Mandalas to movement therapy, this psychfest has it all

Whether you’ve got anger issues or irrepressible headaches, this psychfest of healing techniques promises a solution you never thought of

Sonali Shenoy Published :  28th July 2017 06:00 AM   |   Published :   |  28th July 2017 06:00 AM


Got a headache that won’t go away? This psych fest may find you a remedy, minus the meds. From movement therapy to mandalas, therapeutic yoga to theta healing and anthroposophy to acutouch — it's likely you haven't been there, done that — with the plethora of options on this list.


Put together by veteran psychologist GL Sampoorna who has trained under the likes of Louise Hay, author of the best seller You Can Heal Your Life —  ‘Maisha (swahili for celebration of life): Holistic wellness’ is a day-long event planned this Saturday that brings practitioners of various modalities promoting healing under one roof. “The idea is to show people that there are so many different approaches available when it comes to wellness and sustainable living,” says the 60-year-old who incidentally did her PhD on Forgiveness. Expect ‘experiential’ sessions on playback theatre by Cyril Alexander, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Dr H M Nithya, a clinical psychologist and mandala art by Zareen Taj Hidayath, among others.

Talk sessions apart, there will also be stalls open for products that are environmentally friendly like reusable sanitary napkins and menstrual cups, solar panels as well as products for a healthier lifestyle ranging from cold pressed oil to gelato.

If some of these alternate healing techniques sound foreign to you, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Theta Healing for instance, is a meditative technique conducted while the client and practitioner are in an altered state of consciousness where brainwaves are slowed to a relaxed mode, while anthroposophy is a modern path of knowledge and spiritual science, developed by Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner. 

The event that is a culmination of the two years of building Sampoorna’s wellness centre in Royapettah, Rathna, also aims to be a platform for practitioners of different alternative and wellness therapies to start conversations.

On July 29. At  Rathna, No 1 Masilamani Road,  Balaji Nagar, Royapettah. 9 am to 7 pm. Entry is free. Details: 9444964954, 9810575663, 9840230151.