Mapping The Mind In Psychiatric Cases

Welcome to Mapping The Mind In Psychiatric Cases, a webinar series by Dr Anita S Salunke, in association with Sociedade Medica Gioana de Homeopatia in Brazil & Dr Vivian Suttin in Argentina.

In a series of 12 online sessions, Dr Salunke blends the scientific knowledge of the classical masters with newer systems evolved by contemporary stalwarts, to arrive at a highly refined approach to Case Taking. At the heart of this approach is a synthesis of homeopathy as a science and of Case Taking as an art. Dr Salunke demonstrates this syncretic approach while always keeping the highly individualised patient as the focus. The objective is one hundred per cent accuracy.

Highlights of the Webinar

* Individuation
Dr Mahesh Gandhi has proposed that each case reflects the individuation of the patient. It is this individuation that makes each person different from the other and it is this individuation that expresses itself in the disease patterns they develop. 

* PEM & Inner Age
The Personal Evolution Model or PEM maps the ‘inner age’ of the patient. This is the developmental age at which the patient is stuck and it usually does not correspond with their chronological age. Dr Gandhi’s concept of inner age was founded on the eight stages of Psychosocial Development of German-American psychologist Erik Erikson.

* Key Sensitivity
Each one of us has that one key issue around which we script our life story. This Key Sensitivity – the issue that the patient is most sensitive to – governs the individual throughout their life and is at the root of their disease. It is a concept I developed and refined through years of practice. By discovering the patient’s Key Sensitivity, and along with the PEM model, the practitioner can easily arrive at the root of the patient’s disturbance.

* After understanding the patient’s life script and inner age, the practitioner must analyse the information using classical scientific models and charts, and classify the patient as animal, mineral or plant. The practitioner must also use Jan Scholten’s Periodic Table, Dr Michal Yakir’s Two-Dimensional Plant Chart and Dr Mahesh Gandhi’s Animal Chart. 

These charts will help map the patient in order to arrive at the similimum.

The wise homeopath uses an eclectic approach and always balances its scientific aspects against its artistic potential. I received my scientific foundation from Dr Praful Vijayakar, and his Chart of Suppression, understanding of Miasm and Genetic Constitution is the bedrock of my practice.

On the artistic side, I learnt the Kingdom Theory and its application from Dr Rajan Sankaran and the PEM Model from Dr Mahesh Gandhi. These approaches play to the intuitive strength of the practitioner.

While critics may argue that the multiplicity of approaches could distract the practitioner from what they are supposed to see, this is not how it works. Patients present many different pictures – some offer complete symptoms (location, sensation, modalities), while others offer only their life stories, giving the practitioner much less to work with. 

Using an amalgamation of approaches – which while different from each other also complement each other – increases the probability of arriving at the similimum with minimum distractions!

It is Case Taking at its sophisticated best.


This is special 12 series Module which can give you insight regarding how to treat the psychiatry cases like Anxiety, Panic, OCD, Bipolar disorder, Depression & Schizophrenia.

Every Module is along with one video case, which gives an understanding of the concept that helps to treat such cases.


Module 1 : Individuation

This Module explained the Personal Evolution Method of Dr Mahesh Gandhi Sir. The elaborate explanation of How to individualize the person, what is Ego, gauzing his Ego strength and mapping him in Mineral, Plant & Animal chart. Video case exhibited to know the issues he suffered, the sensation he experienced and finally mapping him to arrival of Similimum with follow up.


Module 2 : Topographic model of Mind

This Module explained the basic of Psychiatry case taking, what is Id, Ego & Superego, the components of Mind, What is the other song. How conscious and subconscious mind play a role in psychiatry cases. Various coping mechanism and defenses to Defend stress. Video case exhibited how superego – guilt factor is a cause of OCD.


Module 3 : Evaluation of cases - Finer Nuance

This Module explained to analyze and Evaluate the case on the basis of life story of the person, developmentally were he was stuck up and unable to evolve, that gave rise to his sicknesses. The case with sensation words helped to know the kingdom and subkingdom. case was differentiated on observation and ideal reasoning was done with finer perfection. 


Module 4 : Perceiving the Inner Age

This Module will explain you the concept how to perceive the inner age of the person, the way the person elaborates her case-life story, symptoms & sensation and the importance of pathology, which give rise to according to your inner age. Video will depict the Anxiety neurosis case with Macular degeneration with a follow up.


Module 5 : Stages of Development

This Module will brief you the Development of Inner age of individual, and will teach how important it is to know the different facets of inner age, how to see it from the story of the individual and map him accordingly to give him right similimum. A video case of OCD with panic will help you know How to see the patient were he is stuck in his development.