Zankhana Joshi, Founder of Tatvamasi, is a Counseling Psychologist, a Dance Movement Therapy practitioner and a Bach Flower Remedies practitioner. She believes in holistic wellness and intuitive healing and combines her trainings to affect the journeys of personal transformations and inspired living. In her esoteric practice, she strives to explore the mind and body connection to facilitate an individual’s journey towards alignment, integration and oneness, fostering trust & surrender to inner wisdom.
In her Counseling Psychology practice she uses Talk therapy based on an eclectic approach combining her training in western ideologies with her experiences of eastern philosophies. She is also trained in Psychoanalysis, REBT, Gestalt, NLP, Transaction Analysis, Emotional Freedom techniques, Mindfulness, Journey work, Somatic Intelligence, Clinical hypnosis and Louis Hays philosophies of self love and acceptance which she combines with her intuitive experiences with Reiki, Vipassana, Vedanta, Bhagwat Geeta and Shamanism.
Her experience in mental health spans across age groups, for individuals suffering from Relationship, Emotional, Behavioral and Academic difficulties. She works extensively with individuals suffering from Stress, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Schizophrenia, Grief, trauma and sexual violence.
She was a fellow with the Singapore International Foundations – Arts for good Fellowship and she has done several trainings and sessions with the leadership team of several organization like Pepsico and been on a Mental Health Panel for TCS, TISS and Kolkata Sanved’s Biennial Global Dance Movement Summit, A mental Health and Wellness Festival – Aham and several other mental health awareness initiaitves on Social Media
She is also a Dance Movement Therapy Practitioner, exploring the mind-body connection to facilitate healing and transformation of the self and society. She is a visiting faculty at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) for their Diploma in Dance Movement Therapies. Using Body based Psychotherapy and somatic intelligence she helps bring higher awareness and alignment in the Mind, Body and Soul of the Self. She conducts several open and closed group workshops using Dance and expressive arts based therapies for individuals, groups, shelter homes and corporates. She has worked with diverse group of corporate like L&T, RPG and within the education sector with MNW- SNDT’s CRE by RCI, Don Bosco School and TISS. She runs several mental health awareness programs with an endeavour to build a community for people to come together in a safe and non-judgmental space for self – exploration.
She is a Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner (BFRP) and uses Bach Flower remedies to facilitate emotional regulation and to overcome blocks or resistance in one’s journey of releasing and rediscovering the self in connection with the whole. The remedies help to restore the internal balance and harmony between the mind, body and soul, facilitating the natural healing abilities of the body to transform negative emotions while bringing about a sense of happiness and peace of mind. Effective in working with mental illnesses, personality traits and also enhancing mental and emotional wellness.
She works in the social sector offering her services to various not-for-profit organisations like Shri Vallabh Niddhi Haveli trust at Juhu; Offering Dance and Movement Therapy at Oncare for patients/ caregivers of palliative care and cancer survivors; Using Dance and Expressive Arts working with Kolkata Sanved – Projects include working with survivors of trafficking and Patients suffering from Mental Illness found on the street; Offering individual counseling and group therapy for The Gender Lab, supporting their mental health with the focus on skill and resource building. She was also involved in working with the Youth Leadership Program for Tata Institutes of Social Sciences’ flagship initiative of NUSSD along with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, and the National Skill Development Agency.
Her research paper on ‘Relationship Between Sexuality, Spirituality And Wellbeing Amongst Adults In Mumbai’ published in the Indian Journal of Mental Health 2015. She is regularly quoted in news articles for Times of India, Mumbai Mirror, Swaddle, Yahoo News with her expert comments on Mental Health.
By means of her various efforts she endeavors to co-facilitate this journey of catharsis, self love, self acceptance giving a sense of fulfillment, connection and completeness.