Gurmat – Practical guide to self realisation
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Gurmat - A practical guide to self realisation
Gurmat - A practical guide to self realisation is the first publication of its kind that is based on the psycho-spiritual paradigm, that brings together psychology, mind-body science, psycho-physiology, transpersonal development and practical approaches to cultivate a path towards health, wellbeing, self-actualisation, self-realisation and ultimately a state of self-sovereignty, all within the context of the Sikh wisdom tradition.
This publication clearly identifies the current outdated and distorted bio-medical and psychological models within the dominant Western worldview. It juxtaposes the Western psychological model against the time tested, consciousness based Eastern models, particularly that of the Sikh wisdom tradition.
In addition to providing a comprehensive model of what it is to be human, based on teachings of the Sikh Gurus, it further explores the nature of the mind, the role of the ego, its construction, function and transcendence. Moreover, it provides the role the ego in mental illness, creating its own suffering, storing and reinforcing it unhealthy cognitive patterns of behaviour.
Finally, it provides practical techniques and practices, backed through understanding and experience, that enable heal and induction of life affirming positive psychological states.
This is the first publication of its kind that truly brings the timeless teachings from the Sikh wisdom tradition and their impact of personal and transpersonal health and wellbeing. Opening the door for further research and platform to challenge the outdated and ineffective models for mental health and authenticity, and provide time tested effective interventions.
Gurmat provides a comprehensive non-eurocentric psychological model to health, holism and wellbeing.