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Why the name “Anahata”

The name “Anahata” i.e. The Heart Chakra, represents the true essence of the work done here. In Indian Vedas, or, in a few Upanishads, One may easily find the references of Chakra Theory, spelled as Cakra Theory. An individual mainly has 7 primary Cakra- Muladhara, Swadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, Visuddha, Agna and Sahasrara. Each Cakra is said to be an energy vortex located along the spine. It is believed that the health of the Cakra bears a direct connection to the health of the individual. Anahata Cakra is considered to be the center of the 7 Cakras and is located exactly at the back side of the heart. This Cakra is the seat of balancing our manifested personality with our spiritual personality. Anahata means unstruck, unhurt or unbeaten; exactly the way our heartbeats are produced. When this Cakra is balanced and is optimally functioning, the individual is naturally drawn towards the deeper self or the true self. 

Almost in all the major therapeutic schools in psychology, one would come across the term “self-actualization” being the ultimate goal of therapeutic work. Discovering the true nature of one’s self or the real self is a natural result of the psychotherapeutic work. Anahata, through its deep, immersive therapeutic work, attempts to support individuals in becoming their true self. 

Anahata’s journey has been enriched with diverse experiences into the areas of mental health including assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and a psychotherapeutic approach carefully chosen for the individual. Anahata’s founder Purnima Gupta is the main psychotherapist and adopts an eclectic approach in her work.

Our Foundation

Anahata thrives on certain fundamental values, committing itself to health and a state of balance between the body-mind system. These values not just act as our guiding lights but also facilitate the healing process.

  1. Each individual is complete in oneself, despite the challenges and failures. 
  2. The desire to discover one’s true self is universal. 
  3. Opting for psychotherapy doesn’t make one weak or unhealthy, it actually represents the strength of the individual.
  4. Despite similar experiences, Life is unique to each individual. Two individuals manifesting similar symptoms do not really get the same diagnosis.
  5. Every human being is capable of complete healing. 
  6. Mind and body are a composite system. Seeing them as separate hampers the healing.
  7. We create our own reality, all the time, in all the situations.
  8. Psychotherapy is a tool for healing, it is to be used skillfully and with a sense of responsibility.
  9. Mental health issues are not the actual problem. These are signals that something is not right in the body-mind system.

Profile (Purnima Gupta)

  • Work experience as psychotherapist– 21 years
  • Founder of Anahata Mental Health Clinic

Publications by Purnima-

  • Paper at Jain University
  • Book Chapter on Existential Model of Psychopathology
  • Paper at MSU, Baroda
  • Trademark Registration for Anahata Mental Health Clinic’s Logo