Ayurveda isn’t just a system that can heal through herbs and lifestyle. Ayurveda offers many forms of healing! Ayurvedic psychology offers the opportunity to understand the nature of the mind in a way that is completely unique and quite different from the variety of Western models. Whereas many Western psychological paradigms focus on verbal, intellectual, and creative processing to help a patient understand the factors in his/her life that have caused imbalances, Ayurvedic psychology begins with the broadest understanding of who the patient is as a unique incarnation, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. From the understanding of the patient’s soul development comes the compassionate perception that the challenge the patient faces simply, naturally and purposefully reflects his/her inner development. In a metaphorical way, the challenge once clearly perceived acts like a mirror to the patient, reflecting his/her inner development. Inner awareness offers the opportunity to further evolve by transcending the challenge.
Ayurvedic psychology focuses on meditation and inward self-observation to increase awareness. Once a person’s challenges and their causes enter into awareness, Ayurvedic psychology continues as it focuses on transcending or removing the negative, harmful, destructive associations (or energy) from the consciousness of the patient. In this way, Ayurvedic psychology finishes the job and leads the patient toward complete healing of the challenge. The end result of Ayurvedic psychological therapy is a patient who understands who he/she is, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.