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Pooja Arora, co-founder of ReDefine Wellness, is an engineer & an MBA and Marketing specialist with 12+ years of international marketing experience, working with companies like P&G and Unilever. She is also a Reiki master teacher, Yoga Instructor, Silva Method Instructor (dynamic meditation), Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Wellness Coach, and Meditation Guide.
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Understanding my clients’ needs isn’t just a part of my work; it’s at the heart of everything I do. When someone seeks therapeutic guidance, they’re entrusting me with their personal journey, and that’s a responsibility I value deeply. I believe in the power of the subconscious mind and its subtleties, and it’s essential for my clients to grasp our approach before we start the healing process. Equally important, I need to gauge whether the tools I offer are the right fit for their unique path to wellness.
My toolkit is a tapestry of diverse therapeutic techniques – Inner Child Integration Therapy (ICIT), Past Life Regression Therapy (PLRT), Hypnotherapy, Reiki and Energy Balancing, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Family Constellations (FC), and Ancestral Healing, among others. Now, while my clients don’t need to become experts in these modalities, I make it a point to co-create the therapeutic journey during our initial interactions. We start with a phone call, a brief yet pivotal conversation that lasts around 10-15 minutes. It’s not just about understanding their challenges; it’s about establishing a connection, feeling the energy between us, and ensuring that our chemistry aligns. This initial rapport is what sets the tone for a successful therapeutic relationship.
Assuming our energies resonate, we move forward to an in-depth consultation session. This is where the magic happens. We dive into their history, unearth the core issues, and peel back the layers to reach the root causes of their concerns. Through open-ended questions, I encourage them to look beyond their surface-level coping mechanisms and tap into their emotions, beliefs, decisions, and patterns that might be holding them back.
And here’s the beautiful part: if time allows – and I make sure it often does – we initiate a preliminary healing session. This session isn’t just informative; it’s experiential. I want my clients to feel the transformative power of these techniques first-hand. It’s a taste of what’s to come, and it solidifies the trust between us before we fully embark on their healing journey.
In essence, my approach is all about connection, collaboration, and co-creation. It’s about understanding their story, weaving it with my expertise, and together, charting a path to holistic wellness.
My journey is woven with the threads of my clients’ stories, each unique and powerful. From tackling depression, anxiety, and panic to addressing physical health, weight management, relationship hurdles, and addictions, I’ve been privileged to accompany them on their personal odysseys. There’s a treasure trove of stories to explore.
One story, though, stands out vividly. It’s about conquering smoking addiction. A client, who’d struggled for over a decade with various methods to quit, found herself relapsing when triggers struck. Through six consecutive hypnotherapy sessions, we journeyed into the depths of her psyche – exploring and healing emotions intertwined with addictions across this life and past ones. We sealed the transformation with potent hypnotic suggestions for smoking cessation. And the results? Five years later, she remains free from the urge to smoke.
Another story revolves around infertility – a client struggling with infertility without any medical explanation. Through Inner Child Regression Therapy, we ventured into her childhood’s emotional realms, where the root causes lay hidden. By healing those emotions, she transformed into a joyful mother.
Creating a safe haven for my clients is an art that I take to heart. It’s about the energy that is infused into the space, where judgment dissipates, replaced by love and compassion. It’s a sanctuary where they can unravel their journey without fear. Reinforcing the confidentiality of our sessions further nurtures this sense of security.
On a tangible level, the therapy room becomes a haven of serenity – quiet, organized, comfortable, and steeped in peaceful energy. This physical cocoon complements the emotional one, fostering a space where they can freely explore and heal.
My journey, from client to therapist and now trainer, has been one of constant growth and evolution. Stagnation is anathema to me, and I believe in imbibing new knowledge each month. Whether through books, podcasts, or videos, I strive to learn something novel. Continuing education is key – I deepen my existing practices and explore new modalities through additional training sessions. Engaging with my therapist community, and witnessing their adaptations and applications of techniques, helps me stay attuned to the evolving landscape. My association memberships in Hypnotherapy, Regression, Reiki, and Energy work, both locally and globally,
keep me in touch with research, best practices, and breakthroughs. Engaging with thought leaders through conferences and seminars further solidifies my commitment to staying current.
My field, where we work with the subconscious mind, is both empowering and shrouded in mystery. To dissolve skepticism and misconceptions, I bridge the gap through experience. We host monthly experiential talks, inviting people to delve into these modalities – ask questions, and experience the impact first-hand. These encounters often transform fear into curiosity and skepticism into understanding.
Our social media presence serves as a continuous myth-buster, sharing information and real experiences. The initial conversation and the first consultation session also allow me to dive deep into the therapeutic approach, addressing doubts and concerns. Ultimately, the real transformation happens through shared stories of success and word-of-mouth referrals, unveiling the profound impact of this work.
Honoring the principle that one can’t pour from an empty cup, I place self-care at the core of my journey. To sustain my energy and well-being, I follow a ritual of physical and energetic maintenance. Yoga, walks, strength training, and wholesome nourishment fuel my physical vitality. For my mental and energetic balance, daily practices of breathwork, reiki, and meditation are my anchors.
I’ve learned that seeking resources is a form of self-care too. When needed, I lean on my friends, family, and trusted therapist for social and emotional well-being. Their support balances my professional and personal life. If I encounter deeper challenges, I embrace seeking help – it’s a way of replenishing my cup, ensuring I can continue nurturing my relationships with friends, family, students, and clients.