“Shiv has an openness about him that makes you feel comfortable sharing without the fear of judgment. He has been very honest about his own experiences, and trust is easily developed because of that transparency.
We all seek to become better people, but in my case, I was (am) caught at a place in the road where I was totally unfamiliar. Shiv has helped me walk the path and see the path for what it is. Although he has known me only for a brief time, he has been able to see deeply into my mind and my heart, and unearth things that I hadn’t ever considered in my whole lifetime.
I think what I appreciate most about Shiv is that I feel totally safe talking to him. Actually, safer than I do in talking to many people I have known for years and years. His responses always come from a place of honesty and flat-out wisdom, and I truly believe Shiv has helped me come a long way toward accepting myself and accepting life in general.”
“A session with Shiv is quite illuminating as he has an excellent understanding of the human mind and all its nuances and he can combine a practical and spiritual approach to dealing with all of the related problems such as anxiety, depression, fear, sadness etc.
Shiv can get you to look at things in a different way AND show you insights into your way of thinking that you may not have considered before. What I also like about Shiv is that he doesn’t claim that he can solve all your problems\issues BUT he can give you pointers to go away and try\think about. He can give you a sense of self empowerment that will give you encouragement and reduce your fears.
Another great thing about Shiv’s counselling is that he has walked in the ‘shoes of suffering’ and has gone through a lot of his own ‘stuff’ so he has an implicit understanding of the awful feelings of panic, anxiety, depression etc that bother people, from his own personal experience. If anyone wants to consult Shiv about these issues then I would wholeheartedly recommend him as an excellent counsellor who can help a lot.”
”When I first began my spiritual journey, I had plenty of company and it was easy to find people who could relate to my experiences and give me pointers. The deeper I went, the more spiritual camaraderie fell away, and while I knew this was ultimately a very solitary journey, there were still times when I very much needed to explain my experiences to someone who knew the territory, so to speak.
In talking with Shiv, he always helped me quickly see where I was stuck; hung up; spinning, and anyone who has had the experience of feeling stuck in a paradigm that no longer resonates or is confused by a new reality will understand how invaluable a resource that is! Shiv does not hand out answers but instead helps one become aware of the answer inside oneself, which is deeply empowering.
If I condensed Shiv’s influence into one word, it would be emboldening, as he fortified confidence in me to always find my own truth.”
“I met Shiv’s work about one year ago, accidentally, while surfing the internet. I was passing through a hard time, really overwhelmed by my anxiety. Fear was the predominant feeling in my life and I had completely lost the connection with my inner self.
We emailed each other for a few days and I still keep his core messages with me nowadays. I feel profound resonance with his words and they played a fundamental role in my journey of finding inner peace. After one year I am still trying to change my relationship with my fear, since I’ve learned I’d never get rid of it. It hasn’t been an easy task for me but I know I’m on the right track, thanks to amazing people like Shiv. I now know that I am much more than my mind and my emotions.
I am studying to become a doctor and I want to have that same sensitive and kind relationship with my patients. Shiv, we are far away from each other, physically speaking, yet we are spiritually connected on this journey. Eternally thankful.”
Gustavo de Castro Lima
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
“Counselling, in the general sense, implies receiving guidance and assistance from someone in order to resolve our personal and psychological issues. However, this is just the surface view. In reality, it entails much more than that. It is working together with someone who experientially understands the root cause that lies at the base of all issues. One who can repeatedly guide us back to the core until the root gets exposed; and in the seeing of it, healing naturally occurs.
In working with Shiv, I have always marveled at the depth of his understanding and ability to empower. His desire to reach out and help stems from a genuine space and remains discernible at all times. Combined together – the depth of his understanding and generosity of spirit hold the capacity to calibrate our ‘skewed’ perceptions and viewpoints; whereby, we gradually fall back into our own rhythm and begin to appreciate and enjoy the journey called Life…”
“Shiv’s writing has helped me tremendously. He helped me refine my knowing and filled those crucial gaps that I was struggling with. What stands out most in his writing is his brilliant analogies. One gets the point and immediately connects with it. Each time I read his posts, I always find something to learn from it. Some of his writings felt as though written especially for me.
I very much connect to his writings as I can feel the sheer sincerity and altruism with which he writes. He shares a lot of incidents from his personal life and that is what makes the difference. I can feel his earnestness as he tirelessly answers questions, ever ready to reach out to anyone. I quote him several times at home. So much so that my 13 year old sons asks me “Did Shiv tell you this?”
But what I learned most is that we are living life not for the sole purpose of transcending our conflicts or learning from our life experiences and growing, but simply for the love of living. Thanks Shiv for being so inspiring and making a tremendous difference to my life. I can never sum that up in words.”
“My name is Marcello and I found myself very comfortable with Shiv since November 2013. He has assisted me very carefully in dealing with my depression and we are still working together. My personal situation has improved and what really has impressed me is his ability to penetrate your mind and help with a personalized counseling approach.
You will be amazed by how you will be touched by him and his work.”
“I think you’re a great dude, Shiv. You have helped very many people better understand how to live a healthy life. Not only do you guide those looking to find themselves, you aid also those who have been found. Helping them to live in the busy world that is a human existence.
Your down to earth style is key to a comprehensive teaching that anyone young, old, lost, or found can gain invaluable knowledge from.”
“I have benefited immensely from the counseling I have been able to receive from Shiv. After years of struggle and pain, numerous doctors’ appointments, counseling sessions, failing health and relationship issues, I am finally making progress and gaining maturity. I do not have words to thank Shiv. And words cannot truly express my gratitude, they just cannot. How can you really describe the worth of something priceless?
I have also benefited from Shiv’s writings and email exchanges with him and thank him for selflessly sharing those with us.”
“Shiv has this special way of providing you with the answer you need. He guides you in the right path, but lets you explore it. Talking to him is like communicating with pure wisdom.
The things he has shared with me have been so powerful, that they were able to change my whole perspective on life. He has helped me find freedom in my life. It might sound over-the-top, but when you are dealing with anxiety, depression and insomnia, there is very little room for freedom and creative expression. But Shiv’s guidance (and just his approach to life) has helped me learn from my experiences, release my emotional baggage and find that freedom.
Appreciating all aspects of life and listening to my heart/intuition are daily activities now. Thank you!”
“Shiv has a unique ability to see through words and layers of interpretations that words create. Not only does he cut through the layers of conditioned mind, he also articulates eloquently what he perceives.
Within the first few minutes of conversation, Shiv creates a ‘safe’ platform to open up without any fear, shame or guilt. To me that is his greatest strength. I gained deep insight talking to him and reading his posts in the blog.
Thank you Shiv.”
“I have had the pleasure of chatting with Shiv on many occasions. He brings a direct, incisive but insightful approach to personal growth. He was a great listener, his questions forced me to really probe deeply within my own being and he obviously has lived many of the pains of growth just like I was living them at the time. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is looking for guidance on their own equivalent journey.”