauma’s Impact On Women's Financial Well-Being Author Details: *Ruhi Pabari1, Gunjan Y Trivedi2, Amit Trivedi3 1, 2 Society for Energy & Emotions, Wellness

Book Chapter (Social media & Mental health) in the book the Changing Landscape of School Psychology

Book Chapter (Social media & Mental health) in the book the Changing Landscape of School Psychology We are pleased to share that one of our studies on the impact of social media usage on mental health is now included in the recently published book (See the details below) Summary of the findings: The results indicated that higher usage of social media resulted in a negative impact on mental health parameters. The high (4-6 hours) to very high usage categories (>6 hours) had higher odds of poor mental health outcomes compared to low usage (<2 hours). Young individuals (Aged <=18-25) are

Understanding Self-Harm vs Suicide Attempt

Parents or caregivers often struggle to differentiate between self-harm and suicide behaviors (includes suicidal thoughts, plans, or history of suicide attempts. Self-Harm: A Misunderstood Cry for Help In Self-harm, also known as Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI), the attempt is not to take one’s life. It might seem counterintuitive, but for some people, self-harm becomes a coping mechanism. The pain (whatever the source could be) becomes a way to deal with overwhelming emotions such as intense sadness, anger, or anxiety. It can also be a way to feel something when feeling numb or disconnected. Suicide Behavior: A Different Kind of Pain

Pareto (80-20 rule) articles in Divya Bhaskar (Gujarati) – by Dr Gunjan Y Trivedi

During the first quarter of 2024, I wrote a few articles recently published in the business section of the Gujarati Newspaper Divya Bhaskar.  The articles (most of them with English translations) are compiled below.  Many of our students have learnt how this idea is incorporated in most of the modules we facilitate (more details here) starting from the SEE Life Priority matrix, The index trauma for identifying and addressing trauma and eventually in life-coaching.  The concept is also an integral part of the preparation we do for Inner Child Integration Therapy and Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories. Please go through the

Pareto (80-20 rule) #6: Pareto examples – Effectiveness of business inquiries

By Dr Gunjan Y Trivedi Many of you wrote to me inquiring about how to use Pareto (80/20) analysis in your business.   I will share some methodologies to help you apply a similar approach to your work. Before we discuss an example, let’s be clear about the objectives.  Remembering the bird from Dronacharya’s test during the training of Pandavas, we should be clear about the two crucial steps.  First, what’s our objective? Once we are clear about the objective, the second step is to achieve the objective.  Dronacharya spent much time probing whether each budding prince knew the

Pareto (80-20 rule) #5: Applying pareto to work-life balance (The SEE Life Priority Matrix)

by Dr Gunjan Y Trivedi. As printed in Divya Bhaskar (Gujarati) newspaper Examples of Pareto (80/20 rule) in our daily life Over the past month, I've discussed the Pareto Principle, which states that 80% of the outcomes stem from 20% of the efforts or focus areas. Last week, we delved into applying the Pareto Principle to attain work-life balance using the SEE Life Priority Matrix. We pinpointed two criteria, Importance and Satisfaction, to categorise key areas of life like physical and emotional health, career, finances, relationships, social life, and hobbies. By employing these prioritisation principles, we recognised how

Pareto (80-20 rule) #4: Applying pareto to work-life balance (The SEE Life Priority Matrix)

The life priority matrix (also known as the SEE Life Priority Matrix) is a technique we use in Module 1 (The Journey Within, available in Hindi and English) to help individuals prioritise work-life balance and therefore improve their quality of life.  Unfortunately, the translation in English is not available. The SEE Life Priority matrix is covered in our module 1 training

Pareto (80-20 rule) #3: Applying pareto for operations & project management

સંચાલન અને પ્રોજેક્ટ મેનેજમેન્ટમાં પેરેટો (80/20 નિયમ) સિદ્ધાંતનો અસરકારક ઉપયોગ  (Not available in English) ડૉ. ગુંજન વાય. ત્રિવેદી ગત સપ્તાહે, રોકાણના સંચાલનમાં પેરેટો સિદ્ધાંત (80/20 નિયમ)ની ભૂમિકા અંગે ચર્ચા કરી હતી. આ સપ્તાહે, આપણે વ્યવસાયના બે ક્ષેત્ર કવર કરીશું: પ્રોજેક્ટનું સંચાલન અને ચાલુ કામગીરી. પ્રોજેક્ટ મેનેજર્સ હંમેશા ચાર પરિમાણો વચ્ચે સંતુલન સાધવાનો પ્રયાસ કરે છે. 1)અવકાશ (scope), 2) ગુણવત્તા, 3) ખર્ચ, 4) શેડ્યુલ. પ્રોજેક્ટ્સ અલગ અલગ હોય શકે છે ત્યારે આ ચાર પરિમાણો પ્રોજેક્ટને અસરકારક બનાવવા માટે એકબીજા સાથે કામ કરે છે. ઉદાહરણ તરીકે પ્રયોજક ઝડપી ગતિએ પ્રોજેક્ટ પૂરો કરવા માંગે છે. એ કેસમાં, ઝડપી પરિણામ હાંસલ કરવા માટે પ્રોજેક્ટ મેનેજર

Pareto (80-20 rule) #2: Applying pareto for financial planning

Applying Pareto for financial planning Last week, we discussed the role of the Pareto Principle (80/20 rule), which suggests that around 80% of the outcomes or effects come from a relatively small portion (around 20% of inputs). Today, we review how the approach is evident in equity investing through a quick study of the top 10 large-cap mutual funds. First, let's use Pareto to establish some basic guidelines.  Investing 80% of your money into equity is more prudent during the early phase of your earning career. As you approach retirement, the numbers can be reversed, i.e. 80% of your funds

Inner Child Integration and Emotional Neglect in Complex PTSD Recovery

Bridging the Gap: Inner Child Integration and Emotional Neglect in Complex PTSD Recovery To uncover the root causes of trauma, one crucial aspect that often gets overlooked is the role of emotional neglect experienced during childhood. Our ongoing research, focused on individuals assessed for Complex PTSD, has provided valuable insights into the profound impact of emotional neglect and its connection to long-term trauma. This article offers some unique insights from several assessments and personal interviews of adults who present with the symptoms of Complex PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Assessment: Worldwide, DSM-V (The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental

SPU 2024-Presentation on Examining the Impact of Parental Resilience and Childhood Trauma on Parenting Styles

The following two abstracts will be presented (Examining the Impact of Parental Resilience and Childhood Trauma on Parenting Styles) at the SPU  National Conference in Anand   Abstract 1: Examining the Impact of Parental Resilience and Childhood Trauma on Parenting Styles Presenter: Dr Gunjan Y Trivedi Co-Presenter:Riri G Trivedi, Neha Pandya, Parishi Thakore, Vipasha Naik Background: Resilience plays a key role in internalization and externalization. Similarly, there is significant evidence about the role of childhood trauma in internalization and externalization issues. However, there is limited literature on the link between parenting style (a behavioral trait) and the influence of parenting

International Conference on applying Psychology for Suicide Prevention-Our Abstracts

Wellness Space team is going to present total of 3 abstracts (please see below) at the conference.  Please join us. Abstract #1 -Effective Strategies for Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention: A Practical Guide Utilizing the ASQ Tool for Screening Background: Suicide behaviour (including suicide thoughts, plans, and history of attempts) requires specialised screening and intervention. Suicide is a primary cause of death in the young population of India (Age <39), and hence, psychologists and psychotherapists need a framework to facilitate better screening and recovery. Objective: The study, based on the ASQ (Ask Suicide Screening Questions) toolkit, provides

Pareto (80-20 rule) #1: Small Changes, Big Impact: Integrating the Pareto Principle into Your Daily Routine

This was an article given to Divya Bhaskar, Ahmedabad (Feb 19, 2022) Context: We use Pareto ideas across our daily work, even in mental health.  For example, index trauma (covered in Module 6) is based on the 80/20 principle.  Other examples in daily life include equity portfolio planning and financial well-being. Please read the entire article below in English: The Pareto Principle, also known as the 80/20 rule, suggests that a significant portion, often around 80%, of effects come from a relatively small portion, usually around 20%, of causes. In simpler terms, focusing on a few key areas can often

NAOP24-Presentation on “resilience & depression”, “childhood trauma & suicide behavior”

The following two abstracts will be presented (The Role of Resilience in moderating depression, Childhood Trauma & suicide behaviour) at the NAOP national convention in Vishakhapatnam on Feb. 15, 2024).   Abstract ID NAOPABST000312: The pivotal role of resilience and perceived social support in moderating depression: A structural equation modelling approach Presenter: Dr Gunjan Y Trivedi Co-Presenter: Neha Pandya, Parishi Thakore, Dr Hemalatha Ramani Background: Resilience is the capacity to adjust, recover from hardship, stress, or challenging life experiences, and move on and prosper. It entails using sensible coping strategies, preserving well-being, and even becoming more resilient in facing difficulties.

Effect of lifestyle choices on Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) pulsations Journal of Applied Consciousness Studies

Abstract: CSF flow plays a critical role in clearing metabolic waste from the brain. The flow depends on several factors, including cardiac and respiratory oscillations. The process of CSF pulsations also follows a circadian pattern and plays a central role in maintaining the homeostasis of the Brain and the Central Nervous System (CNS). Any disruption to this flow triggers a homeostatic imbalance in the central nervous system and could increase the risk of several chronic conditions, including Alzheimer’s. This commentary highlights recent research to articulate the importance of CSF flow and provides insights into the drivers of the CSF flow.

Childhood trauma research in India at Wellness Space (Update: Jan 2024)

Childhood trauma research at Wellness Space, Ahmedabad, India At Wellness Space, over the past several years, we have worked on understanding the root causes that lead to internalizing symptoms and externalizing symptoms.  One of the core issues or root causes is exposure to repeated trauma of high intensity during childhood.  Despite the extensive global evidence, there is limited childhood trauma research in India.  Hence, we decided to pursue it.  At the moment, we have extensive published evidence supporting the role of childhood trauma as a significant risk factor in several internalizing issues (Such as depression and anxiety, insomnia, etc.) and

Parenting style assessment

In our workshop on "Pathways to Positive Parenting", we encourage the parents to understand their parenting style and based on that, facilitate better interactions with the children.  Four pareting styles are highlighted below for reference. Parenting Style Defining authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, and uninvolved parenting typologies can be achieved by examining differing levels of acceptance and rejection, behavioral control, and psychological control unique to each style. In addition, parenting types can be distinguished by identifying other parenting characteristics that have been empirically linked to each style[1]. Psychologist Diana Baumrind proposed a widely recognized framework for categorizing parenting styles based on her

Effect of Lifestyle Choices on Cerebrospinal Fluid Pulsations

Our recent publication highlights the Effect of Lifestyle Choices on Cerebrospinal Fluid Pulsations. This research extends our work linking lifestyle choices with (a) chronic disease risk, (b) immune system imbalance risk, and (c) mental health issues-related risk.   The article highlights the importance of enhancing autonomic function through slow breathing (for example, research we have done on Bhramari and self-hypnosis gets additional backing through the findings of this review article). Several examples of the role of circadian rhythms and the need to align our lives to that rhythm are also provided. Abstract: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow plays a critical role in

Uncovering root causes of internalization & externalization issues

Uncovering root causes of internalization & externalization issues We aim to transform individuals and teams at the Society for Energy & Emotions, Wellness Space.  This requires us to understand and measure the problem defined by the client.  Often, that problem is not the real problem, and there is a story behind the story that needs to be identified.  Once the core challenge is identified and measured, we go after the drivers of the problem or the core issues or root causes of the problem. Backing our core training, we have explored the root causes, attempted to connect the core issues

Conference presentation: ACE and suicide behavior at NAOP

The below abstract was presented as part of the symposium at NAOP 2023 in Ahmedabad. Abstract # 4: A pilot study to understand the presence of adverse childhood experiences (childhood trauma) in adults with a history of suicide attempts at a well-being center in India Presenter: Neha Pandya Other contributors: Gunjan Y Trivedi, Hemalatha Ramani, Riri G Trivedi Abstract: Background: Suicide is India’s leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults. Evidence has highlighted the link between adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and suicidal behavior. The study attempts to understand the presence of ACEs among individuals with a history of

Predicting suicidal behavior among Indian adults using childhood trauma, mental health questionnaires and machine learning cascade ensembles

We are happy to share our recent conference presentation at Society of Energy & Emotions, along with Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi that seeks to predict suicidal behaviour among Indian adults using Childhood Trauma, Mental Health Questionnaires & Machine Learning Cascade. The abstract of the research that is accepted at Comsys 2023 is mentioned below: Abstract. Among young adults, suicide is India's leading cause of death, accounting for an alarming national suicide rate of around 16%. In recent years, machine learning algorithms have emerged to predict suicidal behavior using various behavioral traits. But to date, the efficacy of machine

Publication-Effect of Various Lengths of Respiration on Heart Rate Variability during Simple Bhramari (Humming)

Effect of Various Lengths of Respiration on Heart Rate Variability during Simple Bhramari (Humming) Heart rate variability (HRV) is a physiological phenomenon that measures the variation in time between successive heartbeats. High HRV is associated with a healthy and flexible autonomic nervous system, reflecting the body's ability to adapt to different situations. It is often seen in individuals with good cardiovascular health and resilience to stress. On the other hand, low HRV may indicate a less adaptive autonomic nervous system and can be associated with various health issues, such as cardiovascular disease, chronic stress, or other conditions affecting autonomic function.

Publication: The Insidious Nature of Childhood Emotional Abuse

Publication: The insidious nature of childhood emotional abuse Emotional abuse is an often overlooked aspect when it comes to addressing childhood trauma. Its insidious and subjective nature makes it difficult to assess and resolve. The publication covers emotional abuse and its impact and aims to spread the much-needed awareness about it for parents, mental health professionals and educators. Details of the full paper are on the journal website HERE.  A high-level summary is captured below. Authors: Riri G Trivedi, Research Scholar, JJT University, India. ([email protected]) Dr Anita Kumar, ([email protected]) Hema Ramani, Ph.D. ([email protected]) Gunjan Y Trivedi, Ph.D. ([email protected]) Saurabh Kumar,

Effectiveness of online therapy sessions for both assessments and intervention

Effectiveness of online sessions for both assessments and intervention At Wellness Space, several therapists have offline and online therapeutic intervention experiences.  Over the past three years, since the COVID-19 outbreak, our therapists (located in India, Japan, Singapore)[i] have worked with clients across the world during online therapy work[ii].  Each module (including past life regression) of our training has also been delivered effectively online.  We have (See Point D below) also assessed the effectiveness of the outcomes (changes in well-being, anxiety & depression, sleep quality and trauma assessment) and validated that the interventions across therapists and mode of delivery (online vs

Live discussion witn CNBC AWAAZ on the role of parenting for suicide prevention

"Coaching institutes in Kota cannot be blamed. It is parents putting undue pressure on their children in a highly competitive environment which is leading to students ending their lives," said the Supreme Court on 20th November, 2023. The prevalence & rise in suicide rates is one of the most serious concerns in our country. In this video, Riri Trivedi talks about her research at Society of Energy & Emotions alomg with IIT Mandi on predicting suicide behaviour among youth and also shares the critical importance of parenting for prevention of suicide. https://youtu.be/W-JpVGzqNUg The above talk is based on several

Publication-A pilot study to understand the presence of ACE in adults with post-traumatic stress disorders at a well-being centre in India.

A pilot study to understand the presence of ACE in adults with post-traumatic stress disorders at a well-being centre in India. We are happy to share our recent publication that highlights the linkage between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and childhood trauma (Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs), based on our work at the Society for Energy & Emotions, Wellness Space. The paper highlights the linkage between Childhood trauma and PTSD. Inner child and PTSD. Abstract Background Though there is adequate evidence linking specific Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the risk of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the availability of evidence

Inner Child (Childhood Trauma) Awareness Series

Inner Child (Childhood Trauma) Awareness Series The impact of childhood trauma (adverse childhood experiences) on mental health and strategies to prevent and manage the implications In Sep/Oct 2023, we planned several awareness talks on the impact of childhood trauma (also known as Inner Child) to increase awareness in the general population and psychologists and psychotherapist communities. The topics ranged from (1) What is childhood trauma or inner child? (2) the impact of inner child (childhood trauma) on mental health, (3) Inner child and implications for parenting and finally, (4) Complex PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Inner Child integration (or

Childhood Emotional abuse & its impact

Childhood Emotional abuse & its impact What is emotional abuse? Emotional abuse is a behaviour that harms a child’s self-worth or emotional well-being. Examples include name-calling, shaming, rejecting, withholding love, and threatening[1]. Emotional abuse is a behavioural pattern where a person deliberately and repeatedly uses actions and words to negatively impact the mental well-being of the target person. While the physical force is absent, the emotional manipulation is core to emotional abuse[2] Overview of Childhood Emotional Abuse and Its Impact The concept of the “inner child” phenomena (a psychosynthesis of all ages from childhood to old age) continues to impact

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Frequently Asked Questions (Childhood Trauma)

1.1 Frequently asked topics on childhood trauma – PTSD or Complex PTSD? The human approach to understanding and addressing trauma is evolving; honestly, we haven’t yet figured out all the implications of trauma.   There are some important considerations: There is a difference between PTSD and Complex PTSD (The video explains this further) The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition(DSM-5), a handbook often used by psychiatrists and psychologists, does not currently acknowledge complex PTSD as a separate condition. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), a condition covered under DSM-IV in anxiety disorders, is covered in DSM-V. However, in DSM-5 it was called

Conference Publication – Predicting Adverse Childhood Experiences via Machine Learning Ensembles

Predicting Adverse Childhood Experiences via Machine Learning Ensembles Recently, we collaborated with the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi team to understand if predicting exposure to childhood trauma (Adverse Childhood Experiences-ACEs) is possible without directly asking questions about specific ACEs. We found that by understanding specific internalization experiences (such as well-being, depression and anxiety, sleep quality) and externalizing behaviours (such as suicide behaviour, ability to focus, history of self-harm, etc.), it is possible to understand if the individual has been exposed to low or high ACE level. The findings affect psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists since many people take the time or

Book Review “The Genie Within- your subconscious mind” By Harry W. Carpenter

Book Review “The Genie Within- your subconscious mind” By Harry W. Carpenter. Review by Meenakshi Nair. Why Book Review?  At Wellness Space, all the therapists in training, review books and relevant research, to grow their skills.  The reviews we post here are verbatim (i.e. no attempt is made to modify it or even change spelling errors).  The idea is to get meaningful insights not just for self but also others and hence, after the consent of the reviewer, we post the reviews verbatim.  Hope you will enjoy these insights. I found this book very relevant, not only for hypnotherapy students and

Publication – Bhramari (humming) as stress buster

Humming (Simple Bhramari Pranayama) as a Stress Buster: A Holter-Based Study to Analyze Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Parameters During Bhramari, Physical Activity, Emotional Stress, and Sleep A brief note on the article: Recent research by Gunjan in our team identified that Bhramari Pranayama (simple practice, without any mudras or hand gestures) could profoundly benefit heart signals (resulting in heart-brain coherence that improves physical and mental health).  This was validated by comparing the "heart signals" (known as heart rate variability analysis or coherence) during various activities (physical activity, emotional stress, sleep, and Bhramari), and the comparison demonstrated the outcome.  You

Wellness Space presentations at NAOP 2023 (Ahmedabad University)

Team Wellness Space presents several abstracts at the 32nd Annual Convention of National Academy of Psychology,  NAOP 2023, at Ahmedabad University.  All the abstracts are listed below: Oral Presentation 1 - The impact of social media usage on well-being, anxiety & depression, sleep quality By Gunjan Y Trivedi ([email protected], +91.9574742288), Heer Vaghela, Hemalatha Ramani, Riri G Trivedi Abstract: Social media’s impact on mental health is well-documented and backed by scientific evidence. Based on review of literature, two hypotheses were propounded, 1) increased social media usage is linked to a negative impact on several mental health parameters, and 2) there

Childhood trauma intervention: The testimonial write-up by the client (Therapist: Meenakshi Nair)

The individual came with very high assessment (both intensity and frequency) of adverse childhood experiences (ACE score) or childhood trauma.  There were obvious outcomes in the area of emotional health, such as poor well-being, high level of depression and anxiety, poor sleep quality, as shown in the visual below under "before". Post the initial consultation, Riri G Trivedi suggested that Meenakshi Nair would work with the individual.  The assessment also included trauma related outcomes (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD), anger, the need to take revenge, hatred, trust issues, relationship issues, migraine and so on. About 6 months and about 12

About Wellness Space – for NAOP conference participants at Ahmedabad University

About Wellness Space Wellness Space was co-founded in 2010 in Singapore by Riri G Trivedi & Gunjan Y Trivedi, Ph.D., focusing on providing evidence-based coaching and training.  Now based out of Ahmedabad, India, it has grown into a team of more than ten coaches, therapists, and psychologists. The team Wellness Space integrates insights from the research, training modules for psychotherapists and psychologists, and individual coaching sessions to transform individuals and groups.  Combining the three different areas into the daily work creates unique benefits for the clients and stakeholders.   Wellness Space’s results in anxiety, depression, irrational fears/phobia, trauma, and insomnia, have

Summary of doctoral research – The impact of humming bee breathing (simple Bhramari Pranayama) practice on Heart Rate Variability and implications for healthcare management

Gunjan Yogendra Trivedi's Ph.D. thesis: (Guide: Dr Saurabh Kumar, Ph.D, Co-Guide: Dr Banshi Saboo, M.D., Ph.D.). JJT University, Rajasthan, India (2022) Title: The impact of humming bee breathing (simple Bhramari Pranayama) practice on Heart Rate Variability and implications for healthcare management Abstract: There is an urgent need for governments and corporate enterprises globally to proactively manage lifestyle-related modifiable risk factors for chronic disease to reduce economic burden and increase the quality of life while decreasing the risk of chronic disease.  The need of the hour is a simple, effective, and low-risk solution with the potential for increased well-being, leading to sustainable

Presentations – Annual Convention of Earth Association of Regression Therapy (Romania 2022) – by Riri and Gunjan Trivedi

Recently, Riri and Gunjan participated in the Annual Convention of Earth Association of Regression Therapy in Romania. The theme of the convention was "Bridging Spirituality and Science in Regression Therapy" and Wellness Space was well represented by both Riri and Gunjan Trivedi through a talk as well as a workshop. The EARTh-AC22-Booklet covers details of not just the presentations we made but the entire program and other presentation details as well. A. Talk: Insights from our research on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma and mental health (by Riri G Trivedi and Gunjan Y Trivedi) Several mental and emotional health conditions ranging

Evidence on Adverse Childhood Experiences, dissociative disorders, and attachment

This article provides a brief overview on the outcomes of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) with respect to dissociative symptoms and attachment disorders. Background:  Adverse Childhood Experiences, extreme stress, and dissociative symptoms There is considerable evidence regarding the relationship between childhood abuse or neglect and dissociation symptoms in adulthood with an earlier age of onset, as well as a longer duration of abuse and parental abuse significantly predicted higher dissociation scores. The relationship between ACEs and dissociation is fully mediated by mentalization; this means that the important predictive factor for dissociation is not if you have been abused as a child,

Increasing the effectiveness of the client’s Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) assessment – internship report

Increasing the effectiveness of the client's Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) assessment Internship report of Anuja Bhandari who interned in early 2022. When I first started working at Wellness Space as an intern, my role was to go through client consultation files (especially self-assessment of ACEs) and check if there were any changes to the ACE (adverse childhood experiences or traumatic events that occur before a child turns 18) in the self-assessment after the client consultation (personal interview, online or offline) [1]. According to research, ACEs have a significant impact on mental health, and detecting ACE is a crucial task for

Our contribution as Co-Author: Book on Lifestyle Disease

Proud to share that Gunjan Y Trivedi has contributed as co-author for the book on lifestyle disease. Click the link to order the book: Preventing Insidious Lifestyle Diseases Perfect Paperback, Authors: K V RAMANI, HEMLATHA RAMANI, GUNJAN Y TRIVEDI, VISHWANATHAN P, LAKSHMI M and ANITA VERMA Abstract: An insidious disease is any disease growing within our body with no marked symptoms in the beginning. Hence any person with an insidious disease is not aware of its development. The prevention of premature deaths from insidious chronic diseases by 30% by 2030 is one of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. This book is an effort to move

Childhood Physical Abuse and long-term health implications – scientific evidence & call to action

Childhood Physical Abuse and long-term health implications - scientific evidence & call to action What is Childhood Physical Abuse?  Physical abuse of a child is defined as the intentional use of physical force against a child that results in—or has a high likelihood of resulting in—harm to the child’s health, survival, development, or dignity[i]. Physical abuse includes hitting, beating, kicking, shaking, biting, strangling, scalding, burning, poisoning, and suffocating. Much physical violence against children in the home is inflicted with the object of punishment[ii]. Physical abuse leaves a more profound impact on an individual, and evidence suggests that it transforms into

Research at Wellness Space (Society for Energy & Emotions)

Research work at Wellness Space (Society for Energy & Emotions) At Wellness Space, we focus on three core areas (See the visual with three bubbles) and integrate the learnings from each core area into the other two[1].   This is a win-win for everyone since our research brings powerful and actionable insights that we integrate into our coaching and therapy framework and together these two core areas feed into our training & certification curriculum (Regression Therapy & Life Coaching).  As per our knowledge, the integration of these three core areas with proven outcomes in each is our unique strength.

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

What is PTSD? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, or rape or who have been threatened with death, sexual violence or serious injury[1]. PTSD affects approximately 3.5 percent of U.S. adults every year, and an estimated one in 11 people will be diagnosed with PTSD in their lifetime. Women are twice as likely as men to have PTSD. People with PTSD have intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experience that last

Quality of life & the role of MY lifestyle choices – Ganpat University

Quality of life and me and the role of my lifestyle choices Interactive talk by Riri G Trivedi & Gunjan Y Trivedi, Society for Energy & Emotions, Wellness Space Thu, Feb 3, 2 pm to 330 pm Zoom (We will set this up) Core contents: What is Quality of life? What are the drivers of Quality of life? Is there a linkage between my quality of life, my lifestyle choices and work-life balance? Short practice(s): Humming (Simple Bhramari) and Guided imagery Q & A Brief summary: Quality of life or psychological wellbeing is increasingly becoming more important.  The interactive talk

Testimonial – From depression and anxiety (with medications) to better quality of life (no medications) !

The following captures the journey of one of the individuals in his/her words.  It brings to life the work we do and keeps us going! Our perspective: Individuals take multiple possible paths to wellbeing when they work with us.  This individual chose to start with the self-help workshop (Module 1 - The Journey Within) and pursued the self-regulation evidence-based techniques such as the SEE Protocol for Self-Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique and continued further through Module 2.  The focus during module 1 was not just learning these methods but on the relentless application for his/her own wellbeing! To be fair, he/she

Let your anxiety “sleep” away – a talk with Nova Benefits (Sleep quality and mental health)

Following are a few slides from the talk by Riri G Trivedi on "Let your anxiety 'sleep-away" on Dec 28, 2021, with Nova Benefits. The talk focused on sleep quality and mental health. The slide provides insights from our review and research on what contributes to mental health.  The focus of the talk was on the role of sleep quality as well as anxiety in daily life. The visual below validates the assumptions and external research.  It shows our own data highlighting the role of anxiety and sleep quality.  Most of the clients who come to us have both

Publication: Study of Adverse Childhood Experiences & Mental Health

Our Study of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) & Mental Health - the urgent need for public health intervention in India has been published this year in the Journal of Preventive Medicine & Hygiene.  The ACE framework forms the basis of our work, in the area of training, coaching and even further research. For a full paper review, please click the link below or you can listen to the video summary and/or read the abstract after the video: The PubMed link to the entire paper is available HERE. Key highlights: If an individual goes through some of the experiences captured

Health consequences of anger issues and the need for psychotherapy

Health consequences of anger issues and the need for psychotherapy Compared to sadness, anger increases the risk for chronic disease in adults and this is validated by research.  Anger contributes to chronic inflammation and while the inflammation helps in the short term, the long term low-grade inflammation increases the risk for chronic disease with ageing [1]. Insights on how anger impacts the mind and the body: "Anger also causes the release of the stress hormone, cortisol. The release of this hormone gives the body bursts of energy. However, too much of this hormone can cause a multitude of

Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Adverse Childhood Experiences

Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Adverse Childhood Experiences "Inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive behaviour may mirror the effects of adversity, and many doctors don't know how—or don't have time—to tell the difference." [1] ​​People with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about the result), or be overly active. Although ADHD can't be cured, it can be successfully managed, and some symptoms may improve as the child ages [2].  The CDC website highlights two treatments for ADHD (a) behavior therapy, including training for parents, and (b) medications. The prevalence of ADHD is shows high

Publication: Bhramari Pranayama – A simple lifestyle intervention …..

Bhramari Pranayama (Simple Humming) - A simple lifestyle intervention to reduce heart rate, enhance the lung function and immunity (by Gunjan Y Trivedi, Dr Banshi Saboo) Bhramari Pranayama (Simple Humming) is core to many practices we teach and promote and hence it is a pleasure to see all the scientific benefits captured and published in a scientific journal.  Please see the link below for the full-text file. Bhramari Pranayama (Simple Humming) is also core to the SEE Protocol for Self-Hypnosis that we cover in Module 1 - The Journey Within.  We continue to do more research in this area and

The importance of assessing progress – Regression Therapy and Life Coaching at Wellness Space

The importance of assessing progress - Regression Therapy and Life Coaching at Wellness Space How do we know whether coaching or therapy sessions are going well?  There are multiple ways of assessing progress. Assessment during the initial consultation: First, consulting helps us understand the opportunity areas or broken areas in someone's life. Along with this, we do several assessments such as WHO-5 Wellbeing, Anxiety levels, the extent of  Adverse childhood experiences and so on. We assess Well Being so that we understand there is underlying stress. Stress is challenging to measure, so we start with the WHO Well-being

Did you know ? The role of emotions in Obesity

The role of emotions in obesity. Obesity in India has reached epidemic proportions in the 21st century, with morbid obesity affecting a significant portion of the country's population. That overweight and obesity prevalence will increase to 30% and 9.5% among men and 28 and 14% among women by 2040[1]. Despite increased health awareness of more physical activities, obesity continues to grow! This trend needs investigation. In our coaching and therapeutic practice at Wellness Space, we get many clients who say that despite dieting, gymming, yoga and other workouts, they still don’t seem to lose weight. Others admit that they cannot

Perspective on memory and Regression Therapy

The video above provides a perspective on Memory and Regression Therapy. Memory is a very integral part of our journey to understand us as human beings. It is the memories that shape our responses, and our behaviors to people and situations. And it is these memories that determine how we will act in the future in different scenarios. Memory is essentially a foundation of everything that we believe about ourselves and about other people, and it also lays the foundation of a lot of our unconscious behaviors, belief systems, as well as fears, phobias, and other quakes. Also

Migraine: the risk factors and solutions through mind-body interventions (Regression Therapy & Life Coaching)

The research has shown that individuals suffering from migraine find it very important to take control of factors that can even make slight improvement in their condition.  Hence, the article answers several frequently asked questions as and provide actionable insights on migraine and Regression Therapy mind-body interventions. Migraine - Did you know? Several important insights about migraine are captured below[1]: Migraine is the most common headache disorder with one-year prevalence of about 10% overall, however, women are more likely to experience it (14.5 to 18%) compared to men (4.5 to 6%). Among women in 30s, the prevalence could be as

DD Girnar – Gunjan Y Trivedi talking about Simple humming, nitric oxide and more

Apr 2021 DD Girnar featuring Gunjan Y Trivedi as one of the participants.  You can listen to the video and understand the difference between "fear" and "courage". He talks about how simple humming (Bhramari) can be done to improve cardiovascular and respiratory functions.  Moreover, he shares the research about the ability to enhance nitric oxide levels through simple humming (that is not possible in slow breathing/pranayama without the sound). Background research supporting his comments is available via this link. कोरोना की अभय संजीवनी | આપણાં મુદ્દા આપણી વાત | Aapna Mudda Aapni Vaat | 20-04-2021 डीडी गिरनार पर आज

Nitric Oxide by Humming and its potential benefits for Covid-19

Nitrix Oxide by Humming and its potential benefits for Covid-19 Written by Gunjan Y Trivedi, Meenakshi Nair (PhD), Society for Energy & Emotions, Wellness Space, Ahmedabad, India. Evidenced-based recommendation:  Please see our short research paper summarizing the evidence presented below. Click HERE. Did you know? The importance of Nitric oxide Nitric oxide plays a very important role in cardiovascular and immune system health[1]. The studies have confirmed that Nitric Oxide levels in Covid-19 patients were significantly lower related to vascular dysfunction and immune inflammation, among other issues. Recent evidence for inhaled NO for Covid-19 Subsequent research is now highlighting

Adult Relationships issues and Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adult Relationships issues and Adverse Childhood Experiences Presenting problem and the source of the problem We work with many individuals seeking relationship guidance, often individually, and at times together.  The presenting problem is often the “spouse” or his/her behaviour impacting the relationship.  Even if both the partners agree they need to work on the marriage, the expectation from us is to provide specific guidance on how they can go about it. One of the several aspects we probe in such situation is the childhood experiences (or programs or conditioning) of both the individuals involved in the relationship. The evidence below

How many regression therapy or coaching sessions do I need?

How many regression therapy or coaching sessions do I need? (Insights on changes in Anxiety, Depression, Wellbeing and Sleep quality after 4 and 8 sessions) Let’s consider this scenario: A 65-year old man in Europe finds us through the internet – looking for regression therapy – and asks…” How many sessions will you take to address my OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder”? The dialogue continues and finally he agrees after listening to the question “How many decades have you had this condition? A young man in 30s, with severe trauma (physical abuse, neglect, extremely low self-esteem) – had a

Newspaper coverage: Singing bowls and anxiety/depression

Following article captures the ideas and quoted Gunjan for the work we have done in the area of lifestyle choices, its impact on key mind-body systems and how singing bowls and humming can be leveraged to reduce anxiety and depression through relaxation response. Ideas based on several of our studies are captured, specifically The three systems, lifestyle choices and how they interact to create an imbalance that begins the journey towards disease[1].  How these changes (imbalance), driven by lifestyle choices, impact the immune system [2]. Implications of relaxation response (ability to achieve quality mind-body relaxation) on the overall health and

Chronic Sinusitis & The SEE Protocol for Self-Hypnosis (A Practitioner’s perspective)

Chronic Sinusitis & The SEE Protocol for Self-Hypnosis (A Practitioner's perspective) The individual joined one month long research we had conducted in Nov 2020 for the SEE Protocol's impact on anxiety, depression and sleep quality.  This was an unsolicited feedback about how the practice of humming (simple Bhramari) along with the SEE Protocol (which also includes humming as the step 1) had a profound benefit for her.  We are sharing her verbatim since she agreed that we should share this experience broadly ! In her words: "I’ve had chronic sinusitis for as long as I can remember. Treatment had varied

“I am Achieving Success but Experiencing Failure”

“I am Achieving Success but Experiencing Failure” These were the words of a client today when I was working with him. How many of us have felt this at some point in our lives? To the outside world we may be most successful but deep inside we feel like a failure? Nothing seems to be as good or great as others see it from outside and while logically we have all the reasons to feel successful - and that success should have made us feel joyful, exuberant, happy, proud and accomplished, we are actually feeling unhappy, helpless, frustrated and let

Publication: Development and validation of humming process to increase heart rate variability & attention for college students

Development and validation of humming process to increase heart rate variability & attention for college students Following is the abstract of this research conducted by Fariburz Irani (Psychology, PDEU, Gandhinagar) with Society for Energy & Emotions, Wellness Space and PDEU faculty member Dr Neeta Sinha.  The findings indicate an enhanced SDMT (Symbols Digit Modalities Test) for college students after one week daily 10 mins practice of humming (simple bhramari). This was an interesting study and demonstrated that increasing heart rate variability (heart brain coherence) influence emotional regulation and enhances elements of the cognitive function.  Our study adds to a list

Singing Bowls Research update (Feb 2021)

Participants feedback after going through meditation session with singing bowls Singing Bowls Research update (Feb 2021) A recent review [1] that included singing bowls research highlights several underlying mechanisms behind the impact of singing bowls on the mind and the body. The brain waves are likely to change significantly during the sound healing.  The hypothesis indicates that the brain waves may change from a normal or agitated state to a very relaxed state such as theta or delta waves.  This can happen during the singing bowls relaxation session or while listening to calming music. The binaural beats' impact

COVID Tales…. Overcoming extreme fear of COVID

COVID Tales…. Overcoming extreme fear of COVID He is a psychologist in his early thirties - and entire COVID period he has managed to stay stuck in his home with his parents for 9 months. The fear of COVID was so much that he wouldn’t let his parents leave the house and also wouldn’t allow any visitors to come in including family members. He was so scared of getting COVID that he would not touch or allow anyone to touch the groceries for 3 weeks after they had ordered and arrived! He had tried counselling and other psychotherapy techniques earlier

Tribhanga movie and inner child or adverse childhood experiences – a perspective

  Tribhanga- The movie I need to include in my compulsory pre-watch videos before I start my Healing the Child Within Training. It is a beautiful and quite comprehensive representative of so many of the Inner child concepts and theories that we teach in the training and each character represents the many clients we have worked with, over the years. I cried buckets while watching it and I know many of you out there would, too! Nayan, Anu and Masha (3 generations of women) represent the maximum no of clients who come to us for therapy - be it mother

Free Talk: Time to wake up to the cost of sleep disruption (or Insomnia)

Free Talk: Time to wake up to the cost of sleep disruption (or Insomnia) by Gunjan Y Trivedi In Collaboration with IIPHG and Samay Sathi Sleep disorders are associated with many adverse health outcomes.  Many modern lifestyle choices affect sleep and at the same time insufficient sleep (& recovery) creates adverse effects on autonomic nervous system, metabolism and immune system. The talk provides an overview of various lifestyle choices – resulting in chronic disease and how each of the risk factor contributes to the disease causing changes in the physiology and pathology of the body and the brain/mind. The understanding

Guided imagery and affirmations in self-hypnosis – Frequently Asked Questions

“Anything in life can fail you, but not the sankalpa made with determination, will, perseverance and sincerity”. (Bihar School of Yoga)[1]. What is self-affirmation? Does it work? Across the globe, in different fields, affirmations or “sankalpa” have been incorporated and validated in various forms.  Some examples are captured below: A recent research in “Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience” journal reported that: “A large body of literature; however, demonstrates that a class of interventions called self-affirmations have benefits across threatening situations; affirmations can decrease stress, increase wellbeing, improve academic performance and make people more open to behavior change”[2]. Yoga nidra experts

Ever experienced hallucinations? The answer may be in some of the childhood events

Ever experienced hallucinations? The answer may be in some of the childhood events Hallucinations are linked to various medical and psychiatric disorders[1].  Examples of the psychiatric conditions include major depression, Schizophrenia and other psychosis, Bipolar disorder, Disassociated identify disorder and alcohol or drug intoxication or withdrawal.  Example of the medical conditions include thyrotoxicosis, meningitis, encephalitis and other central nervous system injuries. Since hallucinations occur in a number of different clinical groups, they can be considered nonspecific for psychotic disorders[2].  Hence, it is being acknowledged that while hallucinations are linked to various disorders, they can also be part of everyday experience

Heart Brain Coherence (Heart Rate Variability), Wellbeing and Lifestyle

Experiential Talk 4 Heart Brain Coherence (Heart Rate Variability), Wellbeing and Lifestyle during Covid Isolation Heart Brain Coherence or in technical terms, Heart Rate Variability or HRV (Beat-to-beat variations in Heart’s electrical signals) has emerged as an important parameter to measure health and wellbeing.  Healthy lifestyle choices are linked to increased coherence and therefore increased physical and emotional wellbeing.  This short talk covers the concept of Heart-Brain Coherence, HRV, emotional wellbeing and lifestyle choices.  This will include short practice on how to increase HRV. Facilitator: Gunjan Y Trivedi & Riri G Trivedi When: Saturday, Jan 2, 8pm to 9pm (India

How Children Absorb Parents’ Stress? The research findings & Regression Therapy Perspectives

How Children Absorb Parents' Stress? The research findings & Regression Therapy Perspectives Researchers have been examining ways in which parental stress can be passed on from parent to child. University of Haifa have found that children may even inherit the effects of mothers stress from events that occurred before conception through their DNA. Experiments done on female rats showed that stressed female rats showed an expression of a particular protein that prompted cells to release hormones related to stress and anxiety. This hormone in turn caused her to be more stressed and also her babies. This anxious behaviour was passed

The Power of Guided Imagery

The Power of Guided Imagery The use of imagination while evoking the relaxation response is known to create changes in mental and physiological processes. This process (also known as imagery or visualisation used in multiple modalities such as Yoga Nidra, self-hypnosis, relaxation response), used with progressive muscle relaxation is likely to promote greater belief and expectations to achieve healthy intentions. Studies show that guided imagery helps in reducing the symptoms of pain, anxiety and other mental health conditions.  It has also been used to enhance the sports performance and improve emotional regulation. This talk covers how guided imagery can be

An Initiative of IIPHG and partners for patients of Covid Isolation (Weekly meet)

Wellness Space has contributed following free discussions and experiential session as part of the initiative of IIPHG and partners for mental peace and wellbeing of patients in Covid Isolation. Starting December 2020, we have started contributing to the initiative led by IIPHG and Samah Sathi for mental peace and wellbeing of patients in Covid Isolation.  The talks cover several topics from using tapping, yoga nidra, guided imagery, music and more. Some of the talks' videos are captured below for everyone's benefit. Tapping for Emotional First Aid during Covid-19 Yoga Nidra – The

Yoga Nidra – The Art & Science of Yogic Relaxation

With IIPHG & Samay Sathi: An initiative of IIPHG and Partners for mental peace and wellbeing of patients in Covid Isolation. The objective: To provide techniques to enhance relaxation and improve quality of sleep Background: Yoga Nidra works to facilitate withdrawal of senses in wards. It is also called “psychic” sleep when the mind is fully awake and the body sleeps!  During Yoga Nidra, participants remain lied down horizontally with the face and torso facing up (supine position) in a position known as “corpse pose,” while the instructor slowly guides them into deep relaxation using specific techniques in different stages. The

Tapping for Emotional First Aid during Covid-19

Tapping for Emotional First Aid during Covid-19 (Emotional Freedom Technique) Interested in learning how to deal with negative emotions? We all have seen the use of first-aid boxes in offices and homes. However, they do not help us in the first-aid management of emotional injuries. They are meant to deal with emergency physical injuries. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or tapping is a method that can be used as an “emotional” first aid, especially during the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Why should I learn this? New evidence in the area of psychoneuroimmunology or neuroplasticity confirms the central link between

Quality of the Singing Bowl or any Musical Instrument

Quality of the singing bowl or any musical instrument Identifying the quality of the Singing Bowl or any musical instrument is both an art and a science.  The scientific aspects must look for the elements of the sounds (in technical terms, parametric evaluations).  One such approach is to identify the frequencies present if the instrument generates multiple notes or note present if the instrument generates one note. For the singing bowl, my write-up on understanding the frequencies of the singing bowl provides a perspective. There are many additional ways the instrument can be evaluated based on the audio parameters.

Healing Stories in Regression Therapy

Healing Stories in Regression Therapy She is all of 40 and wife and studied up to grade 9. Wife of a carpenter from a small town in Gujarat. Mother of a 15 yr old son. Was suffering from severe migraines and headaches for the last 8 yrs. She was taking 12-15 pills daily as prescribed by a neuro-physician. She had lost all interest in life and will to enjoy her life with her husband. WHO Well being Index was as low as 24%. No health issues whatsoever. Her husband begged us ‘ I want my Saavi back, give me back

The role of emotions and heart-coherence in health and well being By Gunjan Y Trivedi, Life Coach

The role of emotions and heart-coherence in health and well being The quality of life and wellbeing depend on the mind as well as the body.  The mind (energy, emotions, beliefs etc) related work needs clear measurability for us to understand the effectiveness of the intervention and many of us are not clear what can we do with our body to influence the thoughts and emotions (i.e. the mind). The talk highlights the need to focus on the mind as well as the body to enhance the quality of life and wellbeing.  The topics include (a) the need to

Publication: Risk Factors for Immune System Impairment and the Need for Lifestyle Changes

A perspective from Wellness Space: Our work involves understanding the factors that influence the quality of life and wellbeing.  During the Covid times, one common question we get is "What's the chance of me getting the infection?". Following key points covered in the article (by Gunjan Y Trivedi and Dr Banshi Saboo in the Journal of Social Health and Diabetes) provide some answers. It is also well-known that the number of individuals exposed to infection is much higher than those presenting with the disease, confirming that most individuals can destroy the microorganisms and prevent the infection or slow down the

Publication: Measuring the effectiveness of Regression Therapy – Proposed methodology and case studies and psychological parameters

Perspectives from Wellness Space on  Regression Therapy - methodology and case studies: The article below on Regression Therapy - methodology and case studies captures detailed methodology with specific examples and highlights do's and don'ts. We have integrated this methodology in our Integrated Certification for Regression Therapy & Life Coaching workshops. The workshops are relevant for those who wish to become coaches or therapists (certification pathway) and also for individuals who wish to just experience the benefits of Regression Therapy (experiential pathway). Details are captured below in the visual. For all publications by the Society for Energy & Emotions, you can click

One year completion of the Integrated Regression Therapy & Life Coaching Workshops !

First year anniversary of Regression Therapy & Life Coaching Certification ! Recently, we completed one year since the launch of our unique 220 Hrs Certification in Integrated Regression Therapy & Life Coaching.  The workshops and the certification is designed with the objective of providing  (a) evidenced based methodology for addressing as well as detecting the challenges and (b) external validation through research as the best form of accreditation and finally (c) focus on the quality of the therapists. It includes current life regression (Module 2 - Clinical Hypnotherapy, Module 3 - Healing the Child Within, Module 4 - Advanced

7 Secrets for Sound Sleep, Virtual Workshop (July 19-23, 2021)

7 Secrets For Sound Sleep (To register Click here) This workshop teaches you techniques for sound sleep. The virtual week will have 7 daily sessions each with 45 minutes duration. Did you know? At Society for Energy & Emotions, Wellness Space, we work extensively to measure and address sleep quality issues. You can go through the details below: Poor sleep is linked to a reduction in immunity. Please go through our research on this HERE. Our published research on how sleep disruption impacts the mind, body and further degrades the quality of life. If you have any chronic

Busting the Belief Systems

Belief systems and their role in Regression Therapy Belief systems are strong energetic forces that stay with us for a lifetime and dictate our behavior, attitude, and health. Belief systems affect the way we see ourselves and the world around us - and these are most often formed in childhood! A belief system is a decision that we make as a child in a certain state of mind due to a certain event or experience. For e.g. “I can’t run fast” is a decision a child may have made when he/she came last in the race. Or “I should always

How childhood trauma (inner child) impact our life! A Free talk by Riri Trivedi

Childhood! Ah… Those amazing times! We all love our childhood. Sadly, childhood is also a time when trauma starts setting in. How was your childhood? What beliefs do you yet carry from your childhood to today? How adverse childhood experiences (Childhood trauma/inner child)  impact our life! A Free talk by Riri Trivedi Understanding types of childhood experience and impact on brain, developmental stages and health. Techniques to understand the impact of trauma and methods to resolve it. How has my childhood impacted my beliefs, relationships, health and wellbeing and how can I overcome some of the blockages that arise

Perspectives on Anxiety & Regression Therapy

In recent times the number of people reaching us out for Anxiety problems are increasing. Many are anxious about health and wellbeing, some have extreme anxiety about death while others report generalised anxiety that is constant with physical symptoms like heart palpitations, sweating, breathlessness, excessive negative thoughts or going completely blank. This article shares our perspectives on Anxiety & Regression Therapy. First and foremost we must understand that Anxiety is not the problem itself - it is the Culmination of a problem or imbalance. Anxiety is body's way of showing alarm signals for something that is off balance since a

Scientific evidence on meditative practices with singing bowls or self-hypnosis being developed by SEE @ Wellness Space

Scientific evidence on meditative practices and self-hypnosis at SEE, Wellness Space These days, everyone wants to meditate, however, there is more to meditation than just a seated silence.  At Society for Energy & Emotions, Wellness Space, we continue to work on how various meditative practices (be it supine or seated, with or without singing bowls sound, with different types of classical music).  This has helped us build lot of evidence on how different practices impact our mind and the body. Please go through the following evidence and feel free to reach out to us if you need any guidance or

Financial Wellness – Methodology for Stock Portfolio using Pareto and Quadrant Analysis

Background: This write-up is part of what we call "Financial Wellness".  Many of us blindly pursue an investment strategy based on a family advisor or an agent who makes lot of money and provides some assistance. The framework (developed by Raj Mehta) provides insights on assessing the portfolio and identifying ways to enhance the health of the portfolio.  The financial wellness is NOT financial freedom NOR it has anything to do with investment. It is about how you feel related to your finances.  The details below provides you a methodology to assess your health and in the process enhance the

OCD and Regression Therapy-Case study on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCD and Regression Therapy She was a surprise package! She found us out from Google during Covid lockdown and contacted us for online therapy sessions for OCD and Regression Therapy. Background: The individual had severe negativity and anger towards her in-laws. She felt that her husband never took her side and always sided his parents. There was also a feeling of being trapped in a love marriage for which she had fought with her parents and got married! Her issues with in-laws had worn down her spirits and reduced her confidence which she always had, till recently. She was a

The SEE Protocol for self-hypnosis and scientific evidence & story behind the work

Note: For learning how to use the SEE Protocol for Self-hypnosis, please join our Module 1 - The Journey Within workshop (Regression therapy & Life Coaching Certification) It is important that you learn the process correctly to get the best benefits and avoid contra indications. The story of the SEE Protocol for Self-Hypnosis Society for Energy & Emotions has developed a self-hypnosis protocol that is part of the first module for Integrated Certification on Regression Therapy & Life Coaching. To be fair, there are many different variations of self-hypnosis or meditative protocols available and sitting down in silence, just focusing

External Funding Announcement for Research on Regression Therapy

Super excited and grateful to have finally got funding for research on Regression Therapy and Anxiety approved and supported by EARTh Association (Earth Association for Regression Therapy) !! This is our first externally funded research* conducted at Society for Energy & Emotions @ Wellness Space and we hope with this we can set off a trend for much more work in the field of Mind-Body-Wellness Research. The research explored The impact of Regression Therapy on Generalized Anxiety Disorder**. We are grateful to the EARTh Research Committee for supporting and encouraging us to venture into this area of research by

Silence based meditation – watchouts

Silence meditation - watchouts Meditation is now becoming a buzz word.  Everyone is expected to do meditation and there are lot of alternatives - in terms of techniques - available to us for meditation.  I personally believe, meditation is not easy and must not be taken as "passive, silence driven activity where one is forced to calm the mind !".   The meditation is an outcome of several activities that you perform. In other words, the method is as important as the outcome. What does the research say about "silence" based meditation?  Of course, meditation provides huge benefits.  The research over the

Poster: Study of Raga Hansadhwani, Malkaus and Silence on Heart Rate Variability

Study of Raga Hansadhwani, Malkaus and Silence on Heart Rate Variability Prepared By: Mistry Mahima A., Mourya Laxmi S., Thakkar Akshar S. Guided By: Prof. Bhavesh Parmar, Gunjan Y Trivedi ABSTRACT Lifestyle choices (such as alcohol and tobacco consumption, induced stress, poor diet) impact human health, eventually, leading to chronic disease. Chronic disease conditions (such as diabetes, cardiovascular or hypertension) impact the quality of life.  These conditions are marked by imbalance in nervous system, endocrine system and immune-inflammation processes of the body.  Nervous system is the first system impacted by poor lifestyle choices (marked by conditions such as decreased heart

Becoming a Butterfly – What is your cocoon?

Becoming a Butterfly - What is your cocoon? I was a caterpillar in a cocoon for the longest time and my journey of growing wings and flying has been a painful, yet rewarding one - pretty much like what all caterpillars go through. Sharing my journey of stepping out of my comfort zone and growing wings and flying…hoping it will inspire some of you or motivate you to keep trying! So I always loved teaching and in Singapore also, I was teaching yoga. When I moved to India and studied hypnotherapy with a leading institution it was most logical for

SEE Protocol Get Together (Practice & Social)

SEE Protocol Practice session - open for all M1 participants and clients who have specially learnt this technique. Venue: Zoom Call (Details sent via Whatsapp invitation) Logistics: 530pm India time, May 2, 2020 for 45 minutes. What is SEE Protocol? This protocol is taught during Module 1 of our Integrated Certification on Regression Therapy & Life Coaching.  This active meditation or self-hypnosis process was designed to invoke several important physiological and emotional states which are likely to improve HRV and therefore enhance emotional regulation [i]. The coherence through humming (simple monotonous nasal sound at a comfortable breathing length) and slow

Publication: Sound Bath Meditation with Singing Bowls: Mood and Heart Rate Variability

While we have been offering Free Sound Bath Meditation at Wellness Space, Ahmedabad,  India since last 5 years, the idea of conducting a scientific research came up more recently.  Late last year (2019), two individuals, Saharsh Panchal and Fariburz Irani started working with me (Gunjan Y Trivedi) to do a formal research about how this meditation impacts the mind and the body.  Saharsh has a degree in Pharmacy and Masters degree in Public Health (Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhingar) and Fariburz is a Psychology Major at PDPU (Pt. Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar). It took us about 3-5 months to

How does “Sound Bath Meditation” help in energy recovery and well being?

How does “Sound Bath Meditation” help in energy recovery and well being? Mr Anil Sinha, Consciousness Engineering and Vital Energy Researcher, visited us for couple of days.  He has done lot of work with pyramid energy and we look for his insights and valuable discussions during such visits.  Our regular bi-weekly Free Sound Bath Meditation happened to be on the day when Anilji wore Holter (24-hour ECG) device to understand the changes in heart rate, variability and stress index. SEE interns from Gujarat Technological University (LD College of Engineering) Meghal, Meghna and Vidhi requested him to take some notes and

Gujarati Version of “Breast Cancer – Breast Cancer: Medical Treatment, Side Effects, and Complementary Therapies” published

Gujarati Version of "Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer: Medical Treatment, Side Effects, and Complementary Therapies" published We are very happy to announce that our book published earlier in English with Momentum Press is now available in Gujarati for all Gujarati women!! We would like to acknowledge the contribution of Lilavati Shinol (Gujarati edits) Gunjan YTrivedi, Dr Rekha Trivedi (Gujarati edits) for the help with Gujarati version and also special thanks to Bhavna Dave and Anand Bhatt from Granth Nirman Board for making it happen. If you want a copy for a near or dear one diagnosed with breast cancer do visit our centre for your COMPLIMENTARY copy from

Pranayama or Slow Breathing or Biofeedback – to increase focus, reduce anxiety and enhance peak performance

Yoga or Tai Chi or for that matter, many ancient techniques involve slow and systematic breathing processes.  What is the science behind slow breathing (also known as coherent breathing or to some extent Pranayama or Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback-HRB Biofeedback)? Let’s review the scientific evidence: A growing number of studies show that breathing techniques are effective against anxiety and insomnia[1]. These techniques influence both physiological factors(by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system) and psychological factors (by diverting attention from thoughts). Enhanced coherence (or heart rate variability) is linked to better quality of life and emotional wellbeing. Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback practice, when

Regression Therapy Tales – When I learnt to hate myself

Regression Therapy Case Study When she walked in her body language was totally closed - she hugged herself tightly throughout the consultation and barely spoke. She was very articulate and smart and told me she had seen a psychiatrist sometime back but didn’t want to take pills. She had marked off most of the symptoms off the list on our form - Nervousness, Poor Health, Low Self-esteem, Inability to relax, Marital problems, Sleeplessness, Sexual Dysfunction, Recent Divorce, Drug Abuse, Depression, Smoking, Childhood trauma. Her Well-Being score was as low was 20% and MDI (Measure of Depression Inventory) was high at

Case Study – Anxiety and Insomnia

She had come with severe social anxiety and insomnia. Was very uncomfortable in crowds and had anxiety when she met new people. She had an unhealthy relationship with food and would often binge eat. She slept hardly 3-4 hours at night. After therapy she sleeps a good 8 hrs. Social anxiety has totally gone and she reported having interacted with a few hundred people in a social event. Has also improved her eating habits and managed to lose weight. In her words “I am a 22 year old woman with anxiety and self-confidence issues. Rather I was a woman with

Inner Child Regression Therapy – a case study with ACE Score

Background: He had come with severe anxiety and depression. A friend recommended him to visit us, but he didn’t contact us for a few months. When he came to see me he was totally closed, skeptical about therapy and showing signs of depression. He had a history of childhood abuse and his ACE score was 5. Alcoholic father, abusive mother and a series of abusive relationships had broken his spirit from within. He was very-disassociated and couldn’t connect effectively with his immediate family members. He wasn’t close to his mom who also was abused in his childhood. Other therapists had

Credentials for Past Life Regression skills at Wellness Space

Riri G Trivedi is certified Regression Therapist with a Diploma in Regression Therapy from Past Life Regression Academy and a member of Spiritual Regression Therapy Association. These skills, learnt in Singapore from some of the best teachers in the field, prepares her to guide the client in the best possible way. Along with her skills as Inner Child therapist, Hypnotherapist and a Regression Therapist, she can provide an integrated solution to suit the client needs. In Riri's experience, many clients seek help and also request for past life regression therapy. Riri usually guides the client after understanding the needs with

Conference Presentation: Best Paper Award – Mind-body benefits of chanting and implications of breathing in simple Bhramari practice

The following paper presentation was awarded the best paper in Health Category at Chinmaya University Conference on New Frontiers in Sanskrit and Indic Studies, 2019. This award was presented by the worldwide leader of Chinmaya Mission HH Swami Tejomayanand on Dec 18, 2019. Abstract: Mind-body benefits of chanting and implications of breathing in simple Bhramari practice Author: Gunjan Y Trivedi, Dr Banshi Saboo Chanting is a core meditative and spiritual practice prevalent across many different religions of the world. Scientific evidence  has demonstrated the mind-body benefits of chanting, specifically on the autonomic nervous system, endocrine system and circulatory systems including

Publication: Case Study – Quality of Life in Oral Cancer Survivors: Wellness Space, Ahmedabad

Please note this case study is publishd by IIM, Ahmedabad and can be purchased from IIM-Ahmedabad, Case Center. Acknowledgement: Prof KV Ramani, Gunjan Y Trivedi, Dr Parimal Jivarajani, Prof Mitesh Shah This case study was developed with following learning objectives based on collaboration between health care management, preventive oncology, complementary therapy and statistician. Learning objectives: 1. What is Oral Cancer 2. What are the Physical and Social side effects of Oral Cancer 3. Cancer and Mind-Body balance 4. How complementary therapies like Yoga can restore the mind-body balance after medical treatment for oral cancer. The work done at Society for

Testimonial – Addressing Insomnia through Coherent Breathing

Addressing Insomnia ONLY through Coherent Breathing ! Following is a verbatim feedback written to me of a friend who contacted me with a few challenges - specifically Insomnia.  He managed to get the Emwave Pro device (again it was a rare coincidence that got him the device !). He, being a well educated professional, ensured there was credibility behind the device and the method and kept pursing the perfection via (a) regular practice (b) questions about the method and (c) validation of the daily data measurement.  In few days, the sleep quality improved and the rest is history.  Today, after

Adverse Childhood Experiences & Healing the Child Within (Inner Child Therapy)

What creates an "inner child" and increase the risk of long term health consequences? What creates an "Inner Child" ? Catastrophic Inner Child events, termed as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) - are potentially traumatic experiences that occur in childhood (0-17 years) such as experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect; witnessing violence in the home; and having a family member attempt or die by suicide. The definition also included are aspects of the child’s environment that can reduce their sense of safety, stability, and bonding such as growing up in a household with substance misuse, mental health problems, or instability due to

Abstract: Singing Bowl based Sound Bath with guided imagery & well-being (Conference Presentation, PDPU, Nov 2019)

Following work is going to be presented at Indian School Psychology Association International Conference on School Psychology, PDPU, Gandhinagar (Nov 14-16, 2019) Impact of one week of Singing Bowl based Sound Bath with guided imagery on well-being of healthy individuals Suhanee L Bakeri*, Nigar Parvez, Gunjan Y Trivedi (All are associated with the Society for Energy & Emotions, Wellness Space, Ahmedabad *Correspondence: [email protected], +91.75677.18814) Introduction: Emotional well-being is an important aspect of overall quality of life. This study explored the impact of Himalayan Singing Bowl and script-based guided imagery on subjective well-being after one week of intervention.  Aim of the

Poster Session: Review of evidence on Anxiety Disorders and Self-Regulation Techniques

The following work done by Ashwathy on Anxiety Disorders was presented in Oct conference "Coping with mental health - Ahmedabad". Review of evidence on Anxiety Disorders and Self-Regulation Techniques Authors: Ashwathy Menon(1), Gunjan Y Trivedi(2), Riri G Trivedi(3) (1) Forensic Psychologist and Intern at Society for Energy & Emotions (SEE), Wellness Space, Ahmedabad, India (Correspondence: [email protected], +91.90996.47196, (2) Life Coach & Co-founder, SEE, Wellness Space, Ahmedabad, India, (3) Personal Transformation Therapist and Co-founder, SEE, Wellness Space, Ahmedabad, India Introduction: Anxiety is the most common form of psychiatric disorder. Due to the physiological mechanisms activated with the anxiety and stress response

Case study: Journey of a 19 year old through Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Aarnav (name changed for confidentiality reasons) came to see us in August upon the recommendation of his psychiatrist. He is 19 yrs old and had gone abroad to study. He started suffering from severe anxiety and panic attacks - he would faint and have to be hospitalised. He returned to India in order to get himself treated. When he came to see us, he was in a bad shape - seemed depressed and negative. He was used to self mutilation - would often cut himself during his anxiety and panic attacks. Family system was dysfunctional - mom being depressive and

Conference Presentation: Modulating Autonomic Effects : A novel way to measure Stress Index based on Holter Data (WCC2019, AIIMS, Rishikesh)

Measurement of human emotions is a challenging task.  The presentation in front of some of the best in the field of physiology and bio-chemistry at (AIIMS Rishikesh for the World Chronomedicine Congress) focused on methods  to understand the impact of negative emotions through the parameters of the physical body.  In other words, we need to measure the impact in a very objective manner (and not through just a subjective survey).  The work we do (Regression therapy, hypnotherapy, sound healing and also Neuro-Linguistic-Programming/NLP) deals with emotions and emotional also play a role in various aspects of our life ranging from decision

Conference: Int’l Conference on Mental Health – Coping with Mental Health (A’bad, Oct 10-11, 2019)

Join us in the following presentations of the study as well as posters at the Mental Health conference in Ahmedabad. The work showcases areas ranging from Regression Therapy (Inner Child Regression with Gestalt Body charge release and empty chair), Anxiety and review of self-regulation techniques, study of various meditation techniques and finally sound healing (singing bowls) case study. Names of various lead authors and co-authors are captured below.  The work is a collaboration of efforts of various interns including forensic psychologist Ashwathy.  Nirma University students and LD College of Engineering students also have played a valuable role in this area.

Publication: A Comparative Study of the Impact of Himalayan Singing Bowls and Supine Silence on Stress Index and Heart Rate Variability

Naad Yoga (Sound Healing) at Wellness Space is backed by strong scientific research. One example is captured below.  Our workshops (Naad Yoga L1-L4) also incorporate both the science and metaphysics of singing bowls, breath and our own voice. We have also developed case studies (published at IIM-Ahmedabad) on Quality of Life and how to integrate mind-body interventions. One such example is the abstract captured below of a paper that is published in Journal of Behavior Therapy and Mental Health (ISSN: 2474-9273).  This study demonstrated the effectiveness of only 20 minutes long session with Himalayan Singing Bowl.  For full details,

SEE White Paper: Impact of Singing Bowl Sound Bath Session on Heart Rate Variability & Stress Index (A case report)

SEE White Paper - Impact of Singing Bowl Sound Bath Session on Heart Rate Variability & Stress Index (A case report) Authors: Kratika Motwani*, Aalia Lokhandawala*, Gunjan Y Trivedi *Student, Year 3, Computer Engineering, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India Abstract: This study explored the impact of sound bath session using Himalayan Singing Bowls’ on heart rate variability (HRV) and Stress Index (SI) parameters and compared it with the same parameters during silence for the same subject. The singing bowls are used for therapeutic intervention to enhance the individual’s emotional & physical well-being. For the case study, 7 metal singing bowls were

Regression Therapy Tales: When the daughters carry their mothers’ burden

Regression Therapy Tales - a case study It was not a coincidence that Both the girls (Names Changed to maintain privacy) had come to see me on the same day – Riya had come with her dad in the morning and Priya had come in the evening. Both girls were of the same age – both had huge hatred and anger for their father. Both were the only child of their parents. Both broke down in my cabin- saying they had anxiety and lots of negativity. Riya had daily anxiety and panic attacks – she had become aware of her

News: Wellness Space in CEO Insights’ 10 Best NLP Consultants for Corporates

We are proud to be listed as Top 10 Best NLP Consultants for Corporates by CEO Insights.  Kudos to Gunjan Y Trivedi (NLP Trainer) whose work, projects and research is instrumental in making this happen. Some unique aspects of our NLP Training are captured in this article (link at the end of the paragraph has full article): Our NLP training includes the usual Practitioner(5 days) & Master Practitioner (12 days), and specific short courses related to managing mind, energy and emotions. The focus is on the outcome i.e. driving better habits, choices and results. The courses are backed by our

Letter to the Editor: The Role of Sleep Disruption and Negative Emotions as Risk Factors in Diabetes Management

Please read to understand the importance of negative emotions and sleep disruption as risk factors for diabetes (this is applicable to all chronic disease such as hypertension, heart disease, auto immune disorders and so on).  The conditions related to the mind - such as anxiety, phobia, depression - impact the balance of emotions. This results in what the psychologists call "negative affect" or negative mood. Persistent negative mood/emotions as the letter says increase the risk of diabetes or complications.  Same is true for sleep quality. Highlights (if you prefer to get a gist of the contents !)  The emerging evidence

In her own words…….Anger, Low self-worth, Negativity & Relationship issues

In her own words.......Anger, Low self-worth, Negativity & Relationship issues "Life throws many curve balls at you. I call these periods of transformation. During such periods one needs guidance, a good friend. Ririben is one such person who has not only given me courage to sail through the darkest period in my life but has also introduced me with my inner self, my spirit. Facing a personal crisis in my marital situation, being depressed and full of anxiety, I approached her. I had very limited time as I was travelling to USA. She gently asked me ‘how can I help

Publication: Importance of Screening for Wellbeing in Diabetes Management

Background: Society for Energy & Emotions, Wellness Space uses WHO-5 wellbeing index and many other tools to measure the effectiveness of the interventions.  This approach is backed by review and actual data on the use of the tools.  The approach isn't limited to only surveys since use many other technologies to measure the "actual" physical body parameters.  This following review explored why it is better to measure wellbeing (instead of stress) and use it as a screening tool. Stress is complex to measure and has multiple factors involved. (a) the environment in which the trigger occurs (b) impact on the

M1-The Journey Within-Regression Therapy & Life Coaching-Mar 23-24

Module 1 - The Journey Within - Regression Therapy & Life Coaching Certification This workshop is the first module towards certification of "Integrated Regression Therapist" and "Life Coach"  by SEE (Society for Energy and Emotions) offered at Wellness Space. The focus is on understanding and transforming the self i.e. you work on your self by understanding how the mind works and the role of energy and emotions in daily life.  You also learn mindfulness and SEE Protocol for Self-hypnosis in this module. The facilitator Riri G Trivedi is a Personal Transformation Therapist.  Riri is a Trainer, Therapist, Author,

Testimonial of a 19 year old with Anxiety and Panic attack

She is all of 19 and came to us with lots of anxiety and negativity. She had panic attacks and anxiety would happen 3-4 times a day - everyday - symptoms where shivering, shaking, heartbeats increasing and snapping at everyone. In her own words ! https://soundcloud.com/wellness-space/client-testimonial-anxiety-panic-attacks Her confidence was low at 3/10 and relationship with father was a mess. She had lot of anger for parents because their relationship was rocky and volatile and it had affected her. She felt her home atmosphere was very negative. She was close to her mother who was the “victim” in the family and

Publication: Importance of screening for Sleep Disorders (Chronic disease)

This article was published in the Journal of Clinical Diabetology, An Official Publication of Association of Clinical Diabetology (A National Conclave of Diabetologists), JCD – Vol 5 – Issue 3, (Gunjan Trivedi, Dr Banshi Saboo, Dr Dhruvi Hasnani, Dia Care, Ahmedabad) What's the message in this review ?  Quality of sleep is very important parameter and risk factor for good health and wellbeing.  Poor sleep results in more complications if you already have a chronic disease (non-communicable disease) and if you have chronic disease, it is highly likely that your sleep is disrupted.  Hence, this is a vicious cycle.  The

Case Study – Compulsiveness and Fear

He is not even in 20s and was recommended to us by his psychiatrist. He had a compulsive habit of stealing. He was stealing since he was in school but as he grew the amounts got larger. The parents finally had to seek help when he stole at the college with amount running into 5 figures. Unfortunately, he was expelled from the college. We started working with him on all peripheral issues - except stealing! Usually with OCDs or addictions we don’t directly work on the presenting problem because that is usually the outcome of something else - much deeper.

Suffering from OCDs (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)?

Suffering from OCDs (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)? For OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) it has been proved by research that psychotherapy has been MORE effective than taking psychiatric medicines. We have worked with clients who have been on psychiatric medicines for 5+ yrs for OCD with NO change in their condition and after working with them using NLP, regression therapy and other psychotherapy techniques the OCD has been completely cured!! By the way, if this is still not clear, ask yourself of the fear you carry with you (e.g. fear of darkness, fear of dogs, fear of closed spaces and so on). 

Doordarshan (DD Girnar) TV talk – Riri G Trivedi, Yoga with Heart Care

Aapna Mudda Aapni Vaat, આપણા મુદ્દા આપણી વાત વિષય- યોગ વિથ હાર્ટ કેર વિષય નિષ્ણાત- ડો. સમીર દાણી, કાર્ડિયોલોજીસ્ટ, રીરી ત્રિવેદી, યોગ નિષ્ણાત #YOGA #HEALTH #HART #DDGIRNAR

Newspaper article about Wellness Space interns, clients and research

Great to see Society for Energy & Emotions, Wellness Space research and projects getting featured in news today.  The article quotes some of our interns (Kratika, Aalia from Nirma and their photograph along with photos of Mahima and Laxmi of LD College of Engineering). The work of Fariburz Irani and his quotes are also included.  It is heartening to see Viral Vedani, a cancer survivor, being quoted about the benefits he got during his recovery process. Thank you all our clients and well-wishers.... Gunjan and Riri Trivedi

ATTUNEMENT AND PROXIMATE SEPARATION – in context of stress and emotional health

ATTUNEMENT AND PROXIMATE SEPARATION - in context of stress and emotional health among adults. As I read this today a lot of my clients who I have worked with came to my mind - it would explain a lot of ”whys” to some of you reading this. I wish I knew of this before my babies were born - I would have definitely handled them differently. How many of us have been physically present but emotionally absent for our children? How many of us have stress related health issues but have no history of any abandonment , parental neglect or

The Dangerous Trap of Positive Thinking

THE DANGEROUS TRAP OF POSITIVE THINKING! Power of positive thinking has been well accepted and to some extent over rated and exaggerated to the point that a lot of times it leads people to more suppression’s and repression’s as well as disassociations I often times meet clients who have a host of physical issues - lot of them psychosomatic and yet who insist they have been very positive thinkers, their life has been like a fairy tale and their childhood has been nothing less than a wonderland. Then how come the body has manifested so much of illness and why??

Collaboration with educational institutions for research projects

Wellness Space is proud to be associated with many institutions for projects and research.  We have developed two case studies on quality of life for oral cancer survivors and one technical note on chronic disease with Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) under the guidance of Prof K V Ramani and the teams from Gujarat Cancer Research Institute and Apollo Hospital.  Wellness Space has also been featured in one of the case studies (Click HERE for details).  Wellness Space has worked with Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar to offer an elective to the Masters Students on Quality of life

RELATIONSHIP DRAMAS…..

When people come with relationship issues we do a technique that helps them resolve the blockage in the relationship and change their response to that person (living/dead). Usually people whose relationships are not functional always feel that it is so because the other person is not willing to change. They also believe that it cant get better till the other person doesn't change his/her behaviour or attitude. This is a myth. IN all relationships we all suffer from our own perceptual distortions of that person based on our past experiences with that person and we always unconsciously behave or respond

Publication: Can decreased heart rate variability be a marker of autonomic dysfunction, metabolic syndrome and diabetes?

Can't have better recognition of the concept !!  Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is core to the Naad Yoga (Sound Healing) workshops we conduct and here is one publication on its role in disease or imbalance.   HRV is an important concept covered in Naad Yoga 2 and more depth is explored in Naad Yoga 3.  Our 220 hours Regression Therapy & Life Coaching certification also includes this concept (coherence) into the SEE Protocol for self-hypnosis or mindfulness. This work was presented first time as a concept in World Congress of Chronomedicine in 2016 (KGMU, Lucknow) and it found its way into

Current student projects at Society for Energy & Emotions @ Wellness Space

Current Projects: Machine learning to detect human activity (stress, physical activity, sleep, etc) from 24 hour Holter (ECG) data (ongoing project). Understanding the coherent state (and develop machine learning capabilities) - using ECG and EEG data Artificial intelligence for identifying the risk of diabetes complications (Type 2 Diabetes) Creative visualisation of complex data Past projects: Effect of Indian Classical Music (Positive and negative valence) on the physiology (as measured by HRV and PANAS survey) (Akshar, Laxmi, Mahima) Exploration and validation of Self-regulation technique for increasing focus and attention (PDPU Psychology, Fariburz Irani) Analysis of 24 hour Holter data to understand

Case study: Depression, relationship issues and negative emotions

Businessman in late 40s who had come to us with severe depression and negativity. I vividly remember him sobbing in the first consultation - relationship issues, not being able to stand up for himself and feeling like a sandwich between his wife who he loved a lot and his parents who he also loved a lot....(kind of story of many Male clients who come to see me - sandwich syndrome). He had lost a job, was not motivated to get up and work on his business and home environment was toxic. We  did 8 sessions with him and I am

Newton’s Law in Our Lives….some reflections

Newton's Law in Our Lives....some reflections We are all energy bodies and every interaction we have with outside world there is constant energy exchange, action and reaction. Hence what we are 'inside' (heart, mind, emotions) is what those outside of us react to...!! If we are angry, fuming mad, we give out those signals unknowingly and we end up having everyone and everything around us reacting to our energies based on that anger. The moment we relax, the world around us also changes and things start falling in place. Most of us in today's times (thanks to our education and upbringing)

Case study – exam fear, lack of confidence, suicidal thoughts, anger and more

She is all of 16th and studying in Grade 12. Her mother sought us out because she was struggling with too much negativity, couldn’t concentrate on her studies and having suicidal thoughts. She also had a very low self-esteem and lots of anger. Confidence was at an all-time low. Her mother came and met us – and wasn’t sure if she will be convinced for therapy. She came for the 1st session and felt a huge surge in her confidence. Once her psychiatrist found out she was taking sessions – he told her to not continue. He told the mother

What is Past Life Regression?

What is Past Life Regression? I get this question from most people who read my profile or get introduced to me as a Past Life Regression Therapist. This question is usually loaded with curiosity, fear or sometimes plain disbelief. Matter vs Energy: Before I explain Past Lives (PL) or Past Life Regression Therapy (PLRT) let me first explain the logic behind this modality. Basically, we are not just our physical body. Physical body or Annamaya kosha is matter – consists of cells, nerves, tissues, organs etc and can be destroyed. However, we do have other bodies like Astral Body, Causal

SuccessFit Weight-Loss: A 6-week Hypnotherapy program

SuccessFit Weight-Loss: A 6-week Hypnotherapy program By Jainish Patel, certified SuccessFit Weight Loss Practitioner (International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapists)    Have you tried diet after diet, only to lose weight and gain it all back again? Who wouldn’t want a solution that not only helps you get the perfect shape, but also puts you on autopilot once you get there? You’ve heard it all before, right? “THIS DIET is the one that REALLY WORKS!”  You try it… maybe it works for a while, maybe not… and eventually, you’re off the diet and the old habits return, along with all

Sound Mind Meditation (Monthly on Mon-Wed-Fri)

A New Start for new Year... "Love Yourself and Discover The Power Within You." Meditation is the ability to see Divine within us. The Divine Dimension in every Human Being are hidden and untapped resource. Explore this "Depth Potential" through the upcoming programme leveraging BREATHING, HUMMING, CHANTING, SOUND MEDITATION... specially designed for the one who really wants experience peace and release the Power Locked within for Better Health, Greater Confidence, Increased Success and Inspired Openness to Disruption and Creative Innovation. Conducted by Nigar Parvez When: Mon-Wed-Fri, 830am to 930am throughout the month Charges: Rs 1500/month Venue: Wellness Space To Register: Call

The Journey Within – I (Unique Experiential Workshop, Jan 7-11)

Singing bowls, relaxation, stress and emotional release, coherent breathing, heart focused meditation, humming, anchoring and more. Learn about the quality of life and risk factors for chronic disease and what you can do to manage both effectively. You can also measure your own stress and energy and understand core 4 pillars of life. Who would benefit ? Individuals at high risk for chronic disease (such as diabetes, hypertension...) or if you have emotional challenges or stress and would like to learn self-regulation techniques. Whatsapp only: +91 90998 53844 or email: [email protected] Reviews from the past workshop

Measuring the effectiveness of the intervention (using WHO-5 Wellbeing index)

At Wellness Space, we make an attempt to quantify the effect of the intervention. One such example is the use of WHO-5 Wellbeing Index (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25831962), a commonly used and simple tool. Our data (of 11 individuals who completed 4 sessions and also completed the WHO-5 survey before the first and after the fourth session) is captured in the visual. Score below 52% shows "poor wellbeing" (ideally requiring an evaluation for depression). The average score moved up from 32% (Before) to 63% (After) showing significant enhancement in the individuals' wellbeing. In 10 out of 11 individuals the score went up (the

What happens to my heart rate and heart rate variability (HRV) during Sound Bath Meditation?

For many years, we conduct Free Meditation @ Wellness Space (also known as Sound Bath Meditation using Singing Bowls, details here). From time to time, we do simple studies to understand how the body and the mind responds to such meditations.  This article shares a case study of an individual before, during and after meditation with the focus on key parameters of our nervous system (heart rate, heart rate variability). Dr Chirag Zaveri, who comes regularly for the free meditation agreed to participate in this simple study and also consented when we asked if we could share his name on

Measuring the impact of sound healing on nervous system, heart rate variability and heart rate

The visual below demonstrates how the human physiology (as measured by Heart Rate Variability-HRV) before, during and after a sound healing session of singing bowls. The heart rate (shown using the red dotted line) begins to decrease when the singing bowls session started and continues to decrease and remains low (76) even after the session is completed.  Heart Rate Variability (SDNN-see description below) increases during the sound session and remains very high even after the session has been completed. At the end of the sound session, the HRV remains high and heart rate declines and the parasympathetic nervous system remains

A typical session measurements – Anxiety with NLP (Time based intervention or regression) and Naad Yoga (Coherent Breathing)

Ability to measure and demonstrate the changes (or lack of it!) is important in any intervention.  A simple case study demonstrating how a good session would look like is captured below. At times, there is also negative change and as long as it is confirmed with the client (e.g. catharsis inducing major change in emotions), there is clarity on the session and how to take the work forward. Enjoy Gunjan Trivedi ([email protected]) This client had major anxiety challenge (nervous break down) and sought help.  The intervention was planned for 2 hours and the childhood (and current life) issues were dealt

Technology and analytics (e.g.HRV) capabilities at Wellness Space for studying physiology, energy and emotions

Wellness Space has both technology and analytics capability to understand and measure human physiology, energy and emotions via the measurement of Heart Rate Variability.  This capability includes the following Emwave Pro device to measure heart rate variability, coherence and achievement.  (This is also provided to the participants in the master practitioner workshop - Naad Yoga 2) eMotion Faros sensor to measure 24-hour ECG signal Analytics capability: Kubios Premium HRV software. Others (Polar H7 HRV device, Biowell GDV device and so on) This capability equips the team and the trainees of Wellness Space to learn and re-apply important concepts and

Client case study & Testimonial – Improvement in wellbeing after working on Self-esteem and fear

Testimonial: Hypnotherapy and Regression therapy: She is 41 years old and came in with acute loneliness and feeling of suffocation because she was staying with her parents. She complained of her father being too controlling and disciplined and she was always scared and angry with him. She is a divorcee and had been through a couple of relationships that didn’t work out “I feel like a failure,” she said and her boss and colleagues were always critical of her. She was an angry person with hormonal imbalances, ovarian cysts and PCOD (Polycystic Ovary Disease). Self esteem was 3/10 (10 being

Sound Healing (Singing Bowls) workshop in Dubai – Jul 2018

Each sound healing workshop (singing bowls, breathing, humming & more)  is unique despite having a set curriculum. Dubai was no different. In the sound healing master practitioner workshop, we had all the hypnotherapists and hence the questions, discussions was very different.It focused more on the healing, different modalities and also some work on self. Naad Yoga workshops (Sound Healing) by Wellness Space covers a range of topics from Singing Bowls to Breathing to Humming and include both science and metaphysics of sound vibrations. Singing Bowls, Breathing, Humming If you notice the visual (graph), the blue bar shows increase

Measuring stress levels (emotional pressure) of a corporate team

We often get questions on how do we understand the person's current state (emotional pressure aka stress, state of mind, energy levels etc). The graph shows (actual) results of a few top corporate executives.  (In case you are keen to learn more about stress and its effects on us, click here to read the article on Stress) The figure shows "Emotional Pressure" (in Joule measured using Bio-Well GDV device for several corporate executives) So what? The color indicates that some of the individuals are quite calm and relaxed (color green-individuals A, F, G) and the others are stressed (more emotional

News18 Gujarati Coverage – April 2018

News18 Gujarati review of Sound Healing/Naad Yoga.   https://gujarati.news18.com/news/india/tibetan-sound-therapy-for-the-rest-of-the-mind-in-the-heat-sj-752046.html ગરમીમાં મન શાંત રહે એ માટેની તિબેટિયન સાઉન્ડ થેરપી અપનાવો ગરમીમાં મન શાંત રહે એ માટેની તિબેટિયન સાઉન્ડ થેરપી. News18 Gujarati Updated: April 2, 2018, 10:07 PM IST દીપિકાબહેન ખુમાણ ઋતુમાં બદલાવ આવતાં વ્યક્તિના સ્વભાવમાં બદલાવ જોવા મળે છે એટલે જ તો ઉનાળાની ઋતુ એવી ઋતુ છે, જેમાં તમને સૌથી વધારે ઝઘડા કરતા લોકો અથવા અકસ્માત જોવા મળશે. આવી ઋતુમાં તમારા સ્વભાવને શાંત કરવા અને તમારા શરીરનાં ચક્રોને કાબૂમાં કરવામાં અમદાવાદમાં આવી ગઈ છે તિબેટિયન સાઉન્ડ થેરપી, જે આપશે તમને ગરમીમાં શાંતિ. તમને સાઉન્ડ થેરપી શાંતિ આપી શકે છે. આ અવાજ

Effect of Zikr on Heart Rate Variability

It is a well - documented fact that praying or any form of chanting, has a powerful effect on a person’s mind, and through it, their physiology. As is known, physiology deals with the functions and activities of all living matter, and the related physical and chemical activities. It is documented that chanting affects the human physiology in a positive manner. In - order to verify this belief, Wellness Space carried out a case study in April 2018. The intention was to evaluate the positive physiological impact through a scientific method, using the HRV as the measure. Zikr, also known

ナード・ヨガ (神聖な音のヨガ) サウンド・プラクティショナー認定講座

  Japanese Language Workshop ナード・ヨガ(神聖な音のヨガ) サウンド・プラクティショナー認定講座 場所:Vyasa Yoga Civil Service Club #03-05 Tessensohn Road Singapore 217664 サウンド・プラクティショナー認定講座 2月1日(木)〜2月2日(金)(午前9時〜午後1時) お申し込み/お問い合わせ: [email protected](日本語) +65 96262425(英語) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVl5PVXZcXI&feature=youtu.be ナード・ヨガ (神聖な音のヨガ) サウンド・プラクティショナー認定講座 If you are looking for English Language workshops in Singapore (Feb 2018), click below https://wellness-space.net/sound-healing-workshops-in-singapore-feb2018-naad-yoga-1-2/

Life Coaching Journey – 8 weeks & no psychiatric medications now !

Life Coaching is all about discovering self and seek a balance. I am happy - that after 8 weeks of work (several sessions 1:1, Free Meditation @ Wellness Space and some other activities), this entrepreneur is noticing a measurable transformation in his journey. Of course, the 21-days have passed since the "medication(s)" have also been stopped as agreed by the psychiatrist !! More to follow on this, however, it was a pleasant surprise to see the trends of the self-assessment (by the client) on his journey. The outcome of this assessment involved several areas of wellness (physical wellness, emotional wellness, career,

Effectiveness of hypnotherapy & inner child therapy in building confidence and the impact on bio-energy

14 yr old comes with problem of low confidence (speaking in public) and expressing herself in front of others, and fear of maths. out of the two we agreed to first work on confidence to speak up in front of others (the client needs to decide which problem she needs to work on first, and not the therapist!) using Hypnotherapy. She recollected a single incident from school when she had to give a speech (till that incident she was super confident on stage and had given several performances as well) in front of her class, she was nervous and had

Financial Wellness – The commonsense Approach (May 12, A’bad)

Some of you who joined the seminar in May 2016 (about 1.5 years ago) . Do you realize, the BSE Sensex has gain >36% since them (which means some of the top funds and stocks have gain much more compared to this average of 36%) ! Jan 2018 workshop was another such reminder and some of you repeated it as well. Are you always blaming everyone (or your own inhibitions) when it comes to financial wellness? Do you think you can't fly a paper plane because you don't know rocket science !!!! ? Join this FREE workshop and begin your

Inner Child Work – Measurement of the emotional pressure, aura

The client comes to me with presenting problem of anger. Blames husband and kids for making her feel angry all the time. Goes back to her childhood memories of having a very angry father and connects to her anger towards father when she was as young as 11 yrs old! We work on releasing the anger and replacing with positive loving energies using Inner Child Therapy. See the graph below that shows the shift in her energy field, improvement in energy and reduction in emotional pressure and chakras that got better aligned ! Thanks to technology we now have measurability

Fears and Phobias: The invisible strings pulling you from moving forward (Life Coaching)

What is a Phobia? A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder that causes an individual to experience extreme, irrational fear about a situation, living creature, place, or object. The person will experience intense distress when faced with the source of their phobia. This can prevent them from functioning normally and sometimes leads to panic attacks.  The individual is often aware of the phobia, however, the root cause (what caused this phobia) is often unknown. The response of the individual to the extreme fear/phobia is not in his/her control. The phobia becomes diagnosable when a person begins organizing their lives

Quality of Life – without extreme fear and phobia (A case study using NLP Technique)

Life is often disturbed by invisible strings which hold us back and we often don't know what is holding us back !! Once we realize what is preventing us from living a healthy life, it becomes very easy to deal with the problem situation. An example - articulating one such individual who had very strange fear of evenings (different from fear of darkness or being alone) Do you have such fears? Call 9574742288 or send email to [email protected] to set up an appointment.

About the effective Phobia Cure (Neuro Linguistic Programming-NLP)

During NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner Workshops, you learn how to identify fear (or in extreme case - a Phobia) !  Exaggerated fears (or Phobias) -whether of spiders, lizards, needles, snakes, heights, public speaking or even public or closed spaces-can not only interfere with daily life, they impact growth and more importantly the quality of daily life. Many individuals, who carry such fears of phobias assume they can't get rid of this !  However, modern techniques and processes (not medications !) make it possible to literally eliminate such fears.  A small case study (this was actually a demo during the NLP

What are the key stages to watch for in transformation or the Journey Within?

This is a very common question for all seeking personal growth.  If I use the language of Landmark Forum - “you don’t know what you don’t know and that’s where the biggest transformation opportunity is !”. Different modalities (or lets call it the wisdom jargon) look at it with their own twists.  I connect more with what NLP has done and hence this attempt to describe it for everyone. The awareness continuum (Adapted from NLP Framework) Key principles as you study the visual above: The transformation opportunity is often in the first building block.  For example, I kept investing in

Case Study – What is Meditation? How can we measure it?

This article is based on a true experience.  A person insisted on meeting both me and Riri G Trivedi.  We met.  He gave us a strong message that we must meditate.  He also liked what we were doing and after few months, he requested that I help him measure the depth of his meditation. I was overwhelmed. Not only he kept giving us the messages (whenever he met) which were very important for our life stages, now he is going to test what we do.  Nonetheless, I agreed humbly and told him that we will use what we have and

NLP, regression therapy and past life regression measurement to increase the effectiveness !

Many of you asked, how do you know the intervention you are  making (NLP, regression therapy and past life regression measurement) is working.  Often the answer is with the person asking, however, there a way to get an idea !  Lets explore one way to find that out. The answer is often in what our physiology (or more specifically, breathing rate, changes in blood flow to various parts of the face and/or the muscle stiffness - often called sensory acuity in NLP, as an example).  A trained coach is often able to grasp these changes, however, there is also an

Foundation Course in Hypnosis (Past Life Regression Academy) Singapore Nov ’17

The hypnosis training will be held in a central part of Singapore close to public transport and Singapore international airport. The training is led by Ririi Trivedi in the English language. The workshop tutor fee, supervision and certification is SGD 1050.  This training is a requirement for joining the full Past Life Regression Training in Singapore in year 2018. Further Details: Download the full workshop outline and application form. For more information contact: Ririi Trivedi email; [email protected] For further details, visit Past Life Regression Academy website below http://www.regressionacademy.com/hypnosis-training.htm#singapore

One size fits all?  – How breathing rate impacts our mind and emotions

It is important to understand that each person is unique. This means what we resonate with is also unique.  This applies to our physiology as well. In other words, one size does NOT fit everyone when it comes to personalized Life Coaching or Healing intervention.  Why personalised intervention is important ? Lets focus only on breathing for the purpose of this write-up (though same applies to other aspects as well).  Our heart rate variability (HRV) plays a very important role in our autonomic function and more importantly our ability to withstand stress and also in our ability to maintain balanced

The X-Factor Case Study – Sound Healing (by Love Joshi)

One of our Master Practitioner Love Joshi has done this work to release negative emotions (anger/fear) and supplement those with positivity (increase in relaxation and sleep) just in 3 sessions ! For more details, click here.  This is Love Joshi's facebook page  Tune In - The Healing of the Cosmos. These case studies help the workshop participants to hone their skills and it also assists learning amongst the students.

Managing our emotions and energy using Heart Rate Variability

An example of how to interpret our daily routine using Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and identify areas of opportunity for enhancing overall well-being.  The following individual started measuring the morning (3 min) heart rate variability (using Polar H-10 device and EliteHRV app) to understand how the stress and recovery can  be managed for overall well-being.  The data clearly shows very poor management of stress (low HRV, higher heart rate and so on).  The X-axis identifies what caused the increase or decrease in HRV.  Based on this data, the conclusions were made and the intervention was identified to address the problems.

Learn Graphology (Handwriting Analysis, A’bad, Dec 23-25)

Learn Graphology (Handwriting Analysis), Get Certified Timing: Full day (10am to 530pm), Dec 23 to 25 (Sat-Mon) Location: Wellness Space, Ahmedabad Energy Exchange: Rs 17,000 (incl hand-out, lunch/snacks, etc). Early bird Rs 15,000 (via non-refundable Rs 5,000 before Oct 15) Registrations: Contact [email protected] or +91.95.7474.2288 Examples of the topics to be covered during the workshop: Sample Of Handwriting, Analogy Of Handwriting, What Is Graphology? Principles Of Graphology, Zones, Alphabets, Pastocity, Size (Spacing, Base Line), Strokes, Capital Letters, Pressure, Slants, Connections,  Margin, Discussing Handwriting Samples, Signature Analysis

Financial Wellness – Awaken the energy (Shakti) within !

We often talk about the need to be well - financially ! This article - written during the Navratri - calls for action.  I firmly believe, the woman of the home must take this up since there is an opportunity to feel empowered and also put the expertise into action. Let me begin with some statistics (Source: Economic Times, Sep 25, 2017, Article by Pooja Khanna). The study (conducted with 100 well-educated women) found the following: 92% of the women admitted that all financial decisions are taken by the male members (read: father and husband) of the family Most respondents

Why and How of Regression Therapy (A perspective by Ririi G Trivedi): Hypnotherapy, Inner Child Work, Current or Past Life Regression

“When the present makes us ill, we may need medicine, physiotherapy, simple advice or change of conditions. But when past makes us ill, psychotherapy is necessary” – Hans Tendam in his book, Deep Healing While Hypnotherapy is still better known, (thanks to stage shows and hypnotism ads – which are quite misleading anyways) Regression Therapy (Current or Past Life Regression) is hardly known among non-therapist community. Often Hypnotherapy is associated with fear and mind-control about which I have written in the past – today I want to write about Regression as a therapy because large part of my

Building resilience to increase physical and emotional workload for sportspersons with HRV

Heart’s parameters (especially heart rate and variability i.e. HR and HRV) have been used for a long time to monitor athlete’s fitness levels and also recovery from previous workouts.  Any additional physical workload or stress usually impairs HRV (since sympathetic drive or increased physical or emotional workload reduces HRV and parasympathetic drive or recovery increases the HRV).  Similarly, a rest (or recovery) after the exercise usually improves HRV. How can I use HRV? At Wellness Space, we work with athletes (e.g. crickets, badminton players and also individuals who just want to build fitness levels !) for building the resilience and

Managing Insomnia using a combination of Singing Bowls, Chanting & Breathing Techniques

Sleep Disorder or Insomnia: This is a very common problem of the modern world.  Constant thinking and anxiety, coupled with the use of modern gadgets and 24x7 lifestyle, our ability to slow down and unwind at the night is often impacted.  The studies have shown correlation between chronic stress, disrupted sleep (e.g. call centre workers who work at night) and imbalance in key hormones (e.g. cortisol and melatonin levels) resulting in sleep impairment.  Sleep is an important aspect of our autonomic nervous system recovery and must not be compromised. Lets look at two recent client experiences: This person (lets call

Our contribution as co-author (Book on Breast Cancer)

  Breast Cancer: Medical Treatment, Side Effects, and Complementary Therapies by Momentum Press LLC, New York Proud to share that the Wellness Space team has contributed to this book co-authored by Riri G Trivedi !   Chapter #7: Breast Cancer: Complementary Therapies is authored by Riri. The e-book is available HERE. http://www.momentumpress.net/books/breast-cancer-medical-treatment-side-effects-and-complementary-therapies  

Managing Grief

In his book 'Healing the Shame that Binds you' John Bradshaw explains how Grief needs to be validated and expressed for it to not become toxic. "It is not the traumas that we suffer in childhood which make us emotionally ill, but the inability to express the trauma". Bottling up the grief: Many clients come to me still grieving for their lost family member even years after their demise. They not only grieve departed souls but also grieve their own loss of innocence, loss of childhood, loss o love or relationships, loss of everything or anything they held dear. This

Free Meditation @ Wellness Space (twice/month)

Upcoming Sessions: 7pm @ Wellness Space Jun 24, Jul 9 & 23, Aug 7 & 21, Sep 6 & 20. RSVP +91.9574742288 Free Meditation @ Wellness Space, Ahmedabad Our vision is to encourage  centers across the city to host free events . Such centers can either just do simple meditation or they can use singing bowls and use sound to achieve deeper relaxation & calmness of the mind. We hope that some day, more and more spaces (in nearby locations) will be available to the citizens so they can go and meditate together ! How does sound bath meditation impact you ?

HRV during Pranayama & Breathing Techniques

To all those who watch TV and do breathing/pranayama just by watching TV. Kapalbhati and Bhastrika are EXTREMELY powerful techniques and leave a profound impact on our mind and the body. At the same time, these 2 practices also have a very strong effect on our Autonomic Nervous System (via heart rate changes). If you have Diabetes or Hypertension, please do NOT do any Kapalbhati or Bhastrika practices without seeking the guidance of qualified yoga teacher. There are many other practices you can do but NO to Kapalbhati and Bhastrika (especially with above 2 disorders). The visual shows heart rate variability

Case Study – Naad Yoga 2 – Sound Healing Master Practitioner Workshop (Singapore, Mar 2017)

During Naad Yoga 2 (Sound Healing Master Practitioner) workshop the participants understand what happens to the client energy and emotions before/after the interventions. They lso learn many different interventions (singing bowls, breathing and chanting). They learn how the physiology (as measured by Heart Rate Variability) and bio-energy changes during and after the interventions.  The tools (Bio-Well GDV Camera and Heart Rate Variability measurement device) are available throughout the workshop for participants to learn and understand. Master Practitioner Workshop (Nada Yoga 2): The Master Practitioner workshop takes 2 full days and during the workshop the participants cover a broad range of techniques

Case Study – Low energy & idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Context: Very low energy, history of heart problems (with major high risk procedures) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. With limited additional possibilities through traditional medical processes, the person was looking to add more energy and increase vitality. Emotional imbalance (due to some chronic negative emotions) also had played a role in the imbalance. In other words, the individual needed an intervention at the Pranamaya (vital energy) and Manomaya layers (mind, emotions) and to some extend at the Vignanmaya layer (intellectual).  (Please read Pancha Kosha  article for more details on the layers) Action: After initial assessment, two focus area were identified (a)

A demo – Effect of Chanting on our mind & nervous system

Studies have down that singing, humming and chanting has significant impact on our nervous system  (autonomic nervous system) and the mind !   The study clearly indicates how the breathing rate (shown in dotted lines) and heart rate variability are in sync during Mantra Chanting ! This denotes a well balanced autonomic nervous system (and a balanced nervous system is a critical requirement for us to be in balanced and good mood. It also denotes healthy state of mind (which drives health body). Our attempt to replicate this ! We decided to do a simple experiment and requested one of our

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) & Sound Healing

Heart Rate Variability (HRV)  is an important measure of autonomic nervous system (Read more about Stress and ANS here) and there is increasing research in the area of HRV and its positive benefits in metabolic disorders (e.g. diabetes, hypertension) and general wellness. HRV is the physiological phenomenon of variation in the time interval between heartbeats. It is measured by the variation in the beat-to-beat interval. HRV is used to identify potential health challenges by medical doctors. HRV can also be used as a marker of stress (or autonomic nervous system imbalance).  In general, higher HRV (more variations in the interval) indicates a more balanced

Cricket and emotions – It’s all about the mind ! (Life Coaching Example)

It was a privilege to do a few sessions with senior and junior crickets at Gujarat Cricket Association. The initiative was also appreciated by the press. This is part of our effort in increasing awareness of the role emotions and mind play in our life. At the end of the season (when Gujarat lifted the Ranji Trophy for the first time), we realised that we were privileged to have worked with the bunch of talented players on their Himalayan quest and the achievement ! Enjoy the article....(First, in Oct 2016 before the season started and Second, in 2017 when the

Inner Child Healing – Past Trauma impacting daily life

Journey of a woman who had a complete breakdown due to past baggage of a childhood of loneliness, abuse, feeling of isolation and totally introverted personality. I could see the small child that she was, in the body of an adult - still struggling to seek her moms approval that she never got in all the years - bogged down by negativity while all along she had pulled through with a strong intellect and reasoning. Under the quiet demeanor there was a lot of suppressed anger - which came out in tears all the time...while there was a lot of

Testimonial – Managing through a phase of emotional turmoil (Hypnotherapy)

Sharing the experience of a client who came for hypnotherapy sessions in Singapore when I had gone there for my workshops. Young Chinese-Malay mother of 3 kids who was going through a lot of pain, hurt, sadness and negativity due to her husbands infidelity. We only had time to do 2 sessions but going by what she writes here, it seems it really helped! Each client comes to me with varied levels of receptivity and each one takes back different things - based on their readiness to heal. EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a very simple yet powerful technique that

Past Life Regression Studies – a perspective

The most amazing cases on past lives and reincarnation . The explanation in the end is also very good. Must read for all who are curious and esp for those who call me and ask me a dozen questions on the phone if it’s all true!  If you are interested in reading further, you can read my other articles If I Do a Past Life Regression will I ever come back ??? “A Case Study – How Regression Therapy works?” ‪http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/06/27/kids-like-these-are-why-carl-sagan-said-reincarnation-deservers-serious-scientific-study/ Following visuals are reproduced from the article. download film Before I Fall

Love & Forgiveness – the core emotions of the Heart Chakra (A case study)

Love & Forgiveness - the core emotions of the Heart Chakra (A case study) Heart Chakra is the core of our energy centres (aka Chakra System). The emotions related to hearth chakra are "love" (and "forgiveness"). A major negativity in heart chakra emotions (i.e. not able to forget and forgive) results in an imbalance in this chakra/centre. An imbalance in Manomaya Kosha (e.g. negative emotion) results in the imbalance in Pranamaya Kosha and eventually it manifests in in the physiology. The physiology imbalance eventually impacts the organs in this region of the body such as lungs, heart, breasts as well

Chakra Singing Bowl set? Math? or Myth? – A perspective

Background information on Chakra Human ecosystem is not just a physical body but 5 layers of existence (see Pancha Kosha for details).  Chakras are part of the etheric body (or Pranamaya kosha).  At one end, they integrate with our Annamaya kosha (physical body) and at the other end they integrate with Manomaya kosha (mind, emotions, etc).  While we segregate the layers for our understanding, it is important to realise these are not water tight compartments ! If we deep dive further, the integration of each chakra with other 2 of the 5 layers of existence can be described as below:

Impact of Sound Bath Meditation (with Singing Bowls)

Sound Bath Meditation Singing bowls (used for Sound Healing) create brain wave entrainment and brings extreme relaxation for body and the mind.  The harmonics of the sound aid the meditation process. How does sound bath meditation (with singing bowls impact you ?) Last year, we used GDV Bio-Well camera and observed the energy parameters of three individuals before and after meditation. The results - not surprising - are captured below with our interpretations. I hope this inspires you to come and join Sound Bath Meditation !  PS: This is not a research study but just an observation on an individual's energy

Understanding the frequencies of a Singing Bowl

Have you ever tried to measure the speed of the train which is slowing down?  Measuring the frequency of the Himalayan Singing Bowl is a similar exercise.  The reason – each singing bowl produces multiple frequencies and hence trying to measure one frequency and giving it a “note” is similar to applying the Newton’s law in energy healing !!  (For background, we use singing bowl in sound healing and its multiple harmonics enable brain-wave entrainment and enables the mind/body to achieve deep rest, facilitating the healing process.) Spectrum Analysis of a Singing Bowl’s Sound Let me share a spectrum

Understanding the effectiveness of a therapy using GDV Bio-Well Camera

Understanding the effectiveness of a therapy using GDV Bio-Well Camera Acknnowledgement: This study was conducted by Dr Gan Bo of Accuteen Academy, Singapore at Vyasa Yoga Singapore. We often get asked, especially by the skeptics – “How do you know that your therapy has worked ?” There are various methods to understand how the therapy is working. First and the foremost, the client feedback on how he/she feels, what is the level of negative emotion (has it gone away?) or what is the sense on the positive emotion (i.e. feeling confident, feeling in control and so on).  The second approach – especially when there are

Integrating Singing Bowls into Yoga Practice or Yoga Therapy

Singing Bowls make a great addition to any yoga practice. As we all know that yoga covers eight limbs and is aimed at achieving higher states of meditation. In other words, the mind becomes more balanced with yoga practice.  The sound vibrations, as described in Nada Yoga practices, help us achieve calmer states of the mind. Some initial ideas are captured below but do not limit yourself to these ideas only !  You can learn the basics and based on that leverage the sound vibrations to further enhance your own yoga practice or therapy. Use of 3 bowls: Usually, the

Emotional First Aid – A modern day necessity ! Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT

Emotional First Aid - A modern day necessity (Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT) Modern society is too focused on physical body and health: Enough is written about the effect of negative thoughts and beliefs on our mind and (eventually) on our physical health.  Science has now proven that the thoughts affect our mind and eventually it manifests in our physical body.  Our modern society is very pre-occupied with physical health. For example, we spend millions globally on beauty care products which focuses on our outer appearance. Our nutrition is largely focused on the physical body.  Our daily work-out is often

Sound Healing & Homeostasis

Sound Healing & Homeostasis How does the Sound helps in healing ? Sound healing works across many levels. Lets examine one core benefit of sound healing on our nervous system and how it triggers homeostasis (a balanced condition necessary for healing). We will focus only on homeostasis and autonomous nervous system impact of sound healing in this article to get clarity on how the healing is triggered by sound healing. Healing Begins when you relax and achieve Homeostasis:  Lets understand what is Homeostasis and how it triggers self-healing. If you recall the wisdom from “Stress Management” article, during stress (i.e.

Stress Management – Why, how and what?

We often deal with clients or teams who are stressed and have often not realized the impact the stress has on the mind and body.  Many individuals are not able to relate to their emotions or just go on with life very mechanically or are looking for a spark or external triggers to keep them happy.  The article articulates what is stress and how chronic stress has a significant impact on our mind and body. What is Stress? Stress is our “response” to any kind of demanding situation.  This situation can be (1) real danger (facing a lion) or (2)

The Fundamentals of Financial Wellness

I usually clarify upfront that this is not about financial planning but it is about bringing the much needed balance in your finances and how you feel about it (often connected with Mulaadhar/root chakra !). Financial wellness is not about using financial health checks (which are available across the internet) but it is about understanding the basic rules (yes, not just principles !) which govern our financial wellness, have a good plan and most importantly feel satisfied with where you stand and your planned future ahead (despite the uncertainties !) . Common-sense is not so common  :  Solutions to the most complex

Mind Surgeons !

MIND SURGEONS   …That’s what I think we regression therapists are! Today as I was sitting in the hospital where my husband had undergone a minor surgery in his knee…. I couldn't help but reflect how similar is my job to that of a surgeon. A surgeon works at fixing damaged parts or removing unwanted (tumors) ones from the body using surgery. I work at fixing damaged emotions/memories of the past or at removing unwanted fears, phobias, habits, beliefs etc. from the subconscious mind!! I don't use surgical tools but do use mind based tools and techniques!! Before doing the

Healer or a Therapist?

Image Source: Trisha Caetano's Inner Child Training Manual Many people who contact me think I am a Healer - no, I am not! I am a Therapist and not a Healer. There are many gifted souls in the world who have a natural ability to see, hear and sense things, they can see the past, present and future and also heal others through some unbelievable methods (the hugging Amma etc) - however, I am NOT one of those. I dont have a psychic ability to see things and neither do  have the ability to cure or heal others problems -

Have you experienced Sound Bath to recharge yourself ? (Sound Healing)

Have you experienced Sound Bath to recharge yourself ?  I have had a singing bowl for 10 years but I was formally introduced to singing bowls by Satya Brat. This month, I was able to spend significant amount of time in Nepal and learn some advanced technique from Shree Krishna Shahi - who learnt the nuances from his grandfather (a Shaman of Tibetan Origin). It has been a fascinating journey for me since music is in my name and I have been learning Tabla since ages but sound healing is very different from healing by music (both have a valid role

….OF ENTITIES, GHOSTS, BLACK MAGIC AND ALL THAT ‘NONSENSE’……!!

I  had always been a skeptic and non-believer for rituals or any such “hokey pokey” and “woodoo” stuff like Black Magic or Foreign Entity attachments etc. I used to believe it is all a figment of a few peoples active imagination & creativity coupled with a slight imbalance in the brains! Brought up by parents who didn’t even go to temples, I believed ghosts, entities and black magic was all paranoia and hallucinations of the weak minded. However, over the years I have been forced to rethink this – especially after my various therapy experiences with clients. We all know

Story and testimonials – Inner Child Work & Healing from within

Story and testimonials - Inner Child Work & Healing from within Its definitely not a coincidence that after completing my 1st module of Inner Child Integration Training I have come back to 3 clients who had severely wounded inner children. One was a retd prof of psychology - whose childhood was full of physical abuse and violence. The little girl seeing the father beat up the mother and siblings on daily basis with a stick had decided she will be a fighter - will be strong and yet her little self was also carrying the guilt of not being able

Overcoming Negative Emotions

Testimonials of a non-believer who finally experienced extreme relaxation (sound healing), dealt with her negative emotions & learnt techniques (e.g. EFT) to address negativity ! Hi Riri - I hope this finds you well. I am sorry it took me so long to send you a thank you note. I am back in California and back to my routine busy life, but I am happy to report that the few sessions we had have gone a long way in helping me. I have a much more positive outlook and have been using some of the techniques you taught me. A few weeks ago

Coping with a break-up

A woman in late 20s, studying overseas who came for therapy sometime last year (2015) "Where did I go wrong? What did I do that drove him away? He said he loved me, then why did he leave me? Even after almost two years of my break up I just couldn’t accept the fact that he had left me. I was not able to move on. I tried various things to get on with my life. But nothing helped. How could I forget him after all I thought he was love of my life? But if he truly was love

Building Focus and Confidence !

Perspective from a young woman Everyone of us come across certain problems in life. Be it schools, colleges etc. Friends and peers might come our way which ultimately leads to distortions. I encountered a similar problem. With certain glitches relating to my friends, my entire focus moved away from my studies and a lot of energy in terms of thinking was let into these small issues with friends click to read more. Eventually, this thinking took the shape of anger and frustration. I felt like running away from some friends only because I was not able to deal with them.

Newton’s Law in Our Lives….some reflections (Life Coaching)

We are all energy bodies and every interaction we have with outside world there is constant energy exchange, action and reaction. Hence what we are 'inside' (heart, mind, emotions) is what those outside of us react to...!! If we are angry, fuming mad, we give out those signals unknowingly and we end up having everyone and everything around us reacting to our energies based on that anger. The moment we relax, the world around us also changes and things start falling in place. Most of us in today's times (thanks to our education and upbringing) are so caught up trying

Healing by Accepting the Past, respecting the Present and giving yourself the Future..

Healing by Accepting the Past, respecting the Present and giving yourself the Future.. Therapy is not just about addressing your problems or getting solutions...it is also not for those who are sick or disturbed....Therapy helps in accepting the past as it was and giving the strength and solutions for moving forward. Sharing the experience of a friend who says she need not be anonymous ! She had limited time, came for 2-3 sessions and yet whatever work we did, seems to have helped her in her own way........As a therapist I do not give answers or solutions - I can only

….of Love & Marriages…..

……OF LOVE & MARRIAGES I am totally not surprised at the number of clients who come to me complaining about their marriage & spouse. Many times they see their spouses as their biggest problems – from not feeling loved to emotional or physical abuse to complaining inlaws etc etc – the spectrum of complains is very wide. And it is the same irrespective of whether the marriage was a love marriage or arranged marriage. Just like Gary Chapman in his book ‘5 Love Languages’ says – all that ‘in love’ experience ends after first 2 yrs – and both types

No mistakes in life ! Only Experiences !!

NO MISTAKES IN LIFE…. While Chetan Bhagat writes a book about the 3 mistakes of his life – I choose to write and believe there are no mistakes in life…only lessons and experiences! It may sound very bashful, egoistic and like a justification for everything I have done ‘wrong’ – in eyes of others (society, individuals etc). And yet risking all those judgements I wish to share my two bits – however it may sound to everyone. From the time we grow up, we are taught what to do and not to do – and every time we break that

HAPPI-NOMICS (All about happiness)

HAPPI-NOMICS… Last week I had a discussion with my forum group about Happiness and I tried hard to convince one elderly gentleman that happiness has absolutely no connection to job or money. He was shocked and found it hard to even start thinking about it!! His expression was as if I am telling him that we live on Mars! Yes, money and comfort if not there, bring unhappiness but they are not sources of happiness according to my understanding and self experience! (I know some people would say “Id rather be miserable in a Mercedes than on the footpath!” and

Self Esteem isn’t a gift, it is a process….

Achievers and Self Worth I have come across many men and women who are high achievers or perfectionists (type A personalities as they are called) in life – who are always striving to be better in everything they do, seeking perfection out of everything including themselves. A lot of times the deep rooted emotion is of low self worth. A person with low self worth constantly seeks to achieve point …A and once reached there its not good enough so the new goal is A+and then A++ and so on. This is not a generalization but my observation in working

Our relationships – mirrors in our Life !

Our relationships. Our mirrors in our Life… I had always believed I was a free-spirited person – totally for freedom in everything – and that I detested control of any sort. I had always tried to fight off any sort of control that I felt was coming my way either by parents, spouse, boss etc. I also always had this ‘issue‘ with my spouse on how controlling he is – deciding what is good for me, not good for me, what I should do and shouldn’t do, and I always resented anything the said/did/suggested because I felt it was coming

Why do we have 2 nostrils?

Why should we sleep on our left side after meal..... This is surprisingly linked to our nostrils! As we sleep on our left side, the armpits get compressed, activating the point connected to our nadis. When our left arm pit is pressed, the right nostril is activated. The right nostril governs metabolism and heats up the body. Hence by sleeping on the left side after a meal, we activate the nadi to help digest our food better! Of course, at a more physical level, the shape of the stomach (located on our left side) is also such that sleeping

Overseas Client visited Ahmedabad for Therapy

She came with anxiety and stomach related issues. She wanted to be able to eat all her favourite foods that she was not able eat due to stomach not being able to digest all the heavy foods. She also had lots of past baggage she needed to let go and a lot of fear about others, what others will think and say about her. Fear was holding her back from expressing herself and also making her feel she was always unwell. She took a week of therapy (Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression sessions) and worked on her fears and stomach. Whatever

Why should we eat with our fingers?

Eating with fingers has been recently looked down up - considered not very sophisticated or suave. Especially, at restaurants, people even eat pizzas with fork and knife!! Eating with the fingers has multiple benefits - some very obvious and some not very obvious. Our bodies are made up of 5 elements/pranas - so is everything in Universe - these are - Fire, Water, Air, Earth and Ether/Space. They are represented by the 5 fingers (see image below). It is believed that these five elements energize the food, cleansing it of any negative vibes and preparing it for us to eat. These

Panch Prana – Pranic Force Fields

Most people loosely associate Prana with breath. While Prana is NOT breath but our engergetic field or Life Force. Prana is present in everything - whether living or non living! Everything in creation has prana - with varying degrees of density/frequencies. The book by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati on Prana and Pranayama mentions this experiement conducted in USA on Swami Nadabrahmananda Saraswati who could remain comfortable without breathing for extended periods just by power of his prana. He was placed in an airtight glass chamber. A lighted candle and a live monkey were placed in similar chambers. Electrodes were connected to

If I Do a Past Life Regression will I ever come back ???

Is the question I get all the time from all those who hear that I do Past Life Regression therapy. They also ask ‘will those memories affect my current life relationships?’  And the answer to both is YES. Past Life Regression Now depending upon whether the person is visual or auditory or kinesthetic, the recall of a past life may be different. Some see it as a entire movie, while others just get ‘an understanding’ of the entire story from some images, some don’t see anything at all but just sense or feel it. Some connect with sounds or sensations.

Pancha Kosha (MY 5 BODIES)-An Integrated Approach to Health based on Ancient Texts

Few thousand years back our wise ones knew and understood that we are not just our physical bodies. There so much more to our existence than just the muscles, bones, flesh, blood and organs. Taittriya Upanishad written 3000+ yrs ago mentions the ‘Pancha Kosha’ – 5 Layers of Existence that we all have – which is the basis of the Integrated Yoga Therapy that I have learnt and practice. It gives us a holistic perspective of our selves – not limiting it to our physical body. Today if I go to a doctor with the problem of High

A Case Study – How does Current or Past Life Regression Therapy work?

Current or Past Life Regression Process Every time I mention being a Regression Therapist or even a Past Life Regression Therapist I am met with a big question mark – What the heck is this Regression Therapy???? Let me share this case study with everyone – which I worked on sometime ago – that explains somewhat the kind of work I do. The names and places are changed to maintain confidentiality. I was called up urgently (was told it was a critically urgent case) regarding a 20 yr old female student who had tried to commit suicide twice. She was

MOVES OF LIFE – Some thoughts on our move back to Amdavad (India)

Ever since I have moved to Ahmedabad (nearly 3 months now) after almost 18 yrs I get a lot of questions about how have we settled in, why did we decide to move back and how are the kids taking it. Lots of those asking questions are either themselves considering moving back or have wanted to but have not managed to or plain curious. So thought of writing this note with my thoughts which I have to keep repeating in separate emails/phones etc to everyone. The thoughts, ideas and opinions are totally personal, driven by my own thinking, prejudices and experience and

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