working together with cooperation as well as collaborating each child's creativity
Dance Movement Psychotherapist ADMP UK & Clinical Psychologist)
Rashi Bijlani, the Director and course designer for Asha Hai, has a Masters in Dance Movement Psychotherapy from University of London which is registered with the ADMP-UK and is also a Clinical Psychologist. Her novel and unique vision of the society enables her to view the children with extra needs through a new lens. In keeping with her ideology, she is a consultant Dance Movement Psychotherapist at various centers for children in Delhi. Her experience as an accomplished Bharatnatyam dancer further confirms her confidence that dance and movement enhance the smooth interaction of the mind and body.
She has recently started her unique forum to bring together various professionals of the Creative Arts field, called the Centre for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (CDMP). Her therapies are not just limited to children but also to adolescents and adults with mental health issues and addiction. In her quest to diversify her work, Rashi is also conducting parenting and childcare workshops for parents.
Rashi has taken the initiative to promote and familiarize people with Dance Movement Psychotherapy as well. She has conducted various workshops in schools and colleges of New Delhi with an aim to make people aware of the usefulness and importance of dance in a therapeutic setting.
Director & Principal
Gunjan Bijlani has WORKED with preschool children in India and abroad. She is a trained Montessorian and truly believes that every child is equally intelligent and should be given an equal opportunity and a conducive environment where the child can self explore and create his/her own personality.
Gunjan has intermediately worked with children of special needs like Autism, Down-syndrome, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, MR & Cerebral Palsy in the past few years. The progress displayed by the children and the feedback received from the parents has given her the confidence to take on more such children, so as to benefit the vast majority of kids with special needs.
She strongly feels that a positive change can be brought about in a society where people are sensitive to the needs of the others. Hence, it is best to begin this sensitization from the preschool days in children.
M.Sc, B.Ed, PGD in Developmental Therapy, CRR No.A 44638
At AshaHai, our Developmental Therapist Mrs. Anu Gupta incorporate the functioning of occupational therapists (OT). Mrs Anu Gupta before joining us (Asha Hai), has worked with children in a Public School in New Delhi. She upgraded herself by undergoing a Post Graduate Diploma in Developmental Therapy of Delhi University. Thereafter, she worked with various NGOs to help the children with special needs. Here, Mrs. Anu was a part of the Committee which was responsible in developing early intervention programs for children with special needs to be included in preschool. Further, her work was not only limited to as a therapist, but also in developing methodologies (Holistic development), so that the children with special needs may get self-dependent to be included with the main stream school.
At AshaHai, our Developmental Therapist Mrs. Anu Gupta incorporates the functioning of occupational therapists (OT), speech and language pathologists (SLP), and physical therapists (PT) as well as other specialists (such as education or mental health) in her work with children to improve their functioning and relationships at home and at school. As a Developmental Therapist, her focus primarily shall be on helping children to learn how to stay engaged, to play with peers appropriately, develop their social- emotional capacities, and improve their communication skills.
She believes that total development of a child can be achieved, when children are engaged in some kind of play. Play helps children in functioning close to their optimal development. Play influences cognitive, social-emotional, language and communication, gross motor and fine motor development.
Prabhjot kaur is budding professional in the field of Psychology and holds a Master’s (M.sc) degree in Psychology from Punjabi University Patiala. She has interned at neuropsychiatry clinic in Chandigarh. She has also previously worked as a school Psychologist in Dev samaj school Chandigarh and also worked as Rehabilitation Psychologist in Jalandhar.At present, she is a Child Psychologist at Asha Hai. She aims to understand the behaviour of children and help them overcome social and emotional barriers. Having specialised in providing pre-intervention services for families and children, she also caters to their developmental and mental health issues. She actively participates in sessions and therapies conducted for children and workshops held for mental health services for children & adolescents in India.
She completed her Bachelor’s in office Management and secretarial practice from P.G.D.A.V College, Delhi University. She has worked as an accounts executive at Mohit Gas Agency, Greater noida. She is presently working at Asha Hai as Head of Administration. Her main focus is on direct programming, supervising staff, managing budgets and making schedules that affects the organisation. She is also in charge of developing a direction and mission for the facility at which she works. Drafting, interpreting regulation and dealing with queries and complaints procedures includes meetings with teachers, parents and school staff.
Vidhi works as a professional in the field of psychology and holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY and finished her postgraduate diploma in counseling and guidance from JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA, Delhi. She did her graduation in Psychology(honours) from Delhi University. She has done her internship at NTPC ans pursued a research survey ( Rokeach value survey). She worked in NASVI and pursued a research survey ( life satisfaction scale) on the clients. She also worked for 2 years at Deva International Society for child care. She worked as an intern at PHASE where play, dance & art therapies were used on children . She presented a paper in the national conference on "Positive psychology at work place" organised by carmel college for women,Nuvem, Goa. At present, she is a Clinical Psychologist at Asha Hai.