I would like to recommend Nivedita’s services, to any parent that is looking, to their teenage child with anxiety. When my daughter started Secondary School, she struggled badly with anxiety, as much as I’ve tried, I found myself unable to her. Looking for a solutions, I’ve contacted Nivedita. The first few sessions helped her to find the reasons behind my daughter’s behaviour. Following them, Nivedita showed and taught my daughter techniques, that allowed my child to overcome her fears and have a better control of her emotions. Right now, she is a much happier child, and her attitude and approach to studying improved . Thank you Nivedita.
I have known Ms. Nivedita Rawal for the last decade. She has been handling my cases ranging from the rich and famous to the common man with utmost care, sensitivity, humility and in the strictest confidence. She not only handles celebrities but even a common man with ease and comfort and is a true caregiver with compassion. She has expertise in individualised as well as group care techniques. She is able to handle complex cases with the most advanced counselling techniques. She is a perfect blend of the art of listening and counselling with the latest methods of scientific care. She can handle the most difficult cases of addiction and substance abuse, as well as family and couples counseling, suicidal tendencies and mental breakdowns. I wish her every success in her future endeavours. To read the full testimonial from Dr. Shashank R. Joshi, click here.
Dr. Shashank R. Joshi | Endocrinologist, Joshi Clinic, Bhatia Hospital
I met Nivedita for therapy sessions in April 2019, it was a real for shortness of breath due to anxiety stress and trauma. She was everything I had hoped for in a therapy (first time for me). Not only did we treat my problem which became a physical one but after every session, however hard it was sometimes, I felt happier and relieved. Nivedita is not only a great therapist, but a very special human being, kind, compassionate and I always felt very safe and in good hands. I would and do highly recommend to reach for her if you need to. It was a hard but wonderful experience well needed too, and even with daily work to continue the recovery road I feel more in control and understanding of ME.
I started seeing Nivedita due to some unusual and unexpected work-related anxiety. Nivedita helped me immensely to deal with the short term anxiety, using a mixture of mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy. She also helped me visualise stressful meetings in advance, using EMDR to me to work through any blockages and leading to some successful outcomes for me professionally. Furthermore, in addressing these issues, Nivedita has helped me to understand some of the underlying issues which have led to me avoiding conflict.
We are continuing to work together using Gestalt therapy to me uncover my own emotions, re-frame and then constructively tackle a damaging relationship with a family member. Nivedita takes a frank and direct approach, combining different techniques in a responsive way. She is clear about what she is doing and why, and every session I have had with her I have come away with a significant realisation about myself and my relationships, or a very practical technique to use in a difficult situation. She is insightful and regularly helps me dig down and pinpoint a particular emotion or motivation. Working with her continues to be immensely beneficial to my emotional life.
My association with Dr. Nivedita Rawal Ramanujam began almost three years ago. She has contributed significantly to my emotional, mental and financial health. Our initial sessions were about my inability to get along with my various bosses. She helped me to identify that I had a spontaneous negative reaction to all authority. She guided me to successfully practice the following : (A) Delay your reaction (B) Instead of rebutting criticism, coolly probe and enquire what the other person might be actually looking for (C) Always remember that all professional relationships are commercial and hence not to bear any grudges or react personally with any of my clients.
The above helped tremendously to boost my relationship with my different clients. Secondly, she helped me and my wife to bond more closely with each other. This was done by both of us individually realizing that we were different personality types and hence our differences were more to do with difference in personality type rather than any inherent incompatibility. This helped both of us to realize why we failed to understand each other’s behavior at times. So we both had a better understanding and more realistic expectations from each other.
Also, we discovered several things about each other which we had not been able to tell each other directly. Thirdly, Dr. Ramanujam helped me to realistically realize my strengths and weaknesses as well as helped to diagnose my financial health, in order for me to feel reasonably reassured and take a major risk in my career, which paid off well, subsequently. She drove away my demons of apprehension and successfully wrestled with my despondency.
Fourthly, she helped me forge better bonds with my siblings by making me realize how magnanimous they actually were when I was looking at them from a very short-sighted perspective. She also helped me to be more forgiving by suggesting the techniques of putting the anger in an envelope and sending it away to the almighty, as well as by giving out imaginary doves of love to people against whom I had developed inflexible biases. Each visit to Dr. Ramanujam makes me a richer person with better insights about life. One Dr. Ramanujam in life is worth several well meaning and wise friends. She has a natural instinct and aptitude for her job which she richly supplements with a compassionate and wise mind.
I am a Licensed Psychologist/Health Service Provider in private practice in Dallas, Texas. I am a member of the faculty for the Certificate Program offered by the Institute of Meditation and Psychotherapy. This is a nine-month distance learning intensive in which participants meet in person for an extended retreat at the beginning and end of the program. During the intervening nine months, participants are exposed to video presentations and reading materials exploring the use of mindfulness-based interventions in psychotherapy.
In addition, participants are given the Buddhist psychological context for and provided the resources to deepen and strengthen a daily meditation practice. Course presenters include Ron Siegel, Chris Germer, Zindal Segal, Jack Engler and many other prominent contributors to the field of mindfulness; they meet with course participants in live on-line webinars. The course covers many clinical areas including depression, anxiety, addiction, disorder eating, and trauma.
Ms. Nivedita Ramanujam enrolled in and completed the Certificate Program for 2014-2015. One dimension of this course is that participants meet in small groups or Sections to discuss the application of mindfulness in various clinical circumstances and settings.
I had the privilege of having Ms. Ramanujam in the Section I facilitated and had the opportunity to deeply assess her capacity as a therapist over nine months. She reliably demonstrated an impressive combination of keen clinical acumen and deep respect and caring for the patients and circumstances discussed throughout the year. She also revealed the capacity to be a strong “team player” both in her willingness to share her own perspective and in her sincere curiosity about how others work with their patients. She impressed me as possessing a strong commitment to alleviating the suffering of those she sees in her professional capacity.
Michael R. LaValle, Ph.D.
Miss Nivedita has applied successfully PNI Therapy in numerous patients combating cancer, chronic pain and autoimmune disease. In particular, she has developed a Cancer Prehabilitation and Rehabilitation program and is ready to work with any clinician as partners for the well being of their clients. It is hopeful through PNI Therapy, patients can achieve the maximal capacity of healing medically and emotionally. I have no hesitation to recommend this excellent healer, Miss Nivedita, to any doctors or patients alike who believe true healing starts from the heart.
Dr. Clifford Loo | General Practitioner, Healthy Matters
I met Nivedita soon after I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. I wanted to try adjuvant therapy (add on therapy) in conjunction with the usual treatments for cancer, and I knew that Nivedita has successfully worked with cancer patients before. Nivedita immediately changed my diet plan and we started working using PNI (Psychoneuroimmuno therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
Although EMDR is usually used for trauma patients, Nivedita has successfully applied it to helping with cancer patients. She also recommended other treatments like Chinese acupuncture and lymphatic drainage. The combination of PNI and EMDR really helped. The sessions with Nivedita helped me calm down and release my stress. She taught me visualization techniques that I could do by myself at home and I truly did not feel any fear when I went for my chemotherapy sessions! She also taught me Yoga Nidra and overall it was a very smooth ride during and after chemotherapy sessions.
I can safely say that I had no pain, no fear and no anxiety going into the chemotherapy sessions. I felt calm within myself and just accepted things as they came. Even when I started my radiation sessions, I felt no pain. The techniques Nivedita uses truly alter the thinking pattern and I can go through my treatment with more confidence. In fact, my friends are surprised when I tell them I feel great. I have no discomfort, I am positive, I sleep well, I eat well and I’m not tired all the time. The part is that everything that I learnt from Nivedita is easy to understand and follow. She spends a lot of time explaining everything so it’s clear and you believe in your treatment. I am 100% sure that my sessions with Nivedita created an impact on my thinking pattern.
Nivedita prepared me for what was coming and her techniques boosted my immunity and I can feel it. I have had almost no side effects from the chemotherapy and radiation, and I attribute this to Nivedita and her holistic approach to cancer. This has been an inward journey, and I feel I have also evolved spiritually and I am able to go through this journey with a smile on my face and positive energy. I am blessed and grateful to have found such a wonderful person like Nivedita. I am so happy I found her. Everything she says and does really matters because I have seen the difference her techniques and approach has made to my treatment journey. I don’t think it would have been this smooth without her.