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Dr. P J Pancratius  - Psychologist, Bangalore

Dr. P J Pancratius

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Ph. D - Psychology

Psychologist, Bangalore

15 Years Experience  ·  2000 at clinic
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Dr. P J Pancratius MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Ph. D - Psychology Psychologist, Bangalore
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. P J Pancratius is a popular Psychologist in Haralur Road, Bangalore. He has over 14 years of experience as a Psychologist. He studied and completed MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Ph. D - Psychology. You can visit him at Hridhaya Shakthi in Haralur Road, Bangalore. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. P J Pancratius on Lybrate.com.

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MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy - Manila Medical Colleges - 2002
Ph. D - Psychology - The Chicago School of Professional Psychology - 2006
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English

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I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I lost somebody close last year and since then feel very depressed and prefer keeping to my self all the time. Please...
yOU can practise mind control by meditaion , yoga and reading books and may even take antidepressants
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I am a 18 year old student, sometimes I feel very unusual like hitting someone's face or breaking my stuff, I also have concentration problem, like whenever I try to study or focus on something my attention goes and I start thinking and dreaming about something else, for your convenience I add that I had a brain injury during my childhood which lead to swelling in my scalp that time.

MBA (Healthcare), Ph. D - Psychology, M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS Psychology, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT), Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychologist, Jhunjhunu
Relax, rest, sleep, do not read for long time at a time, read, rest, read, follow r-r-r method, rest will relax brain, eat nutrients regularly
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I speak well without stammering at times when I am relaxed. But I stammer and cannot pronounce words when I speak with others, I avoid words and cannot construct sentences when I speak with unknown, I even cannot pronounce my name properly and I stammer badly. I cannot say certain words, I stammer in saying those words. If I think about saying something I cannot say that sentence properly and I stammer. I cannot communicate and make sentences. Thereby I stammer. Can pranayama cure stammering properly? Suggest me ways to remove and cure stammering completely?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have a problem with fear. The fear has to do with people and more so if they are people in authority. If you deal with that fear, then a lot of your stammering will stop. Talk to a counselor and sort that out. There will still be a residue affect left because of pure habit. This can be resolved by some exercises, which should begin with real earnest right away. Practice speaking aloud in a closed room, but this time, choose words for which your stammer is most. Also practice singing sentences but ending the last word as a statement that is read. Next time end with two words stated, then three words etc. The lip exercise: with tight pressure press and roll the tip of your tongue against the edge of your lips, clockwise first and then anticlockwise, as many times as you possibly can. Purse your lips into an ‘O’ and withdraw it back stretching it like when you say an ‘E’, several times a day. Drop your lower jaw and flip it left to right and right to left, as many times as you can to loosen it. Practice making a resonating sound by increasing and decreasing the volume within the same breath. Sing the vowels A, E, I, O, U stretching each vowel as much as you can. Attend a personality development course, self-grooming course, good conversational skills course, elocution and public speaking courses. Meet as many people in comfortable settings like conferences, seminars, workshops, lectures, etc.
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How to take Bovista 30 liquid? Should I mix it with water and take or directly? What would be dosage? I have mild stammering so I have purchased Bovista 30 liquid medicine please answer by question!

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. Bovista 30 is said to be a cure for stammering or stuttering problem. You should put 20 drops of bovista 30 and dampen the small white globules filled inside a 15 ml plastic bottle. Then take 4 globules thrice a day after 5 minutes of food. Take care.
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I m suffering from anxiety neurosis from last two years. What is the permanent solution for anxiety and hormonal changes in body?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I m suffering from anxiety neurosis from last two years. What is the permanent solution for anxiety and hormonal chan...
Homoeopathic treatment ACONITE NAPELLUS 200 ( Dr.Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water twice daily ALPHA T.S Drops ( Wilmar Schwab India) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 time daily ACONITE NAPELLUS 200 ----During acute anxious state of mind start take ACONITE 200 1-2 drop direct on tongue every 5-10 minutes until symptoms subsides. Santoh the above medicines will help you 100% but I want that you adopt naturopathy in your life style nd for that I will recommend you to do BHRAMARI PRANAYAM daily morning as this Pranayam is a very good tress burster nd relieve you from anxiety related problems. 1.Close your eyes. Focus on your breathing 2.Place your thumbs in your ears, your index fingers above your eyebrows, and your remaining along the sides of your nose. Keep each little finger near a nostril 3.Breath in deeply through the nose. First, feel the diaphragm move down, allowing the lungs to expand and forcing the abdomen out; then feel your chest expand with your collar bones rising last. 4.Use your Little fingers to partially close each nostril. Keep your lungs filled. 5.Breathe out through the nose while humming. Note that the humming sound should originate in your throat, not as a result of your partially-blocked nostrils. 6.Repeat three times
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I am feeling very tensed & thinking of my gf on whole day because we r in long distance love relationship, she is living in uttarakhand & I am living in vadodara, but she is ignoring me that she is in relationship with another one guy. please guide me when I go to meet him at uttarakhand ,we both physically close to each other in our initial meetings in our start of relationship, but now my gf feels says you arephysically more weak as compare to our initial meetings in terms of body growth specifically face becomes small due to tension of her that she is not liking me as that in start of our relationship, she is relationship with another guy. I will not satisfy him in terms of sex relationship, because we get closer to each other but she is only giving her formality with me, she says my penis is so small & my penis will not straight when I get closer to her pussy & I will not give proper satisfaction due to that. Kindly guide me appropriate because I am in tensed situation ,I feel a lot of pressure on my mind whole day this definitely spoil my career & my body. I request you please to guide me appropriate measure. I feel very insecure about her ,but I love my gf with my whole heart. Kindly help me again I will work out on my body & give satisfaction to my gf.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Since your girlfriend feels ur penis is not upto her pussy, better leave her. Else u might harbour low self esteem and continue have sexual conflicts and dysfunction due to the inner sense of incompetence. Better get a girl who loves u and like u the way u are and happy with u r penis size and ur sexual performance. Your girl friend might have got a boy friend who pleases her more than u. So forget the relationship and move on
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Next month my exam will be start and for this I am a patient of depression. For this headache, tried every time. Please help me.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Next month my exam will be start and for this I am a patient of depression. For this headache, tried every time. Plea...
The best remedy i can recommend you is as follows Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day This remindy will be helpful.
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My husband is alcoholic, he takes daily, and I am fed up of this habit pls. Give me some suggestions to stop the habit of taking alcohol.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, give him Acid phos Q , 10 drops twice daily with water and Quercus 1X , 2 tabs thrice daily. Revert me after 3 weeks.
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I am very sensitive and suffer from palpitations on very small issue with family or friends. I get sleep in 1-2 hrs after going bed. I consulted psychiatric and taking one tab of d Vinizep 50 since last one year. please advice me.

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General Physician, Jalgaon
I am very sensitive and suffer from palpitations on very small issue with family or friends. I get sleep in 1-2 hrs a...
Please Do meditation regularly Read good books daily Continue your current medicine Add Saraswatarishta 20 ml twice daily with water for 3 to 6 mths Reconsult me on Lybrate after 6 wks.
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Hi, I am married with one child. But since married we are facing some problems. We are ferocious each other. My wife didn't believe me. When I am at home we are getting quarrel at the peak level. Now we have been decided that we separate. But our baby loved our so much. Pls help us

Master of Clinical Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Pune
Everyone has to work to build and maintain the relationships. Marriage is very different than other form of relationships. special efforts are required to save and strengthen the relationship. Both men and women has to put efforts to understand and empathize with each other's feelings. Men and women think, feel and behave over the same issue. Many of us fail to understand other's emotions which often becomes the cause for fights and quarrels. Try to put yourself in her role and try to understand her feelings. Help her to understand your thoughts and emotions. Clear communication with no impulsive reactions is the key to rebuild your relationship. Look at your problem from the third person's perspective. Invest your energy in searching different options to resolve your issue rather than blaming yourself or your partner. Fresh mind always think positive and constructive. So relax and refresh your mind. --
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My choice does not match with that of my partner and so we often quarrel. What should we do about it?

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Solutions that can save a relationship. Communication all relationship problems stem from poor communication, you can't communicate while you're checking your blackberry, watching tv, or flipping through the sports section" sex even partners who love each other can be a mismatch, sexually, lack of sexual self-awareness and education worsens these problems. But having sex is one of the last things you should give up" sex" brings us closer together, releases hormones that help our bodies both physically and mentally, and keeps the chemistry of a healthy couple healthy" problem-solving strategies: plan, plan, plan. Money problems can start even before the wedding vows are exchanged. They can stem, for example, from the expenses of courtship or from the high cost of a wedding. Problem-solving strategies: be honest about your current financial situation. If things have gone south, continuing the same lifestyle is unrealistic. Don't approach the subject in the heat of battle. Instead, set aside a time that is convenient and non-threatening for both of you. Acknowledge that one partner may be a saver and one a spender, understand there are benefits to both, and agree to learn from each other's tendencies. Don't hide income or debt. Bring financial documents, including a recent credit report, pay stubs, bank statements, policies, debts, and investments to the table. Don't blame. Construct a joint budget that includes savings. Decide which person will be responsible for paying the monthly bills. Allow each person to have independence by setting aside money to be spent at his or her discretion. Decide upon short-term and long-term goals. It's ok to have individual goals, but you should have family goals, too. Talk about caring for your parents as they age and how to appropriately plan for their financial needs if needed. Struggles over home chores most partners work outside the home and often at more than one job. So it's important to fairly divide the labor at home. Problem-solving strategies: be organized and clear about your respective jobs in the home" write all the jobs down and agree on who does what" be fair so no resentment builds. Be open to other solutions, she says if you both hate housework, maybe you can spring for a cleaning service. If one of you likes housework, the other partner can do the laundry and the yard. You can be creative and take preferences into account -- as long as it feels fair to both of you. Not making your relationship a priority if you want to keep your love life going, making your relationship a focal point should not end when you say" I do" relationships lose their luster. So make yours a priority. Problem-solving strategies: do the things you used to do when you first met. Show appreciation, compliment each other, contact each other through the day, and show interest in each other. Schedule time together on the calendar, say" thank you" appreciate" it lets your partner know that they matter. Conflict occasional conflict is a part of life. The same lousy situations keep repeating day after day -- it's time to break free of this toxic routine. When you make the effort, you can lessen the anger and take a calm look at underlying issues. Problem-solving strategies: you and your partner can learn to argue in a more civil, helpful manner. Make these strategies part of who you are in this relationship. Realize you are not a victim. It is your choice whether you react and how you react. Be honest with yourself. When you're in the midst of an argument, are your comments geared toward resolving the conflict, or are you looking for payback? if your comments are blaming and hurtful, it's best to take a deep breath and change your strategy. Change it up. If you continue to respond in the way that's brought you pain and unhappiness in the past, you can't expect a different result this time. Just one little shift can make a big difference. If you usually jump right in to defend yourself before your partner is finished speaking, hold off for a moments. You'll be surprised at how such a small shift in tempo can change the whole tone of an argument. Give a little; get a lot. Apologize when you're wrong. Sure it's tough, but just try it and watch something wonderful happen" you can't control anyone else's behavior" the only one in your charge is you" trust trust is a key part of a relationship. Do you see certain things that cause you not to trust your partner? or do you have unresolved issues that prevent you from trusting others? problem-solving strategies: be consistent. Be on time. Do what you say yent. Be sensitive to the other's feelings. You can still disagree, but don't discount how your partner is feeling. Call when you say you will. Call to say you'll be home late. Carry your fair share of the workload. Don't overreact when things go wrong. Never say things you can't take back. Don't dig up old wounds. Respect your partner's boundaries. Don? t be jealous. Be a good listener. Even though there are always going to be problems in a relationship you both can do things to minimize marriage problems, if not avoid them altogether. First, be realistic. Thinking your mate will meet all your needs -- and will be able to figure them out without your asking -- is a hollywood fantasy" ask for what you need directly" next, use humor -- learn to let things go and enjoy one another more. Finally, be willing to work on your relationship and to truly look at what needs to be done. Don't think that things would be better with someone else. Unless you address problems, the same lack of skills that get in the way now will still be there and still cause problems no matter what relationship you're in. Good luck.
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I am 40 yrs male and suffering by headache and anxiety from 8 months.Please do help

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
R-81 15 drops 4 time a day report after 20 days available in homoeopathic pharmacy non side effect best wishes.
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I just want to stop smoking completely but if I stop suddenly is it good for my health or not? Please advise.

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Smoking is a huge risk for lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, accounting for more than 75 percent of all deaths from these disorders. Smoking doubles the risk for cardiovascular disease deaths, but, because this disease is more prevalent, it accounts for as many smoking deaths as cancer and lung disease. The third major cause of tobacco-related mortality is chronic obstructive lung disease. The tar in cigarette smoke is responsible for the cancers. Irritants and ciliotoxins appear to be responsible for lung diseases. Carbon monoxide and clotting factors appear to be the most likely causes of cardiovascular disease. Among patients who are ready to stop smoking, it is best to set a quit date. Fix a date then stop . Scientifically Proven Treatments for Smoking -- Psychosocial therapy Behavior therapy Social support Pharmacological therapies if you want more details .Let me know .
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Doctor I do not know whats wrong with me I my mind thinks something will happen to me I will die and I just run away to my mother idk something happens with me inside I think all negative whether I see on television or anywhere I rate it to myself help me please I am 18 what to do.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Doctor I do not know whats wrong with me I my mind thinks something will happen to me I will die and I just run away ...
Dear user. I can understand. Depressive disorder or depression is a neuro chemical disorder. Suicidal tendency is one main symptom of depression. You must be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder. Not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other means like awareness, meditation, Psychotherapy techniques, life style changes etc. Take care.
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I am 25 female. Suffering from major breakdown in every area of my life. One bad incident and whole life came crashing down. I am trying very hard to deal with it but it just seems impossible to come out of of. Death seems to be the only way to freedom from this struggle. But problem is, I am not a weak person and though I really want to anyhow just free myself from this, suicide is not my way.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Definitely yes. Suicide is not your way. You have enough experience fighting negative situations in your life. All those situations gave you a lot of positive lessons which are your greatest assets. Be proud of them. As you had see many negatives, the bright part is near. Don't surrender. Positives are round the corner. Be patient. Take care.
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Hi I am 28 year old male and I am suffering from anxiety from the past few years. And it gets worse when there is someone counting on me or when I have to perform and I mess things up. I try to stay calm and do yoga which helps but certainly not upto the point where I would feel confident doing day to day task. It shatters my confidence and lately I have been very low on confidence. I know I should not compare myself with others but I feel that I can deliver but when I have to my nervous system just gives up. My hands go cold and heart starts pounding and it takes days of rest to stop thinking about an incident. I look very weak certainly I was not like this. But after taking a medication for hair loss named propecia it has made my symptoms worse. I gave up that medication all of a sudden and have never been the same ever since. Normally I would be fine but I keep thinking negative thoughts of things I dint do well at office meetings and how I got nervous. I need help. I feel I expect too much from myself. I want to be confident like I used to be. Please help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi I am 28 year old male and I am suffering from anxiety from the past few years. And it gets worse when there is som...
You are suffering from performance anxiety, which comes from high expectations. The anxiety is bordering on hysteria too. Prior to the performance, there is existence and there may lie some issue that is unresolved. Where you, for example, rejected or told that you are not as good in doing things as others in the family? These questions must be explored with a counselor and the necessary help may be provided to resolve this issue. Sometimes this kind of nervousness could be genetic too. In the meantime you must do certain things to build your constitution physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. Mental stability can be achieved by learning a few skills in handling emotions in an appropriate manner. Stress management skills, which have a lot to do with expressing emotions, will need to be a major part of your recovery program. Emotionally you need the help of a counselor and that will help you tremendously to move from anxiety to normal fear. Please persevere and cooperate through all the support you need and you will come through successfully. Develop your body’s health by physical fitness through exercise, good rest (sleep), and a proper diet. Any way what you need to focus on is to do vigorous exercise of the aerobic kind for the heart’s fitness; meditation for the brain’s fitness; sleep for a well rested mind and body; a sound spiritual well being for good confidence and stability; and a diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Vigorous exercise, especially of the callisthenic kind, will make your heart, which is a muscle, grow larger; and then your heart will need to beat less often and you will respond to the anxiety with a calmer disposition. If your mind, constitution, and your emotions are in check and fit, you will never be disturbed again. The earlier you tackle this, the easier it is going to be.
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I am a occasional alcoholic person• what food & drink I need to take and what r the things need to take care for healthy life.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am a occasional alcoholic person• what food & drink I need to take and what r the things need to take care for heal...
Dear. Please understand, alcohol is poison. Your liver takes care of the alcohol by disintegrating it. After the process your body gets the good portion of alcohol and liver consumes the bad portion. That means, to save you, your liver damages itself. No food or drink is enough to reduce the damage done by alcohol. Quit alcohol. Take care.
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Suffering from headache and cough and not feeling fresh and unable to concentrate on study.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Suffering from headache and cough and not feeling fresh and unable to concentrate on study.
Cold, cough and headache can happen due to weather changes, exposure to cold air or rain, dust and pollen allergy and certain sour food. * .Mix some salt in warm water and do gargling early in the mornings. * Steam inhalation will relieve your congestion * .Keep a clove (lavang) in your mouth and slowly chew it. * .Drinking water frequently will eliminate toxins from the body and reduce congestion if any * .Avoid fried and oily foods. This can be treated by homoeopathy without adverse effects. Take Belladonna 200 –once in the morning and once in the evening. For further treatment, opt for private consultation. (Prime-Rs.149)
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