Psychotherapy East & West

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.
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Psychotherapy, East and West

A Unifying Paradigm

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.
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Psychotherapy, East and West

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
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Psychotherapy and Buddhism

Toward an Integration

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.
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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.
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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

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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.
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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

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