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Psyche & Soul 35: SCHIZOPHRENIA - 2: HALLUCINATIONS
Last week Dr. Jose Parappully (sumedhacentre@gmail.com) presented one major symptom of schizophrenia, namely, delusions. In this edition he explores hallucinations and other symptoms.
In hallucination the person experiences an auditory (hearing voices), visual (seeing imaginary sights), tactile (feeling sensations on the body), or olfactory (related to smells) sensation that has no basis in reality, that is, happening without an external stimulus. Auditory hallucinations are the most common.
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Psyche & Soul 34: SCHIZOPHRENIA
In this edition of Psyche & Soul, Jose Parappully (sumedhacentre@gmail.com)explores another major mental illness, namely Schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia (literally splitting of the brain) is the most serious of all mental disorders. Although not as common as the other major mental disorders, it debilitates people more than the others affecting their educational and occupational performance, as well as everyday life and relationships. 
In this edition her presents He presents one of its significant symptoms- delusions.


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Psyche & Soul 33: MAJOR DEPRESSION
In this weekend`s edition of Psyche & Soul Jose Parappully (sumedhacentre@gmail.com) presents Major Depression, the most common mental illness. 
According to data developed by the Global Burden of Disease study, major depression is the leading cause of DALY or the years of healthy, productive life lost to an illness, be it through early death or through disability worldwide.


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The Unspoken - Episode 8

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Psyche & Soul 32: THE BURDEN OF MENTAL ILLNESS
The last few podcasts have been on mental health and wellbeing. This weekend I shall focus on the burden of mental illness, that is, prevalence of mental illness globally and especially in India.



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Psyche & Soul 30: ENHANCING MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING: SOME SIMPLE PRACTICES
In the last three podcasts I have presented requisites for maintaining mental health and wellbeing. In this weekend`s podcast I shall present 7 simple practices that can help us further enhance our mental health and wellbeing. These are: Clearing away the clutter, Exercise, Walking in Nature, Doing things for fun, Engaging in in creative expressions, Reading, Listening to Music and Singing Aloud
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Psyche & Soul 31: ENHANCING MENTAL HEALTH: 7 MORE SIMPLE PRACTICES
In the last podcast I presented 7 simple practices that can help us enhance our mental health and wellbeing. In this weekend`s podcast I present seven more simple but very effective practices.  These are laughter, time with pets, time with friends, mindfulness, restful sleep, healthy diet and treatment
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Interview with a Missionary
Interview with a Missionary with Fr Dr Jose Maliekal, sdb
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Psyche & Soul 29: ENHANCING MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING THROUGH MEANINGFUL LIVING
In this weekend`s podcast Jose Parappully (sumedhacentre@gmail.com)continues exploration of mental health and wellbeing by looking at the role of meaningful living.

Recent research on health and happiness show that a sense of meaning in life is one of the major contributors to emotional and mental wellbeing.
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Psyche & Soul 28 ENHANCING MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING THROUGH GRATEFUL LIVING
In this weekend`s podcast Jose Parappully (sumedhacentre@gmail.com) continues exploration of mental health and wellbeing by looking at the role of gratitude.
There is a growing body of psychological and medical research that shows positive emotions have a profound impact on our physical and mental wellbeing. Positive emotions like love, joy, hope, contentment are robust predictors of increased psychological well-being, especially during upsetting times.  They optimize health, and psychological resilience. One major reason for this is that positive emotions strengthen our immune system.
Important among the dispositions, or virtues, that promote positive emotions is gratitude.
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Psyche & Soul: 27
I wish all of you listeners/readers a very happy, healthy and blessed new year.
In this first weekend of 2021 I explore mental health and wellbeing, an essential requisite for a happy and productive life.
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Psyche & Soul 26 MOVING INTO THE NEW YEAR WITH HOPE!
As 2020 comes to a close, we look forward to 2021 with Hope.
2020 changed our world. It has been very distressing and disruptive and in some sense a disastrous year. A year which has affected the global society in so many negative and painful ways. In this context, hope is our greatest ally.
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Psyche & Soul 25: SPIRITUALITY OF EMBODIMENT
The Coming celebration of Christmas - God embodying human flesh as we read in John`s Gospel (1, 14),  is a good occasion for us to reflect on another significant dimension of a Holistic Spirituality, namely, a Spirituality of Embodiment.

God taking on human flesh and blood in Jesus of Nazareth gives a whole new dimension to the understanding of the body -- human, but also all living and non-living bodies.
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Psyche & Soul 24: SPIRITUALITY OF SIMPLICITY - ``DOWNWARD MOBILITY``
Last weekend Jose Parappully (sumedhacentre@gmail.com) reflected on a Holistic Spirituality - Wholeness, not Flawlessness.
This weekend he explores another important aspect of spirituality - Simplicity, so essential in a consumerist culture.
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Psyche & Soul 20: TRANSFORMATION THROUGH COMMUNITY & COMPASSION
The podcast last week referred to the massive disruption of life that covid-19 has ushered in. However, in the depth of this disruption that is quite overwhelming, lies the opportunity to create a more beautiful and humane world.
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