Psychotherapist & Counsellor Minu Budhia is a petite powerhouse, popular columnist, and TEDx speaker. Passionate about Mental Healthcare & Special Needs Education, Minu is the FOUNDER-DIRECTOR of Caring Minds (Institute of Mental Health), ICanFlyy (Institute for Special Needs), & Café ICanFlyy (Empowering the Specially Abled). She is also Director at Patton Group & AddLife Fitness & Spa.
An inspiration for many and a woman of purpose, every single day she plays a hands-on role across all her social impact initiatives. Involved in every step of the way to ensure the execution of her vision – from strategy to operations – she does it all.
‘Death of a Caterpillar’ – The journey of a woman lost and found…
“From a small-town girl in Tinsukia, Assam who wanted to be a doctor, to where I am today – my life has been a rollercoaster ride. And this book chronicles the highs, lows, and sudden twists. When my younger daughter Prachi was diagnosed with Low IQ & ADHD, my whole world shattered to pieces and I was on the brink of suicide. With time I realised she wasn’t my weakness, but my strength, my inspiration, my pride & joy. In between its pages and its lines, this memoir tells the story of why and how I was able to find myself, and some stories of what I learnt on this journey. I hope you will enjoy it.”
– Minu Budhia
The Telegraph ‘She’ Award for Social Work
Times Power Women Award for Psychotherapy & Counselling
The Telegraph Food Guide Award for Excellence for Café With a Cause
CMA Award for Public Service
Bharat Nirman Award
“Kasturi Mrig Nabh Mein” Award from Marudhara for Social Welfare
– Certificate on Child Brain Development from Philadelphia, USA
– Certificate in Advanced Cognitive Behavioural skills from the British Psychological Society, London.