Thursday, 28 April 2011

What does OYA mean to us?

OYA is a beautiful, long-awaited idea, which is finally manifesting itself.
Our founder and director,Raheen Jummani (Clinical Psychologist/Radio Jockey/Social entrepreneur), has worked long and hard to make this dream come true. 
With her dedication and passion, OYA has now arrived and is here to stay, grow, flourish and reach out to all! :)

OYA is the abbreviated form of Open Your Arms.
We work towards creating an environment that accepts one and all with open arms. 
We endeavor to reach out to people and also to the society as a whole.

In Yoruba mythology, OYA means the Under-goddess of the Niger river.
It essentially means the spirit of change.
It is also the facilitator of transition.

We, at OYA truly wish to bring out the best in ourselves and others whom we come in contact with. 
We are open to new ideas, people, things and to change. 
We help each other to grow personally and professionally. 
We are a great team of good, efficient and dedicated professionals. 
We are satisfied and happy workers. 
We are social entrepreneurs. 
We are passionate about our work and give our hundred percent to all that we do. 
We enjoy our work. 
Challenges drive us to excellence.

We believe in an holistic approach which focuses on all aspects of human growth.

We plan to progress to have multiple, all encompassing and easily accessible  centers working for the cause of mental well being and health. These would be open to each and every person who wishes to reach out to us.

Pallavi. U. Arur.
Executive catalyst (OYA)
Clinical Psychologist

What is OYA?

OYA- Open Your Arms:
OYA is a mental well being venture. 
It is being registered as a Non-profit organisation. 
We are a start-up group who trust the fact that mental well being needs to be made available to one and all and its importance needs to be spread for people to reap its benefits.
We are a team of dedicated mental health professionals collaborating with NGO's, schools, hospitals, various organisations and institutes to provide our services.
All our sessions are designed post a complete evaluation of the needs of the target population and thus are exclusive models each time.

Need for mental health:

"Mens sana in corpore sano" - 
A sound mind in a sound body
From 'The Thought Power' By Swami Sivanand

Seeing the number of suicides and other hair raising cases in today's times, we realise how mental health is suffering and help sought and provided at the right time,could ensure a stable life.
We also know that a happy life requires a healthy body and a healthy mind too.
OYA endeavors to work towards a building healthy, positive, psychologically empowered minds.

Services provided include:
Psychological counseling (Individual and Group)
Creative therapies- Dance, Drama, Music, Art, Play, Interplay, Cinema etc.
Workshops on various topics
Life skills sessions
Family therapy
Psychological testing
Teachers training and workshops
Parents workshops
Workshops for senior citizens on various issues

Our team includes:
Raheen Jummani (Founder/Director and Clinical Psychologist)
Pallavi Arur (Executive catalyst and Clinical Psychologist)
Candice Rosario (Consulting Psychologist)
Neha Singh (Visiting Psychologist)
Board of mentors:
Veena Kumar (Social Psychologist, Psychology Professor, Reiki Grandmaster)
Lata Pujari (Program Officer- Sophia centre for women studies/ M.A. in History and Diploma in Youth Development process from Common wealth,London)
Richard Alderson (Co-founder of Unltd India)
Beroz Kanga (Clinical Psychologist and Special educator)
Doctors panel:
Dr. Yogendra Jaiswal (Consulting homeopath)

We are a social organisation.Our vision is to psychologically empower each individual we encounter with learning and coping capabilities to lead a positive and healthy life.
By using simple creative methods, we can bring out your best self and help deal with various issues faced by children,adolescents,youth,adults, in the contemporary society and family life.

Good health is not only being free from illness or injury, it is holistic well being.

Get in touch with us to know more about us and our services!

Pallavi. U. Arur.
Executive catalyst (OYA)
Clinical Psychologist