Shanker Venkatasubramanian

Shanker is a mindfulness practitioner, passionate about applying mindfulness to mental health and well-being. First person experience of the benefits of mindfulness practice propelled him to transition from a career over twenty years in consulting, finance and entrepreneurship to a career in psychological research along side undergoing training to teach Mindfulness with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University.  He adheres to the UK Network Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness-Based Teachers and engages in a rigorous on-going process of training and supervision. He enjoys integrating his experience and knowledge to help leaders tune in to their Authentic Self, enabling them to maximise their potential.


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The MiND Lab

Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Research Center  (CCNRC),

Department of Psychology,

Bournemouth University, Fern Barrow, Poole Dorset, BH12 5BB

Dr. Shanti Shanker

Trained as a psychologist, I am currently based in Bournemouth, UK.Having recently completed my Ph.D. in Neuropsychology (from Bangor University, in collaboration with MRC CBU, Cambridge), I currently work as a Lecturer at Bournemouth. My aim is now to bring together my potential as an academic, my experience as a facilitator and the artist in me (dancer, painter, and musician) to make a difference to leaders in the workplace.

My passion has been to provide a place for students and people to find their innermost strength. Having always been a psychologist, I have worked with patients (with neurological disorders) and facilitated leaders who have met me as individual clients. I use an integrated approach and bring together principles from CBT, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Person Centred approaches.

Additional Training

- Foundations of Psychodynamic Counseling: Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy, UK (currently in training).

- Eight Weeks Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (May 2017, Bournemouth, UK)

- Professional Certificate in Neuropsychological Assessments, University of California, Berkeley Extension, California (2007)

- Cognitive Therapy Workshop, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, Pennsylvania, USA (2007).

Clinical Interest

In clinical practice, I have worked extensively with different populations. Some of my expertise includes

  1. Neuropsychological Assessments
  2. Neuro-rehabilitation (for people having neurological disorders)
  3. Counseling and therapy for people who have experienced any traumatic event (using CBT and Psychodynamic approaches)
  4. Counseling for individuals and couples planning to have a child
  5. CBT and client-focused therapy to manage executive functions, improve resilience and cope with everyday stressors.