Spiritual Counselling And Psychotherapy Services
The onset of twenty-first century has witnessed an unprecedented use of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in the modern healthcare system. Following the comfort driven and artificial lifestyle of the developed western world, people in India too are suffering from a variety of psychological complications and psychosomatic disorders. In spite of a steep rise in the psychotherapy centers and experts of this branch of modern medicine, the state of patients does not quite seem to be improved. Apart from their psycho-problems, they usually risk added sufferings due to negative effects of sedatives, steroids, or stimulating medicines. As others around do not understand their difficulties, their mind gets engulfed in abnormal dullness, despair, suffocation, inferiority complex, and anguish. The sickness of mind affects their behavior and work and hence the circumstances as well. Their mental balance, their interactive behavior, their overall personality, everything in their life begins to crumble and often gets out of control.
The negative shadow of one’s psychological disorder adversely affects his familial and social life as well. If one has an ailment of physical body, people notice it and sympathize with the patient; not only relatives and friends, but also acquaintances would visit him, send him ‘get well soon’ cards, bouquet of flowers, or take fruits and gifts for him. But who understands the ‘sicknesses of a psycho-patient? In the elementary stage, no one notices it; in medium stage of the disease/disorders, the patient’s behavior usually appears awkward to the people around and they usually laugh at him, get irritated or treat him scornfully; in the advanced stage of mental disorder, the poor chap is mostly abandoned or left to his fate with nil or insignificant help from caretakers at mental asylums.
The disorders of mind are so complex and deep rooted that even the so-called experts or psychiatrists cannot diagnose and cure them. Major bottleneck is their approach, which largely derives from behavioral psychology. Those who have gone through “ The Comprehensive Text Book of Psychiatry ” by Drs. Kaplan and Sadock and similar books would agree that, in spite of good coverage of neuro-chemical and behavioral aspects, these most cited and referred books and research texts do not elucidate the deeper layers of human mind. In the volume “Critical Psychiatry – The Politics of Mental Health” Dr. David Ingleby and others have pointed out these lacunae and the shallow attempts of trying to heal psychiatric problems by modern medicines.
The medicines prescribed to psychiatric patients often cause severe side effects. The negative impact usually aggravates the ailment or causes new disorders coupled with physical problems, so much that the family members of the patient feel it was better if those medicines had not been given. Anyone who has closely observed such sufferings would agree that some change is certainly required in the present approach.
The modern approach of psychotherapy or psychological counseling is also incomplete. Even in this century of high-tech sciences, most psychologists continue to apply the Freudian models. They are not able to see the limitations, narrow and somewhat prejudiced domain of this theory mainly because of superficial conceptualization of mind and consciousness force ( chetan³ ) in terms of commonly experienced sensual instincts and ego-driven behavior. Principal causes of the failure of psychotherapy in healing mental (and emotional) problems are — (i) elementary knowledge of the conscious mind; (ii) trivial modeling and hypotheses on the subconscious and unconscious mind; and, (iii) unscientific consideration or near total negligence of evolved emotions and thoughts and higher dimensions and deeper depths of existence and manifestation of consciousness force. Although psychotherapy today provides temporary or substantial relief in mild problems pertaining to behavioral issues or adjustment in specific circumstances, its potential in tackling complicated cases remains doubtful. Moreover, it does not provide any direction for strengthening and enhancing the powers of a ‘normal’ mind.
In addition to using scientific methodology in empirical studies, using data analytic tools in establishing and testing its models, modern psychology has to evolve beyond its one-sided and partial view of the human consciousness and mind. As it ignores the genesis, original nature and transcendent dimensions of mind, some savants satirically say that “Psychology” has lost its “psyche” (soul). The following lines of an English verse illustrate this with a humorous touch:
Alas, poor Psychology, sad is her fate,
First she lost her Soul,
Then she lost her Mind
And then her Consciousness.
Now all that’s left to her is her Behavior.
And the less said of that, the better.
True, driven by the so-called western or physical approach, modern psychology is only a behavioral science. Its origin and development revolve around sensual expressions and hence behavioral activities of the mind.
Why Spiritual Counselling and Psychotherapies?
Spirituality in real sense is Inculcating and imbibing Virtues and Divine qualities. Spiritual principals are universal and pertain to pure consciousness and harnessing of inner potential. In fact spirituality forms the core of all religions. Scientific and materialistic progress guided by spirituality would lead to a holistic growth whose benefits would reach out to the whole of humanity and which will not result in any counter-effects in future. Spirituality can and should be adopted on every front of life for elevating happiness and illuminating the future. Honesty, sense of responsibility, Sense of belonging, Respect for human emotions etc. are in fact such a kind of wealth which can be described as spiritual capital.
Some possession that enhances quality of life and impart meaning to life. While the driving forces in materialism are Greed, Attachment & Egoism. Spirituality leads to Inner peace, Self-satisfaction & Eternal bliss.
‘Spiritual intelligence make us experience our inner-self, values and purposes attached with our being. The reflection of values transform our thinking process and in turn, the decisions that we make, the way we work.’
Methodology of the center
At center of Scientific Spirituality Studies, one can feel a homely environment. After using adequate no. of techniques for assessment, a daily activity chart will be provided. This chart will monitor the spiritual growth which is essential to overcome psychological problems.
Every client has to deposit INR 500/- at the account section of the university in advance to avail a session of 50 minutes.
11 AM to 2 PM, 3 PM to 5 PM
01334-261367 Ext. 5544, Dr. Piyush Pravinchandra Trivedi, +91 9258360939
- Scientific Spirituality Studies
|Scientific Spirituality is a compulsory subject in all UG course programmes of the university.|
Scientific Spirituality facilitates the students in developing positive attitude towards the practical issues of the society. A holistic approach will emerge in every aspect of their lives. It develops research skill that promotes a deeper understanding of Integration of Science and Spirituality. It also enhances leadership abilities in them to lead in social reformation activities in forming a healthier, more value based and scientifically more prosperous society.