Credentials and Accolades

ADDITIONAL COURSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Psychology Of Achievement: Trained by Internationally Acclaimed Management Guru and Author Brian Tracy, USA (August 2011).

  • NLP Practitioner’s Course (March 2001) and NLP Master Practitioner’s Course (April 2002): Trained by leading NLP Master Trainer and author, Dr. Richard Mc Hugh S.J.

  • TA 101: Trained by the International Transactional Analysis Association, Inc. San Francisco, USA. (December 1996).

  • Counselling Skills: Trained by Emma Gonsalvez, EMMAUS HRD Consultancy and Counselling Services, Madras. (May 1998).

  • Jungian Dream Analysis:Trained by Dr. Eileen Riordan. (15th February 1997)

  • Understanding Self and Relationships and Understanding Family Structure, Dynamics and Relationships: North American Society for Adlerian Psychology and Chennai Counselors’ Foundation by Dr Wes Wingett. (December 2014).

  • Making Sense Of Senses: A Practical Approach to Sensory Processing Disorder by Best Selling Author and Therapist, Carol S. Kranowitz, USA. (September 2009)

  • Communication and Behaviour in Autism: Trained by Dr Duncan Fennemore, Director, The Centre For Educational Intervention in Early Childhood. U.K. (January 2004).

  • TEACCH & International Consensus Approach on AUTISM and PDDs :Conducted by Dr Theo Peeters and Hilde de Clercq, Belgium, Anjali Joshi, Mumbai,Dr. Amit Sen, New Delhi and Dr Vibha Krishnamurthy, Mumbai. (December 2005).

  • Search and Teach Training: Conducted by the National Institute For Learning Development (NILD). (November 2015).
  • Hypnotherapy, Transpersonal Psychology and Spiritual regression Between Lifetimes through the Hypnotherapy from School Of India March 2018 to July 2018.
  • Social Panorama Consultant Training with the founder Dr Lucas Derks in March 2019.
  • Metaphors Of Movement Training Levels 1, 2 and 3 with the founder Andrew T. Austin in January 2019.
  •  Core Transformation and Aligning Perceptual Positions with Mark Andreas in December 2018.

With International Management Guru and Author Brian Tracy

With Dr Wes Wingett

PAPER PRESENTATIONS AND PRESTIGIOUS TALKS

  • Leading Schools Initiative: Aarti was invited by Dr Debashis Chatterjee, Internationally Acclaimed Leadership Guru and former Director of IIM Kozhikode to address school leaders from across the globe on her work in redefining education systems to make them more child centric and accessible to people living in economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds across India on 16th and 17thMay 2013. He subsequently mentioned her work in a chapter in his best seller Can You Teach a Zebra Some Algebra?

  • TEDx: Aarti has two prestigious TEDx events to her Credit. The first one is Creating a Million Smiles Through Holistic Education (2011) and the second one is Insanity to Innovation (2013).

  • University Of Wisconsin (UW):Aarti was invited to present an interactive session on Curriculum Innovation for students and the general public at the UW Fond Du Lac on 10th April 2012. In October 2017 was invited to speak to over 700 teachers on Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom at the prestigious 2nd Teachers Conference organised by the Abu Dhabi University. This session received a huge standing ovation from all the participants. Teachers were from all leading schools in Dubai. Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman and other parts of the UAE.

  • “NLP and Sports Psychology” at the International Seminar On Sports Sciences organized by the Department of Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai. Tamil Nadu. (28th January 2008).

  • “Promoting Healthy Classroom Atmosphere” at the National Seminar on “Enhancing Psychological Well-Being of Children – Role of The Teacher” organized by the Department Of Psychology, Women’s Christian College, Chennai. Tamil Nadu. (28th and 29th January, 2013).

  • “Psychological Issues in Pedodontics” at CHILD the 8th National ISPPD PG Convention Organized by the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Tamil Nadu. (26th and 27th February 2011).

  • “Gender Role Stereotypes” at the UGC State Level Seminar on “Women in Society” organized by the Department of Home Science, Sri Sarada College For Women, Tamil Nadu. (5th February 2002).

  • “Understanding Learning Styles” at the National Seminar on “Enhancing Psychological Well-Being of Children – Role of The Teacher” organized by the Department Of Psychology, Women’s Christian College, Chennai. Tamil Nadu. (28th and 29th January, 2013).

  • “Psychological Aspects of Speech and Language Problems (Identification, Assessment & Management)” at the State Level Workshop organized by the Centre for Advanced Linguistics,Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu. (10th February, 2011).

  • “Emotional Development in Children” at the 5th Annual Conference For Teachers and Educational Leaders, organized by Worldwide Community Schools, Hyderabad. (18th -20th May, 2008).

  • “Preventive Approaches in the Educational Setting” at the State Level Seminar on “Child Sexual Abuse – Prevention Through Education: Towards a Safer Community For Kids” organized by the Department of Education, ManonmaniamSundaranar University, Tirunelveli and The Center For Counselling and Guidance, Peace Trust, Kanyakumari. (28th November 2015).

  • “Psychological and Emotional Needs in Adolescence” at the National Level Seminar on “Improving Adolescent Nutrition – Investment in Adult Health” organized by The Department of Food and Nutrition, Maharaja Co-Education Arts and Science College and Nutrition and Dietetic Association (NDA), Tamil Nadu. (28th September, 2012).

  • “Facilitating Development in Children” at the 5th Annual Conference For Teachers and Educational Leaders, organized by Worldwide Community Schools, Hyderabad. (18th -20th May, 2008).

  • “Interpersonal Skills for Teachers” at Short Term Training Programme sponsored by the AICTE-ISTE New Delhi (23rd June 2008).

  • Incorporating Thinking Skills Within the Curriculum” at the “Teaching Challenges in Modern Times” Seminar organized by the ICFAI National College. (6th December 2008).

  • “Role of Teachers in Guidance and Counselling For Students” at the TEQIP for Teachers working in Engineering Colleges, Organised by the Government College of Engineering, Salem. Tamil Nadu.(14th February, 2007).

  • “Tackling Psychological Issues of HIV Positive Children” organised and sponsored by TNFCC and TANSACS at the Advanced Training Programme on HIV Nutrition, Chennai. Tamil Nadu. (6th January 2006).

  • “Identifying Child Sexual Abuse : The Role of Teachers as Therapeutic Allies” at the State Level Seminar on “Child Sexual Abuse – Prevention Through Education: Towards a Safer Community For Kids” organized by the Department of Education, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli and The Center For Counselling and Guidance, Peace Trust, Kanyakumari. (28th November 2015).

  • “The Role Of Play In Developing Skills For Life” at National Conference organised by the Madras Dyslexia Association At the Indian Institute Of technology IIT Madras in December 2016.

  • Instilling Resilience In the Classroom at the National Seminar on Enhancing Holistic Wellness in Classrooms For Sustainable Development organised by the Stella Matutina College of Education in February 2019.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS AND PROJECTS

  • Actively involved in the Gender Sensitization programmes of the Police Department in Tamil Nadu in 2002.

  • Trained all levels of Police personnel in The Investigation of Man Missing Cases – Family Liaison and Interrogation through NLP in 2005.

  • Planned and implemented a Special 3 month Skill Upgradation programme for the CCK’s at The Salem Steel Plant, Steel Authority of India Limited, as per the requirements mentioned by the Human Resource Managers at the Plant in 2001.

  • Trained Teacher Training Students of the SALEM DIET on Psychosocial First Aid in the State Level Programmes Organised to prepare teachers for Disaster Management in 2015.

  • Conducted a Special Course on Creative Therapies for Counsellors at the Karl Kubel Institute for Development Education in 2006.

  • Periodically train Women Police Personnel of Salem, Namakkal and Dharmapuri Ranges on Stress Management and Work Life Balance with the support and encouragement of the Superintendent Of Police Ms Subbulakshmi, IPS and Deputy Inspector General of Police Ms Vidya Kulkarni, IPS in 2015.

  • Spearheaded all the Personality Development Programmes and Entrepreneurship Development programmes for Students at the Indian Institute for Handloom Technology, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India from 2002 to 2009.

  • Trained Prison Staff on Humanism as part of a programme designed by the Deputy Inspector General of Prisons Mr. B.M Ezra, in 2002.

  • Invited as a resource person to train over 200 students at the Two Day National Conference on Enabling the Learning Disabled in March 2016.

  • Invited to conduct training programmes and seminars on various topics by the Confederation Of Indian Industry, The Institute Of Chartered Accountants of India, The Institute of Company Secretaries Of India, Productivity Councils, The Life Insurance Corporation of India, Employees Provident Fund Organisation, Several Nationalized Banks, Corporate Houses, Engineering Colleges, Business Schools, Colleges of Arts and Science, Medical Colleges, Nursing Colleges, Schools and Social Service Organizations and Social Service Clubs.(2000- present)

  • Was instrumental in rehabilitating over 7500 children for over 8 months after the devastating Tsunami that rocked the Southern Coast of India and Sri Lanka in 2004. Designed a Model of reaching out to the children using art, music, play and dance along with teachers and volunteers in local schools who were trained and supported to be effective barefoot counsellors.

  • Train Special Educators and Teachers on Inclusive Education through the SSA programme of the Government of India since 2015.

  • Invited to train staff on Emotional Intelligence and Counselling in the Classroom at the AICTE-ISTE sponsored Induction/Refresher programme on “Introduction to Outcome Based Instructional Methods” at the Sona College of Technology in May 2018.

  • Since 2013 have been actively involved in all the Teacher Skill Building Workshops for Macmillan Publishers, India. This has reached over 20000 teachers across India.

  • In December 2017, presented a two-day intensive teacher training programme for over 14 schools in DOHA, Qatar at the MES Indian School. There were 400 participants and the topics were MOVE to LEARN and Emotional Intelligence. This was followed by a Parenting workshop for 600 Indian Families living in QATAR.

  • Invited to train school Principals across the country on Resonant Leadership – Leadership an extension of Emotional Intelligence one of Aarti’s signature programmes. This was very well received by school heads in Hyderabad, Kerala, Chennai and in Karnataka