About Meera

 

Born and brought up in the capital, getting married to a businessman brought her to Bangalore 30 years back. When she did her graduation and post graduation in Book Publishing form Delhi University, she didn’t imagine that one day she will be getting married to a business man and joining him in his tyre business. But this was the best choice she made with a clear focus of having flexi timing to set up her home and start a family. After being a devoted mother and home maker for sixteen years of her married life there came a time when she began evaluating her life. She was in pursuit of more meaningful life that drove her to the field of counselling.

She began her journey as a volunteer way back in 1997, at ‘ASHA’, a Rehabilitation center for schizophrenics run by Richmond Fellowship Society. On one hand it was heartrending to work with the patients there, on the other hand human behavior seemed to fascinate her so much that she decided to train herself to be a professional counsellor. So she did her first course in counselling in 1999 and volunteered at various NGO’s and schools which endowed her with the right foundation to build her career in counselling on.  Since then there has been no looking back. She undertook various courses to equip herself enough so that she can start her own institute. The focus was crystal clear – reach out to the lonely and distressed, be it children, adolescents, or couples and families.

To quote her, “The whole process has helped me discover myself and put things in perspective. Learning about oneself is a never ending process and I find the journey on this road less travelled very exciting. Self awareness can be addictive”
She set up “Prerana Academy’ in 2003 in Bangalore and since then has been helping people have better relationships for over ten years.
Prerana came into existence and is transforming into a mature being because of Meera Ravi’s passionate belief in exploring and expanding human energy and potential. Her aim is to reach out to anyone who may be going through any kind of struggle, is lonely and distressed, be children or adults and empower them to have a better quality of life. She is a trained family counsellor with ten years of experience
 

Mrs Meera Ravi has worked extensively in the following areas
Counselling children with behavioural problems.
Helping parents and children have better communication with each other.
Conducting workshops for parents, teachers and students.
Conducting various need based activities related to human behaviour apart from conducting personalized programmes and seminars for corporate world.
   
   
 
 
Educational Qualifications
Graduation in Book Publishing (Delhi University)
Post graduation in Book Publishing (Delhi University)
 
Courses related to Counselling
"Therapeutic Community and Personal growth" from "Richmond Fellowship Society".
"Diploma in Counselling skills" and " Basic skills in Counselling".
"Certificate Course in Guidance" from Indira Gandhi National Open University.
"NLP Practitioner's Course" Basic Skills.
"TA 101Certificate" course.
Advanced training in "Child and Adolescent Counselling" .
Advanced training in "Couple and Family Counselling".
Certificate course in "Bereavement Counselling" .
Diploma in "Creative Writing in English" from Indira Gandhi National Open University.
M.A. Psychology (with specialization in child Mental Health).
Diploma in Transactional Analysis from SAATA.

 

Other :

She is Fluent in English, Kannada and Hindi.
To spread awareness about counselling and skills of parenting, she has been writing a column in JNR Today. for the last nine years
She conducted workshop on "Effective parenting" for the employees of WIPRO.
Volunteered at "Helping Hand" from 1999-2003.
She regularly conducts workshops for parents, teachers and students
She has been a Columnist for Times of India in the recent years
She was a columnist with Bangalore Mirror – the one minute manager.
 
Following are the institutions where she has conducted various workshops for parents, teachers and students on parenting, counselling, study skills respectively, she has worked as a counsellor for high school children for more than ten years.
 
Montesorri : Schools : Kendriya Vidyalays : Colleges :

Jelly Beans
Perals and Petals
Child’s day
Joshikas
Growing Woners
Roots
Euro Kids
Rhombus

AirForceSchool
St. Paul’s School
Sri Kumaran’s Children’s Educational Trust
APSPublic School
St. Ann’s School
SJR Public School
Mahila Mandali, Fame India (special school),
Anand shiksha Kendra
Holy Child Convent

MG Railway Colony
MEG
Malleshwaram
Jalahalli
ASC Centre
NAL
Doni Malai.

 

Mount Carmel College
A.V.P.U College
Cathedral College
Baldwin Women Methodist College
St Joseph college
Jyothi Nivas College

 

 
 

 

Arrange your love marriage

 

    There is a systematic and more fluid route to finding the partner you want other than dating and discarding dozens of potential partners. It begins with an inner assessment of who you are, what your values are and what is it that you actually want. This book will serve as a handbook for 'would-be-couples' and guide them about whom to fall in love with and subsequently how to 'rise' in love.

 

 

 

Counselling What, Why and How

 

    Counselling can be the answer to several problems like poor self-esteem, lack of control over your life, difficulty making decisions, grief, anxiety, depression and difficult relationships. Or people may go for counselling just to improve their life. Dispelling the myths about counselling, Meera Ravi explains why it is not just 'comforting' and how it can be a way to self-discovery.

 

 

   
   

 

A guide to study skills

 

    Do you think your child is not motivated enough to study? Does he avoid you as soon as you talk to him about studies? Do you think he is not able to use his full potential? Do you think he lacks concentration? If you have answered 'yes' to any of these questions, it is time to think WHY?

 

 

 

 

Teaching through the heart

 

    How many of you will score if the students were to evaluate you as a teacher? Many teachers are often dissatisfied with their own performance and the respect they command in children's eyes. But some others become darlings of the students, and their classes are eagerly looked forward to. This is achieved not through any inherent genius, but a practical understanding of the psychological needs of children. What is required is simple change of attitude

 

 

   
   
 

Positive Parenting

 

    There is no joy comparable to parenthood! There is no greater joy than having loving, independent, freethinking, well-adjusted, self motivated, self-disciplined children.

    It has been said that parenting is the most difficult job, and the most important responsibility we will ever have in our life. Unfortunately, we receive little or no formal training in parenting, yet we are constantly criticized for every mistake we make.

 

 

 

 

 

Daddy, mummy, let's talk
(Co authored with Dr. Ali Khwaja)

 

    Good communication between parent and child is the foundation of a happy home. This workbook gives very practical and experimental exercise on improving your interaction with your child (of any age above 8 years). The points have been short-listed after years of survey, research and confidential discussion with different children.

 

 

   
   
 

 

 
 

 

  2016      
  Look away,food porn may kill you - Bangalore Times - 22nd October 2016    
  2015      
  Kannada Article - Prajavani - 19th jan 2015  
 

Is living apart in the same city the key to a happy marriage?

- Times of India - 22th July 2015  
         
  2014      
  Workshops to Charge Memory - Times Of India - 10th January 2014  
  Abused Kids Live With Trauma.. - Times Of India - 18th January 2014  
  Avalu-Avanu - Prajavani - 21st June 2014  
  Office affairs, a boon? - Bangalore Mirror - 8th Decemebr 2014  
         
  2013      
  City CBSE school prefer board exam - Times Of India - 22th January 2013  
  Better to Forger Memory Pills - Times Of India - 31st January 2013  
  Sex Education Need of the hour .. - Times Of India - 7th March 2013  
  Purrfect Bonding for Kids - Times Of India - 4th April 2013  
  A high score is not the end of the world - Times Of India - 8th April 2013  
  Is gaming making you anti-social ? - Times Of India - 11th May 2013  
  Educate Kids on Network Pitfalls - Times Of India - 7th November 2013  
  Age no bar for tweens to be on Facebook - Times Of India - 1st december 2013  
         
  2012      
  Don’t Stress them out  - Times Of India - 9th February 2012  
  One Minute Manager  - Bangalore Mirror -  6th March 2012  
  Parenting a Difficult Child - Bangalore Mirror - 9th March 2012  
  Sayo Preeti Manay Hakabekilla - Kannada Prabha - 12th March 2012  
  When rage comes welling up - Bangalore Mirror - 19th May 2012  
  One Minute Manager - Bangalore Mirror - 12th June 2012  
  Learn to accept The End - Bangalore Mirror - 23rd June 2012  
  One Minute Manager. - Bangalore Mirror - 7th August 2012  
  One Minute Manager. - Bangalore Mirror - 11th September 2012  
  Are you Teflon or Velcro person? - Bangalore Mirror - 21th September 2012  
  One Minute Manager. - Bangalore Mirror - 23rd October 2012  
  WILL SPANKING MAKE KIDS OBEDIENT? - Times Of India - 2nd November 2012  
  Hindi Article  - Dainik Jagran - 16th November 2012  
  One Minute Manager. - Bangalore Mirror - 18th December 2012  
         
  2011      
  Arrange Your love Marriage - Bangalore Mirror - 2011  
  Too Close for Comfort - Bangalore Mirror - 11th January 2011  
  Are You Dressing Up to Please ? - Bangalore Mirror - 23rd April 2011  
  Don't Fall, Rise in Love ! - Bangalore Mirror -  27th July 2011  
  Be there for your child, experts tell ... - Times Of India -  24th November 2011  
         
  2010      
  Consoling Counsel  -Hindu -  25th February 2010  
  When Lokayukta fell in deep love  - DNA - 27th February 2010  
  Make your relationships work  - Bangalore Mirror -  3rd March 2010  
  Arranging Love marriages  - Indian Express - 8th March 2010  
  Tamil Article - Ananda Vikatan - 7th April 2010  
  Beat Exam Anxiety Myths - Study time - Times of India [ET]-  12th April 2010  
  Challenge negative thoughts  - Times of India [ET] - 19th April 2010  
  Kannada Article - Prajawani - 4th December 2010  
         
  2009      
  Group Study: Dos and dont’s  - Times of India [ET] - 18th May 2009  
  Help desk - Times of India [ET] - 29th June 2009  
  Help desk - Times of India [ET] - 17th July 2009  
  Help desk - Times of India [ET] - 13th July 2009  
  Help desk - Times of India [ET] -  10th August 2009  
  Help desk - Times of India [ET] - 7th September 2009  
  Help desk - Times of India [ET] - 21st September 2009  
  Help desk - Times of India [ET] - 10th November 2009  
         
  2008      
  Effective Study Skills - Times of India [ET] - 21st July 2008  
         
  2007      
  You Do? - Times of India -  13th February 2007  
  Should WAGS Tail the Team?    – 3rd March 2007  
  Better Late - Times of India [ET] - 27th March 2007  
  Uday Vani   8th July 2007  
         
  2006      
         
  Friend, Philosopher, Guide - Indian Express -  24th January 2006  
  Unfair Trial - Times of India [BT] - 8th Feb 2006  
  Kannada article  - Uday Kirana -  10th August 2006  
  Kannada article - Sanjay Vani -  12th August 2006  
  Counsellor Meera Ravi releases her book on 'Dealing with Better Understanding about Counselling' - JNR Today – September 2006  
  Book on counselling out - Times of India -  27th September 2006  
  Kannada article - Samyuktha Karnataka - 9th October 2006  
  Kannada article - Vijay Karnataka - 9th October 2006  
  Parents, kids learn new lessons  - Times of India - 10th October 2006  
  Kannada article - Kannada Magazine -  10th October 2006  
  Dispelling Myth - Indian Express - 24th December 2006  
  Kannada article - Uday Kirana - 2006  
  Kannada article - Uday Kirana - 2006  
         
  2005      
  Reaching out far & wide!  - Deccan Herald -  18th Feb 2005  
  Think positive as your exams approach' - Times of India [ET] - March 2005  
  Absent daddy present gifts - Times of India [BT] - 12th July 2005  
  A messy affair  - Indian Express- 12th July 2005  
  I Quit  - Times of India [BT] - 5th Aug 2005  
  She lends an ear, mends many lives - Deccan Herald - 15th August 2005  
  Children relate to teachers at an emotional level  - Bangalore Times - 20th August 2005  
  Counsellor with a difference - Indian Express - 28th December 2005  
         
  2004      
  Asking For Help - Vijay Times [Family Matters] - 16th October 2004  
  Greencard Grooms and grey futures - Times of India -  3rd April 2004  
         
  2003      
  Time for the kids: Wipro counsels on effective parenting - Asian Age - 29th March 2003  
  Helping you talk - Times of India [BT] - 24 April 2003  
  Is your Job affecting your child? - Times of India [BT] - 28th April 2003  
  Fundas from the family table - Times of India [BT] -  28th April 2003  
  Software for Parenting  - The New Indian Express - 1st May 2003  
  Parents stress out city kids  - Times of India -  28th October 2003  
  Schools still coy about sex education - Times of India [BT] - 10th November 2003  
         
  2001      
  The Family and TV - Women’s Era - July 2001  
         
  1996      
  T‘Balance’d performer  - Technoworld - May 1996  

 

 
   
 
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