TCI Enters India

Theme- Centred Interaction (TCI) enters India

TCI (Theme-Centred Interaction) is a form of applied humanistic psychology.

It was founded by Ruth Cohn, renowned Jewish German psycho-analyst.

It was founded by Ruth Cohn, renowned Jewish German psycho-analyst.

She lived during Hitler’s Nazi regime and was fortunate to escape to Switzerland and from there to US.

She lived during Hitler’s Nazi regime and was fortunate to escape to Switzerland and from there to US.

But having witnessed the massacre of over six million Jews during her life-time, she was moved by the psycho-social trauma precipitated by Hitler.

She decided to leave her psychiatric clinic to get down to people who are in need of solace and a sense of direction in life.

She wrote an article entitled “From clinic to circle to community”. And she practiced it.

I happened to meet TCI in 1994 in the first TCI workshop organized in India. It was led by Mary Anne Kuebel, who later became my “TCI guru”.

Being convinced of its meaningfulness, I took a break from Mahatma Gandhi University to work on deputation with Karl Kuebel Institute for Development Education, situated in Coimbatore, for four years (1994-98)

Being convinced of its meaningfulness, I took a break from Mahatma Gandhi University to work on deputation with Karl Kuebel Institute for Development Education, situated in Coimbatore, for four years (1994-98)

This was a significant turning point in my life because TCI was at that time accepted as the “preferred” training methodology of Karl Kuebel Institute.

The Institute sent me to Germany to take several courses in TCI.

By God’s grace I became the first TCI graduate in India, and the convocation took place in Germany in 2010.