CVV Mental Health Promotion Activities 2020
in connection with
World Mental Health Day Observation
National Level Webinar Series-1
MENTAL HEALTH AND THE PARANORMAL
Prof. V. George Mathew, Former Professor & Head, Department of Psychology, University of Kerala
Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Time: 3.45 pm to 5.00 pm
Parapsychology studies anomalies in behaviour and paranormal experiences. Paranormal phenomena transcend the boundaries of time, space and force. Extrasensory perception like telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis, near-death experiences, apparitional experiences, reincarnation experiences, etc. are the most reported paranormal experiences. These experiences deviate from normal experiences and are usually not clarified by scientific explanations. Reports of paranormal experiences are prevalent in the general population and there are numerous scholars curiously investigating them.
There are similarities between parapsychological experiences and psychiatric conditions. However, both are different and require different management strategies. A mental health professional who is not open to paranormal experiences usually misinterprets the experiences as psychopathology. The understanding of paranormal experiences equips a mental health professional to distinguish it from disorders.
This webinar is aimed at demystifying the concepts of paranormal phenomena. The speaker will take the participants into the world of parapsychology and educate them about the issues of differentiating it from mental disorders.
Age Limit: Open to all
All participants will receive an e-Certificate of Participation.
Register here: http://bit.ly/national-webinar-series-1
Contact: Dr. Satheesh Varma | +91 94814 84964 | firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Resource Person
Dr. George Mathew is a popular parapsychologist who has done a lot of work in this area. He believes psychology is the study of consciousness, mind and behaviour. He is the Director of the Holigrative Psychology Institute, Trivandrum and Former Professor and Head of the Psychology Department, at the University of Kerala. He has combined modern Western Psychology with ancient oriental wisdom. The popular psychometric tool, the ‘Mathew IAS Rating Scale’ developed by him is based on the ‘Triguana Theory’ of Samkhya Philosophy and is the best example of his scholarship.