Psychologist Auroville Pondicherry

DrBorn in 1982, Pulkit Sharma is a renowned clinical psychologist, spiritual counsellor and the author of the book When The Soul Heals — Explorations In Spiritual Psychology. He integrates the richness of ancient spiritual perspectives and contemporary psychology helping people reclaim their lives. The focus of his work has been on discovering one's true self, finding one's raison d'etre, connecting to the soul and realizing the vast potential inherent in oneself.

Pulkit is a well-known writer and has written several articles, columns and research papers for prominent newspapers, popular magazines and peer reviewed journals. Many readers who follow his writings regularly have reported gaining deep insights from them. He has also conducted retreats and workshops on spirituality, healing, yoga, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and integral psychology.

Several government and non-government organizations, private sector companies, schools and colleges have invited him as a resource person to conduct training programs for them. His insights and inputs on important psychological issues have appeared in leading national and international newspapers, television, websites and radio channels.

Pulkit worked as a senior consultant at Zyego (2015-2016) to develop India's first app-based mobile counselling service. He supervised the work of a team consisting of clinical and counselling psychologists and devised the standard therapy format for various disorders. He also worked as a clinical psychologist and teaching faculty at Vimhans (2009-2013). During this period, he diagnosed and treated children, adolescents and adults suffering from various psychological disorders. Besides this, he supervised postgraduate students of psychiatry and clinical psychology in their clinical work, community outreach programs and research.

He served as a senior program executive at Swanchetan Society for Mental Health, Delhi (2008-2009). At Swanchetan, he empowered the victims of terrorist attacks, ethnic violence, marital discord, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence to bounce back to life. He led a research project that studied the psychological distress of Delhi and Jaipur bomb blast victims and was part of a team that conducted forensic psychological evaluations at the request of the police.

Since early childhood, Pulkit had questions about the meaning and purpose of human existence. As he grew up, these concerns motivated him to begin his spiritual journey. Pulkit had a spiritual awakening in 2005 and since then he has practised different systems of spirituality. He is well-versed with the spiritual essence, traditions and texts of some major religions of the world including Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Islam and Bahá'i Faith. He has been practising Integral Yoga developed by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. He lives in Pondicherry (Puducherry), India, with his wife and daughter.

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