Of tragedy and humor

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

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Does meditation really work universally?

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?

Philosophical underpinnings of my counseling practice

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

They will be caught in the US, but what about in India?

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?