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And How Do You Feel About That?

And How Do You Feel About That?

Breakdowns and Breakthroughs in the Therapy Room

Aruna Gopakumar
,
Yashodhara Lal
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Ever wondered what REALLY happens in the therapy room?
For too long, therapy has been seen as taboo in our society and is shrouded in myth–it’s only for the weak or ‘crazies’, it’s just blaming your parents, a therapist ‘only listens’ and so on. In this book, Aruna Gopakumar and Yashodhara Lal bust those myths and show you how therapy actually works.
With decades of combined experience in the field, these two therapists share fascinating stories based on their practice. You’ll meet the woman who sends secret messages to her husband during arguments; the towering tattooed man who realizes he can’t save his sister; the teenager whose life is revealed in the tale of a lonely bear; the divorced man angry with his ex-wife for starting to date again; the fiery gay young man impatient to change the world; the lady who won’t relax until her daughter is perfect; and many more.
Written with authenticity, warmth, simplicity, and lightness, And How Do You Feel About That brings you an understanding of the world of possibilities that opens up when we embark on an inner exploration – in dialogue with another.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Dec/2022

ISBN: 9780143457428

Length : 376 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

And How Do You Feel About That?

Breakdowns and Breakthroughs in the Therapy Room

Aruna Gopakumar
,
Yashodhara Lal

Ever wondered what REALLY happens in the therapy room?
For too long, therapy has been seen as taboo in our society and is shrouded in myth–it’s only for the weak or ‘crazies’, it’s just blaming your parents, a therapist ‘only listens’ and so on. In this book, Aruna Gopakumar and Yashodhara Lal bust those myths and show you how therapy actually works.
With decades of combined experience in the field, these two therapists share fascinating stories based on their practice. You’ll meet the woman who sends secret messages to her husband during arguments; the towering tattooed man who realizes he can’t save his sister; the teenager whose life is revealed in the tale of a lonely bear; the divorced man angry with his ex-wife for starting to date again; the fiery gay young man impatient to change the world; the lady who won’t relax until her daughter is perfect; and many more.
Written with authenticity, warmth, simplicity, and lightness, And How Do You Feel About That brings you an understanding of the world of possibilities that opens up when we embark on an inner exploration – in dialogue with another.

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Aruna Gopakumar

Aruna Gopakumar is a psychotherapist of repute-a CTA (Certified Transactional Analyst) and an MCC
(Master Certified Coach-ICF). She is the current president of SAATA (South Asian Association of Transactional Analysts). As a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst, Aruna is passionately engaged in long-term training of aspiring Transactional Analysts, taking them through the rigorous journey of becoming competent, ethical professionals. She is an advocate of creative, experiential methods and integrates art, story and drama in her ways of working, with both individuals and groups. She has a Tedx Talk called 'Psychotherapy, the New Normal'.
She founded a leadership development organization, Navgati (www.navgati.in), in 1999 after working in IBM and then Sasken. Today, Navgati is a market leader in the design and delivery of creative, high-impact leadership-development interventions. With an engineering degree from Anna University and an MBA degree from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), Aruna is on a lifelong quest to find innovative ways to help people realize their true potential.
Aruna lives in Bangalore with her husband, daughter, son, and two noisy black labradors.

Yashodhara Lal

Yashodhara Lal is a bestselling author and a practising coach and therapist. She holds a diploma in Transactional Analysis therapy and is certified in Erickson Solution Focussed Coaching. After almost two decades in the corporate world, leading marketing across organizations like Unilever, Dyson and others, she has dedicated herself to the world of wellness: her coaching and therapy practice is called Allsomeness (allsomeness.in). She is a fitness enthusiast, trained in yoga and Animal Flow, and keenly explores spirituality, music and dance. She has published eight books over the last ten years, including two books for children and is always working on some new writing project or the other.
She has a Tedx Talk called 'Exploring Multiple Dimensions to Uncover Your Full Potential' and is committed to working with people seeking to be the fullest versions of themselves.
Yashodhara currently lives in Goa, where she has recently moved with her husband and three kids in her quest for a quieter, slower life. Their newly acquired dog, Punter, has thwarted her plan.

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