Aishwarya Ajmani holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and is an Internationally Certified NLP practitioner. She is passionate about helping people struggling with mental health issues. She founded HappeeMindz with a vision to provide preventive services, plan interventions to strengthen the mental well-being of individuals and provide counseling to those who are struggling with their emotional conflicts on a daily basis. She wants to increase awareness of mental health issues in our Indian society in order to help remove the stigma around seeking counseling for mental well-being.
"You have no control over the uncertainty outside, but you do have control over the uncertainty inside your mind. You have the ability to change your thoughts, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors. Shift your focus from the outside to the inside."
Area of Expertise
She has dealt with 1000+ clients (now happy clients) facing relationship issues, break up, depression, stress, and anxiety, anger issues, grief, low self-confidence, and phobia via online and offline counselling sessions. She is associated with International Maritime Institute and conducts workshops at different corporates. She has worked with an NGO, India Vision Foundation by Dr. Kiran Bedi to enhance the mental wellbeing of the female inmates in Tihar Jail.
Her thoughts on Counselling
Humans are flawed, people will make mistake, get emotionally distressed and hence they need someone that can simply listen to them and understand their concerns. Counseling can help when we are not able to deal with the crisis in life and we need emotional healing.
Counselling is a process, where the client is provided with a safe space, wherein there is only acceptance without any judgment on what they share. Both the counselor and the client can unravel the emotional conflicts and take a step forward to empower the client’s mind.
It is an aid that can help the client explore a better version of themselves and reveal their inner and hidden potential by helping them develop insights into their psyche. I believe the therapist must accept the client for who they are and display support and care no matter what the client is facing/experiencing.
"I believe in giving the client unconditional positive regard and show complete acceptance without casting judgment. I predominantly follow an eclectic approach comprising of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy."
Her thoughts about Mental Health and Wellness
“When I started to understand the true meaning of human emotions, I was driven by the very thought of how can we find the consistency in emotions of joy and happiness. Over the years, I understood that it is not easy to come by, but it would be wrong to say that it is entirely impossible. We are born with a natural predisposition to bounce back to being happy and blissful in no time at all. However, as and when we evolve, we began to lose touch with our natural state of happiness. We experience a mixture of emotions, anger, frustration, fear, happiness, sadness, surprise and many more. I do believe that our mind holds the immense capacity to regulate our emotional mechanisms so that we can choose what we wish to experience- positive or negative emotions. Abnormality is not feeling intense negative emotions; abnormality is choosing to stick with it.
Our mind is the Central Processing Unit of our body, and it is vital to maintain the smooth functioning of it. This makes it ironic that we have so much stigma around mental health issues all over the world. It’s remarkable that there are professionals that can help us uplift our mental well-being status but we still hesitate to avail the facility. Why? Embarrassed? Ashamed? Humiliated? The question of the hour is; do you care enough about what is going internally within you? Do you feel embarrassed about addressing what is messing with your head?
There are times when we can resolve your internal conflicts on our own, but there are times when we cannot. We might need some help that doesn’t make us weak, but it makes us human. You need to invest in your happiness, you need to step up to make yourself feel good. Do not wait for others to do this job for you, take charge of your happiness and actively make efforts to achieve it.
It’s possible that you kept seeking ways and means to be happy through material gain, pleasurable stimuli, professional accomplishments, social means, and relationships. However, external inputs cannot manifest a lasting state of joy and happiness. In the quest of happiness, you could be missing out on a chance to be happy right now.”