Drawn by an 11 year old recovering survivor of child sexual abuse.
At Swanchetan we believe that a psychology is needed that answers the phenomena of violence and evil in man and a psychotherapy that addresses suffering in the community.
As the deepest problems facing us today are poverty, prejudice, wars and hatred that erupt into mass violence and extermination of communities, we need a psychology that can prevent that.
inner reflections of a child healing from trauma
At Swanchetan we see children and families daily who just do not need psychological techniques based on paradigms of individuality but bonding based on compassionate understanding of their identity, culture and rootedness.
We see whole populations that need grief work who need to forgive their perpetrators in order to move on. This is not happening and we believe psychology needs to come forward with its understanding of human suffering and forgiveness to lead the way.
As we write this, terrorist attacks are killing thousands like never before in the history of mankind.
Brutal wars have killed and maimed thousands in the name of righteousness.
Ethnic violence and brutality have destroyed the souls of millions of children across the globe that is scripted into violence.
As each of us think in their hearts that why has it not stopped so far and why it is so difficult to find explanation of human behavior and above all to find interventions that will work, it is important for those in the profession to take up this challenge and find answers.
As the famous song says ‘the answer is blowing in the wind’.
As the civil society movement becomes stronger in India, as the average citizen protests in despair and feels the separation from his past and humaneness tries to claim his dignity, it is time that we speak to ourselves and declare to the world that we need to work towards a world where violence and prejudice gives way to compassion and reason.
At Swanchetan we believe that it is not far away when there will be ‘hope after trauma’ for everyone and answers that heal our children and give them meanings to stay away from senseless violence.