Sonal Kothari

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Sonal Kothari, a mother of two, returned to India after living in the US, Japan and England for thirteen years. She is trained as a Molecular Biologist with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Delhi University and was enrolled as a Ph.D. research scholar at University of Oxford, UK. Close to completion of her thesis, her inner calling to work with children found her abandoning her studies against all common wisdom.

Working with children for over 15 years in Japan and USA, she realized that parents needed proven tools and training in respectful communication techniques in order to meet their needs and the needs of their child(ren).  Sonal then undertook training as a P.E.T. instructor with Gordon Training International, U.S.A.

Sonal is passionate about healing and strengthening the parent child bond and takes every opportunity to upgrade her skills and keep abreast of latest research.

Sonal Kothari

Courses/Lectures/Workshops

Certification in Transactional Analysis (CTA) February 2015 – ongoing

Heal Your Life based on Louise Hays Work, Bangalore India 2014

Transactional Analysis Foundations, Bangalore India, 2014

Our body Ourselves with Tripura Kashyap and Sailaja Manacha, Bangalore India 2014

Eclectic Group Therapy Workshop with Sailaja Manacha 2014

Discipline: Setting limits with connection and empathy by Ruth Beaglehole, Chennai, India 2014

Anger Management for Parents by Ruth Beaglehole, Chennai, India 2014

Transactional Analysis TA101, Physis Bangalore, India 2011 (tbc)

Parenting Workshop, Parivarthan Bangalore, India 2010

Interpersonal Communication & Listening Skills, (LST1) Parivarthan, Bangalore, India  2010

Unconditional Parenting, Lecture by Alfie Kohn, Santa Clara, California USA  2009

A.M.I. refresher course in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. 2009

Gordon Training International’s P.E.T. Trainer Program, Tampa Florida, U.S.A. 2008

A.M.I. refresher course in Atlanta Georgia, U.S.A. 2008

A.M.I. refresher course in San Francisc, U.S.A. 2007

Association Montessori Internationale (A.M.I.) diploma in Montessori Primary (3-6 year), Mountain View, U.S.A. 2007.

Developing Creative Minds in a Wired World-The Latest in Brain Research Workshop by Jane Healy. San Rafael, California, USA 2006

Feeding your Toddler – Based on book by Ellen Satter, Sunnyvale, California, USA  2006

How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk – Based on Faber and Mazlish’s book of the same name Tokyo, Japan 2005

Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) – Tokyo, Japan 2004 and again in 2005