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The Hospital with a Big Heart – 16th May 2017

…helped into being by the hearts of many – May 2017  Dr Julia Phythian-Adams, a GP with a particular interest in holistic healthcare, chaired a conversation with Dr Partap Midha and Sister Sujatha Rathi from the Global Hospital & Research Centre (GHRC) and Sister Jayanti, who is European Director of…

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Update from Ankara, Turkey

Ankara, Turkey – February 2017 January 2016 – After an initial thought in 2010 and a journey of patience, tolerance, determination, courage and trust, the JF publication Lifting Your Spirits: Seven Tools for Coping with Illness (LYS) is now published in Turkish! Speech and Language Therapist, Reyhan Hosgor Erguden MSc,…

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Dubai: Honouring families and disability

Dubai – January 2017 VIHASA-trained facilitators, Deepti and Prakash of Ecube Training, were able to share a workshop on ‘Valuing Yourself’ for families with differently-abled children at the Indian Consulate, Dubai on 20th Jan 2017. It was attended by about 50 participants from Dubai and Abu Dhabi and was part…

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GHRC Jubilee

India – October 2016 On Mt Abu, Rajasthan, following the annual report, Global Hospital & Research Centre GHRC celebrated 25 years of service. Below are some comments from trustees: Dr Partap Midha, Medical Director, J Watumull Global Hospital & Research Centre – “I am happy to report some highs, in…

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The Psychology of Meditation: Research and Practice

Janki Foundation Lecture – September 2016 The topic of mindfulness and meditation, both rapidly becoming buzzwords in some circles, was taken up by Michael West, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund and Professor of Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University’s Management School. Professor West gave this year’s JF Annual Lecture, in…

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YOGA: The Practice and The Science

Yoga – an ancient and modern practice – July 2016 Everyone’s favourite subject—Yoga!—was the subject of Harvard professor Bir Singh Khalsa’s address to a packed conference at Global Co-operation House in London. Professor Khalsa, a research scientist at Harvard and also in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments…

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Warwickshire Junior Doctors

A course on well-being for junior doctors – June 2016 Junior doctors from George Eliot Hospital in Warwickshire have been inspired to organise training for their colleagues, after reading the Values in healthcare training programme. They contacted JF medical advisor Dr Craig Brown, who was able to facilitate a workshop…

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In February and May 2016, Stephen Berkeley, VIHASA facilitator and Organisation Development Manager for GHRC and a team of facilitators ran well-attended VIHASA facilitators’ residential training retreats. The first was at a retreat centre near Delhi for 51 hospital staff and some alternative practitioners and 120 health practitioners attended the…

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(Kent) Silent Retreats

Silent Retreats – March 2016 The last Silent Retreat for healthcare practitioners in Kent earlier this year was led by Dr Craig Brown, retired GP, former chair of the BHMA, and former President of the National Federation of Spiritual Healers (NFSH), and member of the University of the Third Age…

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Recent Events

Recent Events  – January 2016 Values in healthcare: A Spiritual Approach (VIHASA) Over the last year, keen facilitators in India, South Africa and UK have run a number of VIHASA activities, including the annual VIHASA facilitator trainings in Johannesburg, [read report here] and at Mt Abu India [read report here]….

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