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?
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