This paper was presented at the
National Seminar on
Indian Psychology: Theories and Models

SVYASA, Bangalore,
December 26 - 28, 2007


Silence and healing

Sneha Ahi — University of Delhi, Delhi


Psychotherapy is experienced by many as a “talking-cure”. But, is it only the talking that heals? The author of this paper assumes an all-encompassing silence following an authentic psychotherapeutic session. In this paper an attempt is made to explore this reflective and healing silence, which has been time and again emphasized in the writings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.

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