Psychotherapy, East and West

A Unifying Paradigm


Author: Swami Ajaya

Publisher: Himalayan Institute Press

ISBN: 9780893890872

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 345

View: 9048

In this authoritative and groundbreaking work, Swami Ajaya, a practicing clinical psychologist, compares the diverse teachings of ancient and modern psychotherapies.

Psychotherapy East & West


Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608684563

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 9708

Before he became a counterculture hero, Alan Watts was known as an incisive scholar of Eastern and Western psychology and philosophy. In this 1961 classic, Watts demonstrates his deep understanding of both Western psychotherapy and the Eastern spiritual philosophies of Buddhism, Taoism, Vedanta, and Yoga. He examined the problem of humans in a seemingly hostile universe in ways that questioned the social norms and illusions that bind and constrict modern humans. Marking a groundbreaking synthesis, Watts asserted that the powerful insights of Freud and Jung, which had, indeed, brought psychiatry close to the edge of liberation, could, if melded with the hitherto secret wisdom of the Eastern traditions, free people from their battles with the self. When psychotherapy merely helps us adjust to social norms, Watts argued, it falls short of true liberation, while Eastern philosophy seeks our natural relation to the cosmos.

Religious Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy

East Meets West


Author: Frank De Piano,Ashe Mukherjee,Scott Mitchel Kamilar,Lynne M Hagen,Elaine Hartsman,R. Paul Olson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135788952

Category: Religion

Page: 458

View: 2060

Integrate spiritual traditions with psychological healing! In this fascinating volume, clinical practitioners of different religious traditions examine the same clinical case, offering insights, interventions, and explanations of transformation and healing. This practical approach allows them to explore broader issues of personality theory and psychology from the perspectives of various spiritual traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Religious Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy addresses both the practical issues of doing psychotherapy and the deeper need to relate psychology and theology. After providing a thorough introduction to the spiritual tradition, each author presents a critical psychological theory of personality and psychotherapy grounded in that tradition. The authors address the questions of what it means to be a person, what causes human distress, and how individuals experience healing. Religious Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy offers profound insights into the urgent issues of human suffering and psychological transformation, including: theories of personality structure and human motivation the nature of experience and processes of change the dialectical relation of theology and psychology convergences and difference among the religious psychologies Marrying theory and practice, spirit and psyche, Religious Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy offers profound insights and effective interventions. Mental health professionals, clergy, and scholars in religion, cross-cultural studies, personality, counseling, and psychotherapy will find this breakthrough book a life-changing experience and an invaluable resource.

Awakening the Heart

East/West Approaches to Psychotherapy and the Healing Relationship


Author: John Welwood

Publisher: Shambhala Publications


Category: Psychology

Page: 219

View: 1431

Essays examine the combination of psychotherapy methods with meditation techniques in order to aid in the development of the relationship between the therapist and patient

Psychotherapy and Buddhism

Toward an Integration


Author: Jeffrey B. Rubin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489972803

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 9256

There is currently a burgeoning interest in the relationship between the Western psychotherapeutic and Buddhist meditative traditions among therapists, researchers, and spiritual seekers. Psychotherapy and Buddhism initiates a conversation between these two modern methods of achieving greater self-understanding and peace of mind. Dr. Jeffrey B. Rubin explores how they might be combined to better serve patients in therapy and adherents to a spiritual way of life. He examines the strengths and limitations of each tradition through three contexts: the nature of self, conception of ideal health, and process of achieving optimal health. The volume features the first two cases of Buddhists in psychoanalytic treatment.

Oriental Enlightenment

The Encounter Between Asian and Western Thought


Author: J.J. Clarke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134784732

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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What is the place of Eastern thought - Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Confucianism - in the Western intellectual tradition? Oriental Enlightenment shows how, despite current talk of 'globalization', there is still a reluctance to accept that the West could have borrowed anything of significance from the East, and explores a critique of the 'orientalist' view that we must regard any study of the East through the lens of Western colonialism and domination. Oriental Enlightenment provides a lucid introduction to the fascination Eastern thought has exerted on Western minds since the Renaissance.

Asian culture and psychotherapy

implications for East and West


Author: Wen-Shing Tseng,Suk Choo Chang,Masahisa Nishizono

Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr

ISBN: 9780824828547

Category: Medical

Page: 313

View: 6134

This volume brings to light the impact of Asian culture on psychotherapy. Scholars and clinicians from East Asia and India go beyond technical dimensions to examine culture and psychotherapy at the theoretical and philosophical levels. An overview, invaluable for understanding some of the nuances of Asian culture, is followed by chapters on Asian personality and psychopathology, Asian psychology (in particular parent-child relations), the impact of Asian traditional thought and philosophy on psychotherapy, the unique psychotherapeutic approach of Asian culture, and psychotherapeutic experiences from various parts of Asia.

Existential Psychology East-west


Author: Louis Hoffman,Mark Yang,Francis J. Kaklauskas

Publisher: Colorado School of Professional


Category: Philosophy

Page: 409

View: 375

Existential Psychology East-West presents a dialogue between leading Eastern and Western Scholars on existential psychology and psychotherapy. This unique book places emphasis on dialogue and mutual growth instead of merely applying existential psychology in an Eastern context. The book begins with an thorough overview of existential psychology as it has been developed in the West, particularly the tradition of Rollo May and James F. T. Bugental. The second section of the book immerses the reader in a dialogue between East and West that include many important historical and contemporary Chinese scholars. This section has chapters by many leading existential scholars including Kirk Schneider and Erik Craig. The final section of the book explores a varietyof myths, which are understood as being cultural specific responses to the existential givens. Drawing on Rollo May's theory in the book The Cry for Myth, these stories provide an in depth analysis on how various cultural myths can illuminate ways individual cultures have faced the existential givens. -- From Publisher

Yoga and Psychotherapy

The Evolution of Consciousness


Author: Swami Rama,Rudolph Ballentine,Swami Ajaya

Publisher: Himalayan Institute Press

ISBN: 9780893890360

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 332

View: 1409

Provides and in-depth analysis of Western and Eastern models of the mind and their differing perspectives.

Positive Psychotherapie

Theorie und Praxis einer neuen Methode


Author: Nossrat Peseschkian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596267835

Category: Psychotherapy

Page: 452

View: 8128

Weisheit des ungesicherten Lebens


Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook

ISBN: 3426421402

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 7808

Der moderne Mensch will das Leben immer stärker planen und kontrollierbar machen. Er treibt einen unglaublichen technischen Aufwand, nur um sich sicherer zu fühlen. Dahinter steckt ein ängstliches Ich, das sich von der Welt bedroht fühlt. Alan Watts zeigt den Weg in eine tiefere Dimension des Bewusstseins, in der man dem Leben vollkommen offen und furchtlos zu begegnen lernt.

Bridging East-West Psychology and Counselling

Exploring the Work of Pittu Laungani


Author: Roy Moodley,Aanchal Rai,Waseem Alladin

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132105532

Category: Psychology

Page: 348

View: 2284

This edited volume in honour of Dr Pittu Laungani, one of the leading cross-cultural psychologists of the West, brings together renowned names in the field of Psychology who critique Dr Laungani’s contribution from various angles. It explores the nature of cross-cultural psychology, counselling and psychotherapy, specifically attempting to build bridges between Indian philosophy and the Western approaches and methods. The various chapters consider interesting and challenging questions like culture and stress, traditional healing and Hindu spirituality, and caste, class and culture and their relationship to counselling psychology. The book will be of great interest to those teaching and studying courses on cross-cultural counselling and psychotherapy and also multicultural social work.

Stroh im Kopf?

Vom Gehirn-Besitzer zum Gehirn-Benutzer


Author: Vera F. Birkenbihl

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864154731

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 3141

Achtung – es geht um den Klassiker Stroh im Kopf?, der ab der 36. Auflage zum 3. Mal komplett überarbeitet wurde. Dabei ist ein weitgehend neues Buch entstanden. Natürlich wurden sowohl herausragende "alte" Gedanken dieses Standardwerkes beibehalten als auch viel Neues integriert. Das neue Stroh im Kopf? präsentiert zahlreiche neue Ansätze. Egal, was wir lernen/ lehren (ob Medizin, Jura oder Computersprache), wir können alles gehirn-gerecht machen (= verständlich aufbereiten). Von der Gehirnforschung ausgehend hat Vera F. Birkenbihl faszinierende methodische Ansätze entwickelt. In einzelnen Modulen stellt sie neue Techniken und Ideen vor, z.B. wie sich neue Informationen gehirngerecht aufbereiten lassen. Denn: "Es gibt keine trockene Theorie – nur trockene Theoretiker!" Das Buch ist voller Experimente, praktischer Anregungen und neuer Techniken gemäß dem Motto: ausprobieren, umsetzen und vertiefen.

Hochsensibilität in der Liebe

Wie Ihre Empfindsamkeit die Partnerschaft bereichern kann


Author: Elaine N. Aron

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864157293

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 9257

Jeder Fünfte ist hochsensibel und sieht, hört und fühlt intensiver als seine Mitmenschen. Doch gerade in Liebe und Partnerschaft spielen Empfindungen und Wahrnehmungen eine große Rolle und viele Beziehungsprobleme haben ihren Ursprung in den verschiedenen Temperamenten der Partner. In ihrem zweiten Band zum Thema Hochsensibilität erläutert Elaine N. Aron wichtige Fragen: Welche Gefühle werden ausgelöst, wenn sich Hochsensible verlieben? Wodurch kann Stress reduziert werden? Wie können beide Partner voneinander profitieren - egal, ob einer oder beide hochsensibel sind.

The MCAT Biology Book


Author: Nancy Morvillo,Matthew Schmidt

Publisher: Nova Press

ISBN: 1889057444

Category: Study Aids

Page: 400

View: 7649

Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for MCAT Biology. REVISED FOR MCAT 2015. The MCAT Biology Book provides a comprehensive overview of MCAT biology appropriate for all pre-med students preparing for the MCAT exam. In twenty-one chapters, the basics of biology are described in easy-to-understand text. Illustrations help emphasize relevant topics and clarify difficult concepts. Each chapter concludes with a set of problems modeled after the MCAT exam, with complete explanation of the answers. Also, includes a thorough analysis of the MCAT verbal section. Authors Nancy Morvillo and Matthew Schmidt both obtained their Ph.D. in genetics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.