Dr Shibu Karippai
With my early roots in the East and having gone through the latter part of my formative years in the West, I consider myself a blend of the East and the West. The East is usually represented as the land of the magical, mystical and metaphysical. But I have found that very little of the originally intended spirit is present in the repetitive rituals of the East. The West, on the other hand, leans more towards the scientific, rational and philosophical, with little space for the magical. My research and experiences so far have taught me that the real magic of life is in the middle. I AM the one that mediates the two: the subjective world of magic and the objective world of forms. I believe it is human consciousness that has the ability to bring all that is in-tangible, beauty, joy, freedom, truth, life, love, etc. into a myriad of tangible forms.
The process of being able to experience life-giving forms is achieved through a commitment to make choices. Every choice we make is either life-giving or stifles life itself. The more we live consciously and deliberately in making life-giving choices in our subjective world, independent of everything that is going on around us, the more life will shape our external objective world to reflect the inner subjective world.
Everything arises from our subjective perceptual world. I believe that knowing this starts to bring invaluable wisdom. Then realising it through our own subjective experiences puts us on a path of self-discovery and self-empowerment.
The way I work
The implications of the considerations above are three-fold: in the present moment, one has to become more conscious of the connections between the frequency that we hold in our inner world and the corresponding forms that we encounter in our lives. The emergence of forms corresponding to inner energetic states can be subtle and happen over time. One of the main tasks of self-exploration is to take time to reflect so as to connect the dots between one’s inner states and the corresponding experiential forms.
In relation to our past life, one cannot change the facts about everything that has happened to us, but one can change the perception towards them. There are processes which are easy to learn and through which one can investigate and resolve unfinished business related to one’s past. One can bring to the fore limiting beliefs as well as coping strategies and transform them.
When looking into the future, either we can move on like a rudderless ship or take time to clarify a vision. Once there is clarity, again there are processes which can be applied to embody the frequency of that vision. As we move towards more of that expanded version of ourselves, life has a way of coming towards us with all the help that we need in realising that future vision in the objective world.
Human consciousness stands between All-that-Life-is and its expression, or put another way its pressing out (ex-press) into the objective world of forms. It is a way of being in the world and it is a process of becoming. The main work of any self-healing, self-discovery and self-development is more of an inside-out process.
In my one-to-one work and workshops, I facilitate processes for individuals to investigate their inner perceptual world which is energy patterns that shape their external world of forms. This means: growing in greater awareness; investigating one’s past, belief systems, emotional and behavioural patterns; learning to be more reflective and still; learning to be more trusting in life in general; understanding one’s heart’s longings; clarifying one’s future vision and so on.
Qualifications and background
As I have mentioned at the beginning, with my roots in India and being trained in philosophy and psychology in the West, I consider myself a blend of East and West. I hold degrees in philosophy and psychology, and I have a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with BPS (British Psychological Society) and HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council).
I am one of the co-founders of Terapia Consultancy, a successful private practice, in the heart of London. Besides, seeing individuals in private, I feel very privileged and excited about running workshops. These workshops enable me to share a model that can help individuals to understand how the human mind works and how it influences the shaping of one’s life. I find so much joy in being able to synthesise conclusions from various disciplines such as energy psychology, psychotherapy, metaphysics, theology, spirituality and studies on human consciousness. I am grateful to life for the gift of being able to present in my workshops, complex information in an easy to understand and coherent story, always leading my listener to become aware of the relevance of each topic in their real life.