Hari Om! A beautiful psycho-spiritual one day workshop titled “No More Drama” was conducted by Dr. Leena Bahrani, a longstanding member of Chinmaya Mission and a leading psychiatrist from Mumbai on 12th and 13th of October 2019 at Paramdham, Chinmaya Mission Ahmedabad.
The workshop for ChYK and Setukaris (age group of 18 to 45 years) was focused on improving interpersonal relationship through synchronization of thoughts, feelings and behaviour i.e. our Body, Mind and Intellect. Spiritual concepts like ‘Panchakosha’ and ‘Jagrat, Swapna and Sushupti avastha’ were co-related with the concept in psychology. The workshop was focused on how one’s psychological layer can be utilized to connect to one’s deepest and subtlest spiritual layer.
The model discussed in the workshop to improve interpersonal communication and social transactions was the Transactional Analysis, model given by Dr. Eric Berne. It was discussed how the Parent – Adult – Child (PAC) ego states in each individual come to play in every transaction. It lucidly explained why one thinks, feels and acts the way one does. This understanding also helped the participants in identifying where communication failures can occur and how can they be prevented or corrected.
Using role plays on various day-to-day situations of our life, the concepts related to different ego-states were explained. Simple exercises for self assessment of different personality types were also carried out. All the participants could see one’s routine transactions from a totally different view point based on psychological and spiritual aspects. This made the knowledge of the “how the mind functions” directly utilizable in daily life. Overall, it was a fulfilling experience for all as it made each one understand oneself better.
– A report by Chinmaya Setukari Smt. Nilima Parikh