On behalf of Organising Committee of Rabirashmi Study Circle (RSC), We cordially invite you to the    Symposium on Rabindrik Psychotherapy to be held on Sunday 9th December 2018 (From 10am to 4pm) at Conference Hall, 10, Raja Rajkrishna Street, Kolkata 700006, WB, India.
The aim of the Symposium is to further development of Rabindrik Psychotherapy.
It will provide great opportunity for Psychotherapists, Medical/Healthcare Professional, Performing Artist, Social Scientist, Educationist and Researchers to learn and exchange their views and experiences.
We look forward to your active participation in the symposium with your colleagues and research students.
Fees for participant is Rs 400/- (includes Tea, Snacks & Lunch)

Research papers (based on single case study, anecdotal reports, empirical research, experiment, survey) are invited for the Symposium on Rabindrik Psychotherapy.
1.Date of abstract submission with 300 words and keywords :9th November to
Selected papers will be called for Registration. Registration Fees for Paper Presentation is Rs 600 and for Poster Presentation Rs 500. Registration will be done on spot. Registration Fees accepted only by cash. Paper presentation and Poster Presentation certificate will be provided.
2. Themes: Consciousness, Flow theory, Drawing Therapy, Subjective Well-being, Story Therapy, Shakespeare and Tagore, Human values, Self-efficacy, Emotion regulation, Stress management, Positive Psychology, Expressive therapy, Cognitive therapy, Cognitive behaviour therapy, Quantitative modelling, Artificial intelligence and machine learning, Neural network, Social network.
3. Abstract format: Background (brief introduction of the construct or concept, purpose), Objectives, Method in details, Results, Keywords (maximum 4).
4. Poster Presentation : Papers are invited for Poster Presentations in the seminar of Rabindrik Psychotherapy.
    Subthemes : Tagore's songs & Rabindrik Psychotherapy, Tagore's Peom in the role of Psychotherapy, Tagore's humanism in        the novel, Tagore's short story and analysis its character, Tagore's Art Therapy.
    Elgibility : Students of under graduate, post graduate, and M.Phil could apply.
    Submission deadline : 15th November 2018
    Notification of acceptance : 25th November 2018
    Measurement of Poster : 36" X 24"

5. Presented papers will be available in our web site:

Ms Sharmistha Basu




Background: Self acceptance refers to an individual’s satisfaction or happiness with one self and is thought to be necessary for good mental health. Self acceptance involves self understanding, a realistic, albeit subjective, awareness of one’s strength and weaknesses. Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel laureate and seer poet, composed different songs named as Rabindra sangeet. Rabindrik Psychotherapy refers to the psychotherapeutic treatment of mental illness using therapeutic postulates extracted from Rabindra Sangeet. Flow refers to the movement of consciousness wave. In singing the songs, individual emphasizes looking at the consciousness flow from Murta to Raag and Raag to Saraswat. Focusing attention to the flow develops free thinking, self-efficacy, self acceptance and self-actualization. It can be achieved by cognitive restructuring like stopping criticizing and solving the defects of one’s self, and then accepting them to be existing within one’s self. Rather than concentrating on dysfunction, Rabindrik psychotherapy strives help people fulfil their potential and maximize their well-being. This is evident in the current case study. Method: The aim of the study was to examine how self acceptance developed through Rabindra Sangeet. For this purpose one 27 years old Bengali woman with high depression and anxiety was selected for the present study. The experiment was held in a soundproof room and the subject was not taken any medicine during the session. Result: After singing her preferred Rabindra sangeet the subject comprehended own faults for her current complaints and changed from less self orientation to more self-orientation and accepting the reality. The results are discussed with the theory of self-acceptance and mindfulness.


Key Words: Self Acceptance, Rabindrik Psychotherapy, Flow etc.


Abstract #2


Title: Rabindrasangit    & Regulation of emotion

Dr. Tinni Dutta
Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Asutosh College, Kolkata, India.


Spirituality is something super consciousness,  supra-human ,transcendent realm. Rabindrasangit, especially Tagore’s devotional songs appears to be spiritual in nature. It is manifested in diverse ways, it is present in day to day activities as well as literary and aesthetic works. Rabindrasangit seeks to regulate our emotion from deepest root of our heart.  The sense of oceanic wonder, the most sublimated expression of the self-transcending emotion is the root of his creation. The emotions expressed in such creation mostly reveal universal characteristics of the mind as if the creator creates not only as an individual but representative of mankind.The enriched words and melodies of Rabindrasangit is so intense that it penetrates our mind through projective identification. We as a reader unite with author as a co-creator, enlightenment comes from bottom not from above. We feel we are one with the universe. In the midst of conflicts, anxieties and losses Tagore teaches us loss is not loss, pain is not pain, we feel the embrace of freedom in the thousand bonds of delight. The songs of Tagore, in their thought and content, are rich in form, beauty and in their potential for sparking realization and promote growth of consciousness.

Key words: Psychotherapy, Tagore,  Regulation of emotion, Oceanic feeling Consciousness.

Abstract #3
Shakespeare and Tagore
Mr Joydeep Mukherjee

The poetry of earth can scarcely be composed without any reference to the quintessential philosophy of existence on the earth. Poets are visionaries. In the words of Percy Bysshe Shelley, " Poets are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration; the mirrors of gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present." He further states, " Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world."

(A DEFENCE OF POETRY,1821). The prophetic vision a poet ought to possess is evident in the works of all great poets. This essay focuses on two of them : Rabindranath Tagore from the Orient and William Shakespeare from the Occident.

In The Ballad of East and West Rudyard Kipling wrote: Oh, East is East, and West is West and never the twain shall meet,/ Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great judgement seat;/But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,/ When two strong men stand face to face, tho'they come from the ends of the earth;