Course Overview

Siddha Consciousness for PTSD and Depression

Explore a variety of Siddah meditative programs for mental health conditions and cardiac patients and will covers topics including diet, exercise, meditation, sleep, weight control, compassion and finding meaning in life.
Write your awesome label here.

2022 Annual Conference

October 28-30, 2022

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

43 minutes

CME Eligible*

.75 credit(s)

Detailed Course Info

Click the tabs below to view detailed information on this course  
Course Description
Learning Objectives
 Course Description

What is this course about?

The Siddha system of medicine is one of the earliest traditional medicine systems in the world which treats the mind, body and soul. The word Siddha has its origin in the Tamil language word Siddhi which means "an object to be attained" or "perfection. This session will explore a variety of Siddha approaches that may aid in mental health challenges including Self-Inquiry (Si) meditative program, Heartful Living (HL) and the Altruism Compassion Experience (ACE) siddha meditative method.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. 
To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on October 31, 2024. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.

California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241, which require CME activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency & implicit bias. It is the intent of AB 1195 and AB 241 to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population and reduce health disparities through appropriate professional development. Please see the CME website,, for AB 1195 and AB 241 resources.
For questions about CME credit, please contact us at The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.
Empty space, drag to resize
 Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, learners will be able to...

  • Recognize the limitations of current medications and therapies for mental health and the third of nonresponders that may benefit from Siddha mind-body methods.
  • Explore outcomes of complimentary mind-body interventions for managing health challenges.
  • Evaluate Siddha consciousness tools used in the evaluation of mental health and cardiac conditions.

What's included in this course?

This course includes the following:
Write your awesome label here.
  • Video Recording
  • Downloadable Audio
  • Speaker Handout(s)
  • Quiz
  • Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Outline

Meet Your Faculty

Anand Chockalingam, MD, FACC, FAHA

Anand Chockalingam is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA since 2006. His major emphasis is cardiomyopathy, mental stress and holistic interventions with over 70 original publications. He collaborates with mindfulness behavioral psychologists, exercise experts and nutrition scientists to improve diet, exercise and lifestyle for cardiac patients. He has pioneered a unique ‘Heartful Living’ cardiac wellness program both in the US and India for improving health. Since 2015, thousands of heart patients have gained insight and confidence through the 8- week course. He works with the American College of Cardiology and State Medical Associations to help physicians gain resilience.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Enroll Now!

This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.