Poonam Dhandhania

The author has been meditating and experimenting with various techniques of healing since 2005. Having worked with and learned a lot from the de-addiction centre where she conducted meditation and counselling sessions, brought her to write material which she complied and discussed with her patients. The techniques from the book are along the guidelines of the Silva Method of healing, Neuro Linguistic Programming, other therapies and various kinds of meditations she learned. Having made progress and seen the changes in people, she wrote this book so it could reach and benefit far more people then she as a person, individually can. She is based in Pune and can be contacted on pdhandania@gmail.com


Today’s Six Minutes with an Author participant, Poonam Dhandhania, joins LitPick from Pune, India! Poonam is the author of “not just The Small Book of Meditation” and has been experimenting with various techniques of healing since 2005. She is a Counsellor, Meditation Facilitator, Reiki healer, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Master, Basic Clinical Hypnotherapist, Clinical Sound Healer, Crystal healer, Tarot Card reader and Angel therapist, and works with children and adults. Although she is based in India and deals with clients on a one-on-one basis, Poonam has clients all over the world, working with them via the phone and Skype.

How did you get started writing?

I started writing out everything related to meditation and right living about four years ago, when I was conducting meditation sessions at a de-addiction centre and worked with recovering alcoholics and drug addicts. I began compiling information that I knew would allow me to help others, which culminated in this book.

Who influenced you? 

Everyone I meet influences me in some way. I truly believe everyone has something to teach me, so I am quite open to learning pretty much all the time. Having said that, my father, who I lost 24 years ago, has greatly influenced my train of thought. 

Do you have a favorite book/subject/character/setting?

Well, I read all kinds of books!! Fiction and non-fiction. As I said, I am completely open to learning at all times!! 

What advice do you have for someone who wants to be an author? 

I would truly tell anyone to write from their heart, and secondly, don't have expectations, as that will only lead to disappointment. Be open to success and failure and let both teach you!

Where is your favorite place to write?

I don't have a favorite place as such, but I can write any time I am alone, thoughts simply flow. 

What else would you like to tell us?

I would like to tell anyone interested in my non-fiction product to just read with an open mind and allow the words to sink in. Do not ever do things with expectation. Always apply what you read as much as possible. Don't just read for knowledge, read for learning, and convert that into wisdom by applying it diligently. 

Poonam, thank you for spending six minutes with LitPick! This has been an extremely interesting interview! 


Poonam Dhandhania