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 Surya's (Sun God's) chariot and the one mainly responsible for guiding the destiny of an individual.
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 was the Founder-President of the Conference of Catholic Psychologists of India (2008-2010)and Founder-Secretary of the Salesian Psychological Association (1998-2007). He edits "Psychological Foundations - The Journal."