My ritualised identities thus far: Psychotherapist. Counsellor. CEO of Healologié. Creative Academic (specialising in the matter of death). Psychological Matters Extraordinaire. Yoga Teacher. Writer. Program Manager for Youth Services. Global Wellness Ambassador. Philanthropist. Explorer.
My life: Hi, I’m Lakhbir. I grew up in multiple locations in the world, primarly within the European and Canadian landscapes, all places renowned for picturesque natural beauty. One of my favourite things, at this juncture in life, is being the CEO of my own health and helping members of the global community become wellness warriors in all aspects of the body, mind, and soul. I‘ve always enjoyed whimsically creative things that allow me to explore and think about the universe in different ways. I love meeting new people; antiquing; getting my yoga on, listening to music; being outdoors; reading, writing and learning about new things whenever I can. Outside of my academic world I enjoy coming up with new ideas for business or non-profit organisations, planning amazing events, writing poetry and short stories. In recent years I’ve developed a strange penchant for things that are a bit eclectic. I also travel a lot and find a sense of comfort in the discomfort of being on the move…perhaps my grandfather’s doing as he always says ‘change is the only thing consistent in life’. I very much enjoy discovering new things about our magical world!
Clinical Biography: Lakhbir specialises in the treatment of a wide range of mental health issues, with children, youth and adults, and greatly enjoys helping people manage & overcome complex psychological difficulties. Dr. Jassal works integratively, tailoring, her approach to suit each person on their unique journey by means of incorporating different psychoanalytical & therapeutic modalities on topics as diverse as: trauma; grief & loss; palliative/end-of-life care; relationship difficulties; anxiety; low-self esteem issues; self sabotaging behaviours; work/academic related stress; social phobia; sports and rehabilitation; life transitions and interpersonal issues. The modalities drawn upon include but are not limited to: CBT; Gestalt; Mindfulness; Art & Play Therapy; Solution Focused; Acceptance & Commitment Therapy; and incorporates elements of Compassion Focused therapy in her work with clients. Lakhbir has provided therapy in a number of different global settings and has conducted research on mental health topics particularly in the realm of death — in recent years she has developed a fascination with neuroscience & the impact of alternative therapies on health & wellness. Moreover, Dr. Jassal has an ongoing fascination on how psychotherapy can enable more vitality, creativity, and thereby create healthy human beings. She strives to create a therapeutic relationship wherein clients feel empowered to navigate changes in order to live more happier and fulfilling lives.
Academic Biography: Dr. Jassal’s research foci remain grounded in the culture and psychological matters of death, dying and ‘disposal’. Her research revolves around necrogeographies and expands to other areas like migration and mobilities, end of life care/palliative, cultural industries, ritual systems and indigenous cosmologies, rural cultures, ‘development’, culture, justice, and gender relations. She plans to continue her work of overcoming perceived negativity of death and bringing a rich and complex funeral industry and non-profit hospice sector out from behind the shroud. On another note she is very much interested in enriching the psychological world with a holistic approach to counselling especially on the topic of grief and loss.
Creative Consultancy: As someone who specialises in the cultural field I have an ability to understand complex relationships between people, place, society, institutions and organisations, environments, and diverse societal issues at a variety of socio-cultural scales. Some of the unique skills I possess include: experience in field methods, sensitivity to the distinctiveness of places, eye for detail, a global perspective shaped by my educational trajectory and personal experiences, communicating and writing effectively, and cultural understanding in business culture including global challenges. As a creative being I enjoy coming up with new ideas, which is why I am well prepared to meet the rapidly evolving demands of today’s industries.
I hope my website gives you an idea of how I can be of help for you. Look forward to hearing from you!
I am a wellness practitioner with experience in holistic health including but not limited to the everyday practice and culture of yoga. I have had an off and on relationship with yoga for several years and only this year did I decide to make that relationship long term. I did my training with amazing teachers who are not only knowledgeable on the philosophical roots, anatomy, but who are trained in various yogic styles. That knowledge has now been passed on to them as a gift. I have now opened my heart, cultivated an inner sense of spatial peace, and embodied a yogic way of life. Yoga is a journey. Yoga is my yin and ying and it was the journey I was born to experience and teach. My passion for yoga stems from my belief that yoga is in essence a kind of medicine for the body, mind and soul. I feel we should all take this medicine in order to be happy in a world that is increasingly becoming a complex yet fascinating place for all of humanity. I’m passionate about teaching yoga in a way that is not only creative, challenging, relaxing, and inspiring but more importantly a whole lot of fun! My classes appeal to those with a creative soul. I take pride in helping others understand and embody a healthy lifestyle in their everyday environment.
My approach to wellness is holistic in that I want you to achieve a healthier and wealthier version of you. Some in the wellness field might call this a lifestyle makeover, or an art of living well, and if you want to think of it that way I’m happy to help you achieve your specific lifestyle and wellness needs.
Advice to website visitors: ‘I like to fold my magic carpet, after use, in such a way as to superimpose one part of the pattern upon another. Let visitors trip’ Vladimir Nabokov.