The Talking Compass is the brainchild and lifework of global nomad, clinical psychologist, community catalyst and author, Scherezade Sanchita Siobhan. It is a safe, positive and healing space for individuals, communities and organizations to find compassionate, empathetic resources for counseling, therapy, self-realisation and mental health care both physically and digitally. We work with our clients as their compass, providing direction for their life's journey.
Our goal is to create a larger mental health platform in South Asia that provides 3-pronged approach to psychological distress and emotional wellness.
1. Care - Access to trained mental health practitioners through affordable, intersectional and ethical therapy options.
2. Conversations - Developing psychoeducation platforms and interaction projects/spaces where people can openly communicate and engage about mental health challenges.
3. Community - Driving community initiatives for public health focussing on mental and emotional wellness. Training community catalysts as mental health champions for easier and on-ground support.
Scherezade is a practicing psychologist. She has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and over 15 years of work experience as a behavioural training facilitator, organizational development specialist and a psychotherapist with work spanning individuals, organizations and communities. She specializes in RECBT and uses a combination of humanistic and existential practices in psychotherapy. Her work focuses on a trauma-informed approach and is rooted in transpersonal psychology. She is an award-winning and widely published author who lectured and performed in India, US, UK, Germany, Hong Kong, France, Spain among other places. She is also the creator and the curator of a global conversation against street harassment, gendered violence and mental health - The Mira Project and is on advisory board for Smashboard.
Selection of Published Articles -
Center The Margins: Understanding Queer-Affirmative Therapy (Health Collective)
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We organize a support circle and meet up up for mental and emotional wellness on a monthly basis. We discuss books, art, poetry and stories while holding space for each other and also enabling catharsis and care through community in. For more, write to us - firstname.lastname@example.org
Humanistic psychologists believe that every person has their own unique way of perceiving and understanding the world. We focus on specific therapeutic goals which are readily workable as well as holistic and create a safe space for interaction between the therapist and you, the client. We look beyond the idea of pathologizing a psychological problem and believe in the presence of neurodiversity where each mind has its own patterns, gifts and complexities.
RECBT is the pioneering form of cognitive behavior therapy developed by Dr. Albert Ellis. REBT is an action-oriented approach to managing cognitive, emotional, and behavioral disturbances. It is one of the most effective forms of therapy cutting across all age groups with longterm benefits.
Painting, storytelling, poetry, gardening, sculpting and other forms of creative expression have proven to have observable positive effects in improving mental and emotional wellness. We conduct workshops and group therapy modules incorporating these components for our participants to immerse themselves creatively.
We harness principles of organizational psychology and group therapy models to help organizations weed out dysfunctional habits in their talent pools. We help leaders inculcate an openness for deep and reflective listening, resonant leadership, laying down the groundwork for sensitivity, diversity and a collaborative work culture.
We specialise in understanding and impacting the key markers for organizational behaviour and leadership development through appreciative inquiry, transactional analysis and a combination of psychometrics, in-class, virtual and micro-learning methodologies. We conduct Instructional Skills Workshops for new trainers and design comprehensive, well researched yet easily grasped content.
We are a woman led company and we believe in empowering women leaders within the corporate world. We specialise in creating and conducting workshops to help women in any workplace climb up their career ladders with flourish and confidence.
Incorporating principles of PERMA (Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and purpose, and Accomplishments) and mindfulness we work with you on a 1-on-1 basis to help accomplish your life goals, subside past pains and chisel a healthy future.
We combine positive psychology, mindfulness training with reflective listening exercises and bring about a radical compassion to corporate work culture through our coaching sessions. We also work with participants in high-powered corporate environments to reduce and manage emotional stress.
Our seminars and group workshops act as a community bridges and empower groups of people to create meaning and momentum through education, engagement and building of emotional as well as psychological connections with other members within their ecosystem.