About Us


Mission Statement:

 

Thunai's vision is to help survivors of Trauma in their recovery and build their resilience.  We believe every human deserves to be free from mental suffering and after-effects of trauma. Everyone is capable of healing if their suffering is acknowledged and they are provided with appropriate therapeutic and community support.

 

To this end, we will aim to provide trauma survivors with bi-lingual therapeutic content and resources to aid their healing. We will also work towards societal and systemic changes that fight the stigma of trauma and aid recovery.


 

Areas of focus and Long Term Goals:

  • Child Abuse and Sexual Violence Trauma and Recovery, Depression and co-occuring disorders. Helping survivors achieve a state of mental wellness and resilience.

  • New and evidence based treatments for Trauma and Depression/Anxiety: body based interventions in conjunction with cognitive approaches.  

  • Help Create Trauma awareness and sensitivity in the therapeutic community and the society at large. 

  • Making relevant information readily available to therapists, social workers, law enforcement organisations.

 

Our Team:

 

“Trauma is real and recovery is possible.”A simple thought galvanized the inception of team Thunai. A group of self-aware individuals, propelled by personal and professional experiences around our societal realities behind Trauma and Depression, amalgamated in Thunai - A companion in your healing journey. 

 

Smita Rajan

A Dance and Movement Therapist, Personal Counsellor and a Dance educator, Smita believes that Body based experiences opens doorways towards enhanced living. She uses experiential methods for creative learning and therapeutic healing. Working with survivors of Trauma, Depression and Anxiety, Smita takes keen interest in bringing in awareness of Trauma, and integrated approach to Recovery and healing.

 

Subasri 

Nurturing numerous women entrepreneurs through her Venture, Akila Inc., Subasri is a soft-skill and wellness trainer from Chennai. A keen social activist and an avid  traveller, she owns a content development company. Subasri is an expert in the Tamizh language.

 

Maria Fatima Victor

Maria is a Mental Health Educator and Certified Trauma Specialist. She is an enthusiastic learner who keeps up with the updating Mental Health community. She believes providing talk therapy combined with body-based therapy would help the client in their healing process. Maria has a passion for the well-being of Perinatal mothers and is committed to bringing awareness to Maternal and Infant Mental Health.

 

Dr. S. Srividhya

Dr. S. Sri Vidhya holds a doctorate in Psychology & specialized in Mindfulness Integrated Therapies for therapeutic interventions. With over a decade & half experience in psychological testing & counseling, she is also involved in creating awareness & empowering individuals through psychoeducation.

 

Venkatakrishnan D.

With more than 25 years of corporate experience in Service, Operations, Training and Marketing, Venkatakrishnan has trained more than 5000 people in Sales, Service and Creative Skill development. He also runs a content development company in Chennai working with leading News and Marketing agencies and websites in Visual and Print media offerings. A deep knowledge and interest in Tamizh, venkat has coached many in this beautiful language.

 

Girish Kumar

A financial markets analyst, investor and animal lover from Chennai. Girish is a keen follower of Neuroscience as a tool for general mental health and self-growth. Spurred by personal experiences, Girish is committed to bringing trauma awareness and trauma recovery skills available for everyone; survivors, care-givers, social-workers and academic enthusiasts. A keen follower of climate change technologies, Girish, is the emphatic lead member in Thunai.  

  

Contributors:

 

Videos & Editing:

  • Chandrasekar

  • Srinivasan

 

Intern Contributors:

  • Ananya Gopalakrishnan

  • Isha Sethunathan

  • Surabhi Pal

  • Aadishree Ravi

  • Apoorva Someshwar

  • Neeraj Aravindan

 

Content Translation:

  • Kalyani Gopalakrishnan

  • Akila Krishnan

 

Voice Contributors:

  • Hindhuja Ravichandran

  • Ananth Ramachandran

  • Venkat Viswanathan

  • Subha Sanjayan

  • Sanjayan Kulasekaran