About Maneesha James

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Maneesha James SRN SCM RMN Grad.Dip Psychotherapy & Counselling; Meditation Facilitation; Hypnotherapy Transition Midwife; Educator; (Member BACP) born in Melbourne, Australia, Maneesha graduated  in General Nursing (Alfred Hospital, Melbourne), Midwifery (Queen Victoria Hospital, Adelaide), and Psychiatry, (The Maudsley, London). Meeting the Indian mystic, Osho, in 1974 unexpectedly changed the entire course of her life. A 6-week stopover segued into what would be fifteen years of living close to Osho for his 15 last years, appointed as his chief editor and involved in Osho's early experimentation with meditative methods. Under the name of Juliet Forman she wrote what he referred to as the 'historical documentation' of his work in the form of a trilogy.  She has written two books on meditation, created numerous guided meditations CDs, and a second website: www.activemeditation.com. She appears in the documentaries, 'Meditation: The Art of Ecstasy' and 'Death: The Greatest Fiction' (a small excerpt of which is featured in 'A Dialogue with Death'). She was the script-writer and presenter of 'Meditation: Stress-Free Living for Busy Women.'

Maneesha has completed Certificate 1V in Assessment and Training of Small Groups (Australia), trained in Hypnotherapy (Italy) and is a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor (Jansen Newman Institute, Sydney). Meeting Anna Freud in London some years ago, and being with her in her last moments, was a turning point for Maneesha. While maintaining her interest in meditation as a resource for all aspects of living, through that experience, she also saw the potential in bringing meditation to the dying process (See 'A Dialogue with Death').

Maneesha is based in South-east London, England. She is co-founder and co-director of The Sammasati Project, which offers a different vision of living and dying - that is, with awareness and celebration. Currently, with co-facilitator, Sudheer P Niet, she is presenting The Sammasati Support-Person Training in the UK and travelling internationally, offering a series of workshops. Maneesha may be contacted via maneeshajames@gmail.com   www.maneeshajames.com/index.htm   www.oshosammasati.org

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