The White Elephant clinic is a space designed for people to unwind, relax and restore.
The clinic offers a variety of services, all of which align to the principal of no medication and side-effect free treatment.
We offer a combination of treatments that focus both on the Physiology as well as the emotional or mental health of an individual.
The White Elephant clinic is a space that was founded in 2020, just a few weeks before the Pandemic set in.
Dr. Himanshu & Pooja both had individual practice in Delhi and Bangalore respectively, before starting this space.
They both always agreed on the fact that working alone from different locations would not help them grow to reach the mass and help many more people that they possibly could, if they worked together,.
This idea brought them both together to start this space in 2020. With them joining hands, came along many more team members that made this space a very special one. The combination of treatments and practitioners you find there is not something you will not find anywhere else.
Dr. Himanshu and Pooja, both being trauma workers with a background in body work understand the concept of wholesome healing or completing the cycle of healing from the both, the body and the mind.
Hence, this makes them focus on a vey important concept they believe in-
NO MEDICINE | NO INVASION
& only holistic and safe techniques that allow people to overcome their fear and heal with ease.
Each of our services can be availed individually or as a combination of them. Our team of experts help design a treatment plan specifically for you to ensure a quick recovery.
Osteopathy is a hands on manual therapy
which helps to restore and elicit the healing mechanism in the body.
Osteopathy is a type of alternative medicine that emphasises on physical manipulation of the body's muscle tissue and bones. The osteopathic physician focuses on the joints, muscles, and spine.
Osteopathic intervention can help with
Slip disc, Disc Bulge, Sciatica
Torticollis in infants
Gut issues like- IBS, Constipation
Neck pain, Frozen Shoulder
Lower back pain
Headache, migraine, stress,anxiety
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle hands-on technique that uses a light touch to examine membranes and movement of the fluids in and around the central nervous system. Relieving tension in the central nervous system promotes a feeling of well-being by eliminating pain and boosting health and immunity.
Health support for chronic & degenerative conditions
Spinal health- Slip disc, Disc bulge, Sciatica.
among the many more conditions that could be treated.
Somatic experiencing (SE), a specific approach to somatic therapy developed by Dr. Peter Levine, is based on the idea that traumatic experiences can lead to dysfunction in your nervous system, which can keep you from fully processing the experience.
The goal of Somatic Experiencing is to help you notice bodily sensations stemming from mental health issues and use this awareness to acknowledge and work through painful or distressing sensations to bring back a sense of regulation in the Nervous system.
Somatic Experiencing can help overcome
A Family Constellations, also known as Systemic Constellations and Systemic Family Constellations, is a therapeutic method which draws on elements of family systems therapy, existential phenomenology beliefs and attitudes to family. In a single session, a Family Constellation attempts to reveal an unrecognized dynamic that spans multiple generations in a given family and to resolve the deleterious effects of that dynamic by encouraging the subject, through representatives, to encounter and accept the factual reality of the past.
"The treatments themselves do not cure the condition,
they simply restore-
the body’s Self-Healing capacity."
- Leon Chaitow
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thinking before choosing this name?
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The Pictorial Depiction of Samatha Practice
The Tibetan word for Samatha means Calm (Tib: Zhi gnas). The practice of Samatha Meditation develops the ability to focus the mind in single-pointed equipoise or perfect concentration. It is practiced in a secluded place, adopting the "Seven point meditation posture of Vairochana".
On the thangka nine progressive stages of mental development are shown. "Six powers of Study, Contemplation, Memory, Comprehension, Diligence and Perfection. A burning flame on a side, which shows the degree of effort required to develop both the mindful recollection, and the understandings. This flame gradually diminishes in each progressive stage. Here are the nine stages of meditation.
Stage 1, The power of Study:
The monk is shown holding a hooked goad and a lasso, which represent the clear understanding and the mindful recollection. The elephant represents the mind and its black color, the mental dullness. The monkey is the distraction or mental agitation. It is also black in color.
Stage 2, Power of Concentration:
This stage is attained through the power of concentration and lengthening the period of concentration on the object.
There are the five sense object offerings: the Silk (touch), the fruits (taste), the conch (smell), cymbals (sound) and the mirror (sight). These are the objects of distraction.
Stages 3 & 4, Power of Memory:
These stages are attained through the power of memory and recollection. The meditator here, hold the clear and detailed conception of the object.
The monk finally lassoes the elephant and fixes the wandering mind of the object. The hare, which now appears on the elephant's back, representing the more subtle aspect of sinking or mental torpor.
Stages 5 & 6, Power of Comprehension:
This stage of Shamatha meditation is attained by absorbing the power of clear comprehension.
The monkey now follows the elephant. The monk hook the elephant with his goad, which shows that the mind has stopped from wandering.
Stage 7 & 8, Power of Diligence:
These stages are attained through the power of energetic perseverance.
Now the monkey leaves the elephant and squats behind the monk, in complete submission. There are still the traces of black on the elephant which means that the subtlest sinking and scattering may continue to arise.
In the 8th stage, the monkey disappears and the elephant is completely white. This represents the single pointedness of mind.
Stage 9, Power of Perfection:
This is the stage of perfect equanimity. As the path has ended, elephant is now at rest. From the heart of monk, emanates a rainbow.
The upper part of the Thangka represents the 10th and the 11th stages where:
The monk flies alone, Bodily bliss.
He rides the elephant, Attainment of Shamatha.
Riding the elephant across the rainbow, Mental bliss.
The monk wields the flaming sword of perfect insights and rides along the rainbow. From his heart, emanates the two dark rainbows which represents the karmic hindrances, mental illusion and the obscurations of the instincts of mental distortion.
Meet our Doctors
With over a decade of experience,Pooja has been working with women's health, especially with Pregnancy and Post Partum.
She also extensively works with babies.
Dr. Himanshu Bhagat
M.Sc in osteopathy
As the senior doctor in The White Elephant clinic, Dr. Bhagat specializes in working with both Physiological and Psyshcological issues specially by finding the Rootcause if any issue.
With over two decade of experience, Andreas is the goto expert when you are eager to learn more about your body and yourself and also undo all the trauma help in the nervous system affecting our emotional or physical being.
Dr. Arun Vijayan
traditional chinese medicine
As a practitioner Dr. Arun Vijayan has always been the most precise when it comes to diagnosis and finding the rootcause to many complicated conditions where people found relief no where else
Family Constellation work is a form of therapy that focusses mostly on the perception of how an individual perceives his/her family, and how this can play a role in the unfolding their own life.
This workshop could be a right fit for you if you want to explore more about your family dynamics and break patterns that you are aware of and also in some cases that you might not be aware of.
People could resolve issues like- Professional development, personal relationship issues, Childhood Trauma, some patterns in life that one notices that they aren't able to get out of, it could also be health issues or some stubborn issues they are not able to find any solution to.
This work helps bring in a new perspective which helps us see things in new sight, feel more clear, grounded, supported and strong to be able to deal with things that seemed difficult previously.
Family Constellation can be done both in a group and also as an individual private session.
The body has an immense capacity to store- store the pleasant and the unpleasant, depending on your life experiences.
When the body has stored too much and cannot store any further is when it starts to present symptoms, this is the reason we often say-
if something has reached the body to present itself as a symptom, it had started to present itself as an emotional or a mental issue way long before it was attended to.
Somatic exercises is a unique way to work with both the body and the mind to release all these stored and unattended patterns in a very subtle and profound way.
These workshops leave you feeling lighter, clearer, more expansive and powerful.
These workshops are mostly a full day workshop where one understands about how the Nervous system works, and also do a lot of fun awareness exercises to help release all the stored data from the mind and body.
understanding your emotions
The body are the mind are not only connected, but also very dependant on each other with respect to how to perform and feel.
Emotions are only one side of the story, that happens in the mind level. There is whole other story that is cooking in the body while one is feeling all this emotion- ever wondered?
This is what we call Sensation.
EMOTION v/s SENSATION
To bring about a balance between these two is the most important factor in the completion of healing from anything traumatic or overwhelming.
This workshop is all about learning the connection between the body and the mind and various ways of completing this cycle and hence healing.