Therapist & Meditation Teacher

Aruna Shields (CHP, Dip: CMT)



• Psychotherapy • Hypnotherapy • Mindfulness • Life Coaching

Able to help

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

Sessions held

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


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 deeply care and am dedicated to the wellbeing and progress of all my clients. If you’re looking for someone 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 blissful lives. After listening to you I will tailor sessions to suit your specific needs. We will navigate your inner world peacefully and with a touch of humor, as life is not meant to be so serious. People find sessions enjoyable and life changing; they often reporting feeling lighter and more able to make intuitive decisions.

Sessions are strictly confidential and the identity of clients is never revealed. 

LA office

LA office

My Life Journey

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 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 my daily practice includes Transcendental Meditation plus advanced techniques; these advanced techniques unfold and sustain heightened perceptual states; they are powerful and enable me to intuit the needs of clients.

I recommend 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 private sessions. I also welcome those wishing to brainstorm.