As a medical professional, I am passionate about caring for and helping people. I aim to integrate Mindfulness and Wellness practices in healthcare to help patients better manage brain and gut health – stress, anxiety, health related worries, depression, IBS, sleep deprivation and chronic pain.
Stress management, adequate sleep and healthy relations are three of the important pillars of lifestyle medicine, which mainly focuses on six areas to improve health. The other three being nutrition, exercise and cessation of tobacco and alcohol.
Faculty member and Mindfulness teacher – Wellbeing Mind and body day retreats (Other qualifications: MBBS, MD, FRCPath)
My passion for health and wellbeing led me to develop this role so that I can empower people to take control over their lives – provide techniques to cope better with life’s stressors and reduce the intensity of factors contributing to poor mental and physical health, leading to healthy, more fulfilling lives.
My mindfulness journey began as a quest to improve overall health and wellbeing whilst working as a NHS consultant. I have attained mindfulness teacher training qualification from Mindfulness Now at St. Johns College Oxford, affiliated to the licensing body – UK College of Mindfulness Meditation. http://mindfulnessnow.org.uk/
I am a registered/licensed member of UKCMM and follow good practice ethics. The British Psychological Society approved teacher training course has equipped me with the knowledge and skills to deliver mindfulness and its techniques to a high standard, including mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT), which I incorporate in my practice. MBCT draws on several techniques of CBT, a type of talking therapy. I have also completed two CBT courses online.
I have completed following courses online:
A Mindfulness Masterclass
A practitioner level Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) course
A CBT course for depression, anxiety, panic attacks and phobias
Neuroplasticity and Mindfulness.
Prior to taking on this role, I have been a successful hospital doctor delivering a quality diagnostic service in the NHS for 14 years. But felt something was amiss!
I developed interest in mindfulness to improve wellbeing using a non-medication approach to health. Lifestyle related diseases such as Heart Disease, IBS, Diabetes and Cancer are common worldwide, although modifiable and preventable through adoption of a healthy lifestyle.
Preventative measures and holistic approaches are increasingly advocated in healthcare.
Life style modifications, healthy diet, mindfulness and yoga are widely implemented to improve health and wellbeing.
The benefits of practicing mindfulness are backed by a multitude of scientific studies. Mindfulness helps with stress management, sleep deprivation and nurturing healthy relations, three of the important pillars of lifestyle medicine, along with several other benefits as listed on benefits and neuroscience page.
After experiencing the life transforming benefits of practicing mindfulness first hand, I wish to integrate mindfulness widely in the communities and healthcare to enhance mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of individuals.
The mind and body link on improving health has been well established. That’s right- Healthy mind is healthy body
I offer personalised one to one therapy sessions catering to individual needs and also work with small groups.
All you need is the desire to take control of your life and willingness to engage.