ABOUT ME

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Hello. I am Sunitha. I think of myself as a Kannadiga (in addition to other things!) since I was born and raised in Bengaluru. My ancestors hail from parts of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.

Before beginning work as a mental health professional, I worked primarily as a performer on the stage. My arts practice was built around writing, meditation, art and working with the body, voice and imagination.

As a performer, I trained in Bharathanatyam, classical Carnatic vocal music, Kalaripayattu, Tai Chi, Devarattam, Laban-Bartenieff work, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais work and Yoga among other forms. 

My work in theatre includes credits as a facilitator/teacher, writer, designer and dramaturge.  I have also been teacher in alternative schools in the city and continue to teach conversational Kannada to adults.

Arts practice always brought forth opportunities to explore the realm of interconnectedness - of the body and mind, emotions and thought, the micro with the macro, the form and formless. I began to see and understand the body as the location and storehouse of human experience.

Family Constellations Therapy has furthered my understanding and investigations of the mind-body-spirit relationship. Through constellations, I saw the hidden energetic dynamics in my family system and how they took form and established patterns over time – patterns of relationship, patterns of being, patterns of ease and dis-ease.  With this came the humbling awareness of the gifts my family system has given me and the realisation that I have been able to navigate life with humility, love and grace because of these gifts.

​As a practitioner of Family Constellations Therapy now, I offer an integrated (eclectic), trauma-informed approach that draws from my arts practice and training in Transactional Analysis and Somatics. Sessions include counselling and working with the body/breath/voice/imagination, art and writing.

I offer this work (in Kannada and English) to everyone who wants to experience healing and wellbeing. You're welcome to get in touch.  I look forward to being of service.