Sumedha is a centre for renewal of body, mind and spirit through the integration of insights and practices from psychology and spirituality.
In Sanskrit, Sumedha refers to a healthy brain that controls the entire body-mind system.
In Mythology, Sumedha is one the horses driving the sun's chariot and the one mainly responsible for guiding the destiny of individuals and societies
POJO (Jose Parappully), the Founder Director of the Centre is a catholic priest, member of the world-wide Don Bosco Society and a Clinical Psychologist. He holds a Masters degree in Pastoral Counselling from Loyola University, Chicago and a Doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco.
He is currently President of the Salesian Psychological Association of South Asia and was Founder-Secretary of the same for nine years (1998-2007). He was the Founder-President of the Conference of Catholic Psychologists of India (2008-2010).