Wellness Curated is a nurturing community centred on health and wellness, a safe space where you will find the support you need, whatever you’re going through. This is a one-stop shop for information on diverse healing practices and products, both modern and time-honoured, as we believe the best results are achieved when the body, mind and spirit are all given due importance in the healing process. I bring you the advice of world-renowned medical experts as well as practitioners of complementary non-traditional treatments in a bid to empower you with all the information you need to heal from the inside out. Carefully curated by me, Anshu Bahanda, this list of tools and techniques will support your wellness journey and help you enjoy a fuller, more productive life.

Latest Episodes

Podcast 87
Migraines – How Ayurveda Can Help
Dr. Varalakshmi

If you don’t make time for your wellness,

You may have to make time for illness.

We are talking migraines – they are more than just a headache – they are crippling and painful and millions suffer from them. We’ll be looking at causes, triggers, management and ayurvedic solutions with Dr Varalakshmi.

Dr. Varalakshmi Yanamandra is an ayurvedic doctor and practitioner from the UK.

Podcast 86
Boundaries to Manage Expectations
Dr. Maria Kempinska MBE 

Boundaries to manage expectations is a vital topic for people of all age groups. Every single day, I hear people say, they’re overwhelmed, they feel taken for granted. They’re under too much pressure. I wonder if we understood what boundaries are important to us and how to use these to manage expectations?

Dr. Maria Kempinska MBE is a psychotherapist, the Creator and CEO of a comedy club and radio presenter.

Podcast 85
Inner Strength Is Your Armour Against Stress
Dr. Ramesh Pattni OBE 

Everywhere you go, there seems to be a lot of stress whether its students stressed about exams or even people in the road. And it just seems to be on the arch. Covid is a factor too. And Hans Selye said, he was a Hungarian Canadian doctor, and he did a lot of work on stressors and he said, “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.”

So today, our guest is Dr. Ramesh Pattni OBE and he holds three masters degrees and a doctorate from Oxford University is a highly sought after counselor and psychotherapist.

Podcast 84
How Can Acupuncture Help You
Simi Godagama

So you know how acupuncture has been known for forever?

When you go through heartbreak, it shows up in the heart meridian and this is something that can be fixed through acupuncture.

Simi Godagama is an acupuncturist. She’s a marma therapist, and she’s an ayurvedic practitioner.

Podcast 83
Manual Therapy and Cranial Osteopathy
Katrine Cakuls

Working internationally in Canada, England, Australia and America, addressing all levels of fitness and health, Katrine has helped people achieve optimal health.

Her work has been featured on national television in America, and she has been quoted in a book by author Naomi Wolf.

She works with a network of practitioners including medical consultants, psychotherapists, acupuncturists, homeopaths and movement specialists.

Podcast 82
Transformational Breathing for Mental Health, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression
Harika Pekinel

Harika Pekinel is a Transformational Breath(R) workshop leader and a qualified mindfulness teacher and fitness and dance instructor.

She runs workshops and one on one sessions for adults and children.

Harika is originally from Turkey and believes in working on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being for self development.

Podcast 81
Releasing Emotional Triggers and Traumas
Bushra Khan

Bushra Khan has developed the qualities and skills to help her clients to create a mindset to take back control, conquer their thoughts, actions and belief systems and support them in designing their life in their ideal way.

She is practicing as a holistic psychotherapist helping others through their own challenges. Bushra has already touched and transformed many lives. Merging the latest in self-awareness with the ancient practice of Sufism, she is results-driven and focused on creating impact in as few sessions as possible. Her mission is to create awareness in each and every one by removing “blockages” that obstruct the flow of energy, giving the tools to operate on a higher vibration, and receiving what each and every one truly desires.

Podcast 80
About Ethical Dilemmas in Aesthetic Surgery
Dr Raj Ragoowansi

Mr. Ragoowansi is a consultant plastic surgeon who has been practicing for 19 years with the NHS and privately.  

He’s an expert in hand, upper limb, and breast surgeries and also specialises in breast and body contouring, breast augmentation, uplifts and reductions, abdominoplasty (tummy tucks) and liposculpture.

Podcast 79
Dealing with Guilt
Shobana Cooke

Shobana graduated with a BSc. in Anthropology from the University College of London, UK and embarked on an endless journey studying and practicing Homeopathy, Yoga and Tarot. She uses a combination of these modalities in her clinical practice in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

She is also a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor and Yogic Lifestyle Counsellor. During her affiliation with Astanka Yoga Mandir in Sri Lanka, she co-founded AAYUSH, a holistic healing platform which supported the education and operation of an integrated clinical practice. Shobana continues her learning in Yogic philosophy and practices, dedicated to deepening her understanding and practice of Restorative & Therapeutic Yoga guided by the teachings of Swami Satchidananda.

Shobana conducts a series of “Reboot” holistic workshops with Swami Divyananda ma of Integral Yoga, USA. She is also aligned with other collaborative partnerships in holistic healing in Sri Lanka and the UK.

Podcast 78
Create the Life you Desire
Carla L. Picardi

Carla L. Picardi – author, consultant, keynote speaker and lecturer – has a degree in Architecture and Design, and over 40 years of experience in leading people to create a vision, and to make that vision a reality in design, property development, concept development, project management and people development.

She has presented a TED Talk at the TEDx Padova Salon 2017.

Carla is the author of The World According to YOU! – How Our Choices Create It All, which she wrote as an easy way to introduce leadership behavioural principles to people of all ages. She is a Certified Professional CoActive Coach (CPCC) and a member of the International Coach Federation; and coaches and mentors students and executives worldwide.

Podcast 77
Mental Health for Children, Young Adults and Families
Anjali Singh-Mitter

Anjali Singh-Mitter is trained in both CBT and Hypnosis, and this makes up the core part of most work with clients. This is a multi-faceted approach that addresses cognitions and behaviour; illustrating the link between thought processes and behavioural patterns which in many cases is forgotten. Hypnosis is also a skill that can be extremely useful both at home or in sessions. Contrary to popular belief, as a client you will remain completely in control during hypnosis, and she is more than happy to chat about what hypnosis involves on the phone or via email.

Podcast 76
Transforming Menopause through Intelligent Stress Management
Katrine Cakuls

Working internationally in Canada, England, Australia and America, addressing all levels of fitness and health, Katrine has helped people achieve optimal health.

Her work has been featured on national television in America, and she has been quoted in a book by author Naomi Wolf.  

She works with a network of practitioners including medical consultants, psychotherapists, acupuncturists, homeopaths and movement specialists.

Podcast 75
How to deal with Mental Health Issues
Dr. Anvita Madan-Bahel

Dr. Anvita Madan-Bahel holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She specializes in multicultural psychology and her interests include cross-cultural psychology, diversity issues, working with minority groups and sexuality and sexual health. Majority of her work is around reducing sexual violence & gender disparity; psychosexual and relational therapy, BAME mental health and diversity training.

She is most passionate about designing culturally based programs that address minority-based issues. She designed one such program for her dissertation, using Bollywood films clips to discuss comprehensive sexuality education with South Asian girls in New York. The dissertation was published as a book: Sexual Health and Bollywood Films: A Culturally Based Program for South Asian Teenage Girls. NY: Cambria Press. Based on her dissertation, she also co-founded Seeds of Awareness, an organization that imparts CSE programs in India. She provides therapy to survivors of violence (both gender-based violence as well as trauma due to displacement and conflict). She has extensive experience in diversity and cross-cultural training. She specializes in issues related to sex, sexuality, sexual health and provides psychosexual and couples therapy.

Podcast 74
How to prevent Mental Health Issues
Shomit Mitter

Shomit Mitter is one of London’s leading therapists. His success is in large part due to his determination to uncover the deep-seated causes of a client’s ailment rather than simply to paper over the cracks with suggestions and affirmations. He lays a lot of emphasis on empowering his clients by teaching them techniques such as meditation so that they can maintain their state of wellbeing well after therapy is concluded.

Podcast 73
Tarot – Truly Magical or Not
Natasha Keswani

Natasha Keswani is a Tarot Life Coach/Counselor and Energy Healer. She has been working with Tarot for the last 8 years.

Her work with clients as a Tarot Life Coach is to empower them, coach them by providing an enriching experience and help bring what they already know in their subconscious into their collective conscious using the Tarot cards as a guidance and empowerment tool.

Using the Tarot cards helps her work with people to find insight, clarity, and awareness, to take charge and transform their life and success by creating their future (life and business) with choice.

Podcast 72
Child Development and the Brain
Adele Diamond

Adele Diamond is the Canada Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada.

Her specialty is the rigorous study of executive functions (EFs) in infants and children. She’s been doing that for 40 years. EFs include creative problem-solving, self-control, focused attention, and working memory. Adele studies how EFs are affected by biological factors (such as genes and neurochemistry) and by environmental ones (e.g., impaired by stress or improved by interventions).

Adele is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, was named one of the “2000 Outstanding Women of the 20th Century,” was listed as one of the 15 most influential neuroscientists alive today, and her impact was recently ranked among the top 0.01% of all scientists across all fields.

Podcast 71
Talking Tantra
Seema Anand

Seema’s work on the preservation of ancient Indian literature is affiliated to the UNESCO initiative for Preserving Oral Traditions. She is a mythologist and storyteller. Seema plans to change humanity one story at a time! She is the author of the book ‘Arts of Seduction’, a groundbreaking commentary on the ancient text, the Kamasutra. Incidentally, she also holds the Guinness world record for the largest rangoli.

Podcast 70
How to be in the flow and achieve Happiness
Dr Ramesh Pattni OBE

Dr Ramesh Pattni OBE is a theologian and psychologist, he holds three master’s degrees in psychology, psychology of religion, and study of religion. He has also obtained a doctorate from the University of Oxford, Faculty of Theology and Religion, based on his research into Patanjali’s text on Classical Yoga – the Yogasūtra and Western Positive Psychology.

He has deep interest in presenting the psychological concepts, tools and techniques of the ancient traditions in today’s world for mental well-being.

He works as a counsellor and psychotherapist assisting people to regain mental wellbeing and resilience. He has extensively lectured and conducted workshops and retreats on diverse subjects over the past two decades.

He was recently awarded an OBE for services to interfaith and the Hindu community in the UK, by Her Majesty the Queen in the New Year’s Honours list.

Podcast 69
You are the medicine – new paradigm health
Emma Cannon

Emma Cannon is a fertility and women’s health expert, registered acupuncturist, founder of the Emma Cannon Clinic, and a mentor and speaker.

For over 25 years, she has supported individuals and couples on the path to becoming parents. Bridging the gap between western medicine and the world of complementary therapies, Emma combines the best of modern research, treatments and diagnostics with holistic therapies and spiritual practices to yield effective results for each individual.

Emma is the author of five books including the best-selling The Baby Making Bible.

Podcast 68
Wearable Devices for your Mental Health
Kathryn Fantauzzi

Kathryn Fantauzzi is the co-founder & CEO of Apollo Neuroscience, the company that developed and launched the first scientifically-validated wearable technology that actively improves energy, focus & sleep. Dedicated to innovation, Kathryn believes in getting good science out of the lab and into people’s lives. As CEO, Kathryn has raised over $6 million and built a highly-skilled team of physicians, researchers, engineers, and designers to transform the Apollo technology from a futuristic concept into a simple but powerful tool.

Prior to founding Apollo, she helped develop and launch a $20M tech commercialization accelerator through the NY State Energy Research & Development Authority. A graduate of Smith College, Kathryn also earned a Master of Public Administration, with a focus on behavioral economics and finance, from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. She and her co-founder are happily married, and split their time between Monterey, California and Pittsburgh, PA.