Nargis Kohgadai has her roots embedded in different cultures. She was born in Afghanistan, raised in India and migrated to the U.S. at the age of 14. Even though life as a teen in the U.S. was challenging, through sheer determination and focus, she achieved great scholastic success in high school and graduated from University of California, Davis with a bachelor’s degree in Genetics. Henceforth, she began her career as a research scientist at UCSF in labs pioneering in the study of HIV, Female Reproductive Tract and Stem Cells. After working in academia for several years and becoming a published author of several scientific papers, she decided to make the switch to the Biotechnology industry specializing in immuno-oncology.
As successful as she had been in her professional life, her personal life was a different story. Since she was a young girl, she had been carrying a deep sense of unease and restlessness within her, and in the last couple of years, those feelings had only intensified. Initially, she did not understand the cause of her pain and where to turn to for guidance. Had it been her upbringing in three different cultures? Was it being born as an Afghan woman and spending her formative years in war torn/patriarchal societies? Or was it the combination of everything? She found the answers to these deep existential questions through Hypnotherapy, Reiki and Neuro-Linguistic-Programming. These healing modalities have been instrumental in bringing clarity to her thought process. She has been able to delve deep into her own subconscious mind and unearth some of the long held, but false beliefs that were owing to her discomfort.
“It has been a great tool to find myself and my voice as an Afghan woman. It is my hope to share it with others and assist them in their healing journey; help them get in touch with their authentic self and reach a higher level of peace, love and happiness.”