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Category Archives: Health

Embodied Research


Yesterday at Sri Aurobindo Centre for Stuidie - India and the World, Bharat Nivas Adam Kincel presented his work as psychotherapist, and especially in Emobdied research. . Adam started with practical exercises trying to put participants into the shoes of one who does embodied research. Later he tried to explain what would be benefits of this kind a research, or how those could be of bigger importance to the society.


Biography: Adam Kincel is a PhD candidate at the University of Brighton and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. He
teaches Gestalt therapy in the UK, Poland, Georgia and Bulgaria. Adam works with clients and
supervisees in London
and is particularly interested in therapeutic work through the body, diversity, large groups and relational therapy.

Adam Kincel is a UK Council for Psychotherapy registered psychotherapist. He works with individuals and groups providing long and short term counselling and psychotherapy. He has completed two postgraduate degrees in psychotherapy and has experience of working with clients in private practice as well as in residential setting. Working in private practice he has developed an efficient method of supporting clients struggling with depression, relationship and life crises. His mental health experience allows him also to take referrals from clients experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems.

In addition to
his private practice he works as a trainer for a UKCP training provider Re-Vision in London, Caucasus Institute for Gestalt and Family Therapy in Tbilisi (Georgia) and Instytut Terapii Gestalt in Kraków (Poland).


VOX POP on Summer

We, Yona and Leela, are two Future School students who came to do their first week of volunteering in the AV Radio. We learned to make play lists, edit recordings and for the day before our last we went to two schools in order to ask a couple people the same questions about a hot topic in Auroville at the moment, SUMMER!
No one can escape the heat, not even with the latest rains (which we are all extremely grateful) so we decided that instead of trying to forget about or ignore the weather, we will bring it up and see what people have to say.

Sigrid on upcoming workshop

In conversation with Sigrid, speaking about her upcoming workshop in 18th Jan from 9 - 5 30 pm in 'Integral Health'. A vast array of expertise is available within this workshop covering from homeopathy to hypnotherapy and focus on trans-personal regression. What it means is, any issue or ailment you are dealing with cannot be addressed just by the surface, whole lot of activity goes on much deeper level which must be identified and only then an actually remedy can be diagnosed. The workshop is an opportunity to get introduced to topics like transpersonal regression which works on mental patterns through the body structure. Auroville emphasis about holistic health and well being of the individual and not just a quick fix approach. A unique workshop for everyone to participate and get expert guidance. For more information you can contact Sigrid or visit her website www.sigridlindamann.com


Comments: 0 Date: 13 Jan 2017

Unani Medicine

This morning we had an interesting conversation with Dr. Amina Ather who is visiting Auvorille just for couple of days. During her stays she is giving workshop at SLI to women of rural Tamil Nadu. Her knowledge and rich experience are empowering women wherever she goes. From the web: Dr. Amina Ather , Presently working as Scientific Director, TSM (Traditional System of Medicine), Medizin Park Ruhr, Dusseldorf, Germany. Done her Bachelors in Unani medicine and Surgery,MD (Pharmacology - Clinical trial with single herb of Unani medicine, PhD ( Empowerment of Muslim women through green pharmacy) and MCA (masters of computer Application) . She Has been nominated for guinness book of records for creating database of medicinal plants from 12 countries and recoding photography digital source. Has been working in the field of TCAM since 2001 , has been awarded by ford foundation to create 24 entrepreneurs from zakat money . Has covered more than 700 schools and 300 villages in india and around the world on educating women in health education , she has 17 patents of herbals cosmetic products with halal certification , and 2 from FDA . At present she is working with Medizin Park Ruhr , Castrop Rauxel , Dusseldorf , Germany as scientific director for TCAM to develop opportunities for TCAM fraternity in academics , research and training in Europe with the support of EMA and EPMA (European Medical Association and Association for predictive preventive and personalized medicine).She would be the first unani physician to start her practice in Europe as a physician with the support of MPR.


Comments: 0 Date: 11 Nov 2016

TLC – Fun dimension

A fundraising dinner had been organised at the Fun dimension restaurant in TLC(Traveling Learning Community), Auroville on 14th August, many thanks to the various restaurants and cafe which could make it possible. We had music and the theater performance by the kids. A short glimpse of it can be listened over here.


Comments: 0 Date: 16 Aug 2017

Good eating and well being


The idea of showing people how harvesting, cooking and celebrating your food can lead to a balanced community living led to the '6 Days of Hundred Percent Exploration of Nutritional Security' Project at Solitude Farm last week. In this interview with Krishna, we discuss how it all began, food as much more than just a functional necessity and how important it is to honour mother earth and the soil.

Discussion with Yuvraj Kapdia

Auroville is a special place, it attracts special people with special interest. It was a great opportunity to meet Mr. Yuvraj Kapdia, a master hypnotherapist offering a talk on a transpersonal regression to all the students and practitioners of psychology in Auroville. Yuvraj's approach and belief is very refreshing and you cannot avoid to feel the joy in life, after your conversation. A spiritual person who after living through a remarkable transformational phase from being a master business man to masters in hypno therapy, decided to dedicate his life empowering the common Psychic within people. Some of his views are simple yet appealing when he says,"if you want to be happy, be happy!" CEO of EKKA an organization and institute working extensively on holistic healing or integral healing as Yuvraj says. The central idea that every individual is born with a blue print and when you deviate from the blue print is karma, brings deep knowledge from the vedas of India to forefront and can easily bare responsibility for all contemplations? Yuvraj speaks of his inspirations & mystical connections with Sri Aurobindo and the ashram, we can assure Yuvraj, there are no coincidences as far as Auroville is concerned, its part of the magic we live with. The entire convention with the students and therapists from Auroville was organized by Sigrid and more details can be sought with her as well. On ending notes Yuvraj says "enjoy your every moment, its beautiful to breathe, when you wont have the body, you will crave to come back to it!" www.ekaa.co.in to contact Yuvraj Kapdia


Comments: 0 Date: 11 Jan 2017

Skin Bleaching is Addictive!

For Catherine Tetteh the story of skin bleaching is very personal. She is actively educating people and fighting against skin bleaching in Togo and throughout Africa.  People are not aware of the Skin Bleaching industry being more profitable than the Pharmaceutical industry, or illicit drugs,  along with dangerous effects.  Aside from some of the very dangerous and harmful ingredients of bleaching products, it is also a fact that they are highly addictive due to cortisone as a main ingredient of those products. Catherine talks about various side effects of daily usage of skin bleaching products which vary from skin rashes to cancers, sterility, and diseases induced by deep penetration of toxic and carcinogenic bio-products into the body. Skin bleaching is widely used around the planet.  The reasons for its use slightly vary in different parts, but have a common denominator - "beauty comes first" says Catherine, but people and the industry are quiet about it. www.melaninfoundation.org What Is Skin Bleaching? Skin bleaching is a cosmetic treatment to reduce the prominence of skin discolorations and even out the color of the skin. You can buy bleaching creams over the counter and by prescription. Some people apply skin lightener to their entire body to change their complexion, but this can be very risky. The active ingredient in some skin lighteners is mercury, so bleaching can lead to mercury poisoning. Mercury is a toxic agent that can cause serious psychiatric, neurological, and kidney problems. Pregnant women who use a skin lightener with mercury can pass the mercury to their unborn child. The use of mercury as an ingredient in skin lighteners is banned in the U.S. However, some skin lighteners produced outside the U.S. may still contain mercury. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin_whitening Skin lightening agents may include: Hydroquinone Cysteamine Topical retinoids Botanicals Other agents Topical corticosteroids Mercury Licorice


Comments: 0 Date: 11 Aug 2017

African Cosmology and Our Roots

An interesting interview with Aunkh H. Chambalala, who visited us this morning to invite us to the first of his talks. The talk will be on African Astronomy and Cosmology, and was scheduled for today at the Unity Pavilion. Aunkh gave us an insight in ancient African knowledge of astronomy, cosmology, and affairs of life. Amongst others we were talking about today's youth, and his passionate involvement in education them.


Comments: 0 Date: 20 Jan 2017

Transpersonal Regression by Yuvraj

Every had the feeling of not belonging to this planet ?? Well dont suppress your feeling as Yuvraj Kapadia explains about transpersonal regression. Yuvraj Kapadia is here for 3 days in Auroville to meet with Psychologists and therapists to create sharing. Sigrid had organized a meet for Aurovillians with Yuvraj in order for everyone to get an introduction what is and what can transpersonal regression do for a person. His theory of creation and the cosmos was very intriguing and even if doesn't necessarily agree with our normal logic but from the psychic sense, there is a lot that Yuvraj had to illuminate within us, a rare treat for students and practicioners of psychology to have a open dialogue with him. A true knowledge bank of all that there exist, he was quite casual in delivering, what would be, life altering facts for some people. To contact or meet with Yuvraj you can contact Sigrid as she is facilitating him in Auroville as a guest. Also watch out for a exclusive interview with him in the radio to get deeper insights about deeper realms of our being.


Comments: 1 Date: 09 Jan 2017
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