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 get to know the Ayurvedic scriptures and concepts for mental well-being in detail. Practical self-awareness will not be neglected either 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 compared 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
- Counselling and crisis management
- Practice of psychological consultation incorporating depth psychological aspects, with demonstration and feedback round

For whom?

Ayurvedic mental coaches, yoga teachers and all those who want to learn more about themselves and ayurvedic psychology


Prof Dr. Martin Mittwede
Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede

Price info

Seminar fee from € 520

Please note the price information at the respective module dates.

plus accommodation and meals - only for attendance dates in Birstein

Guest houses are available on the campus of the European Academy of Ayurveda. 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

At a glance

Required previous knowledge:
Ayurveda Basic Course - Concepts and Factors of Disease or Seeing with the Heart: Ayurveda Psychology True to Type

3 Days 45 learning hrs of which 22,5 hrs presence

from € 520
Plus board and lodging if applicable

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