Health & wellness / Spirituality
Dr Shelja Sen has over 25 years of experience in the field of child & adolescent mental health. Dr Sen co-founded Children First, an institute for child and adolescent mental health, that aims at providing clinical and developmental services, school mental health programmes, community outreach and research work.
Her work includes family therapy, neurodevelopmental and psycho-educational assessments and trainings. This has led her to work extensively towards building richer narratives for children in schools through teacher trainings, parenting workshops and interactive work with children.
She is also a trainer in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Narrative Therapy and ADHD and has trained in different socio-cultural contexts across India and UK. She is the author of the bestselling book “All You Need is Love, The Art of Mindful Parenting” (Harper Collins). Her second book, “Imagine, No Child Left Invisible (Harper Collins)” focuses on building emotionally safe spaces for creative and inclusive learning in schools.
Recently she has written another book, Reclaim Your Life (Westland), which talks about beating the shame and stigma attached with mental health. Dr Shelja Sen has delivered TED talks on how building emotionally safe spaces for children is a prerequisite for them to grow, thrive and flourish.