Dr. Priya Fafat (CMT-P)
University of Illinois
Lokmanya Tilak Medical Hospital
College of Allied Educators
Priya's own pursuit of understanding 'self'’, 'figuring out life', personal experiences and observations of others' life-challenges have led her to pursue yoga, mindfulness and counselling psychology. She credits her daily practice of mindfulness for being an anchor and an emotional regulator which has made her more self-aware, more responsive than reactive, equanimous, compassionate and grateful towards the world at-large. She firmly believes that mindfulness is like taking our minds to the gym for training and building the mind-muscles for a healthier, fitter mindset, an inner awareness of the richness of our thoughts and perceptions.
Priya's personal journey has taken her on various career paths in multiple countries. She started off as an Ophthalmologist, and moved to public health research, pharmaceutical marketing analytics, entrepreneurship and business development. This has given her a very broad-ranging, diverse exposure to human relationships, cultures, cognitions and behaviours, and an opportunity to interface with a wide range of audiences - doctors, patients, researchers, students, corporate, customers and entrepreneurs. She believes strongly that mindfulness can be adopted and incorporated as a way of life, a quotidian practice, not only for therapy to ameliorate suffering, but also as a prophylactic measure for a more enhanced, wholesome, peaceful way of enjoying life’s grace.