Prakriti Poddar is global authority on mental wellness, the Global Head of RoundGlass the Managing Trustee of Poddar Foundation / Poddar Wellness. Prakriti Poddar works and focuses on mental health and wellbeing and marries technology and ancient wisdom to deliver contemporary and effective solutions and unleash people’s inner potential and to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
Prakriti was born in India, but was raised all around the world. Her growing up years took her from one boarding school to another and from one country to another. The constant environmental changes drove her to remain fearlessly connected to her own spirit. But no matter where life took her she took a break at her grandmother’s home. Her grandmother, a prolific healer and soothsayer taught her faith healing before she learned how to read or write, making it a part of her natural development, which of course led her to taking it for granted for decades to come.
In those decades she lived between Muscat, Toronto, New York, and India and had the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of human beings, their cultural differences, their personal drives and their pitfalls. Her training in the different facets of therapy and understanding of the human psyche drove her to create her own techniques to drive rejuvenation of the spirit to an exponentially deeper level.
Despite being from a fairly open minded family there were undercurrents of norm and the subtle pressures nudged her to dabble in the more acceptable careers like Banking, IT, and Fashion. None kept her spirit engaged. It was then at the age of 25 that Prakriti started Mind Over Image Consulting.
Prakriti became a doctor of alternative medicine in the system of Hypnotherapy in 2004. After that, she specialized on mental health and helping others. As a result, Prakriti Poddar focus has been in raising awareness of mental health issues, creating preventive mental health programs for nations.
She is a certified counselor, a certified regression therapist and Member of earTH, a NLP practitioner and has run her own practice since 2001. She is amongst the first to add Neurofeedback in her clinic in India.
Additionally she is the Managing Trustee of the Poddar Foundation. Her passion is mental health and wellbeing and therefore the foundation focuses on Mental Health. This foundation marries technology and ancient wisdom to deliver contemporary and effective solutions.
In 2020, Prakriti joined global Wholistic Wellbeing company RoundGlass. In her role at RoundGlass as the Global Head for Mental Health and Wellbeing, she is actively involved in creating an integrated platform for *Wholistic Wellbeing*.
Prakriti Poddar consistently addresses audiences both on private and public platforms to speak on subjects of the mind and spirit, peace and well-being. She believes in the inner power of individuals and the collective strength of communities.
Dr. Prakriti Poddar spends most of her time providing therapy, developing soft skills, life coaching, motivation and succession planning. She has created various therapy tools to deepen the effect of therapy. This includes The Legacy Gene, The HIP Technique and the I Sound Pharmacy (isoundpharmacy.com).
In a recent interview with Dinis Guarda, Prakriti Poddar said the following:
About mental health and wellbeing
“I am seeing that our society is not doing enough regarding keeping a healthy mental health of their individuals, at least the way society is now structured. For example, parents want their children to be successful, but they want them to be successful with a good job, notoriety, etc. They do not really do that much about their mental health. And mental health touches different things. To become healthy persons we need to make sure that we are holistically healthy, which includes physically, spiritually, mentally, and focusing on our different bodies.”
About technology and mental wellbeing
“Technology can help us, professionals, diagnose our patients better, thanks to data and analysis of that data. At the same time, technology is also a source of mental health problems, like our dependence to social media. But I am an advocate to technology and how it can help with mental health. I am working with different initiatives through platforms to remove frictions between patients and doctors. And I think there is a great potentiality there with technological advancements.”
“Technology also presents many challenges to mindfulness and mental wellbeing. For example, we are creating technology that recreates real life: VR and people are falling for that. We are more and more alienated and that makes us feel we are alone because we give social interactivity for granted. And technology at some degrees is boosting that.”
“What I have seen throughout my career is that people want to change and want to help too but at the moment of truth they struggle to change. What we are doing in Poddar Wellness is to walk with them on that journey to help them change and heal. Using technology to monitor and gather data we can deliver a customized program for any of our users.”