Dr Swarajit Ghosh
MBBS, DCP (UK), Diploma Psychotherapy (UK), Member ACBS (USA)
Dr Swarajit Ghosh has extensive clinical psychiatry and research experience from UK, USA and India. He obtained his primary medical degree from Calcutta University in India and undertook postgraduate training is psychiatry in the UK. He holds a postgraduate diploma in clinical psychiatry as well as a postgraduate diploma in psychotherapy, both from the UK and also has acquired WHO certification as a mental health expert for low resource settings. In addition to his expertise in adult psychiatry, he is certified as a learning specialist for learning challenges in children using the Structure of Intellect learning paradigm. Dr Ghosh has worked in the past in Swansea NHS trust in UK and in VIMHANS in New Delhi India and also undertook a 5-year postdoctoral fellowship in Medicine in the Medical College of Wisconsin, USA till 2010.
Dr Ghosh is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and is proficient in the relational frame theory and acceptance and commitment therapy. He also has considerable experience in various modalities of psychotherapy including ACT, Contemplative psychotherapy and is the founder of a novel modality of psychotherapy which he is currently testing, named Contemplative Process Therapy which combines ancient Buddhist thought as well as modern psychology. Dr Ghosh currently runs a Centre for Contemplative Practice where he helps people with a wide range of mental illnesses recover and flourish using both modern medicines as well as a number of psychotherapeutic techniques such as ACT, CPT, solution focussed therapy and Buddhist counselling and psychotherapy.
What do you do when you feel distressed and uncomfortable?
When you feel that your anxiety or depression or any mental source of anguish is getting out of hand, we advocate that you follow the “GOD” algorithm…….
Ask for help. Please do not think that mental health troubles do not warrant help. Make certain that:
- You find someone to talk to
- Get qualified help if need be
- Surround yourself with people who are helpful, kind, co-operative and help you feel better
Make your troubles an object. Make it something you can look at and measure. Often, it helps to:
- Write in a diary
- Examine your experience-does it have a shape, a color?
- Ask yourself this: Where is the anguish located?
Take some space and time out to acknowledge the pain. Know that this experience is:
- Fleeting and impermanent and that it will pass
- Focus on something neutral, like your breath
- Realize that thoughts, sensations and feelings have essentially no substance
Should you need a kind, compassionate as well as qualified guide to help you through your pain, please see what we have to offer.