Psychotherapy East & West

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Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608684563

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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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.

Psychotherapy, East and West

A Unifying Paradigm

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Author: Swami Ajaya

Publisher: Himalayan Institute Press

ISBN: 9780893890872

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 345

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

Psychotherapy, East and West

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Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780394716091

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

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Explicates the mutually fundamental commonalities between the methods and practices of Western psychotherapies, especially those whose bases are social, interpersonal, and communicational, and the disciplines of Buddhism, Vedanta, Yoga, and Taoism

Psychotherapy and Buddhism

Toward an Integration

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Author: Jeffrey B. Rubin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489972803

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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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.

Religious Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy

East Meets West

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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

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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.

Oriental Enlightenment

The Encounter Between Asian and Western Thought

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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.

Awakening the Heart

East/West Approaches to Psychotherapy and the Healing Relationship

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Author: John Welwood

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 219

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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

Existential Psychology East-west

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

Publisher: Colorado School of Professional

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 409

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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

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Author: Swami Rama,Rudolph Ballentine,Swami Ajaya

Publisher: Himalayan Institute Press

ISBN: 9780893890360

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 332

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

Stroh im Kopf?

Vom Gehirn-Besitzer zum Gehirn-Benutzer

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Author: Vera F. Birkenbihl

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864154731

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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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.

Bridging East-West Psychology and Counselling

Exploring the Work of Pittu Laungani

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Author: Roy Moodley,Aanchal Rai,Waseem Alladin

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132105532

Category: Psychology

Page: 348

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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.

The MCAT Biology Book

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Author: Nancy Morvillo,Matthew Schmidt

Publisher: Nova Press

ISBN: 1889057444

Category: Study Aids

Page: 400

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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.

Psycho-logisch richtig verhandeln

Professionelle Verhandlungstechniken mit Experimenten und Übungen

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Author: Vera F. Birkenbihl

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864152534

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Ob es sich um eine Dienstleistung, ein Produkt oder die eigene Meinung handelt, die man verkaufen will - aus strategischer Sicht ist der Vorgang immer gleich. Vera F. Birkenbihl zeigt, worauf es ankommt und wie man erfolgreich verhandelt. Dazu hat sie ein eigenes Konzept der Bio-Logik, Psycho-Logik und Logik entwickelt, indem sie eindrucksvoll darstellt, warum zuerst die bio-logischen und psycho-logischen Aspekte berücksichtigt werden, bevor man sich dann logischen Fakten, Gründe und Tatsachen zuwenden kann. Wie man erfolgreich verhandelt, zeigt dieses Buch, das auf der Basis der jahrelangen Seminararbeit der Autorin basiert. Ein Buch für alle, die immer überzeugen wollen.

Social Psychiatry

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Author: Vladimir Hudolin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468445359

Category: Medical

Page: 874

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It is becoming more and more difficult to publish papers from international and world scientific meetings. The causes are partly financial; in addition the number of meetings held is so large that it is impossible to find the necessary time for the enormous amount of work involved in preparing and publishing these materials. Also the scientific and professional quality of these meetings is often poor as the same points of view as well as more or less the same papers, with only slight modifi cations, are usually presented. The educational system is also responsible since professionals are required to publish papers in order to get promoted in their pro fession and in their institutions. Overproduction of meetings and papers is often mentioned by many pro fessionals, but when we look at the professional activi ties of the critics of these meetings and papers, we can see that they also behave in the stereotypic way - they write papers, read them at congresses and publish in periodicals. The number of periodical publications of some medical branches - including psychiatry - is enor mous. In the light of such thoughts it seems opportune to evaluate the 8th World Congress of Social Psychiatry and the papers presented - the papers you are now holding in your hands. Although such an evaluation is a delicate and difficult task, I think it should be at least attempted in this Editorial.

Pragmatics of Human Communication: A Study of Interactional Patterns, Pathologies and Paradoxes

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Author: Paul Watzlawick,Janet Beavin Bavelas,Don D. Jackson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393707229

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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The properties and function of human communication. Called “one of the best books ever about human communication,” and a perennial bestseller, Pragmatics of Human Communication has formed the foundation of much contemporary research into interpersonal communication, in addition to laying the groundwork for context-based approaches to psychotherapy. The authors present the simple but radical idea that problems in life often arise from issues of communication, rather than from deep psychological disorders, reinforcing their conceptual explorations with case studies and well-known literary examples. Written with humor and for a variety of readers, this book identifies simple properties and axioms of human communication and demonstrates how all communications are actually a function of their contexts. Topics covered in this wide-ranging book include: the origins of communication; the idea that all behavior is communication; meta-communication; the properties of an open system; the family as a system of communication; the nature of paradox in psychotherapy; existentialism and human communication.