Creating an Impact
Success stories are the heart and soul of my work as a counselor. Each and every session is a unique and impactful experience, filled with learning and growth for both, my clients and myself. I am truly grateful to every single person who has trusted me with their innermost feelings & struggles and made me a part of their journey & story. I would like to share such success stories with names and places changed to protect my client's identities
In my career, this story stands out as a crucial reminder of the importance of self-love and self-respect.
This is the story of a young boy, Rishi, aged 10, who was referred to me for social awkwardness and self-esteem issues. He was a bright and intelligent student, performing well academically, but he was struggling with a condition called vitiligo, which causes irregular white patches on the skin due to the malfunctioning of pigment cells.
According to the teachers, Rishi isolated himself in the classroom and during lunchtime and had become increasingly angry and defensive. His mother shared that Rishi was an intelligent kid, and did very well academically, but as he grew up, he became moody, exhibited frequent temper tantrums, and showed disinterest in talking to people. His mother felt helpless. Anything she’d say could trigger him to blast off or lock himself in his for hours and days. Her teary eyes and heavily choked voice were heart-wrenching as I watched her speak.
Through our sessions, I discovered that his thoughts around vitiligo were the root of his issues. He felt that his peers were making fun of him, and this made him keep his distance from others. As he was unable to accept his condition his belief was that others including his family members too were constantly judging him.
As we delved deeper into his feelings and experiences, I also discovered something that brought him immense joy: visiting his father's factory, where he would play and bond with a litter of newborn puppies. Seeing the sparkle and joy in his eyes as he spoke about these puppies, hearing the tinkle in his words, I realized that this was where his true worth and value lay.
With counseling, he was able to make a choice as to which thoughts and feelings he wanted to focus on. He discovered his ability to show love and compassion towards the puppies non-judgmentally. He learned to accept his skin condition and realized that others were more accepting of him too. Within a few weeks, he was a happier and calmer person. He started mixing with his peers without any stress, and at home too he was livelier and happy.
The final feedback I received from him, his family, and even the supervisor who initially referred him to me were unanimously positive and encouraging, seeing this result was extremely fulfilling for me.
This was one of my first cases, I’ve been counseling kids for years now and however much I helped Rishi, he inspired me as well. This story is a powerful reminder of the resilience and potential for growth in every person, and it fills me with a deep sense of fulfillment to have been a part of young Rishi’s heartwarming journey. It is one that I will always cherish and hold close to my heart."
It has been 15 years since this experience, way back when mental health was considered a taboo, parents were unwilling to seek help for such issues, just hoping that the children will grow out of these thoughts, or suck it up to these “negative” feelings and act bravely. One ray of sunshine is that now we are opening the conversations, and encouraging communication around these topics. We are aware that mental well-being is much more important and its impact on our physical health is tremendous. This step in the right direction fills my heart with immense gratitude.
Pregnancy – An Empowering Journey
The moment you realize you're expecting, your world is forever changed. The overwhelming joy, excitement, and wonder of creating new life are truly indescribable. The thought of bringing a new being into the world, and the responsibility of shaping
their future is both humbling and exhilarating.
For Riya, this moment was no different. She came to me six years ago, filled with excitement and anticipation for the arrival of her first child. She wanted to know what she could do to ensure her baby"s healthy development, even before they were born.
Through our sessions, I helped Riya to understand the power of Garbha Sanskar - the process of nurturing and shaping the development of the baby inside the womb.
Together, we worked on creating a positive and nurturing environment for her unborn child, through things like speaking to the baby, listening to uplifting music, and surrounding herself with positive thoughts and vibrations. Along with this proper diet and nutrition, meditation and breathing exercises, yoga, and stretches were discussed as a part of a healthy lifestyle.
Today, Riya once again visits me in my clinic, accompanied by her husband and their firstborn, who is now five-year-old, Abhay. The intelligence, creativity, and curiosity in Abhay's eyes are a testament to the power of Garbha Sanskar and the impact that it can have on a child's development.
Riya is now ready to embark on her second journey of motherhood, and I am honored to be able to guide her every step of this incredible journey once again. If you too are on your way to motherhood or planning to get there, I would be honored to help you on your journey as well. Garbha Sanskar is a prenatal care and education program based on the latest research and science. It not only focuses on promoting a baby’s growth and development while in the womb but also optimizes the mother’s health for a joyous and healthy pregnancy. If you are on this journey to parenthood or intend to know more, feel free to contact us here. Together, we can create a brighter future for your child, even before they take their first breath.