Suryani Institute for Mental Health

Suryani Institute for Mental Health

Spiritual Hypnosis Assissted Therapy (SHAT) is being extensively and successfully used in clinical practice in Bali for over a decade now and for a variety of mental disorders, emotional distress (specifically grief and bereavement), sexual, relational, and sexual orientation problems, and PTSD. As a new, alternative, and both culturally and spiritually sensitive method of treatment and prevention of mental health problems, Professor Luh Ketut Suryani applied the method for the new high school and junior high school students in Denpasar, Bali. There were thausands students joined the program. Most of them had to cried out loud and scream due to the traumatic memories that they re-experience during the program.

“The approach focuses on memory and the unconscious mind, and considers the effects of proto-experiences on the (dys)functional psychological development of the individual. It utilises spiritual, psychodynamic (in particular clinical hypnosis), CBT, and humanistic therapeutic elements”, said Suryani after the program.

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Posted by cokyaya On July - 13 - 2010 Identity and Self Concept Mental Health Project News

After heard brief discription of the condition in Bali from Professor Luh Ketut Suryani, Maurizio Constantino who was the operational director and co-ordinator for the Trieste Mental Health Department in Italy finally had the chance to see the reality. He was shocked and amazed at the same time. He shocked to see the condition for the patients in community, but he was amazed to see the work of the volunteer. “Their work really showed the compassion that the patients and families need beyond the medical setting”, said Maurizio.

During the visit, the team had the chance to see one patient that just found by the volunteer and 3 other patients that have been treated and getting better. All of them were in chained and now been released and in their maintanance phase. “I need the families to have understanding that any tiny change is a progress for the patient mental health”, add Suryani to the families as they really want her miracle work. She has to manage her time and the money that most of it come from her own pocket after Bali’s governor cut 90% of his previous budget without any consult with her.

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Posted by cokyaya On July - 9 - 2010 Mental Health Project News

In almost every country, the proportion of people aged over 60 years is growing faster than any other age group, as a result of both longer life expectancy and declining fertility rates. This population ageing can be seen as a success story for public health policies and for socioeconomic development, but it also challenges society to adapt, in order to maximize the health and functional capacity of older people as well as their social participation and security.

Pertamina, a State-Owned Enterprise (BUMN), was changed into Company operating in field of energy, petrochemical and other business supporting the business of Pertamina, either domestically or internationally, which is market-mechanism oriented. It’s established on December 10, 1957 under the name PT Permina. In 1961 the company changed its name to PN Permina and after the merger with PN Pertamin in 1968 it became PN Pertamina. With the enactment of Law 8 of 1971 the company became Pertamina. This name persisted until after Pertamina changed its legal status to PT Pertamina (PERSERO) on October 9, 2003.

As a State-Owned Enterprise (BUMN), Pertamina doesn’t want to make their employee suffer in their old age. For this they create a pre retirement program to prevent the employee sufering a post power syndrome. To balance the mind body and spirit, the company need the expert on the field, Professor Luh Ketut Suryani. Using her unique concept biopsychospirit-sociocultural approach, she provide a holistic preparation for the employee. The program was held in Hotel The Patra Bali on June 29, 2010.

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Posted by cokyaya On June - 29 - 2010 Identity and Self Concept Mental Health Project News

There are 725,000 severely mentally ill Indonesians who receive no treatment at all and some of them in restrained condition. A sad situation but even that central government of Indonesia do nothing and prefer to just simply said “It’s terrible. It’s a situation that should not happen. Not only in terms of psychiatric diseases but in terms of humanity”. There are no willingness to help nor admit their foult of creating useless program in treatment the mental disorder. Most of the psychiatrists in the nation just prefer to work behind the desk and just said “The biggest problem for [Indonesians] is collective denial”. In a sense they just want to say, “We wait the patients but there’s no body coming to our hospital”

One treatment model gaining increasing interest is the work of Dr Luh Ketut Suryani, a remarkable Balinese psychiatrist who used traditional spiritualism and meditation – as well as anti-psychotic drugs – to achieve results with those in pasung. ”Most important of all is the acceptance back to the family, the community,” she says. ”One pasung patient we cared for was in [confinement] for over 40 years. It took us three months, three injections and some therapy. The last time we visited him, he was doing well. Back with his family and communicating with others in the village.”

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Posted by cokyaya On June - 28 - 2010 Mental Health Project News