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 an actor 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, 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.