Therapist & Meditation Teacher

Aruna Shields (CMT, CHP)



• Psychotherapy • Hypnotherapy • Mindfulness • Life Coaching

Able to help

• Stress • Anxiety • Depression • Conscious expansion • Coping with fame • Happiness • Success • Confidence • Self realization • Insomnia • Life transitions • Fears/phobias • Grief • PTSD • Addictions • Trauma • Relationships • Existential crisis • Psychosomatic illness • OCD

Sessions held

• Central Los Angeles • North Los Angeles • Your office • Phone

LA office

LA office


Welcome, with all my heart I hope you find what you’re looking for. I studied Psychotherapy and Hypnosis at Master's level and I’m also certified in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy developed at Oxford University. I run a private practice in LA, work in Malibu rehabs helping people overcome addictions and guide mindfulness in companies. 

My role is to help individuals and businesses become happy and successful. I have helped a wide variety of people overcome challenges and blossom. After listening to you I will tailor sessions to suit your specific needs.

Sessions are strictly confidential. Testimonials do not reveal names.

You can also find my details on Psychology Today

Life Journey

Earlier 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 change direction 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 and comes from an ancient lineage of teachers who pass down 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. 



As a Sidha I practice Transcendental Meditation plus advanced techniques. My powerful daily meditations unfold heightened perceptual states so I can intuit the needs of clients.

I suggest clients learn to transcend, and the best way to do that is to learn Transcendental Meditation (TM). Peer-reviewed scientific studies show there are many benefits to transcending. To find your local TM teacher visit

Book sessions

Feel free to contact me for further information and to book a private session. I offer a sliding scale according to income and do not take insurance however provide invoices.

Education (UK)

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’re an individual or company wishing to book sessions/workshops.