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"I started my healing journey with Shobhali from April 2021. I was loaded with emotional baggage. I was feeling very low and heavy within. I was filled with self doubts.

It's been 5 months and I feel so good and confident about myself now.

I started with inner child work and somatic therapy. It made me feel calm and light from within. Shobhali guided me in every single aspect of life where I was struggling to take decisions.

She taught me techniques to release emotions. I got a deeper understanding about my nature. She brought so much clarity in my confused mind.

She is so grounded and dedicated to the healing process, & has so much knowledge and clarity about every single aspect of life. I haven't come across anyone like her so far in my spiritual journey. She is truly a yogi who shares her energy to lift us from our darkness.

She has definitely brought a big positive change in my life. She has made me take each and every step with awareness."

Sukanya, Yoga Instructor

There comes a time in life when you feel a lot complicated and all the emotions feel coiled up. That was the time of my life when nothing seemed to be helpful, be it self help books or talking to a friend. It felt like I needed some guidance, which helps in growing day by day and untying every small knots at the same time. Shobhali has helped me understand each of the emotions with her guidance, and let me see the path which was pitch dark earlier. The goal is to have a helping hand in your journey through a therapist, and that is what she has exactly done. I am extremely grateful for that.

Yesha Pabari, Co-Founder & CEO, Samagri Bazaar

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For me it was important to have a guide/ therapist who could build onto my own awareness and offer me insights into the core reasons behind my repetitive behavioral patterns. I started the journey with an understanding of my own anxieties, insecurities, and patterns of overthinking that would show up as lower confidence/ self-esteem time and again.Shobhali started my journey with a discovery call that allowed us to align on what it was really that I wanted to improve for my mental well-being. She is a patient and empathetic listener and I believe, her vast experience as an inner guide allowed her to read between the lines and surface the underlying symptoms/ sources of anxieties and fears. During my journey, she offered valuable input and fresh perspective that helped me identify my own emotional/ reaction patterns and shift my ways of thinking to create a healthier state of mind. She introduced tools that empowered me to take my own journey of healing without being bound to an external support to continue it.

Ayushi Jain, Researcher, Strategist, Designer

Healing journey makes you weaker at times.. what I thought was a blessing, was actually toxicity wrapping my true being and not letting me blossom to my fullness. It is very challenging to go deep inside me and uncover the patterns and love myself again. Shobhali helps me through this journey by providing me a non-judgemental space and her techniques. It makes me very emotional at times to believe what I was being wrapped in, but her holding space is giving me the trust to believe in myself. What I absolutely loved about her sessions is the way the techniques are helping me spot patterns on the spot and correct my reaction!

Mathangi, IT Professional & a Mom

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"Swaheal is one of the best things that happened to me. This is for the first time that I consciously connected with myself consistently without being persuaded after the initial guidance. Earlier, I'd immediately want to seek help vs now I pause, breathe and go on the inside to do so. If there's anything that I'm unable to process/decode - Shobhali is there to guide.

I feel a deep connection with several parts of me. At the same time, I feel there's so much to explore within me. Lately, my organization wanted us to name our VIP (people who inspire/mentor you) and for me it's truly Shobhali.

Swaheal is a way of life that requires deep work, commitment and persistence. It is meaningful and on-going. One of the biggest things I have taken away from Swaheal is to make conscious choices and I hope that be my guiding light through life. I'm learning to rely on my own instinct as my North Star for validation of my choices."

Diksha Ahi, Founder, Just For Arts; Project Manager, Vedantu

"It was a two part journey - improving inner state of mind, & being self-aware & empowered to help myself in the long run. I found quick fix tools, & empowerment for improvement throughout my life. I see all the sense in her conversations and words even 3 years after the journey with her. She is still as awesome as she was, with more knowledge and wisdom to share and support me with."

Piyush Jain, Academic Excellence Manager, Lead School

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The trauma-informed therapist who broke through where 14 therapists couldn't!

Thank you Shobhali for clearly seeing me and where I come from; for giving me a safe & consistent nourishing space, support, attunement. Thank you for helping me listen to myself better.

Shobhali has done the work herself, so she has been able to guide me on the nuances of my healing journey better. You are a highly attuned and gifted healer and am happy to have you as part of my support system.

Priya, Software Developer

"I am really thankful to Shobhali for helping me in two ways:

1.My personal beliefs (my anxiousness)

2. My relationship with my husband. 

She helped me to know how my limiting beliefs were created, and how I can change them to empowering ones so that they help me grow. I read books and articles she shared to gain knowledge about relationships.

I did small changes in my day-to-day routine - started giving time to myself as well as my relationship, for the betterment.

She helped me to practice all that is needed - being mindful of feeling and facts, clear communication, etc.

It seems to me that Shobhali does not only coach you during the sessions but also functions like a channel and presents the knowledge that you really need. I suppose this talent of hers is related not only to her nature but also to the fact that she has been working on healing and meditation for many years, and that she has reached a certain level of consciousness in her own life. There is a distinctive character in her; she shares with you all that she has. In the end, you become the master of your own life, and at the same time you get healed in the process."

Sheetal Arya, Program Partner, Foster & Forge Foundation

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This was my first such experience exploring the practice of meditation and I was not very sure what to expect from it. I have to say, it was indeed very fruitful. It amazes how I've gradually molded my focus under my control, at least a lot more than before. It's obviously an ongoing process. I continue to practice a variation of exercises that I connected with. It has really helped me be at one with my environment and work towards building a state of mind which is independent from the outcomes happening around. It's a long journey ahead to achieve whatever there might be, but I'm truly grateful that I've found a window to explore more of what lies within. Thank you so much for being such a wonderful and an able guide. I will spread the word and hope for my friends and family as well to experience this

Vedant Chaturvedi, Documentary Films Editor

"You have been my guiding light for quite some time now. Our relationship started with my quest for inner work. While I was trying to find answers to numerous questions, I wasn’t able to find a holistic space and a guide.

I had tried several options in isolation and none of them really worked out for me. My search ended when I started my work with you.

You enabled a holistic and a wholesome healing space for me with a right mix and balance of head, heart, body and soul. The beauty of the work you did with me lied in the fact that the ownership of my growth and learning stayed with me, while you played a role of a guide and an anchor.

I have witnessed more than expected shifts in myself and my understanding of spirituality and its practices. To be precise, my work with you has put me on a different path altogether and has opened several doors that remain to be explored."

Neha Rathi, Coach & Program Partner, TFIx

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"I reached out to Shobhali to help me with my relationship with my daughter.

Shobhali's work with me has given me insights into my own behavior and also into how it is perceived by my daughter.

It is making me conscious and mindful of my choice of words and choice of reaction to situations.

I am now one month into the sessions and have already noticed that I am able to better negotiate situations that would earlier become explosive."

Roli Chaubey, Chartered Accountant

"Shobhali is a brilliant spiritual facilitator, at once nuanced and compassionate. She is really respectful of you as an individual and sees herself as a friend and contributor to your spiritual journey, a quality so rare to have in those who lead, guide or heal on the spiritual path."

I particularly like how she fuses various techniques and ideologies – eastern, westerns, ancient and modern, mind and body to make the inner work sessions tailor-made for the individual. She’s a wise l’il soul!

Namrata Sachdev, Design Consultant, NVISAGE

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"Anxiety restricts!

It would paralyze me to the point of not being able to do the simplest of work, and diminishing self worth.
My sessions with Shobhali made me understand anxiety for myself better. Its scientific and the emotional workings, especially the small techniques given during sessions.. that one can remember and do easily. Maybe a small doddle since I like to sketch that will release the energy at the point.

Shobhali has a gentle way that assures you that you can be yourself and experience the space fully. She creates a space that makes you feel secure to open yourself and share. She explains both the logical and emotional aspect of every concept and experience.
The sessions have helped me, to recognize my triggers and also how to work on resolving them."

Roopali Paliwal, HR Manager, Foster & Forge Foundation

"It is a good series for someone to start exploring what is coming in the way of being happy and fulfilled."

Manoshi Ghosh, Rewards Consultant, Tata Group

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"The 21 days of GOM have left an imprint on me. I've realized that being still in the mind and being mindful has allowed me to tap into so many possibilities. I will remember it and keep coming back to it.

The revelations of my biggest fears and character traits have shifted my perspective. This is for every fellow seeker who wishes to break free from a prolonged conditioning that limits life. I genuinely hear an inner voice guiding me to do what's needed in every moment.

Shobhali has been a blessing to all of us who have had the privilege to know her and work with her."

Simran Khattar, Lead Consultant & School Representative, Learning Links Foundation

"I met Shobhali first as a coach during my incubation year at TFIx. 
And from there she has been my friend, philosopher, and guide. She not only positively influenced my leadership style as a founder but I also took her support to come  up with a vision for my  family.
She is focused, goal-oriented, knowledgeable, observant, respectful, patient and a clear communicator.
I admire her discipline and focus on her on self as well which enables her to role model all that she does.

I would love to see many more lives to be impacted by her."

Meghna Chawla, Founder & CEO, Foster & Forge Foundation

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"The series is one of those rare programs where no amount of description or testimonials can do justice to the experiential learning and insight one gains about oneself and their emotional lives.

Shobhali managed to create such a holding and empathetic space that it allowed for me to go back to my inner child and just let myself play and have my shadows come to the fore to enable engagement. The guided visualizations were extremely strong.

Shobhali’s curiosity and yearning to share all that she has gathered over years through her experiences made the space so rich. I have never seen a more available facilitator in terms of the presence she provides and the person that she is. I would do it again without a second thought."

Navnee Gupta, Seeker

I wanted to deepen my meditation practice and this is exactly what happened in GOM. I gained so much knowledge and techniques of meditation from this course. I now tailor it the way that fits me on the day, no app needed and I see the benefits of doing it. I am so much more aligned with who I am. I simply listen, which is something I was not really able to do before.

I even used visualisation techniques from this course that helped me overcome fear and now I play live as an ecstatic dance DJ. Dance has always been my medicine and I feel so privileged and in service for others to facilitate this type of conscious dance healing.

I also combined different techniques we covered and I managed to get deeper into why I tend to under-estimate myself, and put myself down compared to others. Childhood memories came up and I allowed the pain to be felt and expressed. I usually tend to only focus on the good memories and put those trauma to the side as if they are not important. But I am now realising they are key to who I am and I have only love for those parts in me that I used to judge.

Overall it has been a transformative experience and I cannot thank Shobhali enough for her passion and teaching skills.

Clementine Casafina, Ecstatic Dance DJ

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Through my organization I got an opportunity to meet Shobhali who did many sessions with us every Friday, and every time when we met her we met ourselves deeply.

She started to create an inner space for us through meditation practice. Because of this space I met my inner child for the first time and got to know which emotions, feelings played within me from my childhood, and I reached out to Shobhali directly to work on these emotions and feelings.

We did many one-on-one sessions which really helped me to work on myself. I reflected on many positive and negative experiences of my life. It made a big difference within from how I was earlier. I became empathetic for myself and others. I was not sure about my capabilities, but Shobhali found my capabilities and strength. I found a new version of myself after meeting Shobhali.

Bhawna Upadhyay, Program Manager, Foster & Forge Foundation

In GOM I found one of the most non-judgmental and comfortable spaces to explore something completely new without the pressure of an end-goal or the fear of making mistakes.

This experience has been profound; it has helped me understand my body, understand my mind and the crucial connection between the two. It has helped me treat myself with more kindness and to really listen what my emotions are asking of me and how they are expressing themselves in my body.

Raisha Galib, Senior Program Manager, Teach For India

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These 21 days have been great. Lots of gratitude to Shobhali and the other participants for holding a safe space for the entire group.

I really enjoyed learning different ways of meditating - it provided me with a bunch of practices which I did not know of before. I really liked how Shobhali also took questions in the beginning and end of each day which helped clear a lot of doubts and questions.

The practice served as an anchor for me and I try to keep the consistency from the 21 days. Overall it's an experience that I would love everyone to take up and I would highly encourage more people to be a part of such circles. Thank you for the 21 days, I learnt a lot, & hope more folks leverage such spaces for their well being.

Gnana, Manager, Alumni Impact, Teach For India

I was a part of the first batch of GOM by Shobhali. It was one of my wisest decision to be a part of this circle. 

This is how the circle helped me:

1. It made me feel really safe in terms of where I was or where I wasn't. The space was non-judgemental.
2. I always thought or told myself that "you aren't the type who would meditate" since sitting still in a non meditative space was a nightmare for me but the 21 days of consistent practice, reflection, learning and unlearning helped me challenge this belief of mine.
3. I walked away with a list of techniques that worked for me which actually made meditation more exciting. Earlier I was just aware of the breathing technique and that felt boring at times. 

Thank you for anchoring such a wonderful experience for me Shobhali.

Prerna, People and Culture Manager, The Nudge Foundation

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I would like to thank Shobhali from the bottom of my heart for having introduced me to the course, Gom. This has been the best 21 days of my life lately. The course introduced me to the journey of self-realization and brought me closer to myself, thus, helping me with a way of life that is happier & peaceful. We, in our day-to-day life, knowingly or unknowingly, do things that are not the best for our own journey. The course helped me become a better version of myself & taught me ways in which I can use daily practices. Each practice brought something new to the table, and the way in which they were taught were so simple, yet so effective. I would highly recommend this 21 day practice course to everyone who is willing to get an insight of their life, & improve their wellbeing.

Ruchi Nagpal, Entrepreneur

I would like to thank you and I m grateful for these 21 days.

These days have given me a direction towards healing myself and have shown me where I lack and how to move forward. I just feel universe had sent you just in time when I needed it the most, as I feel it was a high time to shift my direction towards good and you acted as a guiding force. Thank you. Lots of love. Looking forward.

I want to express my gratitude that there is a sense of comfort coming to the idea, "I am ok with wherever I am".

It gives me courage to stay and get ready to advance forward.

 

Thank you for holding the space for me to reach here.

Wanted to share gratitude for this practice.

Through the day I have been able to observe my emotions, my body and have been able to manage stress so much better.

As a part of this journey, I have been able to get up early every morning and be with nature for a good while before starting my day and that has brought me a lot of peace and grounding.

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