Therapist, Mentor and Meditation Teacher

Aruna Shields (CHP,MBCT)

Welcome, with all my heart I hope you find what you’re looking for. My life purpose is to work with others to raise the consciousness of the world so we collaborate effectively and live in harmony. I’m a Clinical Mindfulness Teacher who studied Psychotherapy and Hypnosis at Master's level. I’m also certified in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy developed at Oxford University. I run a private therapy practice, guide mindfulness meditations in companies, produce online content and work in rehabs helping with addiction.

Earlier on my life journey, I achieved critical acclaim as a lead actress in Bollywood and Europe, becoming the fastest rising star on Google India (2010). Then a strong urge to meditate arose, so I left the film industry and chose another path. Half-British, half-Indian, I bridge the gap between the East and the West. My father is a descendant of Sage Mandavya Maharishi and comes from an ancient lineage of teachers who pass down meditation and timeless knowledge; my mother is English. People often ask about my name; while acting I amassed a large following under the stage name ‘Shields’, so I kept it. It was also easier for people to spell and pronounce than my Indian surname!

After leaving the film industry and spending extended time in meditation I began to have direct experiences of transcendence. I began to realize there is an intelligence within pure consciousness that has the power to relieve all suffering and confusion. I also understood that it is my role to gently guide people towards this intelligence so they may flourish. When we are introspective and operate at a deep level we have the ability to truly help ourselves and others. My daily meditation practice is essential for me to do my work and never missed; I connect with stillness and bring it out into the world through Transcendental Meditation (TM) and advanced techniques.

What I help with

• Conscious Expansion • Stress • Anxiety • Depression • Conflict Resolution • Group Coherence • Existential Crisis • Mindfulness • Spirituality • Addiction • PTSD • Coping with Fame • Fears/Phobias • Anger Management • Self Actualization • Self Realization • Life Transitions • Pain Management • Relationships • Trauma • Grief • Confidence


Private Sessions

If you’re looking for a therapist that deeply cares, and you’re ready to unfold in profound ways, we may be a good fit. I have helped a wide variety of people overcome challenges and blossom; clients as diverse as war veterans, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, celebrities, musicians and house-wives have all made massive shifts and now live happier and more blissful lives. Sessions are unique, enjoyable and humorous; life is not meant to be serious, but experimental and joyful. After listening to you I will tailor sessions to suit your specific needs. We will navigate your inner world peacefully and use eclectic modes of therapy that are scientifically researched and studied. I offer unique solutions, teach tools to self-manage emotions and provide expert guidance. After sessions, people feel lighter and are able to make intuitive decisions. I see select clients virtually or in my LA offices.


LA Office

Whiting Woods, CA 91208


LA Office

Venice Beach CA 90291


Online Meditations

My mindfulness meditations are highly effective at dissolving stress, elegantly designed, and effortless. Below is a trailer for my 30 minute meditation pack. I also offer a 10 minute meditation pack. For more information visit the video page.

Trailer for meditation pack ‘Nature Speaks’.

Education (UK)

Clinical Mindfulness Teacher (CMT)

Clinical Hypno-Psychotherapist (CHP)

Diploma: Psychotherapy & Hypnosis

Diploma: Clinical Mindfulness Teaching

Certification in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) developed by Oxford University

Certification: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Certification: Mindfulness Based Pain and Wellness (MBPW)

Degree, BA(hons): Journalism, Central Saint Martins, London

Distinction: Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Academic Scholarship: Durham Boarding School


Profile on Psychology Today, USA

Registered as a Clinical Mindfulness Teacher with the National Colleges

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The Royal Society of Medicine

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CONTACT me if you are an individual or a company to collaborate, brainstorm or book private sessions.