Shivani Misri Sadhoo

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  • Psychologist
  • IBS Hospitals
    73 Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar 3
    New Delhi - 110024, India
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    Marriage Counsellor & Relationship Expert Shivani Misri Sadhoo is a Certified RelationshipCounsellor, Certified Prepare Enrich India Facilitator for Couple Assessment for Premarital and Marital couples and a CertifiedNeuro Linguistic Practitioner. Shivani Misri Sadhoo has completed Level 1 and Level 2 Clinical Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy with specialised training and experience in various fields.
    She has been working in a leading NGO, which is a suicide helpline and a crisis intervention centre for depressed and distressed people.

    She is an expert in the field of Relationship issues- Communication, co-dependency, conflicts, couple counselling (affairs/betrayals, trust issues, difficulty communicating, conflicting values) Bereavement, grief and loss- affairs, separation, divorce, childhood. Mental health Issue- anxiety, social anxiety, fear, depression, low mood. Work issues- assertiveness, stress, feeling dissatisfied, anger, career change. Life events and transitions- leaving home, job change, retirement.
    Child and adolescent issues.

    Shivani regularly attends training workshops on Relationship Counselling, Marital Counselling CBT and Counselling Skills from AIIMS, VIMHANS and various other reputed hospitals.

    Shivani Misri Sadhoo currently heads Saarthi Counselling Services Pvt Ltd and is a visiting Counsellor at IBS Hospital, Fortis Hospital and Express Clinics
    Shivani has done her post-graduation in Counselling Psychology and a diploma in Counselling and Behaviour Modification and she regularly attends training workshops on Relationship Counselling, Marital Counselling, CBT and Counselling Skills from AIIMS, VIMHANS and various other reputed hospitals.

    Shivani Misri Sadhoo’sMedia presence

    Counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo Shares How You Get Stashed in Relationship with Hindustan Times

    The latest slang in the ever-expanding dictionary of dating terms, being stashed is when your partner deliberately hides your relationship from friends and family.
    13’thSeptember 2017, Hindustan Times

    How to Navigate an Emotional Divorce? Counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo Talks with Hindustan Times
    After gaslighting, ghosting and benching, emotional divorce is the new addition to the relationship dictionary. With the help of experts, we explain what emotional divorce is and how you can survive it.
    18’th August 2017, Hindustan Times


    Counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo Suggest Rules You Should Break in Marriages with Femina Magazine
    Shivani Misri Sadhoo, a clinical psychologist, marriage and relationship counsellor from Delhi, says, “Having kids does not alter a person’s basic nature or the basis of a relationship. It might work for a while, but rearing kids is hard work, and the moment the initial hubbub quietens, the troublesome behaviour that was being suppressed will resurface.” If you’ve been weathering a rough patch in your marriage, do not plan a baby with the hope that things will get better.
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                    5’th July 2017, Hindustan Times

    Counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo Shares Her Views on "How to Navigate In-laws Relationships as Newlyweds" in Femina
    Shivani Misri Sadhoo sounds a note of caution and explains that compromise is a two-way street. “Many of us are brought up on a diet of unrealistic notions about what an ideal bride should be like. These expectations put pressure on a marriage and often lead to its breakdown. If you blindly follow the orthodox Indian standards of an ideal bride, chances are that you will be taken for granted and ultimately reach a point where you revolt, and that will sound the death knell for your relationship,” 
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    28’th June 2017, Hindustan Times


    Are Indian Cool With Older Wife? Hindustan Times Features Marriage Counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo

    Counselor Shivani Sadhu says, “There are many reasons why a man may go for an older woman. It could be sexual compatibility or the maturity that comes with age. An older woman might also contribute more to the family income, and give career advice.”
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    14’th May 2017, Hindustan Times

    Shivani Misri Sadhoo says “As your relationship grows deeper, the feeling of merging of the two makes you feel depleted. It is very common. It is very important that the partners respect and accept each other’s differences and maintain their individualities because irrespective of how significant or insignificant, each person has a personality of his/her own which would help in nurturing and building the relationship.”
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    27’th May 2017, Hindustan Times

    Expert Advice in Hindustan Times - 5 reasons why arguing with your partner is good for your relationship
    Shivani Misri Sadhoo says, “we argue to express out point of view on a certain issue. By doing this we aren’t keeping our thoughts to ourselves and thus clearing the differences. “As we speak our heart out, it helps in the longer run. None of the partners hold grudge against each other and even understand each other well, when caught in a situation,”
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    25’th April 2017, Hindustan Times

    Expert Advice in Hindustan Times - How To Handle Political Differences in Relationship? 

    Shivani Misri Sadhoo says, “One of the partners make an effort to avoid certain topics that can trigger a full blown argument leading to irreconcilable differences. “This strategy can help you maintain your relationship and also preserve autonomy”.
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    16’th April 2017, Hindustan Times

    Expert Advice in Hindustan Times - Are you being gaslighted? Here’s everything you need to know

    Shivani Misri Sadhoo says, “Gaslighters are generally of narcissistic and aggressive personality types, which makes them do whatever it takes to secure and maintain a position of advantage over their partner. Hence, they may feel insecure about anything in their relationship or they may want to confine their own wrongdoing from their partner; they use emotional abuse and manipulation to wrangle their partner’s ability of judgement and independence,”
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    22’ndMar 2017, Hindustan Times

    Expert Advice in Times of India - My husband doesn't let me touch his phone!
    “Answer by Shivani Misri Sadhoo: From your query, I am not clear on one thing; when you mentioned that you update your husband about your routine activities, how he responds and listens to you? Please understand in reality, listening needs much greater mental strength than talking about self. When partners share their day to day chores, they get an opportunity to release their daily stress, but if it's been one-sided from the start, then it might be possible that your husband may have developed a belief that you do not care to know his unspoken stress and pressure by not identifying the same in him”.
    26’th August 2016, Times of India
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    Article in Times of India - Can sex outside marriage save your relationship?
    Shivani Misri Sadhoo says, "Generally, couples get into this practice to rejuvenate their sexual life as well as to avoid breakup or divorce. This type of relationship concept primarily arises when both the partners realise that they cannot be sexually satisfied by their partner and mutually agree to keep their marriage and love alive."
    21’st August 2016, Times of India
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    Article in Times of India - Welcome the new entry to the dating lingo: Benching
    “Youngsters don’t have time and patience for commitment that a normal relationship requires. Benchers view relationships as an extension of social media friendship and chats, wherein you chat with multiple friends and meet them personally as per mutual convenience,” states Shivani Misri Sadhoo, a relationship and marriage counsellor.
    24’thJuly 2016, Times of India
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    Article in Times of India - Got dumped? Here are 5 ways to deal with rejection
    The problem with rejection is that if not dealt properly in a positive and mature manner, it can send us into a landslide of self-doubt and can turn your nights into an endless marathon of eating ice cream in self-pity and watching re-runs of your favourite romantic movies. So, with the help of experts here a few tips which help to rebound from rejection like a boss. This applies for all the singletons who get used to hearing no when they ask someone out. Remember you can’t force people to go out with you. Take it in your stride, and move on. “Don’t let rejection consume you in anger and feeling of self-loathing. It will affect your ability to attract a potential partner in future,” says relationship expert Shivani Misri Sadhoo. If you keep persisting even after someone says no, then you might end up on social media as that guy who can’t handle rejection.
    27’thSepteber 2016, Times of India
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