There are people who want to repaint their cars, and there are those who want to rewire their engines. There are people who strive to stop the waves, and there are those who learn to surf. We have integrated Mindfulness and Ayurvedam at Poonthottam Ayurvedasram to help our guests ‘rewire their engines’ through internal realignment and to help them ‘learn to surf’ by calibrating their subconscious. All this, while rejuvenating your body by offering an experience of total holistic healing involving both: the Body & Mind.
Our treatment packages involve a three-tier program of Mindfulness:
A Self-Inquiry, leading to a renewed Self-Discovery.
Working with Energy Centres in the body and reactivating the Energy flow.
A series of personalized Mindfulness-Based Meditations & Exercises, curated to suit your personal needs, encouraging new habits that will sustain the positive results.
These perfectly coordinated engagements between our Vaidyas and the Mindfulness Coach, reside at the core of our treatments, creating a one-of-a-kind healing experience for our guests at Poonthottam Ayurvedasram.
A one-hour personal session with our Mindfulness Coach leading the guest through a journey of Self-Discovery.
Work with the Energy Meridians. This involves Unblocking, Balancing & Energizing the Energy Centres, along with appropriate Voice Inductions curated to meet the needs identified from the Self-Inquiry session.
Engaging the guests in various Mindfulness-Based Meditation Exercises, Action Metaphors, Experiential Outdoor Exercises & Mindfulness Activities, Designing of Lifestyle & Personal Development Plans for sustainable results etc. that will result in a totally refreshing Mind & Body healing experience.
The following are the overall benefits of the various Mindfulness Programs at Poonthottam Ayurvedasram:
With Self-Inquiry, one will be able to rewire, and reconstruct new and empowering neuropathways.
Helps rework life-priorities to manage various stress factors.
Energizes the channels, and addresses mild to moderate levels of anxiety and depression.
Guided exercises develop self-esteem, build confidence and emotional strength.
Helps clear, energize and balance potentially blocked Energy Meridians (Chakras).
Release the mind from destructive thoughts and energizes it with empowering hypnotic inductions.
Duration: Minimum 2 sessions of 01 hour each, and more if required by the guest’s physical & emotional condition.
M A Shaheerudeen (Shahir)
Mindfulness Coach at Poonthottam Ayurvedasram
Shahir brings over more than two decades of Domestic and International experience in the field of people development. He initially worked as a leadership trainer with an international hospitality group and then progressively moved on to behavioural coaching. He uses tools & methodologies of Mindful Living, Neuro Linguistic Programming (American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming), Hypnotherapy (American Board of Hypnotherapy), Reiki Energy Balancing, Transactional Analysis and Enneagram.
An ardent follower of Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn, Eckhart Tolle and Dr Joe Dispenza, Shahir has been practicing Mindful Living since the year 2007 when he first underwent a hip surgery, followed by two more leading to a hip replacement. This encouraged him to lead a more introspective path and a more grounded way of life. Along with it, he started helping people around him to lead a mindful & empowered life, encouraging them to cherish each present moment. A staunch advocate of authentic Ayurvedam medicines, Shahir pioneered the integration of Mindfulness with Ayurvedam making Poonthottam Ayurvedasram the first of its kind in the country to be offering this powerful combination.
Every guest at Poonthottam will experience minimum 2 sessions of emotional health related programs as part of their treatment schedule. We believe in healing not just the physically manifested ailments but also in realigning emotionally misaligned thoughts, attitudes, lifestyles etc. that are blocking the potential for wholesome transformation within our guests’ lives.
The programs are based on the physical and emotional conditions of every guest and are customized according to their needs. However, the 1st session will be same for all – a one hour of self-inquiry facilitated by our Mindfulness Coach, calibrating your assumptions and reviewing potentially disempowering neuropathways etc., followed by a 2nd session on Balancing of Energy Meridians (Chakras) combined by empowering voice inductions.
Depending on the life-experiences, health conditions, emotional strength etc., additional programs are scheduled for the guests. This will include: Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Meditations, Experiential Outdoor Engagements, Hypnotic Voice Inductions using Neuro-Linguistic Programming & Hypnotherapy methods, Future-Reality Tune-In using Dr Joe Dispenza’s Tune-In Method, Sound Meditation using Tibetan Bowls, Enneagram Personality Profiling to help you understand the Personality Types and Integration Pathways, Action Metaphors to break Limiting Beliefs, etc.
We are the only Ayurvedam Wellness institution that has Mindfulness formally integrated into its treatment regimen. This will help our guests to not only experience the total healing of the physical ailments, but also feel emotionally renewed, rejuvenated, and empowered through our mindfulness engagement. The new self-awareness these programs will offer will be a refreshing and beautiful experience.
Of course. No two mindfulness sessions are the same. The sessions are all based on the individual case assessments. There are guests who require a guided self-inquiry, others who need us to help them address anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. There are also those who suffer from excess stress, and those who need life-style alignment and habits renewal, among other requirements. All these sessions are customized to meet individual requirements.
Our Mindfulness Coach will help you design a Personal Development Plan during the sessions and shall be available to hand-hold you during the next 21 days through email, WhatsApp, etc., to ensure that what is achieved as progress from Poonthottam is sustained even after the treatments are over.
“Dhi Dhairya Atmaadi Vijnanam Doshaushadam Param” is a shloka from Ashtangahrudayam (the original Ayurvedam literature dating back to 5000 years ago), evidently highlighting the importance of the mind in developing a healthy state of being. In the contemporary world, there is ample evidence cited within clinically proven research conducted by eminent scholars. Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn of Massachusetts Institute of Technology has conducted 40 years of medical research on mindfulness and related subjects. He has published his findings in his book, “Full Catastrophe Living”. It highlights the influence of Mindfulness in healing and in overall personal transformation. The scientific data presented in the book “Becoming Supernatural” by Dr. Joe Dispenza substantiates the power of the mind and how it works.
Yes. Some of our experiential activities are group sessions that guests can attend voluntarily. Activities such as walking meditation are conducted as group exercises, in addition to certain meditation exercises we organize.
Yes. We have a professional yoga trainer to guide and facilitate yoga sessions for our guests, in addition to the mindfulness activities they will experience at Poonthottam Ayurvedasram.
Ideally yes. When you are in Poonthottam Ayurvedasram for 7 – 14 – 21 days, it is a great opportunity to reflect, realign and rediscover your true potential. For senior citizens, these Mindfulness Sessions will teach the best methods of Active Ageing. For our middle-aged guests, this is an opportunity to deep-dive into your own self, and rewrite your disempowering life-scripts if any. While recovering physically, this is a golden opportunity to rediscover your greatness.