... tamaso mā jyotirgamaya …
"... lead us from darkness (of ignorance) to the light (of our Self) ..."
- Brihadārañyak Upanishad
Welcome to Svādhyāya. In the Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali, Svādhyāya or ‘self study’ is one of the disciplines enshrined for the seeker. We believe that for us to offer our best, we need to seek our best. Through our learning circle, we seek to not only enrich our own knowledge but also form a learning community.
We host learning events for practicing and in-training therapists and professionals offering mental health support.
This learning community enhances knowledge and helps establish a standard of excellence in the areas of self-work, psychotherapy, wellness and mental health.
Upcoming Learning Events
Our Past Events
Issue in the Tissue : Role of the body in Psychological Wellness
Our body is an organismic being where the Psyche and Soma exist in a synergistic relationship. Over time, the ability to understand and connect to this synergy has been lost to us due to our socialisation and cultural context.
14 March 2021
ArdhaNaraNārī : a talk on the masculine & the feminine
This talk focusses on the nature that is “feminine” and “masculine” through the perspective of analytical depth psychology.
12 February 2021
Dreams : Doors to the unconscious
Dreams emerge from the living psyche carrying messages from the unconscious.
8 January 2021
Samudra Manthan - Conscious Innerwork
The story of 'Samudra Manthan' from ancient Indic tradition teaches us the challenges and rewards of conscious innerwork.
12 December 2020
Trishanku - Turbulence in Transition
The word 'Trishanku' has come to denote a middle state, more closer to limbo — between one's goals or desires, and one's current state or existence i.e, the inner universe between heaven and the hades — a state of dangling in the middle.
7 November 2020
NavaDurgā - an exploration of the feminine
In the Indic tradition, twice a year -- in the seasons of 'Vasant' and 'Sharad', the nine forms of the divine feminine are remembered and celebrated.
This talk examines the 'feminine' through these nine forms - not merely psychologically or biologically defined attributes, but as “nature” informed by the soul and the spirit in the body. These forms have lived under our skin even before we understood them through the socio-cultural / religious processes.
17 October 2020
Psyche-Soma connection: closed group reflection
Session facilitated by Kusum Dhar Prabhu, Jungian Analyst.
9 May 2020
Dreams as gateway to Self
In this talk, the focus is upon night time dreams that have informed humans since time immemorial towards a wholesome life.
Ancient traditions and modern depth psychologies speak of the inner Self as the anchor of our lives.
The talk examines dreams as a gateway to Self and focuses on some aspects of night time dreams and dreaming.
11 April 2020
Introspection & Reflection - Helping oneself
This talk focuses on conscious introspection and reflection processes as tools to aid personal and professional growth and development journey.
Contrary to popular understanding, introspection and reflection are processes that need to be learned and cultivated properly to receive any gifts from them.
Practical ‘To Do’ practices are also discussed to support one’s journey.
14 March 2020
What is Therapy?
In this talk, the focus is on understanding aspects of therapy from a multiplicity of viewpoints, and its necessity in modern life.
For effective mental health and wellness, building awareness that helps us make conscious choices during a time of inner crisis is the necessary first step.
This talk helps build an understanding on what is a therapeutic journey and how it helps build inner resilience.
01 February 2020
Outer Explorations & Inner Meditations | A Mandala Experience
10 January 2020
Solar Eclipse and New Moon Mandala Meditation
26 December 2019
19 December 2020
21 November 2020
18 October 2020
20 September 2020
15 August 2020
12 July 2020
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19 April 2020
14 March 2020
16 February 2020
02 February 2020
14 December 2019
21 September 2019
04 August 2019
Step Back to Leap Forward: experience the paradox
24 March 2019