The practice of psychotherapy and counselling has convinced me about the human potential to withstand and recover some of the most debilitating situations of life. I am confident in working with complex trauma and grief including PTSD, different forms of depression and anxiety, relational issues including couple and family therapy, self image and attachment issues, chronic pain and somatic complaints, personality issues, and personal discovery and individuation.
A deeper understanding of suffering and pain and the ways to deal with them has inspired my interest in compassion research. The fascinating promises of brain studies and its therapeutic application in restoring functional abilities of mind and body intrigue me. The uniqueness of my approach is the therapeutic use of deep-felt sense of compassion, a child like curiosity to find answers, the courage of conviction in the possibilities of healing and health and an ability to use both conscious and subconscious processes to that end in a collaborative respectful relational-spiritual space.
I make use of the approaches from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Experiencing Techniques, Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programing, various trauma and PTSD treatment methods, attachment and relational approaches in treatment. I am registered member with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counselors, certified psycho-spiritual therapist with the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (CASC) and an affiliate member with Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). I am currently doing PhD in education, the focus of my research is the teaching and learning of compassion.
Augustine Parattukudi's Groups/Workshops
A Journey into Compassion
Eight Reflections on Life 1. Mystery of Life and Connectedness 2. Acceptance and Rejection 3. Inner Strength and Control 4. Love, Fear and Home 5. Mid program feedback and Experience Sharing 6. Guilt, Forgiveness and Reconciliation 7. Pain, Suffering and Easing of Suffering 8. Compassion and Appreciation of Imperfection 9. Gratitude, Hope and Celebration 10.Final Feedback and Experience Sharing. A program evaluation conducted on this group process and a preliminary research indicated its potential in treating depression. Participants' survey revealed useful in dealing with different mental health and relational issues. (Introductory Workshop 20March, 2019 5pm-7pm at #200-15387 104 Ave, Surrey, BC)
Workshop on Overcoming Road Accident Trauma
A workshop on overcoming road accident trauma on 30 January, 2019 at 5pm-7pm. The workshop will introduce a 10 week Post Motor Vehicle Accident psychological rehabilitation based on CBT and other treatment approaches. Location: #200-15387 104 Ave, Surrey BC, V3R 1N5,Date: January 30, 2019 Wednesday, 5pm-7pm. Call or email for registration
Workshop on Relational Trauma and Recovery
If you are a couple, have a family or a single person wanting to be in relationship and wondering to create a healthy relational space? This workshop is for you. Reflective Space: Did you ever wonder, if your conscious choices in relationship are motivated by unconscious needs and patterns? Mirroring Space: Learning to give and receive appreciation, Learning to feel the other, Learning to think with the other, Idealizing Space: Learning the ability to merge with the idealized other in time of distress,Location: #200-15387 104 Ave, Surrey BC, V3R 1N5 Date: February 20, 2019, Wednesday Time: 5-7pm