“confidence to rebuild my life”
When I came to Ranjani I was stuck. I had lost my enjoyment of life and had withdrawn from many social situations due to long term chronic pain, feeling isolated and depressed. Thinking about my life in general was negative and repetitive – it had become automatic. After sessions with Ranjani I began to learn that I actually had a choice in the way I could think about my life and slowly started engaging in life again. She gave me the tools to be aware of my thoughts and the confidence to rebuild my life. Her support and genuine interest never wavered. Thank you Ranjani!
K.B. (Beaumaris, Victoria)
“gain perspective and create balance in my life”
You were referred to me by my doctor as part of my health plan. I have always been aware that our mental state has a profound effect on our overall wellbeing but of course, I was too busy to consider this! I was leading a very busy life with work and family commitments and until I met you I was prioritising everyone else, and everything else ahead of myself.
Doing your meditation course helped me gain perspective and create balance in my life. I still have a busy life, but now I gift myself 20 minutes daily (most days) to enjoy a meditative “time out”. I now deal with some of life’s challenges with clarity of mind and in a relaxed and productive manner.
Ranjani during the sessions you created a safe environment for personal discussion and also the other participants in the group were very caring. I think many of the things you taught me have made me a better person.
Thank You Ranjani
CL (Brighton, Vic)
“uncover and move emotional issues”
Ranjani assisted me greatly in finding some space for myself, to just be me, and to enjoy it! She taught me how to uncover and move on from emotional issues that were making me feel burdened and unhappy. I now see much more joy in life, and can tackle things that make me feel stressed or worried. This emotional freedom and enriched happiness has flowed through to myself, and to my family.
I thoroughly enjoyed the meditation course – something that I’d wanted to incorporate into my life but didn’t know how. I now feel that I have the tools to ‘slow down’ my mind, even if it’s just 5 or 10 minutes in a busy day. Thank you Ranjani you have truly made my life better.
“. .gained some very insightful gems . . .”
Recently a personal crisis left me struggling in despair. I came to Ranjani for counselling and then decided to do the ‘Journey into Self’ course. As well as learning the gift of meditation – which is a new thing for me, I gained some very insightful gems about healing my own self and knowledge I will carry with me through life. Something has changed now for me and I have a sense of optimism and inner strength. Ranjani’s advice is practical and applicable to my daily life. With her expertise in Mind-body medicine she is able to share a wealth of knowledge that comes from years of experience. She is a teacher and healer and I am very grateful for the experience. With thanks
“Helped me with my anxiety . . .”
I discovered Ranjani through a recommendation by my doctor. I originally went to Ranjani for problems with anxiety. She was without a doubt the perfect person to help me with my situation. I found Ranjani to be caring, understanding, professional, warm, and loving. Ranjani has not only helped me with my anxiety, but has also taught me many valuable life lessons. Irrespective of what the problem may be, Ranjani will always have the right answer and advice to help you through the most trying situations. Ranjani has also given valuable advice regarding my children. One child was experiencing separation anxiety, while the other would not sleep in his bed at night. Whenever I’m feeling down, or need some valuable advice, i know i need to see Ranjani and i know i will walk out of the consultation feeling so much better.
I have also taken a meditation course with Ranjani, which taught me the techniques for meditating.I found this to be a great benefit, as i was able to meditate at home after a stressful day. I have not been able to meditate successfully in the past.
Overall, i feel honored and grateful to know Ranjani and have her in my life. She is such a beautiful person.
“I have reconnected with myself, gaining self confidence . . .”
I met Ranjani 2 years ago and since she became my best friend to who I could say everything as I really felt safe, listened and understood despite my vulnerability at that time. Since then I have reconnected with myself, gaining self confidence and power. I am really grateful to Ranjani. She helped me so much during this hard time and still now I like seeing her from time to time and talk about life. Thank you Ranjani.
BG (Caulfield, Vic)
“…one of the most valuable things I have done…”
I would just like to thank you for your wonderful work. I have found ‘Journey to Self’ to be one of the most valuable things I have done to balance my own busy life.
As a result of working with you, I meditate almost every day and find this helps me to put my busy life into perspective and to recognise the gifts that life has presented me with.
I am now in a great place. Thanks to you.
Michelle F (Hampton, Vic)
“I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend Ranjani’s meditation course…”
Ranjani has a gift in making people feel at ease and comfortable that allows them to express themselves and their inner feelings in ways that allow healing and peace. The change is palpable in the atmosphere and in some participants even physically as their entire face changes to show this newfound peace. I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend Ranjani’s meditation course, which helped me find peace in this busy chaotic world.
Thank you Ranjani.
Cindie (Mentone, Vic)
“I am now at a much better place in life…”
Ranjani is truly an inspiring beautiful soul,so compassionate and wise.
Ranjani fortunately came into my life during a very stressful and challenging period.Her counselling sessions enabled me to identify the tools,strategies and technique’s to assist me in making decisions and choices that impact in an extremely positive and empowering manner.
Thanks to Ranjani’s wonderful and informative meditation classes I have been able to gain inner peace and clarity through meditation.
Due to my amazing journey with Ranjani I am now aware how the power of the mind can be utilised to bring a harmonious balance between your mind, body and spirit.
I am now at a much better place in life, enlightened, peaceful and happy thanks to Ranjani.
Sally (Brighton, Vic)
“I have been blessed to connect with her…”
Ranjani is a beautiful, caring, wise soul who passionately demonstrates her commitment to helping people in a gentle and affirming way. I have been blessed to connect with her on my journey.
Lindsay (Black Rock, Vic)
“My journey with Ranjani has brought me to a better place in life…”
I have gained a lot from Ranjani both in the meditation workshop and with her counselling. I have attended other meditation groups in the past but have previously not been able to meditate successfully. This workshop was different as the group started from scratch and everything was very clearly explained as the process unfolded. Learning four different meditation techniques allowed the individuals in the group to choose the technique or techniques that most suited them. This is important as we are all individuals and not everything suits everyone.
Counselling was different as a one on one situation creates different dynamics to a group situation. Here I found Ranjani to be very compassionate and understanding while still being firm when required. Her intuitive and insightful handling of difficult situations was quite amazing during what I found a very tough journey of my own creation. In this environment she has many very useful techniques at her disposal and she uses them to benefit her patients. Some of these techniques were well outside my comfort zone but with persistence they have made a huge difference.
My journey with Ranjani has brought me to a better place in life and I offer a very big thank you.
AK ( Melbourne, Vic)
“…Ranjani assisted me to transition through my treatments with grace and relative ease.”
Ranjani helped me create calmness and positivity in my life when I was going through my Cancer Treatments. Her sessions were positive and powerful and very insightful. Ranjani seemed to know just where I was at and she always had plenty of commonsense advice and wisdom. She created a special rapport during our sessions and her loving energy enveloped me even though my sessions were conducted over the phone.
I listened to her Guided Meditation regularly and I believe this and my sessions with Ranjani assisted me to transition through my treatments with grace and relative ease.
Sue Smart ( Harvey Bay, Qld)
“I’m a much happier person now.”
When I walked in for my first appointment I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. But I shouldn’t have worried. Immediately, Ranjani made me feel welcome with her warm, approachable manner. I felt I was in good hands. When I left my first session, I knew I had found someone who really understood. Ranjani’s insight was amazing and her practical advice gave me techniques and tools I could use straight away. Very quickly I began to truly enjoy life.
Seeing Ranjani changed my life and gave me confidence to do things I would never have done before. I’m a much happier person now.
SN (Melbourne, Vic)
“I highly recommend any of Ranjani’s programs to anyone who wishes to obtain greater joy out of life.”
I undertook workshops 1 and 2 seeking to improve my general health and make some improvements in my life. I would urge anyone to do these wonderful programs as they do make a difference in your life, and I only wish they came along much earlier in mine.
Ranjani provides a friendly, caring environment; I found the group sessions to be warm and supportive and I looked forward to them every week. The programs provide you with many different strategies and alternative methods thus allowing you as an individual to select your own solution best suited to your own style. I found my own method of meditation to be a combination of a number a methods shown to us by Ranjani and this now works for me whenever I need time for some reflection and guidance.
An important aspect of these courses is that once you complete one you do not feel alone, you do feel Ranjani’s ongoing support. You know she is there for you and that knowledge somehow makes the journey forward so much easier to take.
I highly recommend any of Ranjani’s programs to anyone who wishes to obtain greater joy out of life.
Hana K. (Brighton, Vic)
“I found her support to be invaluable…”
Ranjani brings a mix of compassion, strength, innate wisdom and gentleness to her clients. She is clearly passionate about the benefits of meditation and walks her talk with grace and authenticity. I found her support to be invaluable – both nurturing and empowering, which was very important for me and enabled me to embrace life and to find my path through a very challenging time. Thank you, Ranjani.
Jill Hosken ( Black Rock, Vic)
“I will happily recommend anyone in need of guidance to Ranjani. “
I found Ranjani to have a warm, loving and very caring manner. She listened and understood with awareness and helped me to see clarity and have confidence in the situation, giving sound advice and offering tools for self-help to take responsibility for my own healing and growth. Ranjani is very welcoming and friendly and gives a feeling that whenever I need to I can always contact her.
I will happily recommend anyone in need of guidance to Ranjani. Thank you very much.
Love and light,
Deb (Melbourne, Vic)
“Ranjani’s counselling approach allowed me to realise that there was absolutely nothing wrong with me.”
I started going to Ranjani with a seemingly overwhelming problem: that there was something wrong with me as I couldn’t make my relationship work with my partner at the time. Ranjani’s counselling approach allowed me to realise that there was absolutely nothing wrong with me. She helped me find my inner wisdom and integrity: a voice within that is ever present reminding me to trust and of course, breathe deeply. Ranjani was available for me in whatever situation and space I found myself in – be it grief, reflection, introspection, joy or clarity. Her way of being with the people she works with is completely unique and the guidance she offers is invaluable.
R Bella (Northcote, Vic)
“…she has succeeded in helping me to see that it’s actually quite a good thing to be happy and joyful…”
Ranjani is a good listener and she allows you the space to say what you want to say if and when you’re comfortable … but she also gently challenges you with insightful questions and guides you to look at things in different ways. It can be difficult to speak openly about our innermost thoughts and uncertainties with people we don’t know, but with Ranjani I felt safe and confident that she would respect my privacy and sensitivities without judgment. Most specially, I think she has succeeded in helping me to see that it’s actually quite a good thing to be happy and joyful — no guilt required, no guilt allowed!
I also took Ranjani’s Level 1 meditation classes and they were just what I was looking for — practical guidance in a range of meditation techniques, a friendly open atmosphere, and uplifting discussion on topics that have the potential to make a difference to how you experience daily life. The classes provided a place of real calm and serenity in my busy week and I found myself looking forward to each one as a sort of mini-escape!
JL (Brighton, Vic)
“It was an oasis that I now know how to find more easily and seek regularly.”
It was many years ago now I met Ranjani as a physician. It didn’t take long to make the discovery that she was interested in my whole health and not just the symptoms that brought me to the clinic. She spoke to me also of the benefits of meditation and her own studies of alternative health methodologies. It was a huge and yet natural step for her to bring both learning streams together to help people like me to get to the real crux of my health issues.
In my life I have often been unable to calm the bouncing thoughts in my head, to find the spaces in between and stop there peacefully for awhile. Ranjani showed me a variety of ways to assist in finding that quiet time. It was an oasis that I now know how to find more easily and seek regularly.
In the last several years major difficult issues in my life were made easier through a more objective perspective I achieved during meditation. I found that most of my life is spent in the mind and that I had become oblivious to my body. Now I am much more aware of it and much more connected. My behaviour has changed in a healthier way and I can see and feel the difference it has made.
Although finding the ‘rest’ I get in meditation it is still a work in progress I have no doubt about it. Any or everyone can benefit in learning the techniques that Ranjani can teach. My journey has also been greatly aided by Ranjani’s counselling. She listens, she guides and when necessary she challenges you to believe in yourself. I treasure the time I’ve spent in her company, even more now than when I saw her as my local GP. She’s helped me to dress the wounds of my soul.
Jody P (Bentleigh, Vic)
“I found counselling with Ranjani to be authentic, transformative, and empowering. “
They say that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. I found counselling with Ranjani to be authentic, transformative, and empowering. Her kind manner combined with wisdom, intelligence and grace helped me to look squarely past the obvious and into a deeper place within. This was a powerful experience, and combined with breath work and other useful strategies have provided me with important insights and practical life skills.
BD ( Melbourne, Vic)
“Ranjani was an excellent facilitator and provided a safe and friendly environment in which to share experiences.”
Having completed the first 5 week meditation workshop, I feel that I now have the tools to create a place of stillness in my everyday life. The workshops were an insightful introduction to various meditation techniques and gave me the opportunity of finding one that resonated within. Ranjani was an excellent facilitator and provided a safe and friendly environment in which to share experiences. I would wholeheartedly recommend the course to anyone who seeks to have a greater awareness of one’s Self in their life and for anyone wishing to stay positively focused on reaching their full potential.
D Drysdale (Hampton, Vic)
“I feel that I am a changed person for having met you.”
Thank-you Ranjani for bringing a whole new experience to my already varied and busy life. I have found those few weeks to be very engaging and fulfilling, with lots of surprises.
I feel that I am a changed person for having met you.
In the classroom, I sometimes become impatient with my students. Soon after, I find myself reflecting and thinking very strongly that I must try harder with my special kids. So yes Ranjani, you certainly have made a big impact in the way I look upon life, and various happenings in my life.
Thank-you once again.
Alain C.(Melbourne, Vic)
“I feel that the breath work has been like taking an accelerated ride to good health and living my full potential.”
Thank-you for all your support throughout the year…it has certainly been a life changing time for me (every second is life changing really)……I feel that the breath work has been like taking an accelerated ride to good health and living my full potential.
I also wanted to share with you how beneficial my friends are finding their sessions with you. They have both mentioned to me how powerful the sessions have been for them and I can see and feel it in their presence.
BA ( Byron Bay, NSW)
“Bless you for your incredible wisdom and your willingness to share it with others, Ranjani”
Recently, I was in the depths of despair. Whilst still grieving for the loss of a loved one, I found myself facing a serious illness. Luckily, a friend introduced me to Dr Ranjani Ratnam at that time, who not only helped me adjust to my immediate problems, her positive help and guidance have now begun to enhance my whole life.
Bless you for your incredible wisdom and your willingness to share it with others, Ranjani
“…what I have gained is a greater understanding of myself, my life journey, and my interactions and relationships in all areas of my life.”
I have benefited from undertaking both individual counselling sessions, as well the Journey into Self Workshop, with Ranji. More than anything else, this has been for me a journey of self-discovery and self-actualisation. While initially I sought Ranji’s assistance to help me deal with a very difficult, distressing, and challenging situation at my workplace, what I have so far gained from the process is much greater and far reaching. At one level, the sessions and Workshop certainly helped me to develop and put into place effective strategies to manage my situation at work, but at a much deeper level, what I have gained is a greater understanding of myself, my life journey, and my interactions and relationships in all areas of my life.
I have found the Workshop and counselling sessions to be inspirational and illuminating. Thanks Ranji!
Jeanette (Bentleigh, Vic)
“…I had the opportunity to learn many ways to be enlightened in self care and wellbeing.”
I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to attend 3 Meditation workshops as well as individual counselling and some Breathwork sessions with Ranjani Ratnam.
Ranjani’s warm and caring nature, along with her wonderful wisdom gave me a sense of trust that any experience with her to be a benefit to me.
The respect and acceptance she gives to herself and to those she works with is a wonderful model for me and the way I want to be.
The setting for all sessions gave me a sense of peace, relaxation and nurturing and I had the opportunity to learn many ways to be enlightened in self care and wellbeing.
The group sessions were small and offered the opportunity to share insights and experiences with other people as well as the powerful experience of group meditation.
Each experience was unique and very meaningful to me.
Thank you Ranjani and friends from the different groups.
You have touched my heart and made a difference in my life.
Sally Jorgensen ( Brighton, Vic)
“She has helped me greatly in gaining clarity and insight into my life…”
I am very grateful for all the help I have received from Ranjani. She has helped me greatly in gaining clarity and insight into my life and personal challenges and I am extremely grateful.
DW ( Melbourne, Vic)
“Ranjani’s classes are unique in their authentic transmission of wisdom, their clarity of purpose and their ability not only to heal a broken spirit but to resurrect it.”
Of the many meditation/life skill workshops I’ve attended,few have yielded more than an interlectual understanding or a momentary resolve. Ranjani’s classes are unique in their authentic transmission of wisdom, their clarity of purpose and their ability not only to heal a broken spirit but to resurrect it.
JM ( Brighton, Vic)
“…she reassured me that it’s ok not to feel guilty about not working or having something constructive to do.”
After spending nine years completing two degrees (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work), I came to the realisation that I hadn’t spent much time focusing on my personal wants and needs. There were too many topics to learn and too many deadlines to reach. I knew what I wanted to do in relation to the work force but I was unsure as to how to achieve the goal. This sense of uncertainty left me feeling anxious and worried about the future.
A friend of my mothers recommended that I see Ranjani to seek some help for my new journey. Ranjani and I met once a fortnight for three months and discussed a number of issue. But one thing that really helped me was that she reassured me that it’s ok not to feel guilty about not working or having something constructive to do. Ranjani emphasized that it was ok to spend some time enjoying the simple things, such as reading a book or watching a movie during the day. She encouraged me to take steps in gaining employment, but to not get caught up in a negative cycle.
By following these insightful suggestions, I was able to enjoy my own company, the company of my friends and eventually found work at a place that suited me.
Tully Z (Caulfield, Vic)
“Dr Ratnam was of great support to me during a difficult time in my life.”
Dr Ratnam was of great support to me during a difficult time in my life. She provided me with various strategies which assisted me in the practice of clearing my mind and focusing my attention on quietness and inner peace. I still use these strategies today, some 12 months later.
AM| (Brighton, Vic)
“You are the best, especially if you can help me to do a “U” turn on myself.”
LT (Melbourne, Vic)