Zen Meditation in Psychotherapy

Zen Meditation in Psychotherapy

With a range of techniques that embrace the diversity and uniqueness of clients, this book offers methods and tools for seeing feelings and problems directly and objectively, which can lead to a profound shift in perspective.

Author: C. Alexander Simpkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118159330

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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"The world and all that is in it expresses reality. Every therapy session, each moment in your life, is a koan to be solved, an opportunity to learn about your deeper being. How you respond is your choice. You always have the option to respond with your most enlightened nature." —from Zen Meditation in Psychotherapy A thoughtful and pragmatic guide for integrating Zen meditation into traditional psychotherapy Grounded in both neuroscientific and clinical evidence that supports the use of Zen meditation to improve clients' mental health, this inspiring "how-to" guide encourages creative use of its techniques to suit your personal therapeutic style as well as your clients' needs. Zen Meditation in Psychotherapy provides you with methods that can be seamlessly integrated into ongoing treatments for a broad range of psychological problems, as well as with ways to enhance your own life, both professionally and personally. It covers: General protocol for integrating meditation into treatments at every phase Applying meditation for problems such as depression, anger, addiction, and weight management Meditative ways to reduce anxiety, stress, and burnout Meditative training to enhance therapeutic sensitivities Filled with vivid case examples and writings from traditional texts, modern interpretations, meditation research, and illustrative legends, Zen Meditation in Psychotherapy encourages a therapeutic process in which clients move their attention from outside concerns to inner mindfulness. With a range of techniques that embrace the diversity and uniqueness of clients, this book offers methods and tools for seeing feelings and problems directly and objectively, which can lead to a profound shift in perspective.
Categories: Psychology

Zen Therapy

Zen Therapy

Now East and West are beginning to learn from each other. In a readable and practical manner, this book challenges basic assumptions of Western psychology, demystifies Buddhist psychology and presents Zen as a therapy.

Author: David Brazier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472103932

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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Buddhism, from Abhidharma to Zen, offers a practical path to harmony of head and heart. For over 2,000 years Buddhists have been developing sophisticated psychologies to guide the work of achieving freedom from mental suffering. Now East and West are beginning to learn from each other. In a readable and practical manner, this book challenges basic assumptions of Western psychology, demystifies Buddhist psychology and presents Zen as a therapy. Giving examples of its effectiveness in psychotherapeutic practice, the author shows how Zen derives from the Buddhist theory of the mind and throws new light upon the Buddhist theory of relations and conditions. This seminal wok is a resource full of intriguing and controversial ideas.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Zen Way of Counseling

The Zen Way of Counseling

Popular psychology.

Author: Svagito Liebermeister

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846942365

Category: Psychology

Page: 239

View: 530

Popular psychology.
Categories: Psychology

Psychology Buddhist Psychology

Psychology   Buddhist Psychology

This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online.

Author: Source: Wikia

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 1234802473

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Page: 90

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This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Pages: 88. Chapters: Buddhist meditation, Buddhist terms, Mindfulness, Anapanasati, Dhy na in Buddhism, Dhyana, Kamma h na, Mett, Metta, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Samadhi, Samadhi, Shamatha, Six yogas of Naropa, Vipassana, Zazen, Buddhism and psychoanalysis, Buddhist psychotherapy, Yogacara, Alaya-vijnana, Bodhi, Bodhipakkhiy dhamm, Brahmaviharas, Dhy na in Buddhism, Dukkha, Four Noble Truths, Four Right Exertions, Kamma h na, Karu, Mett, Metta, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Moksha, Nirvana, Passaddhi, Prajn, Pratitya-samutpada, Samadhi, Samadhi, Samsara, Seven Factors of Enlightenment, Shamatha, Shunyata, Skandha, Subitism, Sutra, Tanha, Upadana, Upeksa, Zen Buddhism, J. Mark G. Williams, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness - The clinical method, Mindfulness and multiple sclerosis, Mindfulness and pain management, Mindfulness and psoriasis, Zindel V. Segal. Excerpt: An p nasati (Pali), meaning 'mindfulness of breathing' ("sati" means mindfulness; " n p na" refers to inhalation and exhalation), is a basic form of meditation taught by the Buddha. According to this teaching as presented in the An p nasati Sutta, practicing this form of meditation as a part of the Noble Eightfold Path leads to the removal of all defilements (kilesa) and finally to the attainment of nibb na (nirvana). The Buddha's teaching in this matter was based on his own experience in using anapanasati as part of his means of achieving his own enlightenment. Anapanasati is often practiced with mett bh van to prevent withdrawal from the world and loss of compassion (Kamalashila, 1996). The An p nasati Sutta is specifically about mindfulness in relation to inhalation and exhalation. It recommends the practice of n p nasati meditation as a means of cultivating the seven factors of awakening: sati (mindfulness), dhamma vicaya (analysis), viriya (persistence), which leads to piti (rapture), then to passaddhi (s...
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Psychotherapy Mindfulness and Buddhist Meditation

Psychotherapy  Mindfulness and Buddhist Meditation

This book critically examines the development of mindfulness, tracing its development from Buddhist meditation to its variety of popular applications today, including the treatment of mental disorders, wellbeing and improvement of ...

Author: Tullio Giraldi

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030290026

Category: Psychology

Page: 238

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This book critically examines the development of mindfulness, tracing its development from Buddhist meditation to its variety of popular applications today, including the treatment of mental disorders, wellbeing and improvement of performance. The book begins with a chapter on the meaning of mindfulness, then moves on to chart the spread of Buddhism into the western world and examine the development of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). The second half of the book considers some of the growing concerns related to mindfulness such as the loss of the moral and communitarian values of Buddhism, and the psychologicization and medicalization of existential problems into a capitalist society.
Categories: Psychology

Psychotherapy and Buddhism

Psychotherapy and Buddhism

The volume features the first two cases of Buddhists in psychoanalytic treatment.

Author: Jeffrey B. Rubin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781489972804

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.
Categories: Psychology

Awakening and Insight

Awakening and Insight

Awakening and Insight will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of Analytical Psychology and Psychotherapy, as well as anyone interested in Buddhism.

Author: Polly Young-Eisendrath

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415217938

Category: Psychology

Page: 275

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Since the 1990s, many efforts have been made to integrate Buddhism and its therapeutic ancestors in the West, particularly Jungian psychology. Taking Japanese Zen-Buddhism as its starting point, Awakening and Insight is a collection of critiques and histories of Buddhism. It is based on accounts of the Buddhism and Depth Psychology conference that took place in Kyoto in 1999, expanded by additional papers and commentary, and includes: New perspectives on Buddhism and Psychology, East and West; Cautions and Insights about Potential Confusions; Traditional Ideas in a New Light; It also features a new translation of the conversation between Schinichi Hisamatsu and Carl Jung which took place in 1958. Awakening and Insight will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of Analytical Psychology and Psychotherapy, as well as anyone interested in Buddhism.
Categories: Psychology

The Zen of Therapy

The Zen of Therapy

In THE ZEN OF THERAPY, Dr. Epstein reflects on a year's worth of selected sessions with patients and examines how, in the incidental details of a given hour, his Buddhist background influences the way he works.

Author: Mark Epstein

Publisher: Penguin Press

ISBN: 0593296613

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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"A remarkable exploration of the therapeutic relationship, Dr. Mark Epstein reflects on one year's worth of therapy sessions during which he brought together his years of experience with Western psychotherapy and his equally long investigation into Buddhism to understand how the practices, in tandem, can lead to even greater awareness - for his patients, and for himself For years, Dr. Mark Epstein was careful not to let his spiritual leanings as a Buddhist overtly intrude into his work as a psychiatrist. Content to use his training in mindfulness as a private resource, letting it guide the way he listened to his patients, he hoped that the Buddhist influence on his work would remain invisible. But as he became more forthcoming about the spiritual aspects of his thinking, he was surprised to find that many of his patients were in fact eager to learn more, and he soon realized that the divisions between the psychological, emotional, and the spiritual were not as distinct as one might think. In THE ZEN OF THERAPY, Dr. Epstein reflects on a year's worth of selected sessions with patients and examines how, in the incidental details of a given hour, his Buddhist background influences the way he works. In this cross-section of life in his office, he emphasizes how therapy, an element of Western medicine, can in fact be seen as a two-person meditation. Meditation and psychotherapy each encourage a willingness to face life's difficulties with courage that can be hard to otherwise muster. Mindfulness, too, much like a good therapist, can "hold" our awareness for us - and allow us to come to our senses. With practice and patience, as awareness becomes dominant, and the observing mind becomes stronger than that which is being observed, a change can occur, and with it a wellspring of positive and life affirming energy. Diving deep into dialogues with his patients, describing sessions in real time, and then explaining the thinking behind his own words and behavior, Epstein shows how the actuality of our being is not always something we have an easy time making room for. But the Buddhist practices of meditation and mindfulness, like therapy, can help us find peace. A chronicle of deeply personal inquiry, one which weaves together the wisdom of two worlds, Dr. Epstein illuminates the therapy relationship as spiritual friendship, and reveals how a therapist, as a spiritual friend, can help patients cultivate the sense that there is something magical, something wonderful, and something to trust running through our lives, no matter how fraught they have been or might become. For when we realize how readily we have misconstrued our selves, when we stop clinging to our falsely conceived constructs, when we touch the ground of being, we come home"--
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy

Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy

With a range of techniques that embrace the diversity and uniqueness of clients, this book offers methods to creatively individualize techniques for a wide variety of presenting problems.

Author: Annellen M. Simpkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470920572

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Praise for Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy "From the wisdom of ancient cultures to modern neuroscience, the authors skillfully create a bridge of understanding between the practice of meditation, yoga, and psychotherapy. The Simpkins are at their best in describing how everyone can learn to integrate their own brain, body, and mind to facilitate a creative synchrony of healing and well-being." —Kathryn Rossi, PhD Coeditor, Collected Works of Milton H. Erickson: The Nature of Therapeutic Hypnosis "This reader-friendly text is directed toward therapists and healthcare workers who are considering incorporating yoga and meditation into their work. These technologies are time-honored and appear to have beneficial effects on contemporary clients and patients. Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy serves as an informative introduction to these¿practices, and explains how a therapist might integrate such practices into their work. The chapters on neuroscience research and healthy aging are unique in books of this nature, and the discussion of alleviating depression alone is worth the price of the book." —Stanley Krippner, PhDProfessor of Psychology, Saybrook UniversityCoauthor, Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans A thoughtful and pragmatic guide for integrating meditation and yoga techniques into traditional psychotherapy Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy is an inspiring "how-to" guide grounded in the neuroscientific and clinical evidence that supports the use of meditation and other yoga practices to improve clients' mental health. Drawing from the authors' decades of practice, teaching, and writing, this inspiring book is focused on applying meditation, yoga, and Zen to therapy, with discussion of: The latest neuroscience findings, showing how the brain and larger nervous system are altered by yoga methods Philosophical and psychological principles upon which yoga is based The how, when, and why for use of specific techniques with common psychological problems Fundamental stretching exercises and meditation techniques Filled with vivid case examples and writings from renowned yoga masters, Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy encourages a therapeutic process in which clients move their attention from outside concerns to inner mindfulness. With a range of techniques that embrace the diversity and uniqueness of clients, this book offers methods to creatively individualize techniques for a wide variety of presenting problems.
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Meditation as Psychotherapy

Meditation as Psychotherapy

Journal of Abnormal Psychology , 1969 , 74 , 113-118 . Lesh , T. V. Zen
meditation and the development of empathy in counselors . Journal of
Humanistic Psychology , 1970 , 10 , 39-83 . Lesh , T. V. Zen and psychotherapy :
a partially ...

Author: Jonathan C. Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293107864260

Category: Anxiety

Page: 480

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Categories: Anxiety

Zen Beyond Mindfulness

Zen Beyond Mindfulness

Author: Jules Shuzen Harris

Publisher: Shambhala

ISBN: 9781611806625

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

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An effective new approach to Buddhist practice that combines the rigor of traditional meditation and study with the psychological support necessary for practice in modern life. Zen teacher Jules Shuzen Harris argues that contemporary American Buddhists face two primary challenges: (1) "spiritual bypassing," which means avoiding or repressing psychological problems in favor of "pretend Enlightenment," and (2) settling for secularized forms of Buddhism or mindfulness that have lost touch with the deeper philosophical and ethical underpinnings of the religion. Drawing on his decades of experience as a Zen practitioner, teacher, and psychotherapist, Harris writes that both of these challenges can be met through the combination of a committed meditation practice, a deep study of Buddhist psychological models, and tools from a psychotherapeutic method known as "Mind-Body Bridging." Using this unique approach, students can do the real work of awakening without either denying their embodied emotional life or missing out on the rich array of insights offered by Buddhist psychology and the Zen practice tradition.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Responding to growing interest among psychotherapists of all theoretical orientations, this practical book provides a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness and its clinical applications.

Author: Christopher K. Germer

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606238191

Category: Psychology

Page: 333

View: 205

Responding to growing interest among psychotherapists of all theoretical orientations, this practical book provides a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness and its clinical applications. The authors, who have been practicing both mindfulness and psychotherapy for decades, present a range of clear-cut procedures for implementing mindfulness techniques and teaching them to patients experiencing depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and other problems. Also addressed are ways that mindfulness practices can increase acceptance and empathy in the therapeutic relationship. The book reviews the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness and presents compelling empirical findings. User-friendly features include illustrative case examples, practice exercises, and resource listings.
Categories: Psychology

Nothing Is Hidden

Nothing Is Hidden

Nothing Is Hidden explores many rich themes, including facing impermanence and the inevitability of change, working skillfully with desire and attachment, and discovering when "surrender and submission" can be liberating and when they shade ...

Author: Barry Magid

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614291022

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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In this inspiring and incisive offering, Barry Magid uses the language of modern psychology and psychotherapy to illuminate one of Buddhism's most powerful and often mysterious technologies: the Zen koan. What's more, Magid also uses the koans to expand upon the insights of psychology (especially self psychology and relational psychotherapy) and open for the reader new perspectives on the functioning of the human mind and heart. Nothing Is Hidden explores many rich themes, including facing impermanence and the inevitability of change, working skillfully with desire and attachment, and discovering when "surrender and submission" can be liberating and when they shade into emotional bypassing. With a sophisticated view of the rituals and teachings of traditional Buddhism, Magid helps us see how we sometimes subvert meditation into just another "curative fantasy" or make compassion into a form of masochism.
Categories: Religion

The Original Buddhist Psychology

The Original Buddhist Psychology

Because of its complexity, the Abhidharma has traditionally been reserved only for academic or monastic study; now, for the first time, clinical psychologist Beth Jacobs makes this dynamic, important text and its teachings available to ...

Author: Beth Jacobs, Ph.D.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781623171315

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Drawing on decades of experience, a psychotherapist and Zen practitioner makes the Abhidharma--the original psychological system of Buddhism--accessible to a general audience for the first time. The Abhidharma, one of the three major text collections of the original Buddhist canon, explores the critical juncture of Buddhist thought and the therapeutic aspects of the religion and meditation. It frames the psychological system of Buddhism, explaining the workings of reality and the nature of the human mind. Composed of detailed matrixes and lists that outline the interaction of consciousness and reality, The Abhidharma explores the essence of perception and experience, and the reasons and methods behind mindfulness and meditation. Because of its complexity, the Abhidharma has traditionally been reserved only for academic or monastic study; now, for the first time, clinical psychologist Beth Jacobs makes this dynamic, important text and its teachings available to general readers, using practical explanation, personal stories, and vivid examples to gently untangle the technical aspects of the Abhidharma. Jacobs’ work illuminates this classic of Buddhist thought, highlighting the ways it can broaden and deepen our experience of the human psyche and offering profound insights into spiritual practice.
Categories: Religion

Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy

Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy

Written with the practitioner in mind, this concise, useful overview of the theory and practice of Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology explains the dimensions and uses of natural and logical consequences - the bases of Adlerian/Individual ...

Author: Robert Rosenbaum

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0876308914

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Written with the practitioner in mind, this concise, useful overview of the theory and practice of Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology explains the dimensions and uses of natural and logical consequences - the bases of Adlerian/Individual Psychology. Now entering its fourth edition, Adlerian Counseling has withstood the test of time thanks to its practical approach and its coverage of a variety of settings (school, home, community, business) and populations (children, adolescents, adults).
Categories: Psychology

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Second Edition

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy  Second Edition

This practical book has given tens of thousands of clinicians and students a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness and its clinical applications.

Author: Christopher Germer

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462528370

Category: Psychology

Page: 382

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This practical book has given tens of thousands of clinicians and students a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness and its clinical applications. The book describes the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness and reviews the growing body of treatment studies and neuroscientific research. Leading practitioners and researchers present clear-cut procedures for implementing mindfulness techniques and teaching them to patients experiencing depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and other problems. Also addressed are ways that mindfulness practices can increase acceptance and empathy in the therapeutic relationship. User-friendly features include illustrative case examples and practice exercises. New to This Edition *Incorporates significant empirical advances--mindfulness has become one of the most-researched areas in psychotherapy.ÿ *Most chapters extensively revised or rewritten. *Chapters on practical ethics, trauma, and addictions. *Greater emphasis on the role of acceptance and compassion in mindfulness. See also Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy, by Susan M. Pollak, Thomas Pedulla, and Ronald D. Siegel, a hands-on guide to incorporating mindfulness practices into psychotherapy.
Categories: Psychology

Encountering Buddhism

Encountering Buddhism

Practicing psychologists explore the mutual impact of Buddhist teachings and psychology in their lives and practice.

Author: Seth Robert Segall

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791486795

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Practicing psychologists explore the mutual impact of Buddhist teachings and psychology in their lives and practice.
Categories: Religion

Samadhi

Samadhi

The second part of the book presents Zen therapy, a way of self-development emphasizing the cultivation of samadhi through psychophysical training.

Author: Mike Sayama

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887061478

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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The key to self-development, says Mike Sayama, is the experience of Samadhi, a state of relaxed concentration in which the individual neither freezes out of fear nor clings due to desire. Simply stated, samadhi is the free flow of vital energy within the body and between the body and the universe. Moving effortlessly across traditions and techniques, Sayama discovers that sages throughout history—Greek philosophers, German mystics, Indian seers, and our own Albert Einstein among others—have taught that this experience of transcendental oneness lies at the heart of full self-realization. The first part of the book studies self-realization in Zen Buddhism. The author pinpoints its essence in Buddha’s enlightenment. The development of Zen is then traced, continuing down to living masters who in very recent times have transplanted their lineages from Japan to the United States. Sayama notes that we must choose as masters those to whom the authentic teaching has been transmitted through generations, and he examines in loving detail the sometimes strange and astonishing behaviors of those whose very presence communicates the state of samadhi. The second part of the book presents Zen therapy, a way of self-development emphasizing the cultivation of samadhi through psychophysical training. Sayama compares the effects of Rolfing, Feldenkrais, and Zen therapy on the human body and mind. He includes easy-to-follow directions for creating the inner state he describes. He tells vivid stories of extraordinary cases treated from the point of view that the best therapy is nothing less than the removal of all dualism. Four main practices are presented: zazen (meditation), hara development, circulation of the vital energy, and communication.
Categories: Religion

The Psychology of Buddhist Tantra

The Psychology of Buddhist Tantra

Seeks to clarify popular beliefs about the nature of tantric practice, explaining how tantra practitioners confront and work with strong emotions in order to promote more creative, loving, and healthier lifestyles. Original.

Author: Rob Preece

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X030111172

Category: Psychology

Page: 275

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Seeks to clarify popular beliefs about the nature of tantric practice, explaining how tantra practitioners confront and work with strong emotions in order to promote more creative, loving, and healthier lifestyles. Original.
Categories: Psychology