Our Clinical and Ancient Psychology Program facilitators are some of the most outstanding mental health professionals in their respective fields of specialty. From clinical psychologists and doctors who double as yogis to neuroscientists and neuropathologists conducting groundbreaking research.
In the early part of your first week, at the School of Ancient Wisdom, workshops focus on Ancient Eastern modalities to improve mental health like; mindfulness, meditation and yoga and provide the opportunity to try them out yourself.
The latter part of your week takes place at the immensely impressive NIMHANS facilities, where sessions cover a range of topics focusing on the cultural, social and geographical aspects that come into play within mental health understanding and treatment.
Below you can find a small sample of the many insightful professionals who contribute their expertise to the program*.
Dr Bino is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatric Social Work at NIMHANS and Head of the Department of Social Work and Centre for Social Research at Christ University, Bangalore. He also works as an independent marriage and family counsellor.
Dr Bino has previously spoken about the mental health system in India and about the challenges and solutions towards working with facilities and couples from diverse sociocultural backgrounds.
Dr Santosh K. Chaturvedi is the Dean of Behavioural Sceinces and Professor of Psychiatry at NIMHANS.
During the program, he has previously spoken on the cultural foundations of psychiatry
Rachna is a senior Clinical Psychologist at the Mind Research Foundation.
She has worked in the areas of child and adolescent psychology, depression, anxiety and de-addiction. She utilises Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Social Skills Training in her work in psychiatric hospitals, special schools and rehabilitation centres.
Dr Prashant holds a Masters degree in Yoga and a doctorate in the fields of naturopathy and yoga.
He’s been practicing yoga since the age of 17 and is an expert in traditional yoga and power yoga. He has participated in multiple yoga workshops, seminars and yoga camps.
Dr Priya Theresa is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatric Social Work at NIMHANS
She has spoken previously on the topic of psycho-social and cultural barriers of persons and families seeking mental health services.
Ms Padmavathi is the In Charge Staff Nurse at the NIMHANS Centre for Wellbeing. The NIMHANS centre for wellbeing provides menteal health support within the community in Bangalore. They provide drop-in and phone services as well as a range of workshops including stress management, parenting skills, alcohol abuse and suicide prevention.
She has previous spoken about the importance of community integrated mental health services.
Dr Kavita is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatric Social Work at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services, NIMHANS.
Previously, she has spoken about multi cultural perspectives in work with children and adolescents.
*Facilitators are subject to change based on availability.