Gauri Row Kavi’s career spans over four decades and across a wide canvas of verticals. She began as a creative professional in media, experimenting with various domains in writing. However, what Gauri truly believes created the foundation for her current path, were the enriching years she spent in the corporate world as a Training/Learning and Organisation Development (L&OD) specialist. Which finally led her home, to the expanse of holistic well being, offering Life Therapy through two different, yet complementary roles – as a Behavioural Health Sciences Professional (Psychologist & Therapist) and a Life Coach.
With an insatiable zest for life, she strongly believes that each individual needs to tap, explore and capitalise on strengths and the abundant potential lying within, to live life to the fullest.
An avid learner, she has, over the years, enhanced her understanding manifold in the area of L&OD, as well as several kinds of therapies beneficial in gaining mental and behavioural health, while garnering well-known international accreditations and certifications under her belt.
Thus, she brings to the table her vast experience of several teachings; from western psychology to ancient eastern wisdom and challenges faced in corporate culture as well as by the man on the street; merging the learning seamlessly, to create a synergy of various therapeutic modalities for mental, emotional, behavioural and physical well-being.
A Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Associate Fellow & Training Faculty Level 2, in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), with the prestigious Albert Ellis Institute (NY), U.S.A., Gauri has also studied various therapies, from the parent institutes, namely - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), with the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research, Philadelphia, U.S.A.; Single Session Therapy /Thinking (SST) and Single Session Family Consultation (SSFC) from The Bouverie Centre, Melbourne, Australia, (individually supervised and mentored by its director Prof Jeff Young, PhD); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy by the EMDR Association, U.S.A. A certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Gestalt, she has learned Transactional Analysis (TA 101), basic level in Psychodrama with the Psychodrama Institute of Melbourne, Australia; providing an eclectic approach to therapy, depending on her clients’ personalities and temperaments.
As a Behaviour Analyst and Career Counsellor, Gauri is licensed to use numerous well-known personality, ability, leadership, organisation development and Psychometric tools like MBTI, FIRO-B, 16 PF, Emotional Quotient (EQ-i 2.0®), TriMetrix (Certified Professional Behaviour Analyst, Certified Professional Values Analyst, and Certified in Axiology) and many more.
Gauri is also a credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC)™ from the International Coach Federation (ICF)™, U.S.A., a certified Coach in Emotional Quotient (EQ-i 2.0®) from Mental-Health Systems Inc. (MHS), U.S.A, an Integrated Clinical Hypnotherapist from California Hypnosis Institute of India (CHII), and a Past Life Regression Therapist, trained and certified by world-renowned Dr Brian Weiss, author of ‘Many Lives Many Masters’ and ‘Same Soul Many Bodies’. She has also been trained and certified as a Life Between Lives Therapist®, by the Michael Newton Institute® for Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy® (LBL®), U.S.A., founded by Dr Michael Newton, author of many books like 'Journey of Souls' and 'Destiny of Souls'.
Gauri's career summary
Over 20+ years, Gauri has successfully conducted numerous workshops, to enhance human potential and skills, across industries like hospitality, finance, BPO, telecom and IT, in India and abroad.
As a psychologist, her comprehension of the human psyche, is further deepened by training professionals from different walks of life and cultures, making her individual and group sessions extremely insightful and powerful.
Through her roles as Psychotherapist, Life, Happiness, EQ and Mindfulness Coach, her mission is to empower people, 'self align' their mental, emotional and physical energies, towards a life long, holistic state of well being.
Gauri offers Life Therapy through her signature group workshop - 'Self Align'. However, her Counselling / Therapy and Coaching sessions are conducted both individually, as well as in groups, to treat and heal a host of crucial, personal and professional issues affecting people.
Based in Mumbai, Gauri is also a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), has an international certification to teach Yoga, is a Reiki Grand Master and a graphologist as well. As a Voice Over artist, she lends her voice in four languages for Corporate Audio Visuals, TVCs, E-Learning, IVRs etc. Her childhood passion for writing continues with penning couplets / poetry as a hobby, in English and Hindi-Urdu (Shairi).
Gauri is closely associated with the Shaheed Major Rajesh Nair Foundation an NGO facilitating crisis interventions, like Suicide Prevention, as a licensed Crisis Intervention Volunteer, and in furthering mental health initiatives.