Tag Archives: Hindu

Heart to heart

Frank Buchar Hamilton, Ontario, Canada   Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash I had a heart attack on Valentine‚Äôs Day. What are the chances? Later, when I thought about the funny parts, like the undershorts I happened to be wearing, it struck me that you can find humor, like tragedy or farce, anywhere if you […]

Mindfulness meditation as psychotherapy

Migel Jayasinghe UK   Art by Tushara Jayasinghe. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most common treatments used for depression and various related psychiatric illnesses. Historically it developed from a coming together of two strands of therapy, Behavior Therapy and later Cognitive Therapy. CBT is the currently approved mainstream approach. Behavior Therapy developed […]

Sunbathing the mind: faith healing in India

Karen De Looze Belgium   Ervadi Dargah Karen De Looze Understanding mental health care in an Indian context involves a long and adventurous exploration of faith healing. In India, people who suffer from mental illness frequently employ faith healing as an alternative to psychiatric treatment (Raguram et al. 2002). Faith healing often takes place in […]