What is Counselling - busting a few myths

What is Counselling?

There is so little awareness about Counselling even today. From what I have heard in the recent past until now, I would like to take this opportunity to break myths and set some expectations about counseling.

Myth -

Counseling - most people think a counselor is someone who talks to you. This is untrue. A counselor is someone who listens to you and empowers you to make your own decisions. A counselor can be your friend when there is nobody else who understands you or what you are going through. A Counsellor is non-judgemental, can keep your information confidential, and can also be non-directional (not tell you what to do but help you get to that decision yourself).

Myth -

If I go to a counselor, it means I am crazy or there is something wrong with me. This is so untrue but so commonly thought even among the educated class. This is probably due to the lack of awareness on the topic. Counseling is still kept a secret from each other at home or at work. You seek counseling for any of these reasons - you need help communicating, help with a certain relationship or marital issues, parental issues or guidance, help with career choice, help to try to find a work-life balance, help in identifying reasons for anxiety, fear, insomnia, depression, nightmares, help achieving goals, help in coping with stress, help with your perception of yourself (lack of self-esteem), abuse, domestic violence and much more. These are only a few reasons listed here as examples. There could be a multitude of other reasons why you may need counseling.

Please spread the awareness amongst your own friends and network that there is no shame in seeking counseling. We all have an innate nature to help each other. Some of us do it as a profession.

Surveys show how the demand for counseling is shooting up in the recent past and there is a severe dearth of counselors to meet this demand. Not enough people are able to come forward and reach out for counseling as well, due to shame of society, lack of awareness, or other reasons. We continue to suffer quietly and accept our fate but not seek help for fear of being judged.

Please remember, people who judge you are also people at the end of the day with the same issues, needs, disappointments, and so on. Do not let others judge you or control your life. Seek help when you can to empower yourself to lead your life in a way that makes sense to you. Know that it is ok to talk to someone. Someone cares and understands your pain. Reach out. Take that first step and enjoy a more meaningful life.

Meditation and Prayer go hand in hand. Prayer helps you put forward your wishes to God and Meditation lets you receive guidance from God as answers to your questions. Open yourself up to receive love and guidance from the Divine. Meditate daily for at least 5-10 mins to calm your mind. It may be difficult in the beginning but practice makes perfect and the effort is super rewarding and worth it. You may get messages while meditating or in your dreams. Be open to the process and let yourself breathe, heal and balance.

What is Spiritual Life Coaching?

Spiritual Life Coaching is a lot like Coaching in many ways since both involve identifying where you are at currently, what is not working for you, what needs to be adjusted, where you want to go and how to get there. Coaching helps you set realistic goals for yourself in any aspect of your life, whether it is work, personal life, health, emotions and so on.

Spiritual Coaching goes one step further, in that it takes on a more holistic approach. This is because it does not just address a clients issues/needs at a superficial level, but instead delves deeper by looking inward to tap into your intentions, thoughts, and beliefs to make a lasting change.

It works on healing a client's aspects such as mind, body and spirit. Hence it is considered Holistic - since it works on your physical, emotional, spiritual and mental levels.


Understanding Chakras.

Basics of Chakras -

Chakras are energy vortexes found in our physical bodies. They connect our physical body to our aura. We are all energy bodies and chakras are energy centers located at specific locations on our bodies. They connect our mind, body, and spirit.

Starting from the base of the spine, each chakra works on specific aspects and organs of our body. The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine and is called the Muladhara. The Sacral Chakra is located 2 inches below our navel and is called Swadisthana. The Solar Plexus Chakra is located 2 inches above the navel and is called the Manipura. The Heart Chakra is located at the heart center and is called Anahata. The Throat Chakra is located at the throat and is called Vishudda. The Third Eye Chakra is located in the space between our eyebrows and is called the Ajna. The last is the Crown Chakra located at the crown of our head and is called the Sahasrara.

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More on Chakras

Chakras are the energy centers of our body. They keep us healthy and balanced. Our chakras can get affected by blocks that occur due to our current situations, thoughts or feelings, trauma, or past lives. We have an energetic body and a physical body. The energetic body also needs to be cleansed just as the physical body. Energy can get trapped in our aura, chakras, organs, timeline (karma), DNA, cellular levels (ancestors and trauma).

To Heal, we need to activate our spiritual senses, find the blocks, then remove them and refuel with healing love and energy.

Each chakra has a specific color, beej mantra, a name, a location, and is associated with a certain element such as earth, air, fire, water etc. It is important to find out which chakra is blocked or in some cases, multiple chakras could be blocked. When chakras are blocked, we experience changes in our mind, body, and spirit. You could experience pain in a certain part of your body or a physical ailment related to that particular chakra. On an emotional level, you could be experiencing anxiety, pain, stress, overthinking, insomnia, and so on. To get to the root cause of the ailments, it is important to find your blocks and heal them.

Healing with chakras can be done in multiple ways - with crystals, yoga, meditation, specific affirmations or essential oils. To find out where the issues lie, please book an appointment with me to help with the healing of your chakras. You can email me at to find out more/block your slot. Stay Blessed!! Happy Healing!!