Tics and suicidal proneness treated
with Integral psychology

Chandrakant P. Patel,
Porbandar, Gujarat

The research report is perhaps the first reported application, of Indian Yogic principles and practices, especially of Integral Yoga, in the field of mental health and psychotherapy. The first part reports successful treatment of a case of tics (a personality disorder). The second part reports successful treatment of three cases of suicidal proneness. The case of tics was chronic and full of numerous melodies in the physical, vital and mental consciousness of the patient. Synthetic treatment consisting of mental level techniques of autosuggestion and personal re-education and psychic-spiritual level techniques, such as, prayer, opening to higher consciousness, meditation, japa, karmayoga, aspiration, surrender and rejection, etc. could sufficiently cure the patient and help him learn the art of self-development so as to go on improving his personality. The patient has taken up yoga as a way of life and is further progressing well as a normal person. Three cases of suicidal proneness were successfully treated with only integral psychology. The proneness was removed from the personalities of the patients for good, after only a couple of sittings. Continuous progress in the personality could not be insured, as the patients discontinued meeting the counsellor. The roles of the therapist and the patient, which evolved during the course of the treatment, are not reported for certain reasons. This will be documented in the future.

This paper was presented at the
National Conference on
Yoga and Indian Approaches to Psychology

Pondicherry, India, September 29 - October 1, 2002