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Mental Health for Patients and You!

Strategies and Functional Solutions for Mental and Psychological Wellness

Strategies and Functional Solutions for Mental and Emotional Disorders.

How you can address your patients and your own mental and emotional disorders. There are alternative strategies to conventional, western "behavioral" psychiatric and psychological drug and invasive therapies. Therapies that are often costly and ineffective. I want you the therapist, practitioner and or physician to understand that there are alternatives. Some of these alternatives might be as simple as starting to meditate, learning and practicing organizational skills or more seriously addressing Old Unresolved Negative Emotional Issues or "NEMO's" as we call them in the SomaVeda® system.

SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® Thai Yoga is a sophisticated and holistic medical system based on traditional indigenous medicine. As such, in practice, it addresses literally everything that keeps a client unwell, unhappy, unable to function in a productive manner in their life, fulfilling their life's passion and work.

Therefor as all traditional medicine systems do we must at some point consider the emotional, somatic, psychological and mental aspects of what is keeping ourselves and our clients from the "happy Life".

This course is the opening to a much larger and longer conversation which I hope to grow in content and context over time.

I will be moving back and forth a bit as we explore alternatives to psychiatric treatment and drug based mental health solutions for both ourselves and our clients. Remember, one of the traditional tenants of Traditional Thai Yoga Therapy is that it should be as good for the giver and for the receiver!

Of course, as always, your comments and participation are welcome! Dr. Anthony B. James


Your Instructor


Dr. Anthony B. James
Dr. Anthony B. James

Anthony B. James, DNM(P), ND(T), MD(AM),DOM(P), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, R.A.A.P., R.A.D., SMOKH
AAPNA Advisory Board Member
Professor- Teacher, Physician, Registered Ayurveda Doctor (Vidya), Minister, Healer, Therapist... Florida, USA

Anthony B. James was the first Westerners ever recognized in Thailand as an authentic Thai Traditional Medicine teacher and Aachan or professor, where his work is known and honored throughout the country by the Royal Thai Gov’t Ministries of Thai Traditional Medicine, Thai Department of Commerce and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TOT- Friend of Thailand Awardee recipient), Wat Po Association of Thai Traditional Medical Schools registered AACHARN / Professor of Thai Traditional Medicine. He is a teacher of Thai Ayurveda, Classical Indian Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedic astrology (Thai Korosot Astrology), who shows how Yoga and Vedic systems of knowledge interface for optimizing our human potential.

AAPNA Advisory Board Member and Registered Ayurvedic Doctor R.A.D. (AAPNA) practicing Ayurveda Medicine and therapy for over 35 years. His many books include “Ayurveda of Thailand- The AAPNA Veda Vyasa Award Recipient for 2017”, “Ayurveda and Thai Yoga, Religious Therapeutics Theory and Practice”, as well as several Telly Award winning Video Documentaries on Thai Traditional Medicine and Thai Yoga Therapy. He is currently the director of the NAIC: SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine, SCNM School of Ayurveda Medicine and Thai Yoga Center, Staff and Faculty for Oriental Medicine Doctoral program of the PanAmerican School of Natural Medicine- Nevis West Indies, and on the editorial board for the magazine International Journal of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine.

Dr. James has a thirty five year background in natural healing, including the systems of Native American Medicine, Thai Ayurveda, Classical Indian Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Western Herbalism and Vedic Astrology. He has an MD(AM) degree as well as Board Certified Naturopathic Degree, two doctoral degrees in Natural Medicine, an OMD (Acupuncture) as well as doctorates/ PhD in Indigenous Medicine and Monastic Medicine. Dr. James also holds a Masters in Clinical Herbology and has taught herbal medicine for several years. Currently he is dean of the SCNM: SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine, School of Ayurveda Medicine and the Thai Yoga Center schools and programs. Dr. James is the author of numerous books, articles and hundreds of educational video’s focused on Ayurveda and related topics. He has presented seminars and at national and international medical conferences including AAPNA for many years.

In addition to his interest and research into his family Native American Religious and medicine heritage Dr. James is an ordained priest and Monsignor of the the Sacred Medical Order of The Church of Hope (SMOCH/ SMOKH).The Church of Hope is a Church of special and sacred ministry of monastic medicine, sanctified healing, ecclesiastical medicine, holistic medicine, as well as indigenous medicines as part of religious doctrine, where he is working to integrate Ayurveda and Complimentary Medicine into the Monastic Medical Tradition of the church.

In September of 2016, Aachan James published a comprehensive texbook titled “Ayurveda of Thailand: Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Yoga Therapy“, Meta Journal Press. This new book covers in detail the authentic history and genuine practices, philosophy and religious therapeutics of Ayurveda in Thailand.

Union of Thai Traditional Medicine SocietyNovember 30th. 2009, Aachan, Dr. Anthony James receives LifeTime Membership Recognition with Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society (UTTS). The award itself was presented by the Mr. Aram Amaradit (Dr. Amratisha), Member Parliament of Surin Province, Chairman of the Committee on Public Health, President and original founder: The Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society, Ministry on Public Health, Thailand. The credentials were issued in the offices of the The Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburii, Thailand. UTTS Life Time recognition (Thai Traditional Medicine/ Thai Traditional Massage) credentials #520121896.

Anthony James, Life Time Member UTTS

Aachan, Dr. James studied under the former grandmaster Aachan Sintorn Chaichagun at the Shivagakomarpaj Traditional Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai Thailand from 1988 to 1995. He maintained a working relationship with his mentor in the Northern style, Grand Master Sintorn and “The Old Medicine Hospital” until Grand Master Sintorn’s passing in 2005.

100_1477Aachan James was the original founder and chief Teacher for the The International Thai Therapists Association 1992-2012, to fairly represent the various traditional systems of Thai Yoga and Thai Massage currently being practiced primarily in the US. In 2006, he was granted Aachan/ professor and Master Thai Traditional Medicine: Thai Yoga/ Thai Massage Teacher status through the Anantasuk system (Hua Hin Thailand), recognized by the Wat Po Association. The award itself was presented by the Wangklaikangwon Industrial College Dean and Educational and Director Dr. Surasak Srinoi. Dr. James specializes in Native American Medicine, Thai medical theory, Asian history, Ayurveda and Theravada Buddhism.


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