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Vedic principles of therapy.
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PMID:  22225931     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This paper introduces Vedic principles of therapy as a holistic integration of healing and human development. The most integrative aspect is a "consciousness-based" approach in which the bottom line of the mind is consciousness itself, accessed by transcending mental activity to its simplest ground state. This directly contrasts with "unconscious-based" approaches that hold the basis of conscious mind is the unconscious, such as analytic, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral approaches. Although not presented as a specific therapeutic approach, interventions associated with this Vedic approach have extensive support in the applied research literature. A brief review of experimental research toward a general model of mind-and cutting-edge developments in quantum physics toward nonlocal mind-shows a convergence on the ancient Vedic model of mind. Comparisons with contemporary therapies further show that the simplicity, subtlety, and holistic nature of the Vedic approach represent a significant advance over approaches which have overlooked the fundamental ground state of the mind.
R W Boyer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Explore (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1878-7541     ISO Abbreviation:  Explore (NY)     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101233160     Medline TA:  Explore (NY)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  26-39     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Institute for Advanced Research, Fairfield, Iowa.
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