The field of Vedic counseling covers the entire range of our life concerns from health to career and Self-realization. It is not a new invention but based upon the ancient Vedic system of India and its profound seer vision, with thousands of years of experience behind it. We can also call it ìyogic counselingî as it reflects the philosophy and practice of Yoga on all levels. Vedic counseling adds a new and deeper dimension to the modern practice of counseling that is relevant to everyone. The book is designed to address the needs of both counselors and their clients and can be used as a manual for right living in harmony with the universe as a whole. It emphasizes the role of Yoga and Ayurveda for both body and mind, stressing the importance of behavioral medicine and life-style therapies as a foundation for all other healing modalities. The book has three primary aims.
1. to bridge the gap between eastern and western forms of counseling and combine what is best in each.
2. to integrate the different forms of Vedic counseling, such as found in Yoga, Ayurveda, Jyotish and Vastu, noting the relevance of each.
3. to provide clear counseling skills for Vedic practitioners of all types, who may not be trained in these and can greatly benefit by them.
The book addresses the emerging field of Vedic Counseling as a guidebook for its application. While it can be easier to understand the book if one already has a background in Vedic thought, particularly previous study in Yoga or Ayurveda, one can gain much value from the book even if new to the subject. We have additional titles in these Vedic fields that can help.
The book is linked to special training programs for those who wish to pursue this profound subject further, including various counseling resources. The book includes several Sanskrit terms and has a detailed glossary to aid in understanding these.