Touching the Soul - Psychology and Philosophy of Ayurveda

Touching the soul - psychotherapeutic use of meditation, mindfulness and talk therapy according to Ayurveda

Philosophy means 'love of wisdom' - exactly this love you will discover when you look at the human being from the universal philosophy of Ayurveda in its different dimensions of body, psyche and self
Every smallest aspect reveals the causal connections of creation and will fascinate you again and again.

Dive into the medium of all thought processes, penetrate to the spiritual core of the human being. What possibilities of development does the individual have? How can psychic balance be achieved? How do meditation, yoga or pranayama affect the psyche? All this is explained to us by the ancient Ayurvedic doctors with effective strategies to promote or restore the psychological balance.

Under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede, Indologist, religious scholar and psychotherapist, you will study the philosophical principles of yoga and Ayurveda as a practical guide to psychotherapy and become intimately acquainted with Ayurvedic scriptures and concepts for mental well-being. Also the practical self-experience will not be neglected with many exercises!
Thus, this seminar is well suited for those interested in psychology and spirituality, but also for therapists.

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- Approaches to psychotherapy based on classical texts of Yoga and Ayurveda
- Layer model of the psyche: Manas, Ahamkara, Buddhi and Self
- Psychological concepts of Indian philosophy: Samkhya (identification), Vedanta (projection) and Yoga (complexification)
- Depth psychology in comparison with Yoga and Ayurveda
- Meditation and mindfulness as methides for strengthening and stabilization, with practice exercise and intensive discussion of experience
- Crises and risks that can arise on the spiritual path
- Counseling and crisis management
- Practice of psychological consultation including depth psychological aspects, with demonstration and feedback round

For whom?

Ayurvedic mental coaches, yoga teachers and anyone who wants to learn more about themselves and Ayurvedic psychology.


Prof Dr. Martin Mittwede
Dr. Martin Mittwede

Price info

Seminar fee from € 570

Please note the price information at the respective module dates.

plus room and board - only for attendance dates in Birstein

On the campus of the European Academy of Ayurveda there are guest houses available. For your overnight stay during the training you can choose from rooms of different categories. Ayurvedic full board from our organic kitchen is included in the room price.

Final payment

By invoice: Due 14 days before the start of the seminar

Learning Check

This seminar concludes with a learning check in our digital eAcademy platform. Using multiple choice questions, you check whether you have achieved the learning objectives of this course. You can take the learning check up to three times and with at least 70% correct answers you have passed.

After the successful learning check, you will reap the fruits of your labor: Your certificate of participation will be sent to you by email and is also available for you to download from the learning platform.

At a glance

Required previous knowledge:
Ayurveda Basic Course - Concepts and Factors of Disease or Seeing with the heart - Introduction to Ayurvedic psychology

3 Days 45 learning hrs of which 22,5 hrs presence
3 Days 45 learning hrs of which 22,5 hrs live-webinar

from € 570
Plus board and lodging if applicable

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