Another article worth sharing from Aeon. This one's written by two psychiatrists- People who are resilient tend to be flexible – flexible in the way that they think about challenges, and flexible in the way that they react emotionally to stress. They are not wedded to a specific style of coping. Instead, they shift from … Continue reading Of tragedy and humor
I 'had to' share this article, which sums up as this- 'In a best-case scenario, individuals will have a psychiatrist or experienced meditation teacher to guide them, but those who practise alone can be left isolated in the claws of mental ill-health. Lazarus warned that meditation is not for everyone, and we need to consider … Continue reading Does meditation really work universally?
Death can be devastating. There was a time I would lose myself in its aftermath. It was so powerful and the havoc it seemed to wreak internally so shattering, I took forever and ever, and never quite made it >>> Today, in a gentle way, one of my dearest dogs, the best Labrador, or possibly … Continue reading Dealing with demise
In my recent interactions with some of the key people who have been involved with the founding of the Open Dialogue Approach and more practitioners of the same, I saw a rare level of 'openness' -something which is quite unseen and unthinkable in India. To draw a parallel between two sets of societies however is … Continue reading The Openness of the Open Dialogue Approach
In a majority of cases people approach me, in my counseling practice, for their loved ones- who have a mental illness diagnosis. Their hope is two-fold: to understand recovery and to meet someone who is recovered and then present the same to their diagnosed loved one. Secondly they hope to help their loved one. I … Continue reading Recovery- a personal quest
There are some points about the Open Dialogue Approach (OD) which, from my perspective, merit consideration and probable inclusion in the philosophical framework of my counseling practice. The fact that certain overlaps exist between OD and Collaborative Dialogic Approaches of the Galveston group is a further confirmation to me that it is a similar set … Continue reading Philosophical underpinnings of my counseling practice
In the US the rules, checks and balances in the system will catch up with everyone. But what about in India? In the US, an Indian psychiatrist was recently caught...but had this happened in India, perhaps nobody would have got to know! Here is an excerpt from something that came on Somatosphere When clinical trials … Continue reading They will be caught in the US, but what about in India?