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Ayurvedic and Indian Psychology Research Center

Center Director: Carlo Monsanto, M.S. R.A.P.C.

The Ayurvedic and Indian Psychology Research Center is an integral part of the Indian Medicine, Science and Culture Division (IMSCD) of WISE. It conducts research on Ayurvedic and Indian Psychology, crossing the boundaries of Ancient and Modern Science. Ayurveda is considered one of the oldest systems of health care and science known to humanity. Nearly two hundred institutes in India provide academic training and conduct research in this area. These institutes are organized by the ministry of AYUSH of the Central Government of India. AYUSH is an acronym of Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. Research is guided by different research councils, such as the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS). Ayurvedic psychotherapy is considered an integral part of the systematic approach that Ayurveda proposes. Ayurvedic and Indian psychology are contemporary developments that aim at cultivating the participant’s capacity to be aware and discerning and so stimulate processing and integration of experience in different domains. The Ayurvedic and Indian Psychology Research Center conducts evidence-based and other types of research to validate how these methodologies affect change in individually and interpersonally. Contrary to psychotherapy, Ayurvedic psychology provides an educational approach that focuses on expanding the individual’s capacity to integrate any form of energy-information exchange. It demonstrates how individuals can gain access to an introspective framework through a relatively short internal feedback process.

Objectives:

Participants learn to restore and or expand their capacity to navigate internally, integrate and self regulate at individual and inter-subjective levels. They (re)learn to find balance, simultaneously on mental, emotional and physical levels, which supports dynamic recalibration, self-awareness, self-organization and healing.

Advisors:

Stanley Krippner, PhD.

Shanmugamurthy Lakshmanan, PhD.

Ovidiu Brazdau, PhD.

Special Advisor:

Yogi Amrit Desai from Amrit Yoga Institute, FL, US

Research Activities:

Our studies will be designed to investigate the essential mechanisms by which individuals can instantly discover and have access to an innate introspective framework that gradually and autonomously guides them towards expanding their capacity to comprehend and experience the invisible and intangible realities within and surrounding them, including love, empathy, creativity, purpose and intuitional energy-information exchange. This framework cultivates the integrated use of the cognitive, affective and psychomotor adaptation mechanisms, which make up the three dimensions of optimal internal resiliency. This continually facilitates the exploration of language-like constructs, which dynamically decode action-reaction patterns (fear-control, sadness-anger and rejection-disassociation) that tend to act from beneath the conscious level. These action-reaction patterns are encoded to conceal painful memories from the waking mind, normally keeping individuals from accessing the level of awareness, attention and discernment necessary for comprehending and experiencing the intangible realities within and around us. These encoded action-reaction patterns that are mostly projected in relationship, tend to protect one from being hurt. They tend to react to and suppress and or repress the external (situational) stimulus that calls painful memories to the surface of the conscious mind. As a result, individuals tend to be reactive/protective.

There is a relatively short educational process, based on which ayurvedic psychology guides participants towards simultaneously accessing – choiceless awareness – (right mindfulness), attention (right concentration) and – discernment (right view) – creating the conditions for accessing the aforementioned internal framework, including the three dimensions of resiliency. This dynamically reveals and integrates mentioned action-reaction patterns and the underlying painful memories. What’s more, it continually informs one’s intentions, efforts, speech, actions and ethics.

Research activities include studying:

  • The degree in which individuals are able to sustain choiceless awareness as the basis of their daily experience;
  • The degree in which discernment is able to produce an embodied awareness;
  • The degree in which action-reaction patterns influences how one thinks, what one feels and how one acts;
  • The degree in which action-reaction patterns affect psychosocial ratings of distress (neurological ratings) and Heart Rate Variability (HVR);
  • The degree in which action-reaction patterns can be relearned;
  • Read about other research activities related to the following studies.

Studies:

Lakshmanan, S., Monsanto, C. (2015), "Evidence-based research on the mechanisms of Awareness and Discernment - The basis of Emotional Integration and Inner Resiliency", Download Pre-application

Social projects:

Our expertise and supported by research are applied in social environments to benefit humanity, one community at a time. The following are our current social projects.

The Language of Emotions – Peer Network – www.thelanguageofemotions.org

References:

Contact Us:

World Institute for Scientific Exploration (WISE)

4401 Roland Avenue,

Suite 405, 

Baltimore, MD 21210

Phone: (908) 989-0997 

Fax: (410) 889-4059

Contact: Carlo Monsanto

carlo.monsanto@ciiedu.org


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