ICHARS Suppport Foundation

Monthly Activity Report For May 2024

ICHARS Support Foundation is a non-profit arm of ICHARS, Institute of Clinical Hypnosis And Related Sciences, focusing on promoting the mental health CASE – “Bringing about Change through Awareness, Support, and Education.” Our work is based on the belief that by raising public awareness, educating communities, and equipping every person with the right tools, we can foster optimal mental health.

We have weekly Support Groups, namely: The talk it out Support Group, a safe space for people to vent out their emotions, and the Psychologist Support Group, a peer learning space where practitioners from the field of Psychology meet every week and have case discussions, share tips, and techniques with the fellow members of the group.

ICHARS Support Foundation has also initiated “The VisitMHP challenge”, an initiative that focuses on requesting people to seek help for better mental health before it’s too late.


60 hrs internship/ Eclectic Approach to Psychotherapy:

A free 60-hour (6 weeks) online internship program on conceptual understanding of the eclectic approach to psychotherapy program is offered monthly for psychology students and aspiring practitioners. As a part of this online internship program, the interns understand the concepts of 50+ techniques to address any presenting problems by clients. This is a self-paced internship program with pre-recorded videos and a weekly live Q&A discussion with the lead mentor, the CEO and Founder of ICHARS – Mr.Nitin Shah. 30 interns successfully completed this internship program. 

Program – Free online internship to a conceptual understanding of the eclectic approach to psychotherapy

No of interns – 20 interns between the period of 1st May 2024 to 15th June 2024.

Duration – 60-hour internship program (i.e., for six weeks). We have new batches that are commenced during the first week of every month.


Visit MHP is an initiative to Spread awareness about the importance of visiting a mental health practitioner even before reaching the stage of disorders and offer Peer Support to Practitioners with free training programs, structured mentorship & a lot more.

  • Support group Case discussions

We, as an institute, strongly believe that our role as a trainer does not end when the training session ends. Often, practitioners need help with certain clients, and to help our trained professionals on that front, we have case discussion meetings twice every month.

This platform enables our students to get in touch with us, discuss the various cases they have been handling, and clarify the

Topic – Case discussions (doubts and session flow details clarified for coaches & therapists who seek help with their ongoing cases)

Conducted By: Mr. Nitin Shah

Beneficiary – Practicing psychologists and coaches

No of participants – 15 participants

No. of sessions – 1

Date – 14th May 2024

Duration – 1 – 1 & half hours (monthly one session 

  • Addressing specific Client Issues:

Addressing Specific Client Issues” is a targeted webinar series created in collaboration with ICHARS, focused on discussing and navigating specific challenges encountered in client cases. This webinar provides a platform for psychologists to explore real-world scenarios, share insights, and receive expert advice on handling complex client issues. By participating in these interactive sessions, mental health professionals can enhance their problem-solving skills, gain new perspectives, and improve their therapeutic approaches, ultimately leading to better client outcomes.

Topic – Helping clients who are uncertain about where to start in addressing complex issues.

Conducted By: Smita Shrivastava

Beneficiary – Practicing psychologists

No of participants – 10 Participants 

No. of sessions – 1 (per month) 

Date- 7th May 2024 

Duration – 1 hours 

  • Destressing for MHPs:

“Destressing for MHPs,” a meditation series developed in collaboration with ICHARS, is specifically designed for mental health professionals. This series offers guided meditation sessions aimed at reducing stress, enhancing emotional well-being, and promoting self-care. By incorporating mindfulness practices into their routine, psychologists can maintain their mental health, improve their resilience, and sustain their ability to provide high-quality care to their clients. “Destressing for MHPs” supports mental health professionals in achieving balance and tranquility in their demanding careers.

Topic – Ho’oponopono meditation series – Healing Burnout for Mental Health Practitioners

Conducted By: Kiran Khullar

Beneficiary – Practicing psychologists

No of participants – 14 Participants 

No. of sessions – 1 

Date- 9th May 2024 

Duration – 1 hours 

  • Talk it out:

“Talk It Out” is an innovative initiative launched in collaboration with ICHARS designed to empower psychologists by fostering emotionally and financially fulfilling careers. Through this program, participants engage in peer learning and support communities, enabling them to share experiences, collaborate on challenges, and exchange best practices. “Talk It Out” creates a dynamic environment where mental health professionals can thrive both personally and professionally.

Topic – Burnout: Recognizing the Signs of Emotional Exhaustion as a Mental Health Practitioner

Conducted By: Ranjan Mohapatra

Beneficiary – Practicing psychologists

No of participants – 15 Participants 

No. of sessions – 1 (per month) 

Date- 2nd May 2024 

Duration – 1 hours (monthly one session)

  • Technique Workshop:

The “Technique Workshop,” developed in collaboration with ICHARS, offers psychologists an intensive training experience focused on advanced therapeutic techniques. This workshop provides hands-on learning opportunities, expert guidance, and interactive sessions to enhance participants’ skills. By integrating cutting-edge methods into their practice, psychologists can deliver more effective treatments and achieve better client outcomes, thereby advancing their professional capabilities.

  1. Topic – Flip Model

Conducted By: Meera Jha

Beneficiary – Practicing psychologists

No of participants – 10 Participants 

No. of sessions – 1

Date- 15th May 2024 

Duration – 1 hours

  1. Topic – Mind reprogramming If/When then

Conducted By: Nidhi Roy

Beneficiary – Practicing psychologists

No of participants – 10 Participants 

No. of sessions – 1

Date- 31st May 2024 

Duration – 1 hours

  • Scaling your practice:

“Scaling Practice,” an initiative in collaboration with ICHARS, is dedicated to helping psychologists expand their practices sustainably and successfully. This program provides strategic insights, business development tools to assist mental health professionals in growing their client base, optimizing their services, and increasing their financial stability. “Scaling Practice” empowers psychologists to build robust, thriving practices that make a significant impact in the field of mental health.

Topic – Client Retention Strategies: Building Long-Term Relationships

Conducted By: Nidhi Pandey

Beneficiary – Practicing psychologists

No of participants – 10 Participants 

No. of sessions – 1

Date- 21st May 2024 

Duration – 1 hours


ICHARS Support Foundation (ISF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a holistic system that connects, supports, and enables all the stakeholders in the mental health landscape. 

The Healing Dove Foundation (HDF) works towards achieving and establishing sustainable strategies that facilitate the psychosocial and economic reformation and rehabilitation of marginalized communities in India and across the world.

To spread awareness about mental health , both organizations jointly started a series of Insta Live, Sunday at 11 AM.

As a part of this initiative there was a series of “LIVE” conducted, in the month of May, on mental health awareness month.

  1. Live Topic : Importance of focusing on mental wellness and not just mental illness

Date: 12th May 2024

Time: 11 AM

Host: Nitika

Guest for mental health : Nidhi Pandey

Live platform : HDF

  1. Live Topic : Myth Buster

Date: 1 April 2024

Time: 11 AM


Guest for mental health : Kiran Khullar

Live platform : ICHARS -SF

  1. Live Topic : Kshamta – Why should training of staff to act as mental health beneficiary be important

Date: 26th May 2024

Time: 11 AM

Host: Ranjeet

Guest for mental health : Reshma

Live platform : HDF