Ayurveda is a holistic science that acknowledges the body-mind correlation. Ayurvedic psychology focus on prevention, gentle intervention and do not stigmatize mental health. In Ayurveda, overall dosha imbalances are corrected through palliative measures like herbs and modifications in lifestyle and nutrition as well as cleansing with therapies like Abhyanga, Shiro dhara and Panchakarma. Spiritual therapies like prayer, mantra and chanting based on one’s own belief system, psycho-behavior therapy and mental hygiene practices are advised. At the same time, Ayurveda relies heavily on Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama and Marma to enhance mental health. Most of the foreigners prefer these practices related with Ayurveda psychology to boost their physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Hence, popularizing Ayurveda psychology among them and showing fruitfulness may indirectly enhance the tourism industry of Sri Lanka. In addition, as a government sector institute, Faculty of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo can increase the generated funds which support the government economy. Thus, the Certificate Course in Ayurveda Psychology is created to gain the abovementioned benefits recognizing the fact that our ultimate strength lies within our own consciousness.
• To improve the knowledge who are interested in Ayurveda Psychology. • To improve the correct knowledge and skills in the subject. • To cut down the economic burden of Sri Lankan health sector. • To promote tourism in Sri Lanka indirectly. • To enhance the generated funds of the Faculty of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo
The minimum educational qualification of the prospective students to follow this certificate programme is the pass of Ordinary Level (O/L) Examination which is on par with the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission.