Dr. Niloo Dardashti – The Twilight Phenomenon – on Holy Hormones Honey! July 2

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Interview with Dr. Niloo Dardashti on the Twilight Phenomenon is now posted.  Find out about Dardashti’s new documentary, ‘Into the Twilight Haze’ and how women have been impacted by the saga.

Join Leslie Carol Botha  on Monday July 2, on Holy Hormones Honey! when she interviews Dr. Niloo Dardashti, producer and director of the documentary Into the Twilight Haze, in which the “Twilight Phenomenon” is explored on a deep psychological and emotional level. The show will be audio streamed on KRFC FM – from 6 to 7 pm MDT.

Dr. Niloo Dardashti is a licensed psychologist, coach, relationship expert, and Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, living and practicing in New York City. She earned her Bachelor’s in Science from New York University in 2000 and received additional training in Mindfulness, Meditation, and Reiki. In 2007, Niloo received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University, with training in Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Couples, Family, and Dialectical Behavior therapies.

After her graduate training, Niloo became certified in Herbology by the East West School of Herbology and obtained training in the use of nutrition and amino acids for mental health wellness and weight management. In her private practice, Niloo combines all of her training to provide coaching and therapy primarily with adults and couples, tailoring specific treatments based on the individual challenges of her clients. She is involved in various organizations and works with a network of professionals across the greater New York City metro area.

In the last couple years, Niloo noticed that many of her clients (mostly women) felt significantly impacted by the Twilight books and movies. She became fascinated by what they shared and decided it would be interesting to create a documentary on the cross-generational reaction of women to the Twilight saga. Over the last year, she produced and directed Into the Twilight Haze, in which the “Twilight Phenomenon” is explored on a deep psychological and emotional level.

Into the Twilight Haze attempts to uncover why so many are enamored with the books and films. Written, produced, and directed by a psychologist, it delves into the allure of Twilight as a vehicle to explore male-female dynamics today (what men want, what women want, our differences, and why it is often still so hard to understand one another). It is a journey into the human psyche with regards to our needs/desires for intimacy, love, sex, connection, self-growth, and our inter-relationship struggles. Through a series of interviews, adult psychologist Niloo Dardashti is able to facilitate a deep exploration into the hearts of several women touched immensely by Twilight.

In addition to her psychology practice, Niloo discovered a tremendous passion for the movie-making process and is now considering making additional psychological documentaries.


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.