Hindu Approach to Counseling  Speaker: Ms. Savitha Nanjangud

Struggles with mental health are ubiquitous in our modern society. While the Indian American community has achieved remarkable levels of economic success and educational achievements, it is not immune to mental health challenges. The stressors of immigration and acculturation in the US have been and continue to be difficult, but when we add to that the wounds of centuries of colonization, it is no wonder that families in India and across the diaspora continue to struggle with many mental health challenges, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, PTSD, identity struggles, and much more. Conflicts in families and between generations are all too common. This webinar will explore ways in which psychotherapy, especially when practiced through a decolonial lens, can help address and heal these colonial wounds, leading to greater integration, meaning-making, and Dharmic lifestyles.