Dr Vinita Suri, Founder Director of Satori Counselling, holds a PhD in Stress Management, with over 20 years of experience working with both individuals and organizations. She is a certified CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) facilitator, a counselling approach that focuses on cognitive restructuring as a means of coping with stress.
A management consultant with various organisations, Dr Suri travels extensively, conducting seminars on mindfulness-based stress reduction and holistic health. She also conducts customised coaching programs for individuals, helping them develop the skills needed to remain grounded and function effectively in the midst of demands, pressures and change.
Satori was founded with a vision to help individuals navigate the challenges and demands of modern life with equanimity and élan. To remain grounded and centred in the midst of stress and pressure. And in doing so, live life to the fullest.
Post her doctoral thesis, which examined the dynamics of the mind-body relationship, a keen interest in the intersection between Western Psychology and Eastern Philosophy led Vinita to travel extensively in India, deepening her study into the efficacy of various integrated healing approaches, in the treatment of stress-related psychosomatic disorders.
She studied meditation and mindfulness from the masters at the Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science. She subsequently spent considerable time in Dharamshala, deepening her practice and study at the Tushita Meditation Centre (a centre for the study and practice of Buddhism from the Tibetan Mahayana tradition).
Recognizing that any kind of change is difficult, Vinita brings to the table a holistic and eclectic counselling approach, and has found integrating CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) with various mindfulness-based healing techniques to be extremely effective in accessing and altering deep-seated beliefs and habitual patterns.
The word Satori has its roots in ancient Japanese wisdom and signifies the moment in time when "realization dawns" and "life-defining shifts occur".