In today’s world, anxiety and mental health issues are on the rise, affecting people of all ages and backgrounds. It takes courage, empathy, and resilience to battle these challenges and emerge victorious. Dr Belynder Walia is one such individual who has overcome anxiety and made it her life’s mission to help others do the same. Her journey is a remarkable story of hope, determination, and inspiration, serving as a testament to the power of one person’s impact on the lives of many others.
Belynder’s path to becoming a celebrated psychotherapist was not easy. She struggled with anxiety and grief. She lost her father as a young child she was nine, battled with poor health and a tumour in her youth and suffered perinatal anxiety compounded by the trauma of going through IVF and miscarriages. This led to the early loss of twins, sixteen procedures, life-threatening surgery, divorce, loss of her job and home, and financial hardship. Her experiences left her feeling isolated and alone, with no professional support to turn to. But Belynder did not let her struggles define her. Through the loving support of her family, she pulled through. Instead, whilst having the academic qualifications, she learned how to heal herself and became her own therapist by turning to books on self-healing and finding solace in the words of authors like Louise Hay, Sadhguru, and Wayne Dyer.
Through her healing journey, Belynder discovered the power of psychotherapy and the importance of empowering people to take control of their mental and emotional health. As an award-winning psychotherapist, she uses her knowledge, understanding, and empathy to help her clients transform their lives. Her collaborative approach combines modalities like mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, hypnosis, self-reflective psychology, self-relationship therapy, and neuroplasticity. She helps her clients align their head, heart, and gut to regain their power of positive self-talk, regulate chemical releases in the body, and manage emotions through intuitive guidance.
Belynder’s experience with anxiety has made her compassionate and empathetic towards those suffering from mental and emotional distress. Her work extends beyond her online and on-set psychotherapy practice, where she helps those in need. She volunteers for suicide prevention and has extensive experience in the field of helping those who self-harm. In addition, she worked with emergency services during the Covid pandemic, supporting those in need. Belynder plans to start a charity to help children break free from the chains of abuse and raise awareness of modern-day slavery. She aims to help as many children receive the mental and emotional care they need and support people to understand that they don’t have to suffer alone.
Belynder’s contributions have been featured in several renowned publications, including Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, The Moment, Planet Mindful, and Thrive Global. She founded Serene Lifestyles, an online and on-set therapy practice, and her work has touched the lives of many, from stay-at-home carers to experts and even celebrities in the public eye. Her innovative therapy approach, combining psychotherapy and neuroplasticity, has yielded impressive results for her clients, providing countless individuals with hope, healing, and inner peace.
Belynder is more than a psychotherapist; she is a humanitarian. Her passion for giving back to her community is a testament to her kind and compassionate spirit. She plans to start an online academy in collaboration with other mental health and well-being specialists, so they can provide resources to help people gain strength and radicalise the healing process. The academy aims to offer courses and resources on various topics related to mental health, including self-healing techniques and therapy modalities. It will be a platform for people to access information to help them lead happy and fulfilling lives. Belynder plans to collaborate with mental health professionals from different specialities and provide online courses that will cater to other people’s needs. This will include courses for individuals, couples, and families and practices focused on specific mental health challenges like anxiety, depression, stress and trauma.
In addition to her many accomplishments as a psychotherapist and humanitarian, Belynder is also an accomplished writer. Her upcoming book, with the working title “Fix Me,” is a testament to her dedication to helping others manage anxiety and safely address mental and emotional distress. Based on her own healing journey, the book shares personal experiences and techniques she has used with her clients to manage anxiety. Belynder’s goal is to help others overcome their anxiety and mental health issues, providing them with the tools they need to lead fulfilling lives. With “Fix Me,” Belynder is poised to impact countless individuals’ lives significantly, helping them find the hope, healing, and inner peace they deserve. She also stresses the importance of seeking professional help when needed. While self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-compassion are valuable parts of the healing techniques, they are not substitutes for therapy or other forms of mental health treatment.
Dr Belynder Walia’s journey is a testament to the power of turning adversity into an opportunity to help others. Her personal struggles with anxiety and grief have fueled her passion for mental health advocacy, and her innovative therapy approach has provided countless individuals with hope, healing, and inner peace. She has dedicated her life to empowering individuals to take control of their emotional well-being and has made significant contributions to the mental health community through her therapy practice, volunteer work, and upcoming online charity, academy and book.
In a world where mental health is of utmost importance, Dr Belynder Walia is a shining example of what we can achieve with determination, empathy, and resilience. Her work serves as a reminder that seeking help is not a sign of weakness but rather a step towards recovery and empowerment. Her vision and passion for helping humanity pave the way for a brighter future for those struggling with mental and emotional distress and her commitment to mental health advocacy inspire many to follow in her footsteps.