HOW WE ASSIST THE BUSY DOCTOR
HERE’S HOW WE HELP THE BUSY DOCTORS TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR PATIENTS:-
We explain to the patients what is ralaxation and meditation, what can they expect from relaxation & meditation and what they shouldn’t expect from meditation, relaxation & biofeedback.
We try to ensure that the patients understand and master the essential techniques of practical meditation. We try to make patients understand which techniques are needed for health, which techniques are for spiritual advancement but not needed for health, which are rituals and traditions only and therefore not essential for health goals. We counsel patients that they might be able to master the most crucial techniques of meditation with the first teacher within a short period of time; or it might take them going to several teachers, and spending a great deal of time, money and effeort before they can grasp the essentials of meditation and benefit from it. Skome patients might never succeed in mastering the techniques. We try our best to help everyone along. Th esuccess rate will be much higher with our encouragement and counselling, but we can never guarantee success.
We warn patients of the dangers of meditation & ralaxation, before they take up the training. The dangers are divided broadly into three groups:-
Dangers arising from the practice of meditation and relaxation per se.
Dangers arising from selfish intents of the teachers and the organisation hierachy.
Dangers arising from some of the rituals, traditions and philosophy peculiar to a special school of meditation or human growth potential group. We warn them about these dangers, guide them away from them and spot the dangers before they had gone too far.
We counsel patients not to ignore conventional medical diagnosis and treatment, nor to delay seeking conventional medical advice. We try to ensure that the patients follow up with their personal physicians regularly as the medical circumstances demand. We advise patients that their illness is often much deeper than the symptoms alone would indidate. We therefore strongly urge our patients to remain under conventional medical care all the time, and follow the advice of their regular physicians and the speciallists & allied health professionals referred to by the regular physician ---- e.g. nurses, home health aides, medical social worker, hysical therapist, respiratory therapist, dietitian, and clinical psychologists.
We give them a list of meditation, relaxation & biofeedback programs available, help them pick a teacher and continue to monitor their progress regularly. We help them and protect them continuosly while they voluntarily remain under our care.
IS COUNSELLING AND MONNITORING REALLY NECESSARY? RELAXATION & MEDITATION IS NOT A DRUG, IT IS NOT A METHOD OF DIAGNOSIS, IT IS NOT A FORM OF TREATMETN, IT IS NOT PSYCHOTHERAPY, IT IS NOT SELF-HYPNOSIS, IT IS NOT HYPNOSIS,