Our counseling programs aim to help you achieve specific goals and overcome any issues that can cause you pain and prevent you from reaching your full potential. The Birla Center provides a safe and comfortable environment in which you can freely discuss and explore your feelings with one of our team of therapists. We are here to support you and help you find your own insights and understanding of your problems. If you are at a crossroads in your life, struggling to find your true calling or trying to shed entrenched behaviour patterns that are blocking you from experiencing real happiness, you have come to the right place. The Birla Center’s Vedic Counseling Program provides personalized guidance that can shift you from where you are to where you want to be. These programs can also be done by phone or Skype (Zoom).
Self-Development Palmistry Program (3, 6 or 9 sessions)
In this program, all aspects of your hands are examined from the perspective of balance. An imbalance in your hand can seriously disrupt your sense of peace, happiness and harmony and bring discord into all the relationships in your life. The lines and signs in our hands do not form on their own; they are a product of our thoughts, behaviour, and perceptions. When our thoughts and actions are out of balance, the imbalance is manifested in our hands. We can re-establish equilibrium in our lives once we’ve modified our perception and behaviour, and the evidence of those changes will be reflected in our hand. This program focuses on the lines and signs of the hand to trace the source of the imbalance in your life, and then systematically implement changes to quickly restore balance and equilibrium. Handprints are taken at regular intervals to monitor progress and determine additional steps or adjustments needed to assure success. A workbook is included in the program.
Lorne: Harnessing one’s full potential through the Self-Development Palmistry Program
Lorne was in his late 20s and had no drive or direction in his life. Although he had finished school several years before and was in a relationship with a young woman who cared for him deeply, he was still living with his parents, had no job or interest in looking for work, wouldn’t return to school, and refused to join the family business despite his father’s repeated requests for him to do so. To add more pressure to the situation, Lorne’s girlfriend, Vanessa, was demanding that he make a long-term commitment to her.
Then Lorne’s father, who was a Birla Center client, brought Lorne to The Center for a consultation. The prints of Lorne that were taken before his first session were very “raw”, the only lines that were clearly visible were the major ones – the heart, head and life lines. The absence of all other lines reflected what was happening in his life at the time, which was very little—Lorne had become stuck; he had failed to explore or develop his natural talents and had not been growing as a person. He had a large Mars on his palm, denoting a reservoir of great energy, but he had no focus or creative ideas in which to channel that energy.
Meanwhile, the handprints of Vanessa, who also attended the reading, showed a weak Mars but a strong Saturn. This denoted low energy but a highly disciplined mind and a capacity to think creatively. After just one session Lorne realized how important Vanessa was to him on many different fronts and committed himself to her. They soon married and began building both a family and a highly successful business they both loved. Lorne had signed up for the Self-Development Palmistry Program, so he returned to The Center for several follow up sessions and had new sets of handprints taken. The change in his prints was remarkable. After six months, Lorne had developed many minor lines, showing a conscious awareness of his abilities. Not only did he develop a strong destiny line, revealing a burgeoning career, and a Sun line, suggesting magnetism and success, but he had also developed a union line, showing his growing commitment to Vanessa. Palmistry helped Lorne recognize his weaknesses and strengths, channel his energy, follow his heart, and realize his full potential. He and Vanessa have remained loyal clients of The Center for many years.
Self-Development Astrology Program (3, 6 or 9 sessions)
In the Self-Development Astrology Program, all aspects of your natal chart will be examined, including the signs, planets and houses. Through the guided study of your chart you will quickly gain a much deeper understanding of yourself—your karma and your motivations as well as your actions and reactions to the circumstances and events of your life. You will also become adept at recognizing your personal strengths and talents and developing methods to improve aspects of your character that need attention. When we learn to interpret our actions by comprehending our response to planetary influences, we can begin taking a more active role in working with our planets, rather than blindly reacting to them spontaneously.
The Self-Development Astrology Program focuses on the seven planets in the Vedic system—the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn—as well as the two highly influential moon nodes, Rahu and Ketu. The Program also makes a thorough study of the effects of the outer planets—Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, that are not traditionally included in Vedic astrology. We study every planet because each is said to represent a basic human drive. For example, the Sun represents magnetism; the Moon, perception; Mercury, our ease of self-expression; Venus, of course, is love; Mars, energy; Jupiter, ambition; and Saturn, discipline. Rahu and Ketu reflect karmic issues from our past that have followed us into our present to be dealt with and resolved. Ketu reflects our past actions and Rahu is an accounting of our current situation—together they form a kind of karmic balance sheet.
The planets have a precise function in your natal chart, and represent a specific energy. Each planet’s action is influenced by the sign it occupies, and its influence primarily plays out in the area of life indicated by the house in which it is located. For example, Saturn is the planet of discernment. In order to see how that discernment is being used in your life, we must consult your natal chart to determine exactly where (in which sign and house) Saturn was situated at the moment of your birth. In the sample chart, Saturn is located in Libra at the time of birth, which is its optimal position, and it is situated in the 8th House—the house of metaphysics. With these two pieces of information we can reasonably say that this particular person would make an excellent palmist or astrologer.
Body-Mind Therapy Program
This specialized program combines a 60-minute analysis of your hands and 60-minutes of therapeutic massage. By talking with your therapist you can become aware of and choose those patterns of behavior that you would like to change followed by a relaxing massage to help relieve stress and tension. This 12-session program can be a gateway to a happier and more fulfilling life.
Our Body-Mind Therapy Program focuses on the relationship between your body, your thoughts and your emotional processes. During the process your therapist will help you identify patterns of behavior that you would like to change. The “mind-hand” analysis portion of this package is paired with a relaxing, therapeutic massage. Our massages, in addition to relieving stress and releasing tension, create a safe and receptive environment in which one is more open and able to fully integrate the insights and new information arising from the hand analysis.
Often, unacknowledged feelings from past experiences are stored in the body and can (unconsciously) exert a powerful effect on how we behave, how we interact with others, and how we feel about ourselves—in short, these feelings can determine who we are. And while our minds have a great capacity to shut out or avoid certain memories and emotions, our bodies forget nothing and remember everything, no matter how deeply buried.
Our Body-Mind Therapy Program can be an amazing gateway to awareness through which long-buried feelings and memories can finally rise to the surface and be released, freeing you from old patterns and energy blocks that have kept you from living life to its fullest. The powerful relaxation response triggered by the massage treatment will help you integrate all the information you have discussed with your therapist prior to the massage and leave you feeling uplifted, hopeful, more positive and happier about yourself and what lays ahead.
The Body-Mind Therapy Program does not end at the massage table, it is something you carry with you wherever you go because it is about changing the way you see and think about yourself and your place in the world. Your thoughts influence your perception, your perception influences your attitude, your attitude influences your actions which create the situations that form the circumstances of your life. If you are unhappy with the situation you are living, you must change the thoughts that are blocking you from achieving your dreams. The Body-Mind Program can help you accomplish that goal, as it has for many others.
Palmistry Life Coaching Series
Our Life Coaching Series helps you identify and achieve specific personal or professional goals. The series is designed to help you break old habits and to create new, positive patterns of thinking and behaviour in order to achieve career advancement or personal growth. As the name suggests, the Palmistry Life Coaching Series provides clients with guidance by studying the lines, signs, and mounts of the hand.
The geography of our hands is divided into different astrological zones called mounts, which are crossed or bordered by our major and minor lines. Each mount and line represents a complex array of cosmological, physiological, psychological, and emotional aspects in our lives and individual make up. Precisely because of the complexity of the lines and mounts—no one line or mount is representative of just one life issue—we have taken a thematic approach to our Palmistry Life Coaching Series and divided the series into 15 Themes (see below). Each theme focuses on a particular mount or line that relates to specific life issues that, in the past, many of our clients have expressed interest in working on, such as: Developing more loving and successful relationships (The Heart Line); becoming a more creative thinker in the workplace; finding a better way to balance the demands of family and career; channeling creative energy into financial success (The Line of Saturn); or living a more spiritual existence (Girdle of Venus).
During your first meeting, the therapist will ask you about your objectives and then go over the list of 15 Themes with you and help you select the one best suited to your personal needs and goals. One of the most fascinating features of this series is being able to witness the lines and mounts of your hand change and evolve as you learn more about yourself and others. Your hands and their markings act as a barometer of your increased awareness and the positive progress you are making in life.
The 15 Themes of our Palmistry Life Coaching Series
Themes 1 to 8: Mounts – Exploration of the Superconscious
Moon: Perception, Emotions and Creativity
Venus: Feeling Good in Your Body
Mars Galaxy: Living in Stress or Harmony?
Jupiter: Deciphering our Life Purpose
Saturn: A Potent Force for Change
Sun: Attracting Your Heart’s Desires
Mercury: The Art of Communication
Rahu and Ketu: Understanding Your Karmic Mission
Themes 9 to 11 – Major Lines – Understanding our Subconscious
The Heart Line: Feeling is the Secret
The Head Line: Moral Compass
The Life Line: Physical Health and Well-Being
Themes 12 to 15: Minor Lines – Expression of our Conscious
The Line of Saturn: Achieving our Life Purpose
The Sun Line: Attracting Happiness and Success
The Line of Mercury: Communication, Intuition and Enlightenment
Girdle of Venus: Emotional Balance and Creativity