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SPANDAN’S HOLISTIC INSTITUTE- CONCEPTUAL FRAME WORK :
1. SPANDAN

Cosmic Energy is described as “Spandan”, which really means vibration. Spandan or vibration also means flow of cosmic energy through out cosmos.

Homeopathy is healing science, which believes in individual as a whole and not a part. The basic tenants of the foundation ca be summarized as follows:

  1. All the projects of the foundation are dedicated towards correction of the unbalanced flow of energy.

  2. For this purpose, foundation utilizes holistic potential of Homeopathy & Yoga to bring about the changes. It strongly believes in Swami Vivekananda's words that education is manifestation of perfection resident in the individual. Value based education at times brings out this perfection. Every human being has divine potential. Society should make earnest effort to explore this divine potential.
 
 
2. Spandan focuses on application of vibrant and holistic homoeopathy in its clinical services. Swami Vivekananda has spoken about divine potential resident in each individual. He taught us about education as the manifestation of perfection resident in each man. One has to strive to explore this divine potential. Society should create conducive environment so that individual can realize such potential. This is possible if we impart holistic care. Foundation makes humble efforts to translate these concepts in various demanding situations. Application is in the field of health and education.  
 
3. Integration of sensory processes is crucial for the healthy development of the process of learning. Faulty integration gives rise to number of anomalies contributing to development of various learning as well as developmental and behavioral disorders. Thus, it is essential to restore correct sensation to deal with these disorders. Our institute skillfully utilizes Homoeopathy, Yoga and Sensory integrative therapy for this purpose. Vibrations are used for healing, vibrations are created to receive pathos and sense of vibration is restored to travel from disorder to order. Spandan causes
 
 
4. Word “SPANDAN” symbolizes this entire process

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5. Spandan’s Holistic childcare center implements these concepts through multidisciplinary approach and utilizes homoeopathic applications for children with developmental disabilities and mental health problems. Similar holistic approach is applied in number of clinical projects like HIV/AIDS, Rheumatology, Respiratory disorders, skin diseases etc. This builds up powerful platform to impart clinical training, value based education and quality research for Homoeopathic interns, graduates, postgraduates and practitioners.  
 
6. The foundation has made humble effort to translate this concept in practice, which has resulted in emergence of holistic psycho educational approach (Symphony). This is based on sound teachings of the masters:
  1. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann


  2. Jean Piaget
The foundation has attempted to integrate practice of quadrangular 4 H i.e. concept of Head, Heart, Hand and Holistic inputs.
 
 
What is this holistic approach?

SYMPHONY: HOLISTIC PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL APPROACH

Perceiving child demands observing that infant in the mother’s lap, receiving the first images, which the external world casts upon the dark mirror of his mind. Child walks, talks and acts with those images at the back. The psychosocial inputs, which the child receives in the early formative years, are crucial for the growth and development of the child. To understand inner dynamics of the child, it is important to grasp his environment --- his school, his parents etc. For “effective learning” to take place in the child, he needs to receive and assimilate concrete, consistent and balanced inputs. Whenever there is disorder of learning, one should look back to all these parameters. This will take us to philosophical, psychological and physiological dimensions of LEARNING.

JEAN PIAGET’S work, we found extremely impressive and showed maximum practical application. Perception is the cognitive ability to receive and make sense of incoming stimuli. There is relationship between perception and physical movement. When a child traces a line, he alters the movement and direction of his hand in response to feed back from visual information. He believed that basic skills – eye-hand coordination, temporal-spatial integration and form perception – must be taught in their natural order of development. Children who are weak in this area will demonstrate definitely in buttoning, lacing, cutting, loasting, WRITING AND ALSO COPYING from the Blackboard. They will get confused by shape, size and position of objects. If one needs to correct them, they will need to grasp “motor patterns” not isolated skills – hence they will demand methods of “ACTION LEARNING”.

Thus faulty integration of sensory processes become important factor for causation and maintenance of various learning disorders. These children do present with awkwardness, clumsy behaviour and hyperactivity.

Here lies the role of Homoeopathic sciences. Various children prototype – Homoeopathic profile describe these features. Number of Homoeopathic drugs in the proving have brought out characteristic features which we relate to learning disorders

Makes mistakes in writing and speaking

Omits final letter or letters of a word when writing (Lac caninum = Hering page 515)

Uses wrong syllabus, mixes up letters and syllables or omits parts of words (Hering page 91)

While writing transposing letters: China2 Lyc2 (Kent Rep. 67) careful study of these
      drugs indicate presence of various other coordinates like:

Clumsiness, awkward, hyperactivity

Bangs head while turning

Missing stepsCritical interpretation of these patterns bring us to conclude about the syndrome
      which is similar to dysfunction of sensory processing. We see defects in laterality, direction
       spatial orientation etc. You get evidence of various perceptual difficulties.

We can conclude that Homoeopathic medicines can positively modify these defects. They are present in children with various types of developmental disabilities.

These are fairly structured patterns which are integral component of the system. They cannot be eradicated totally by medicines but can suitably be modified by proper simillimum. This makes them extremely receptive to other therapeutic measures, which can consolidate these gains and enhance learning. What are these measures?

    1. Sensory Integrative Therapy

    2. Neuro Physiological Approach

    3. Neuro Developmental Approach

 
 

1. SENSORY INTEGRATIVE THERAPY:


This therapy looks at the different components of disabilities from the viewpoint of brain function and its development. The purpose of this approach is to construct a basis for learning. This is done by preparing some conditions, situations, by purposeful activities, under which the brain, which is the centre of information processing and of ordering behavior, can function properly. The idea of this approach is that the development of motor & psychological functions can be promoted by ameliorating dysfunction of sensory processing. The integration of the senses helps greatly in gaining the image of one’s own body. When these senses are integrated, higher activities such as learning is possible. Poor sensory integration causes various developmental problems, including clumsiness in movement, awkwardness, hyperactivity and emotional instability.

2. NEURO PHYSIOLOGICAL APPROACH:

In this approach functions of nervous system are studied. This is essential for understanding and helping children with learning difficulties. It is seen that the problems of children with learning difficulties has linkage with brain dysfunction.

3. NEURO DEVELOPMENTAL APPROACH:

In this approach also function & dysfunction of Central nervous sys-tem are studies from the development point of view. This approach is widely used in cases with cerebral palsy and Hemiplegia. The Primary, line of treatment handling is the inhibition of abnormal movement pattern with the simultaneous facilitation of normal righting and equilibrium reactions & other appropriate natural movement patterns.
 

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  • Cognitive Approach

    Cognition is the power of knowing. It results from continuous creative integration between the organism & environment.

    In this approach the various stages of the child’s growth are taken into account and believed that certain learning tasks can best be accomplished at certain stages of development. Facts, concepts & generalization are to be taught in a similar progression from the more concrete to the more abstract. The belief that a child’s intellectual functions develop through his activity and that he is intrinsically motivated by his natural curiosity, hence the environment which gives opportunity to explore, manipulate & have many concrete experiences leads to good cognitive development.

     

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  • Psycho Analytical Approach

    In this approach, the child’s emotional needs are taken into account and are satisfied. Psychological development is based on inter-relationship between maturation and experiences and the new forms of behaviour are always based upon earlier stages. Emphasis is put on development of self, dyadic & group interaction.

     
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  • Rehabilitation Approach

    The aim of this approach is the restoration of the handicapped to the fullest physical, mental, social, vocational & economical useful-ness of which they are capable.

     
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  • Behaviour Therapy

    Behaviour therapy draws on learning principles and are aimed at helping people change theia behaviour.

    For Holistic Intervention, Homoeopathy and Yoga are two vital applications, which go along with each other.

    Meditative & Cultural asanas have a significant impact on the imbalance in psychic as well as physical energy.

    Yoga is Awareness, Concentration & Excellence. Yoga helps a lot in hyper kinetic children to improve the attention span. We apply Yoga for behavioral modification & to enhance intellectual faculties & growth. It is very useful method to establish link between body and mind.

    Apart from these other major obstacles to learning are as under:

           Accentuated sensitivity, emotional instability of child

           Deeper intrapersonal and interpersonal conflicts

           Aberrant behaviour ---- ADD, Hyperactivity

     

    Role of Homoeopathy

    HOMOEOPATHY IN CHILD CARE

    The physical, emotional, intellectual growth of the child depends on various factors. Psychosocial inputs which the child receives during early formative years are crucial among them. Any childhood disorder, whether intellectual, emotional or behavioural, presents with difficulties in multiple areas and therefore demands a multidisciplinary holistic approach.

    Homoeopathy is a Holistic, individualistic science which was discovered by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in the year 1790 in Germany

    WHAT ROLE DOES HOMOEOPATHY PLAY IN THESE CONDITIONS?

    HOMOEOPATHY in itself is a HOLISTIC SCIENCE considers and treats the ‘entire person’ and not only the mere external symptoms. Homoeopathic medicines do not act on merely one particular organ of an individual but it has a much more deeper and central action on psychoneurodocrinological as well as growth gradient and hence facilitates the process of development.

    Thus homoeopathic medicines

    Bring about moderation in sensitivity disturbances

    Improve hyperactivity and hence enhances the attention span of a child.

    Help in controlling emotional disturbances

    Promote the growth processes and intellectual faculties.

    Acts as immuno modulators and promotes the general RESISTANCE POWER of the system

    Help in managing underlying neurological, genetic, metallic problems

    DO NOT HAVE any adverse or depressing neuro-physiological side effects.


      A carefully selected Homoeopathic medicine brings about a qualitative change at a wide range of the spectrum in children with Autism

      It essentially helps to a great extent in behaviour modification to reduce child's hyperactivity, irritability, violence etc.

      It thus prepares the child to receive other necessary experiences for learning like sensory integration, special education etc. homoeopathy provides good support and makes the much important job of educators and therapists easier in taking the child further up on the learning curve.

      Thus a harmonious coordination in a team of doctors, psychologist, educators, therapists and parents is a must in dealing with the spectrum of AUTISM in its entire range and depth.

      Homoeopathy takes into account entire personality structure. Faulty integration of sensory processes become important factors for causation and maintainance of various learning disorders. These children present with various expressions like awkwardness, clumsiness, hyperactivity, emotional vulnerability etc.

      Homoeopathic profiles describe number of these features. Homoeopathic drugs, in their proving have brought out characteristic features which we relate to learning disorders.

      Makes mistakes in writing and speaking

      Omits final letter or letters of a word when writing (Lac caninum = Hering page 515)

      Uses wrong syllabus, mixes up letters and syllables or omits parts of words
           (Hering page 91)

      While writing transposing letters: China2 Lyc2 (Kent Rep. 67) careful study of these
           drugs indicate presence of various other coordinates like:

      Clumsiness, awkward, hyperactivity, Bangs head while turning, Missing steps

      Critical interpretation of these patterns bring us to conclude about the syndrome which is similar to dysfunction of sensory processing. We see defects in laterality, direction spatial orientation etc. You get evidence of various perceptual difficulties.



      Well selected Homoeopathic medicines have far reaching impact on the sensory disturbances as well as in modifying behaviours

      In children with cerebral palsy who present with disturbances of movement, tone and co-ordination, homoeopathic medicines have a positive impact. They also help in modifying behaviour.

      Thus Homoeopathic plays a distinct role by:

      Influencing defective "motor patterns" and improving coordination thus reducing
           difficulties of perception

      Corrective the altered state of sensitivity

      Improving behavioural problems

      Enhancing attention span

      Managing underlying neurological and metabolic disturbances.

      Controlling involuntary movements, and improving coordination.

      Acting as immunomodulators

      Improving general resistance power of the system without any adverse or depressing neurological side effects.

      Thus impact of Homoeopathic medicines is truly HOLISTIC.



      We have given name Symphony to this Holistic Psychoeducational Approach. Foundation has evolved and implemented Holistic Psycho Educational Approach. It demands professional and creative application of its various elements in harmonious way. Hence we have given name SYMPHONY to this approach.

      SYMPHONY
      SY =
      Sensory M = Motor P = Psychoeducational HO = Holistic N = Novel Y = Way

      SensoryMotorPsychoeducationalHolisticNovelWay


      These in know way means, everything is carried out by one person or one discipline nor it means everything is done by Homoeopathy. This is truly multidisciplinary approach, but we need some one to ensure coordination.

      Homoeopathic physician’s approach is holistic; hence he is trained to perceive various deeper psychodynamic factors. This permits him to grasp these factors in its extent and depth and deal with them. Thus he is the proper coordinator who can evolve holistic approach to deal with these monstrous hydra headed obstacles and facilitate process of learning so that divine potential of the child is realized and education is received which is nothing else but “manifestations of perfection resident within the individual”.

      It is knowledge, which confers powers.
      Focus is on the PERSONALITY OF CHILD.
      Focus is not on the disease but INDIVIDUAL who is SICK.
      Focus in on the society which is ignorant hence sick.


      FOUNDATION STRONGLY BELIVES IN HOLISTIC INTEGRATED CARE THRO’ MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM AS MOST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION FOR THIS PROBLEM

      SUCCESS OF THE PROJECT DEPENDS ON THE TEAMWORK

      HARMONY----COORDINATION -----EFFICIENCY

      AUTONOMY WITH ACCOUNTABILITY.