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Finding Life a Struggle?

Is it time to start taking control of your mental health and well-being?

Manasa Ayurveda offers personal online & face-to-face consultations, self-care support, workshops, courses and individual therapy programmes.     

We are introducing a unique Buddhist Ayurvedic approach to mental health & well-being - the first service of its kind in the West. 

Our services are led by a highly knowledgable and experienced UK registered mental health professional. Our home therapy services currently operate within London (Zones 1-6).

Ayurveda translates as 'The Science of Life'. It’s a 5,000 year-old system for health and healing, with origins in South Asia.

Manasa Ayurveda means ‘Ayurveda for the Mind’.

Personal Consultation

Courses & Workshops

Therapy & Support


 Diet

Diet

 Meditation

Meditation

 Lifestyle

Lifestyle

NEW Holistic Wellbeing Course

8-Week Programme

In a safe, friendly and respectful space with a small group of six to eight people, you'll learn how to look after your well-being using a personally tailored Buddhist Ayurvedic approach. 

Starting with an online consultation, and a face-to-face consultation on the first session, you'll develop well-being through physical self-care, behaviour change, meditation and mindfulness. Learn more…

 Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis

Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis

 Ayurvedic herbs

Ayurvedic herbs

 Ayurvedic head massage

Ayurvedic head massage

Personal Consultation

We offer both online and face-to-face consultations.

SUPPORTED SELF-CARE

Our supported self-care programmes empower your well-being.

THERAPY PROGRAMMes

Your personally tailored programme of individual therapy sessions. 


Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth…
— The Buddha

Manasa Ayurveda Service User Feedback

Mean scores from answers to questions on a client satisfaction feedback form from all clients to date; scored on a Likert scale (0-3).
The mindful, sensual, well-being impact of Ayurveda creates thoughts of the possibility of a healthier future...
— Amanda
For me a very positive well-being session. I hope to maintain a wellbeing attitude daily. I like the Ayurvedic approach
— Rajeev
Being able to verbally express my feelings around family life and circumstances has been mentally and emotionally de-stressing
— Claire
Today’s session was most helpful for me. Discussion on sleep, wellbeing and talking around my feelings helped greatly
— Simon

We are the first to introduce ‘Buddhist Āyurvedic Counselling and Psychiatry' (BĀCP) from Sri Lanka to the West. BĀCP is a new subject in the area of Buddhist Studies. It was developed in Sri Lanka over the past decade, and its practice has been recognized by the World Health Organisation (p.15, WHO, 2009; p.39, WHO, 2012).

BĀCP has a strong theoretical basis grounded in premodern Buddhist and Ayurvedic texts which have endured for over 2000 years since around 400 BCE.

Our treatment methods include traditional Ayurvedic physical therapies, behaviour and situation change (e.g. through diet and lifestyle counselling), and methods for developing concentration and insight into reality (through a more personally tailored approach to mindfulness and meditation training).

Our Manasa Ayurveda consultant qualified in Sri Lanka at the Buddhist Ayurvedic Hospital within the Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies (NIIBS). Our Ayurvedic therapies are also informed by the Neelamahara tradition; practiced for centuries within the Neelamahara Buddhist temple and surrounding village community in Sri Lanka.

 Buddhist Ayurvedic Hospital

Buddhist Ayurvedic Hospital

 Buddhist and Ayurvedic texts informing Manasa Ayurveda therapies, and their approximated chronology.

Buddhist and Ayurvedic texts informing Manasa Ayurveda therapies, and their approximated chronology.

Matthew Aldridge - Manasa Ayurveda Therapist

MA BSc(Hons) THORN BA(Hons) DipHE RMN Dip.Ayu. MFHT

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Matt first began to learn about Ayurveda in 1998 in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. He is now a fully qualified Ayurvedic Therapist and maintains regular contact with colleagues in Sri Lanka at the Manasa Ayurveda Hospital and the Nagananda Buddhist Ayurvedic (Teaching) Hospital. He has more than a decade's experience in Buddhist meditation and his work on Buddhism, mindfulness and mental health has been peer reviewed and published internationally. Matt has full personal indemnity insurance as a member of the FHT and is also registered as a Mental Health professional (RMN) in the UK.

Publications: 

Aldridge, M.A. (2015) Modelling Mindful Practice Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives 16(3):312-321

Aldridge, M.A. (2012) Addressing Non-Adherence to Antipsychotic Medication: A Harm Reduction Approach Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 19(1):85-96

Aldridge, M.A. (2011) Psychosis and the Three Refuges Middle Way: Journal of the Buddhist Society 86(3):225-230

Aldridge, M.A. (2008) Psychosis from the Inside (pp. 74-79), In, Clarke, I. Madness Mystery and the Survival of God O-Books Winchester, Washington.