Program Facilitators

This group of facilitators is as diverse as they are knowledgeable. We are proud to bring together such a uniquely-talented group of mental health professionals to speak about such diverse topics relating to mental health.

Nivendra is a trained Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist with six years of experience providing mental health services in Sri Lanka.
Nivedra will be speaking about his experience providing trauma services in Sri Lanka.

Rachna is a clinical psychologist based in India and has worked extensively in the areas of child and adolescent psychology, interpersonal dynamics, de-addiction, habit and impulse control disorders, depression and anxiety.
Rachna will be speaking about mindfulness-based interventions and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Swamiwahanse is a Buddhist monk based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is committed to preserving the original teachings of the Buddha and works with the youth in Sri Lanka to encourage the Buddhist way of life.
Swamiwahanse will be leading the session on meditation and mindfulness.

Martina is a psychologist and a gestalt psychotherapist under supervision. She has been providing and developing different forms of psychosocial support to specific vulnerable groups like children at risk, migrants and refugees and victims of family violence. Martina manages a Centre for Children, Youth and Family and works as a trainer for different training programs in providing psychosocial support in Croatia and internationally. 
Martina will be running the two-day workshop on providing support to post-conflict populations.

Mirna is an interpersonal skills trainer and coach, specialising in positive psychology training and interventions, and a founder of Happiness Academy and Trainers Toolbox.
One of the first people in Europe holding a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, she works internationally with organisations and individuals in numerous European countries.
Mirna will be leading the workshop on Positive Psychology.

Priyanka is a Psychiatric social worker. This is a hugely important role involves providing mental health services to individuals with severe needs. From performing psychotherapy to diagnostics, duties vary according to work setting.
Priyanka will be speaking about her role and why it is so integral to a service user’s treatment plan.

Lee is a trained counsellor, yoga teacher, breathwork coach and mental health advocate. Her passion is global mental health and promoting the benefits of Eastern modalities to support those with mental health concerns to a Western audience.
She will be leading the workshops on Yoga for Mental Health and Breathwork.