About me

Experiences Professional Psychologist & EMDR Practitioner
My Story

Experienced Professional Psychologist & EMDR practitioner

Jasminder Bahia (Jasmin) believes a nurtured body, a steady and kind mind will help overcome some of the obstacles life may bring (from backaches, breathing difficulties to panic attacks and stressful living). Jasmin believes mindful and applied psychological skills help to process difficult emotions and can create a more balanced approach to life.

When studying for a first degree in Applied Psychology, Jasmin gained first-hand experience of formal meditation practices of Zazen and Vipassana. An active student participating in hockey, aerobics and running, it was through exercise that physical tensions for the body realised, especially when the mind focused on a singular activity. This prompted the  underpinning for the undergraduate thesis, the correlation between mood elevation and exercise, how people who exercise tend to feel more optimistic about life.

Through serendipity Jasmin came across her first Yoga instructor a highly experienced and respected older Iyengar teacher (who was in their late 70s). This spurred the on-going journey to explore the mind, body and breath connection. Jasmin took a gap year from her post-graduate studies, travelling to the Himalayas where she trained with Swami Govindanada as a Hatha Yoga Teacher.

My Approach & Values

She continues to explore mental and physical wellbeing, through meditation, yoga and psychology. Jasmin is a chartered Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor and EMDR Practitioner and qualified Yoga practitioner. “Mens sana in corpore sano” a sound mind in a sound body (initially espoused by Homer in Greece) is the demeanor of all the sessions undertaken with Jasminder Bahia.

She employs mindful practices, simple breathing techniques and posture work as appropriate within her psychological work. Along with instructions for deep relaxation techniques, especially when dealing with sleep deprivation, stress and/or trauma history. In addition psychological well-being and motivational inputs along with deep relaxation awareness are incorporated into Bahia Yoga sessions.

Please note that Yoga (classes/ workshops) and (one to one) Psychological services are provided separately. To ensure ethical and professional boundaries are maintained, no crossover from one service to the other is encouraged or offered to clients or students. For example from a private psychological session to attend group Yoga classes (and vice-versa).

Counselling Psychology

Counselling, Psychology and Psychotherapy are talking therapies provided in Nottingham, which help to process, improve and increase emotional and psychological wellbeing.

Clinical Supervision

In psychology and psychotherapy supervision refers to the system whereby the practitioner regularly meets another therapist for their own benefit and to discuss their work. This is required as part of professional good practice.

EMDR

In some circumstances, our systems capacity to adapt can be overwhelmed. For example is when a trauma is too strong, such as a torture, tragic loss, or a car accident (Servan-Schreiber 2005).