Anando’s interest in the complexities of human existence peaked with his study of philosophy. He worked at Athma Shakti Vidyalaya, a residential community for people with severe psychological distress, as a staff member for 14 years and was the community lead for the Community of Communities, UK, peer review for 5 cycles. His desire to build therapeutic communities, led to him co-founding Hank Nunn Institute along with Shama Parkhe. His interest lies in co-creating therapeutic practices together with service users. He believes there is no therapy without change and no change without social change. Anando has been an individual and group psychotherapist for over 20 years now. Working with adults with personality difficulties/disorders is of particular interest to him. He is fascinated with the complexity and diversity of thought and experience that a group brings. He is the coordinator for IGA, UK accredited Group Analysis Training in India. He is also a staff member of the International Living Learning Experience workshops, and a supervisor for the Therapeutic Environments Practitioners Training, UK.