Sonera Jhaveri PhD is a holistic psyche-therapist trained in San Francisco, California
Her interest in human subjectivity developed at the University of London where she completed her undergraduate and two postgraduate degrees in anthropology. Thereafter, she completed her masters in Integral Counselling Psychology and her doctorate in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her dissertation was titled “Unconscious Ecological Alienation and its impact on the Psyche-Soma,” and the research was conducted between 2011 and 2012 in Mumbai.
Since 2014, Sonera has been actively pursuing the Vedic healing arts. She is a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga teacher since 2017 and since 2018 has earned the titles of “Jyotiṣa Snatak” from the Komilla Academy of Vedic Studies, California and “Āyurvedic Practitioner” from the European Institute of Vedic studies, Switzerland. More recently, she became certified as an Āyurvedic Health Counselor in 2020 and has studied at Vaidyagrama. Sonera, till date, continues her pursuit of Jyotiṣa and Āyurveda and is also currently, embarking on learning Vastu Shastra. Her study of Jyotiṣa today is under the tutelages of Shri Komilla Sutton and Shri Pandit Sanjay Rath, under whom she is studying the foundational text of Brhat Para Hora Shastra and under Dr Andrew Foss who is supervising her study of the Jaimini Upadesa Sutras.
Sonera’s practice emphasizes the unity of the body, mind and consciousness. She specialises in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Existential and Somatic psychotherapy. She is trained in several body-oriented modalities such as Hakomi, Bodynamic therapy, Somatic Experiencing and Integral Somatic Psychology. Sonera integrates her therapeutic approach with Yoga, Jyotiṣa and Āyurveda to give clients a more nuanced map of their subtle bioenergetic structures. Her therapeutic approach weaves in diet and lifestyle guidelines and combines east and west, body and mind, digestive health and mental health. Sonera engages clients on how to unravel blocks to their personal growth and enhance their wellbeing physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. She works with individuals and couples and also facilitates therapeutic groups. Sonera has conducted workshops and trainings for corporations, private organisations and institutes. She lives between Mumbai and Copenhagen and undertakes online, telephone and in-person sessions. Sonera is a consultant psychologist at the Nanavati Hospital, a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society and is a Counselling Affiliate to CiC- EAP, UK.
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