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Dr. Prakriti Poddar
Poddar Foundation
Managing Trustee
As the Managing Trustee of Poddar Foundation, Prakriti focuses on raising awareness of mental health issues and creating preventive mental health programs for the Nation. Poddar Foundation is aggressively pursuing the agenda of the Mental Health Policy to ensure its implementation at the grassroots level. As a part of the initiation to do so, the foundation started the brand Silence Todo, which works in Mental Health Education, Awareness and Empowerment. Poddar Foundation has created a teaching and training manual for children, social health workers, teachers, aganwadi’s, as well as medical officers. The foundation is currently working with over 200 gram panchayats in Maharashtra. We use technology to spread awareness and have organized the 1st slam poetry drive for mental health across India.
Additionally, Dr. Prakriti Poddar engaged in a pilot training program “The Prakalp Pre-rna” mandated by the Maharashtra health ministry, to train medical officers in order to counsel for mental health effectiveness. This training was targeted as a step program to train the Asha workers for rural mental health counseling and recognition of mental health issues.
Recently Prakriti has been awarded ‘The Iconic Woman Of the Year in Social Service’ by the Nav Bharat Times.
Mind Over Image Consulting
(A Division of Poddar Wellness Limited)
Dr. Prakriti Poddar has been working in the area of Corporate and Personal Wellness since 2001 when she started Mind Over Image Consulting with the keynote ‘It’s not a Make Over; it’s a Mind Over’. The company f)ocus is on Corporate Consulting, Counseling and Life Coaching along with Soft Skills development. Prakriti became a doctor of alternate medicine in the system of Hypnotherapy in 2004. She is a certified counselor, a certified transpersonal regression therapist and Member of earTH, a NLP practitioner and a certified Neurofeedback technician. She is amongst the first to add Neurofeedback in her clinic in India.
With a thriving center for mental and emotional wellness in the heart of Mumbai, she is one of the most prominent voices of Mental Wellness having spoken nationally on numerous platforms and having been interviewed on mental health issues by media channels to educate and highlight the need of mental health awareness. In her consulting practice she has been instrumental in setting up and aligning star-tups, as well as counseling practices within organizations, communities and educa- tional institutes. Prakriti has developed many pathbreaking techniques for deep healing and interven-tions towards wellness. An innovator when it comes to Mental Health and Wellness having created three new technologies of complete healing and wellness.She developed iSoundPharmacy (, an innovative way to use sound and music as a healing technique. This has attained great results in repro-graming trauma and Post traumatic Stress Disorder. Currently researching embedding sound and music into Overall Wellness. The Legacy Gene Program is a program built for individuals who need to understand and align their trajectory. Using machine based braintraining along with psychological modalities, The Legacy Gene is known to bring about deep change and exponential personal growth towards excellence. The YTB program was released at the National Women’s Parliament in a gathering of 18000 women to encourage and empower them to think and act upon their future. In 2017 The India Leadership Conclave recognized and awarded Prakriti’s work by bestowing the award of ‘India’s Most Promising Woman Leader in Mental Health, Holistic Support and Wellness Model’. Dr. Poddar recently spoke at the Horasis India Meet in Spain and represented the men-tal health challenges and the strategies for India to overcome mental health issues. This company is now a division of the Poddar Wellness Limited. National Women’s Parliament Chief Strategy Officer Ms. Prakriti Poddar is the Chief Strategy Officer of the National Women’s Parliament and single handedly handles strategic planning, direction and execution of the NWP. She is in charge of the annual policy framework of the National Women’s Parliament and the core areas that it highlights, including projects on gender equality, sanitation, child rights, environment, education and nutrition. The National Women’s Parliament is a platform that brings the collective voice of women over various agendas. This platform was activated in February 2017. 18000 women from all walks of life such as Women legislators, MP’s, Social and Corporate leaders, Educationalists, Students in Higher Education, Women in Sports, Media, Cinema, Arts and Culture came together in Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) to drive change in participatory democracy. Currently the role entails setting up strategic partnerships, developing the national chapters and encouraging advocacy. Her engagement started as a speaker at the National Women’s Parliament in Amravati in February 2017 and her subject was mental health, wellbeing and women’s empowerment. She was also a part of the Women Economic Forum speaker panelist at Delhi in May 2017.
Educational Sector Dr. Poddar is passionate about the youth and believes that the future of our growth to- wards a health society rests in their hands and therefore apart from Programs focused on Peace Development she works on holistic programs for inner awareness and peak performance development. Peace Program Director, MIT World Peace University Since May 2017, she has developed and headed the curriculum for MIT Peace University in Kothrud, Pune, bringing harmony and holistic understanding to all the students and professors of the university.
This program is being adopted by three thousand students and has successfully completed the 1st year. Inner Peace University, Wockhardt Foundation
Developing the Inner Peace Curriculum as a joint Initiative with the Wockhardt foundation is aimed at bringing back a system of values for Holistic Peace and Development.
The Center for Holistic Experiences is a platform that brings together holistic experiences. We have three Summer School Programs that we are running in Pune for children between the ages of 7-17. Art infused learning, personal excellence, arts and crafts, as well as though the lens. This will be deployed at the MIT University.
Additionally, work with schools like Singapore International School and Cambrian College.

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