It was a fascinating topic of discussion….something has stimulated me a degree that perhaps I will delve into studying it. I never knew that such a term existed. So when I first heard it, my first question was what is Psycho Veda. So here is a definition. According to the Indian Journal of Psychiatry, an article on this topic describes that when we integrate the contemporary art of psychotherapy with the ancient science of Ayurveda, it becomes a powerful combination that is called Psycho Veda. Ayurveda has its own identity as most ancient and traditional System of Medicine in India. Integrating Psychotherapy and Vedic principles teaches us how to rediscover critical knowledge and awareness of the natural forces and rhythms that compliment and strengthen our human experience, through the understanding of the psyche and what our inner experiences are and also involving practical daily activities with thorough attention to our total environment to bring about radical changes in our mental outlook and improve physical health. So what does it confirm for me as a counsellor from Indian background-that it is possible to make counselling relative to the client-no matter how western the concept is, no matter how the nature of immigration is, I am sure counsellors whose background and clients are as diverse as mine, will be able to find that connection between their own culture and the modern notions of counselling/ psychiatry/ psychotherapy and integrate them into their practice-just requires going back to your roots.
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