Sonia Mackwani

Author, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Founder of Touching Lives, Clinical Psychologist, Hypnotherapist, Psychic Healer, Social Artists, Traveler, Space Enthusiast


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Three things people don’t know about you?

I sing and compose songs, I wanted to be a nun, playback singer, badminton player

What’s your greatest fear?

Losing near and dear ones

What is your greatest achievement?

Experiencing freedom in love

High point of your life?

When I am writing

Low point of your life

When I see, heal, sense someone in pain

Which living person do you most admire?

Human beings and their stories in general inspire me

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Mr. India from the film Mr. India

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Mogambo from Mr. India

Who are your favorite authors?

Isabel Allende, Jojo Moyes, Sigrid Nunez, Yoko Ogawa, Orhan Pamuk, Elif Shafaq, Paulo Coelho, Buchi Emecheta, Marjan Kamali, Paulo Coelho, Jodi Picoult, Richard Bach, Rumi, Nasir Khusraw, and many more

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The Japanese Lover, Still me, Three Daughters of Eve, I sat by the River Piedra and wept, The Red Haired Woman

Is there a book you love to reread?

The Japanese Lover

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Mr. India, Roma, Phantom Thread, Collateral Beauty, Gravity, Avatar

One Superpower you wish you had?

To heal the world

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

She is a Global Citizen (Citizen of Love)

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

Happy to be where I am

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

Painting, Sculpting, Dancing

Which book you wish you had written ?

Happy with books I write

When and where do you write ?

All the time. Every day. All the sessions. In every mood and every pain

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?

You know what…

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?


What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

None actually

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?


Multiple award-winner Sonia Mackwani is a Psychic Healer and Intuitive Channel. She has a Masters in Clinical Psychology and Hypnotherapy. An Author, she writes for both children and adults. She founded the non-profit organisation Touching Lives, which serves children and slum communities in Mumbai, through learning, healing and art expression. A percentage of royalty from her works goes to this initiative. A screen-writing consultant, independent film maker, and performing artist, she is also a trainer. She developed the Self-Work* Approach Model to coach companies/individuals in holistic wellness. She has worked extensively in both rural and urban sectors in support of learning and healing aids. She is also a channel for the Master Reconnection Process, aimed at creating our 8th sense, and a Birth Into Being facilitator, focussed on healing birth imprints and redesigning lives. She lives between India and Switzerland.

Everyone Can Heal
The Rocket Science Called Love
Tales from Indian Mythology
Power Minutes – Meditation Audios,Times Music
Space, a short film

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  • Multiple award-winner Sonia Mackwani founded Touching Lives (2003), a non-profit organization at the age of 21. The organization works with children and communities living in the slums of Mumbai.
  • As a Psychic Healer, Masters in Clinical Psychology and Hypnotherapy she has worked extensively with clients from diverse backgrounds globally; urban, rural, in rehabilitation, prisons, with LGBTIQ+, Corporates, Individuals.
  • She has conducted several workshops and holds one-on-one counselling therapy sessions based on her developed work on Self-Work Model.
  • Sonia has authored books for children and adults; fiction and non-fiction - Everyone Can Heal, The Rocket Science Called Love and Tales from Indian Mythology, 365 Days of a Sufi.
  • Her short-film Space as a Director-Writer won international accolades and screened in many film festivals. She was an Assistant Director and a Co-Director (India section) on an award-winning documentary film Child of Nature, 2019. Her short-film Collage based on quarantine story of her Transgender student got into finals at Drishyam Films – Short Film Contest 2020. Her story City of Games was selected in the semi-finals of Cinestaan Storytelling Competition 2019.
  • Sonia has received #100 Women Achiever of India Award by Ministry of Women & Child Development 2015 by President of India.
  • Awarded the World Women Leadership Award at the World Women Leadership Congress 2015 and emerged among the TOP 5 Mercedes Benz A Class Achievers 2014.
  • She has received a Noble Laureate Award – Karmaveer Puraskaar by iCongo - CNBC Young Turk Transformer - Social Entrepreneur Category 2011, Gaurav Puraskaar 2011, Aga Khan Social Role Model Award 2009, Aga Khan Youth Award for Excellence in Leadership 2007 and many more.

Why Sonia Mackwani?

You should look at booking/ hiring Sonia Mackwani as she majorly does all her workshops under the umbrella called Self-Work Method/ Approach, designed by her which is a very unique initiative. Under this, there are several topics- Self-Awareness, Personality Development, Holistic Wellness, Mindfulness, Meditation, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution. She is a psychic healer, therapist, and trainer/ mentor who is a great source of inspiration and motivation for people who need help. Go ahead and Book/ Hire/ Enquire for Charges for Sonia Mackwani for your next event.


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