|Full Name||Dr. Shefali Tsabary Darpan magazine|
|Profession(s)||• Clinical Psychologist
• Motivational Speaker
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 164 cm
in meters- 1.64 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 4”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-26-35|
|Eye Colour||Vibrant Green|
|Hair Colour||Light Golden Brown|
|Date of Birth||Year, 1972|
|Age (as of 2020)||48 Years|
|Hometown||Dr Shefali was born and raised in India, but later she settled in the United States. Darpan Magazine|
|College/University||• Teachers College, Columbia University
• California Institute of Integral Studies
|Educational Qualification(s)||• A master's degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies (1993) Darpan Magazine
• Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2003 - 2008) LinkedIn
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status||Not Known|
|Children||Dr. Shefali has one daughter.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Shefali Tsabary
- Shefali Tsabary was born in India and is a New York-based clinical psychologist who speaks on conscious parenting and mindful living. She is a multitalented personality who is also a writer, speaker and a doctor. She lives in New York City with her daughter and she has helped in transforming many lives.
- In 1993, Shefali, at the age of 21, moved out of India to the CIIS campus, located in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury District, to pursue her further studies. This move led to a huge change in her life. While recalling this in an interview, She quoted,
My true awakening occurred when I left India and arrived at CIIS to study in the Drama Therapy program, where I discovered the power of meditation and mindfulness, that journey of self-awareness and introspection really taught me we are not who we think we are. The conditions of childhood do not define us. I learned that breaking free from the past and entering the present moment to live fully in the here and now is the most important journey we can take.”
- She was exposed to Eastern philosophy initially and later integrated its teachings with Western psychology. After receiving a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University in New York, this fusion of East and West led her to reach a global audience and establish her as one of a kind in the field of mindfulness psychology for families. She conducts private practice where she consults with families and couples. She also has online courses for people those who are at a far distance. It includes topics such as anger, anxiety, purpose, meaning, relationships and conscious health. Moreover, she takes group meditation classes virtually and in person also.
- According to Shefali, she has spent 20 years practising Vipassana that has led her to have an insight into this subject. While talking about this in an interview, she said,
I began to notice how teaching mindfulness to my clients helped them to immediately alleviate stress and integrate a greater sense of empowerment in their lives. Marrying eastern mindfulness in my practice as a psychologist became as natural as breathing and continues to remain the key ingredient in my work as a healer.”
- Shefali has presented at various prestigious institutions such as Wisdom 2.0, TEDx, Kellogg Business School, The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, and more. Moreover, she has collaborated with organizations such as ’s MindUp Foundation, Kids in the House and many educational and transformational centres around the world.
- She has written many books on parenting, and her first book was an award-winning New York Times Bestseller, “The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children,” endorsed by the popular American talk show host Oprah Winfrey. It tells that imperfect parenting is Conscious Parenting. Her second book, Out of Control, provides advice to discipline children. It gives an insight into why the traditional means of discipline don’t work with children, and what parents should do instead. Another book, The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting, gives tools and tips for a symbiotic relationship between family members. This book holds the ability to extract anxiety from children and parent’s life as well; leading them to a transformed sense of joy.
- Although she is herself an accomplished author, she often endorses the literary work of her friends and colleges on social media and at various other platforms.
- Oprah Winfrey is often seen endorsing Shefali on her chat shows, and she describes Shefali’s approach as “Revolutionary.” Shefali’s book ‘The Conscious Parent’ was endorsed by Oprah and she appreciated her work and described it as one of the most profound books on parenting she has ever read. Her book was first published in the US by Namaste Publishing in the year 2010, and it also went into a fourth reprint. The British rights of that book were bought by the publisher Hodder & Stoughton. Dr Shefali’s speaking sessions have revolutionised the approach of parents towards their children; suggesting them how to reciprocate better with them and self. In one of her interviews, she said,
It’s a practice of developing the understanding that this lack, this sense of incompleteness, comes from false beliefs we’ve inherited from childhood because of the unconsciousness of our parents. They put it on to us and we lived with it, and then we put it on to our children. Breaking this chain, reorganizing ourselves, and developing new belief systems — I call it a revolution. The old way doesn’t serve us. This lack of self-love doesn’t serve us.
- Dr Shefali also started ‘LUMINOUS’ her first holistic membership-based community BY women & FOR women that focused on the whole self. It was created for women only and the cause to begin with it was to seek a deeper connect, step into authenticity and cultivate a luminous™ life for women.
- Dr Tsabary enjoys her work, and it gives her a complete fulfilment & pleasure in contributing to society. In an interview, she concluded by saying,
I believe in the power of story to get to the heart of the matter and to inspire people. If something I say or write rings true for someone and they become awakened, I feel grateful to have made a contribution.”