Maya Angelou said “I know why the caged bird sings”. Her words have resonated with millions across the globe who have used her words of wisdom to transform themselves. So, have you ever asked yourself why you cage yourself?
Whether it is due to a lack of resources, family pressure or adversity, we often clip our own wings without realising it. Yet, there are those who choose to fly high in spite of adversities and challenges.
Let’s read about one such person who chose to explore her potential despite challenging odds. It is no wonder that Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach is an erstwhile favourite book of hers.
Harvard educated , Pragati Jalan Sureka, is the dynamic founder of Emotional Ability Resources who has pioneered 2 original concepts; EaR Mindset Coaching for Corporates and The Hope Curriculum .
She is a TedX speaker, IIM Kolkata alumna and author of 3 published books.
Apart from her therapeutic practice, she is a speaker , trainer and author who advocates preventive mental health care . She has done workshops for MSMEs, PSUs and MNCS and held niche sessions for EHAC, YPO, EO, ISB, ,Accor, Siyahi, BNI and others in recent times.
Her works include Musings: An Insight into Me , Hope by Scholastic and Emotional Ability Resources: A therapist’s guide to unlock the power within you by Hayhouse .
She has also published articles in reputed media pertaining to mental health and well-being.
Age is a number and if you are determined to achieve something it can never become a barrier. We hear stories of people achieving milestones at the regression of their lives, or at times when things turn haywire. Her TED X Talk says it all . https://youtu.be/lFeydpNpZ64
Pragati Jalan Sureka is a remarkable individual who dedicates her career to crafting easy tools for daily self care. Through her sessions , talks and books, individuals and organising make giant progress in improving mental health and well-being of one and all . With an impressive track record in the field of mental health, psychology, and emotional well-being, she is a NET UGC qualified, and Harvard-accredited global mental health psychologist with over a decade of experience in training, speaking, psychotherapy, and preventive mental healthcare.
Pragati’s passion for mental health stems from her own struggles with anxiety and difficulties. She knows firsthand how difficult it can be to navigate the ups and downs of life. She also knows how significant it is to have the right tools and support to maintain positive mental health. With the support of her husband and family, Pragati earned a degree from IIM Kolkata, one of India’s top business schools. She then went on to earn a PhD in emotional well-being, conducting groundbreaking research on mental health and emotional well-being.
Through her work as a psychologist, Pragati has developed practical tools and approaches to help people take care of their mental health on a daily basis. She believes that mental health care should be a priority for everyone, and that small changes can make a big difference to people’s lives.
Pragati’s innovative workshops are designed to upskill the innate emotional intelligence of employees and advocate for the concept of daily mental health care. Her programs cater to the needs of each organization and individual, ensuring that they receive the best possible care and support. Through her workshops, employees and managers are equipped to have essential conversations about mental health, resulting in increased productivity, reduced stress, improved communication, motivation and overall quality of performance.
In her recent TEDx talk, she talked about taking the reins of her life, owning herself, becoming the “main character” of her own story and not the side-lined “goody-shoes” who listen to everyone but herself. Pragati also talked about becoming compassionate towards herself and not being sorry for saying “No”. She arrived at this junction by listening to her body, adapting her choices to manage her goals, journaling and building her own Emotional Ability Resource. This laid the foundations of her baby, “Emotional Ability Resources (EaR)” in 2018. Dancing with her PhD, addressing students all over the world, penning down her thoughts, writing books and engaging in self-directed goals made her feel alive again. She could achieve all this by giving EaR to herself.
With an evidence-based approach and advice, Pragati’s packages are tailored to the needs of her clients. She is a skilled communicator, able to engage and motivate her audience with her expertise and insights. She is passionate about raising awareness of mental health issues and promoting emotional well-being in the workplace and beyond. Her commitment to improving mental health and emotional well-being has earned her a reputation as a sought-after speaker and trainer.
She knows that mental health is a journey, and that there is always more to learn and discover. She is constantly innovating and developing creative approaches to help her clients, and her passion and dedication to the field inspire many. Her work has been recognized and featured in several international media outlets and academic journals, making her a renowned thought leader in the field.
Pragati is a gifted psychologist and a truly remarkable human being. Her work is making a real difference in the lives of people around the world, and we are lucky to have her on our side in the fight for better mental health. As she asks and I quote “Have you discovered your Cape of EaR? ”