Integral Psychology: Yoga, Growth, and Opening the Heart

Integral Psychology: Yoga, Growth, and Opening the Heart

by Brant Cortright
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791470725

ISBN-13: 9780791470725

Pub. Date: 04/05/2007

Publisher: State University of New York Press

A bold new view of the human psyche, integrating Eastern and Western approaches.

Integral Psychology connects Eastern and Western approaches to psychology and healing. Psychology in the East has focused on our inner being and spiritual foundation of the psyche. Psychology in the West has focused on our outer being and the wounding of the body-heart-mind

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Overview

A bold new view of the human psyche, integrating Eastern and Western approaches.

Integral Psychology connects Eastern and Western approaches to psychology and healing. Psychology in the East has focused on our inner being and spiritual foundation of the psyche. Psychology in the West has focused on our outer being and the wounding of the body-heart-mind and self. Each requires the other to complete it, and in bringing them together an integral view of psychology comes into view.

The classical Indian yogas are used as a way to see psychotherapy: psychotherapy as behavior change or karma yoga; psychotherapy as mindfulness practice or jnana yoga; psychotherapy as opening the heart or bhakti yoga. Finally, an integral approach is suggested that synthesizes traditional Western and Eastern practices for healing, growth, and transformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791470725
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
04/05/2007
Series:
SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Sales rank:
950,048
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part 1: Integral Psychology

1. Integrality

2. Our Psychic Center

3. The Core Wounding of Our Time

4. An Evolutionary Vision of Health

Part 2: Integral Psychotherapy

5. Psychotherapy As Behaviorial Change: Karma Yoga

6. Psychotherapy As Mindfulness Practice: Jnana Yoga

7. Psychotherapy As Opening the Heart: Bhakti Yoga

8. Designing Psychotherapy for the Right Brain, the Left Brain, and the Soul

Appendix A. The Philosophical Foundation of Integral Psychology
Appendix B. An Integral Approach to Spiritual Emergency

Notes
References
Index

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