My name is Swarajit Ghosh and I happen to be a psychiatrist/psychotherapist based in Delhi with training in therapeutic modalities for mental illness from India, UK and USA. Insightopen and the center for contemplative practice was started with the hope that it would enable likeminded individuals to explore their ways to healing insight, stillness and compassion.
As a mental health professional, I have worked with interventions like structure of intellect, psychodynamic therapy, solution focussed therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy to try and help people with mental illness. However, the modalities closest to my heart are the buddhist healing arts like buddhist counseling and psychotherapy and contemplative psychotherapy. For quite awhile, I have in my own limited way attempted to study and practice what the Buddha thought and taught. When I meet patients face to face, each time I am reminded of the futility of grasping onto what is ephemeral and insubstantial, be it health, money, relationships, work or recreation. What I have found tremendously beneficial in my own life is the practice of contemplation.
Contemplation of strife, suffering and even death. These are things we need to look at and sit with if we are to effectively find peace and joy in our lives. The buddhist healing arts are not about rhetoric or even expertise, often they include a gentle sitting with what causes us distress, so that we can connect with what stops us from being complete and fulfilled. And eventually find unparalleled joy and calm. Buddhist healing arts are a process more than a destination and I invite you to join us in our journey towards well being.
Here at Insightopen we have worked with several paradigms that are meant to help people with the severest of mental illness and promote contemplative process therapy as a rigorous and searching way to begin and sustain your own contemplative and meditation practice.
If you would like, Insightopen can help and guide you online or face to face in overcoming your own barriers to peace, calm, causeless absorption and healing. Please connect with us via email or the phone if you would like to find out more about us and how we can work together in moving towards freedom in your life!