Jung in India 2024: Jungian Encounter with the Wounded Soul of India

Ashok Bedi, MD & Ami Bedi, LPC, NCC
February 24 – March 7, 2024
14 CEs Available (Purchase Here)


14 CEs are available for this trip and must be purchased separately here before the trip begins.

Suffering is part of the human condition. Every individual and society experience loss, crises, and trauma at some point. Due to several variables, there is an entire spectrum of outcomes from those who struggle to reconcile and integrate their trauma, and others are able to move through post traumatic growth. India has experienced deep and repetitive trauma over the last millennium while striving to maintain the integrity of its multitude of philosophies and cultures. What is the secret of its survival and continuing spiritual growth against all the currents of time and history? And in what ways have those been compromised, or evolved? What are the lasting marks of those generational traumas on individuals, families, and cultures? And for our inquiry, what lessons does it hold as we navigate our own crises and traumas? We will explore these questions with the help of the spirit of India, its archetypes, traditions, stories and rituals. Explore India and its timeless spirit with the unique Jungian lens of Analytical psychology under the guidance of the quaternity of Ashok Bedi, M.D., Jungian analyst, Ami Bedi LPC NCC, trauma specialist and psychotherapist, Usha Bedi retired chef of Dancing Ganesha, cultural consultant and culinary expert about everything Indian, and Regine Oesch-Aiyer, head navigator and Indophile with her unique blend of her Swiss precision amid the perpetual Indian chaos.

Learning Objectives

  1. Summarize basic observations of Jung about India from an Analytical perspective.
  2. Utilize Jung’s observation about India to amplify cross cultural dimensions of the Individuation process.
  3. Recognize the basic tenants of Hinduism and Buddhism from an Analytical Psychology perspective.
  4. Illustrate how the core concepts of the Buddhist tradition amplify the Individuation process and help work through the Trauma.
  5. Identify India’s trauma history following 1000 years of invasions and colonization.
  6. Apply the depth psychological research on trauma to explore India and individual’s trauma response.
  7. Analyze the Trauma informed therapy principles towards the management of individual, cultural and transgenerational trauma.
  8. Describe the archetype of Akhilanda – the goddess who is never not broken and critique its guidance on trauma management.

For more information on this special journey, please visit www.mindfuljourneys.com and write to regine@mindfuljourneys.com or call 212-203-1239 for more information. We will be pleased to have you join us for this special educational venture.


The Jungian Faculty for this journey is Ashok Bedi, M.D., a Jungian psychoanalyst and a board-certified psychiatrist. A Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he is a Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and a training analyst at the Carl G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He is the liaison for the IAAP for developing Jungian training programs in India. He leads the annual “Jungian Encounter with the Soul of India” study group to several centers in India under the auspices of the New York Jung Foundation. His publications and upcoming programs may be previewed at www.pathtothesoul.com

Ami Bedi, LPC, NCC of Akhilanda Consulting is a Milwaukee-based psychotherapist with a specialization in trauma therapy. Ami Bedi, LPC, NCC of Akhilanda Consulting, is a Milwaukee-based psychotherapist with a specialization in trauma therapy. Ami also serves as a consultant working with a diverse range of clients, from visionary leaders and leadership teams to creative and emotional historians. Ami’s lasting impression from doing this work is that humans have an enormous capacity for belief and an enduring desire for wonder. Psychotherapy can be a liberating process of finding fresh new perspectives, cultivating a sense of meaning, and acquiring the tools to handle many of the challenges that arise in our fast-paced, technologically overwhelming culture. Over the past 15 years, she has focused on and elevated wellness and emotional self-awareness as forms of liberation and decolonization within the non-profit and private sector. As our culture has been facing the deep-rooted impacts of systemic oppression and the long-term impacts of colonialism, Ami has helped people reconnect to collective wisdom as a cornerstone to healing and transformation, for individuals, families, communities, and culture. Ami has presented at, been a panelist for, or facilitated programs for many organizations, including but not limited to WCASA, WCADV, Backline Music, Gener8tor, Radio Milwaukee, Milwaukee Film, Cultures and Communities Festival, Planned Parenthood of WI, and Blackspace MKE.



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