Sudir has a Degree with Honours in Philosophy and Comparative Religion, a Diploma in Humanistic Psychology, a Certificate in the practice of Regression and Integration, a Post-graduate Certificate in the Education of Adults, and he is a Registered Mental Health Nurse.
For most of his adult life, Sudir has worked in the field of emotional/mental health, first as a mental health nurse in the NHS and then, for his most rewarding years, as a freelance psychotherapist and group facilitator in personal development, and more recently, at one of the Sheffield Colleges, supporting students with mental health difficulties.
During his years as a psychotherapist and group facilitator, he has helped many people through their personal journeys to heal past wounds. He has witnessed the effects of children growing up: without having their primal needs met, with abuse (emotional, physical, neglect, sexual), in dysfunctional and distressed ridden conditions, and emotionally shut down. All of these could have been prevented.
During his time in the NHS, he supported too many people with varying degrees of emotional/mental health difficulties (anxiety, stress, depression, psychosis, bipolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, self-harm, and more), all of which could have been prevented.
Sudir knows firsthand the effects of abuse on young children and their lasting legacies in adult life. He grew up in an extremely abusive household. His father, who never drank or smoked and was religious, was a cruel and violent man. His mother too could be violent, but to a much lesser extent. He grew up without love, care, affection or understanding, a child labourer, malnourished and often sickly. It took almost 10 years of therapy for him to arrive at a place that felt reasonably good. Still the process continues.
His books are a consolidation of his professional and personal knowledge and experiences. His personal life and the lives of other people have taught him much. Moreover, Sudir has travelled reasonably widely and has seen firsthand the dire effects of abuse, poverty, malnutrition and exploitation on children in different parts of the world.
There is no doubt that if parents have the right knowledge and skills, the abuses and dysfunctionality that cause children so much suffering could easily be prevented. It is this lack that has been Sudir’s passion and driving force to write the books. With the right knowledge, people can do amazing things. Without it, they struggle and too often with serious consequences.
Since children are the future of humanity, there is a great need for the way we raise our children to change if the way ahead is to be better for us and the planet.