M.Phil (Oxon), Ph.D (Cantab), Dip Hyp Dip PLT&SRT
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.
In the words of Tatler —
“Shomit is a heavy-hitting therapist to change your life.”
As well as one-to-one sessions from his West London clinic and Skype video sessions for clients worldwide, Shomit also teaches meditation workshops all over the world. The emphasis of these workshops is the pursuit of excellence: he teaches clients how to transcend their blocks, harness their power and take projects forward with focus and confidence. His work is distinguished by his ability to train his students to reach a “state of flow” where results are achieved almost effortlessly.
The award winning journalist & broadcaster, Caroline Phillips, writing recently, said —
“He is a hard man to categorise, Yes, he’s a hypnotherapist. Yes, he mentored Booker-prize winner Arundhati Roy — who pays tribute to him in her book, the God of Small Things. Shomit has also written two seminal books on theatre. A protégée of the late but leading psychotherapist, Roger Woolger, Mitter comes from a famous line of yogis. (His mother is a Lahiri, of Lahiri Mahasaya fame — as immortalised in Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi: the book credited with introducing yoga to the west). Mitter was inspired too by his mum’s close friend, Mother Teresa. He’s now considered by many to be the new Deepak Chopra. Mitter is a teacher who can deliver fast-track — and low cost — enlightenment. In my experience, Mitter promises much and delivers more.”
After attaining an M.Phil from Oxford University and a Ph.D from Cambridge University, Shomit trained as a hypnotherapist under Dr. Keith Hearne and Dr. Roger Woolger, and has spent 30 years studying ancient Indian, Chinese, Egyptian and Shamanic systems of healing. Much of his work over the years has involved an amalgamation of these systems with cutting edge modern western hypnotherapy. The results are both powerful and easy to use.
Mitter offers a pioneering therapy that’s his own creation: “yogic hypnotherapy” — which combines the profundity of Indian meditation techniques with the efficacy of Western hypnotherapy. It’s faster than (old style) talk therapies that work with the conscious mind, looking for pins marked “unconscious” in a gigantic haystack. And it goes way beyond Mindfulness, which he says, ‘is very important but just one part of what I do.’
Shomit teaches people ‘to turn pain into opportunity, defeat into learning and fear into love.’ To break through whatever holds them back from achieving higher levels of energy, serenity and success. His techniques help with everything from addiction and childhood trauma to building bigger businesses and forming lasting relationships.
Shomit is a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register and General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, and he is registered with the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council.
In his own words —
“When great writers say they “download” their books, when Didier Drogba says it’s not him but God who plays football through him, when Ayrton Senna claims that God drives his car, they’re all talking about surrender to a sort of inner genie that does the work for them. I suppose the essence of my work is that I put people in touch with their inner genies,’ explains Mitter. ‘I help them create a state of flow in which the world they would like to inhabit manifests around them effortlessly.”