Therapist & Meditation Teacher

Aruna Shields (CHP, Dip: CMT)



• Psychotherapy • Hypnotherapy • Mindfulness • Coaching


• Happiness • Success • Confidence • Resilience • Goal achievement • Intuition • Versatility • Advanced coping skills • Healthy relationships • Inspiration • Creativity • Conflict resolution • Improved health • Increased energy • Leadership skills • Patience • Compassion • Appreciation • Non-judgment • Conscious expansion • Work, life balance • Good habits and routines • Positive effects on surroundings and others

Able to help

• Anxiety • Depression • Grief  • Insomnia • Fears and phobias • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Addictions • Trauma • Couples • Existential and/or identity crisis • Life transitions • Coping with fame • Suicide ideation • Psychosomatic illness • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Sessions held

• In person in Los Angeles, Koreatown (main office) or West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Glendale.

• Over phone or virtually.


Welcome, with all my heart I hope you find what you’re looking for. My role is to help individuals and businesses expand in consciousness so they become happy and successful. I deeply care and am dedicated to the wellbeing and progress of all my clients; offering them solutions, tools and guidance in a non-judgmental environment. I 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 practice in LA and work in Malibu rehabs helping people overcome addiction. 

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 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. After sessions, people report 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


  • Sliding scale according to income.

  • Do not take insurance however provide invoices.

  • Check, Venmo, PayPal or Direct Transfers.

    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. 


My daily meditation practice is essential for me to excel at my work and never missed; I practice Transcendental Meditation (TM) and their advanced techniques. I suggest all my clients learn TM to self manage stress in between sessions. There are hundreds of peer reviewed scientific studies on TM. If you wish to learn to meditate visit to find your local teacher.

Book sessions

Feel free to contact me for further information and to book a private session.

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.