Established in 2005, Jaagran is my own psychotherapy practice based on the work of Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), an eminent Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. The name Jaagran is actually an Indian (Hindi) word that means awakening, the act of waking, becoming conscious.
Everyone goes through periodic dips in life, when you feel emotionally low and distressed, and not quite yourself. At these times, you need to share your thoughts and feelings with someone who’s patient, non-judgemental, and trustworthy.
This format of self-development is designed to help you spend time with diverse people, and, together, embark on a journey of personal discovery. The objective of these groups is to increase self-awareness, and thereby, sensitivity to others.
I offer custom-created workshops for organisations and teams interested in self-development through group processes. You can sign up as a company-sponsored participant, or come together with like-minded people whom you know.
All the answers
What’s the difference between psychoanalysis (or therapy) and counselling?
Unlike counselling, psychoanalysis is 'depth psychology' – it’s about identifying those themes that are, and have been, hurdles for your functional development.
Psychoanalysis is also about working with the ‘unconscious’ i.e. interpreting dreams by allowing the psyche to communicate that which resides outside of our awareness. These insights help you reframe your engagement with yourself and the world you live in.
How many sessions will I need?
It varies from person to person and depends on what you’re looking for.
Unlike coaching (which is more structured and has a finite number of weekly or fortnightly sessions that), psychoanalysis usually means ongoing weekly sessions, irrespective of whether you’re addressing a specific crisis or simply seeking to understand yourself better.
How long does a session last?
Each session lasts 50 minutes.