Qualification : (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology)
Category : Wellness Coach
Country located: India
Experience: 15 Years +
Languages known: English, Tamil
Dr. Poongothai has a background in psychology and yoga. She has a rich experience in stress management and has delivered lectures on stress management and therapy. She has extensive experience in studying the relationships between depression, impaired glucose tolerance, diabetes and its complications and has published more than 45 papers in national and international journals. Dr Poongothai has completed a large study looking at diabetes and depression funded by NIH and also studied the impact of Yoga on Diabetes and Depression funded by Ministry of AYUSH.
She provides stress management counselling to individuals and provides support in developing the skills necessary for integrating stress management practices into daily life by yoga and pranayama. Her core competencies include providing behavioural counselling to various mental health issues like stress, depression, anxiety and cognitive decline.
To treat each person as a unique individual with compassion and kindness and facilitate growth and development so they can reach their goals and full potential.
Presentation at International Diabetes Federation- Finland
Presentation at 18th International Diabetes Federation - France
Member of Indian Dietary Association
Member of Research Society for the study of Diabetes in India
Member of the Ethics Committee- Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning
Member of the advisory committee of Krishnamachari Yoga Mandariam
Awarded best presentation in Novo Nordisk update- Mumbaiv Awarded Ahuja Award for the Oral presentation on Depression and Diabetes –Mumbai
B.Sc (Nutrition & Dietetics)
PDCR (Professional Diploma in Clinical Research)
Ph.D (Psychology )
YTTP ( Yoga Teachers Training Programme)