Ayurvedic Psychotherapy - Dr. Pratibha Shah
Pratibha Shah, BAMS, MD-Ayurved, MPH, Massachusetts, USA - is an internationally renowned Ayurveda expert. Intensely trained in Traditional Health Sciences (Ayurveda, Energy healing) as well as Public Health, Pratibha Shah distils Eastern wisdom with an understanding of Western principles, for the best care of her clients. A strong sense of compassion and empathy, intent listening skills, in-depth thorough assessments and well contemplated individualized Master Wellness plans are a hallmark of her 30 years of practice. Client-centric Compassionate Care defines her best. Her pioneering initiatives in the field of Ayurveda, have brought her to attention at the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the Consulate General of India, NYC. For her work, she was also nominated in the Top 20 Women of the Year, for the year 2014. She is the Founder, President of two non-profits - Council for Ayurveda Research and Wholistic Health Alliance. She currently consults out of her office in Danvers and at Well Life Medical, a state of the art Integrative Medicine clinic near Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Before moving to the US, Shah was a Chief Medical Officer with the AYUSH ministry in India.
Topic: Ayurvedic psychotherapy with special focus on Sattvavajaya chikitsa
Abstract: Ayurveda describes life as a complex coming together of Body (Sarira), Senses (Indriyas), Mind (Sattva) and Soul (Atma). An imbalance in either of these can lead to disease. Definition of health in Ayurveda includes not just harmony in physical and physiological body but also a blissful state of the mind. Accordingly and appropriately so, Ayurveda adopts a psychosmatic as well as spiritual approach to well-being as well as disease alleviation. Ayurvedic psychotherapy is astonishingly well developed, intricate and layered. Vaidya Pratibha Shah will present some of the key principles of psychotherapy in Ayurveda with a special focus on Sattvavajaya chikitsa (reigning in of the Mind).