Dr Francis Valloor is a leading Clinical Psychologist in private practice. Having done extensive professional training in America, his work experience has spanned over 33 years in the US, Ireland and India. He has helped and trained men and women from some 30 countries.
A former Jesuit for 36 years, he succeeded Anthony de Mello as the Director of Sadhana Institute, an international centre for psychology and spirituality in India, a position he held for 14 years. Beginning a practice of yoga in childhood, and teaching it subsequently, he has studied and practised Hindu, Buddhist and Christian spirituality and meditation for many years under eminent teachers, mentors and guides.
He was Scholar in Residence at Marquette University in Milwaukee and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana for two years before moving to Ireland.
Having started his writing career at a young age as a contributor of articles to many magazines and newspapers, he has written 6 books on spirituality. They include WHEN THE EYE IS UNOBSTRUCTED – Mindfulness Stories for Awakening, and WALKING WITH TURTLES – Mindfulness Stories for the Spiritual Journey. Francis has held many de Mello inspired Mindfulness/Awareness workshops and retreats worldwide. He is highly specialised in the treatment of traumas, grief, depression and anxiety, and he uses his varied skills and exceptional training to help ease the psychological pains of all kind that people suffer. While maintaining his professional work in face to face sessions and various online platforms, he focuses primarily on his commitment and work for the Maha Ji Yoga Meditation.
Francis’ kind and amiable nature and gentle presence have been reflected through the gifts of his unique way of teaching and communicating in his previous and present work. He has brought a wealth of knowledge to us all in the Maha Ji Yoga Meditation.