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?
I have been working in the area of recovery for at least a few years now and what I find is there are at least a few impediments to 'recovery', especially in India. The first seems to be the internal communication within families- which is often severely fractured. The second seems an over-riding belief in … Continue reading Why ‘recovery’ seems so difficult in India
(this post was written on another blog, on 30th October 2015. I am only copying and pasting it here, not re-writing) In societies where social resources in health are limited, families play a crucial role in the illness and recovery of people. In mental health the case is even more so. For long periods, it … Continue reading Family Support- Not working
By and large people do not accept that 'recovery' is possible. This post, from 2015, further elaborates on this idea. Please click the link to access it.