Zen Therapy: Transcending the Sorrows of the Human Mind / Edition 1

Zen Therapy: Transcending the Sorrows of the Human Mind / Edition 1

by David Brazier, Brazier, Constable Publi
     
 

When Gautama Buddha first set forth the principles of what came to be known as Buddhism, it was, above all, in an effort to help people achieve freedom from mental suffering. In the twenty-five hundred years since the death of the "Great Physician," his disciples have continued to expand upon his teachings and to develop sophisticated psychotherapeutic methodologies.… See more details below

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When Gautama Buddha first set forth the principles of what came to be known as Buddhism, it was, above all, in an effort to help people achieve freedom from mental suffering. In the twenty-five hundred years since the death of the "Great Physician," his disciples have continued to expand upon his teachings and to develop sophisticated psychotherapeutic methodologies. Yet, only recently has Western medicine begun to take its first tentative steps toward recognizing and embracing the therapeutic potential of Buddhism. In a book that will do much to advance the fusion of two great psychotherapeutic traditions, psychotherapist David Brazier offers mental health practitioners in the West a fresh perspective on Buddhist psychology and demonstrates how Zen Buddhist techniques can be integrated successfully into their clinical practices. Writing from the perspective of a Western psychotherapist, Dr. Brazier successfully demystifies Buddhist psychology for fellow practitioners. He carefully explains the conceptual foundations of Buddhist thought, and with the help of numerous case studies, he clearly demonstrates their clinical applications.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471192831
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/02/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,100,932
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

FOUNDATIONS.
First Steps.
Clean Space.
Buddha Nature.
Core Ethics.
Tranquility.
Mindfulness.
BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY.
Introduction to Part Two.
Root Relations.
Perception and Will.
Association.
All Change.
Body Zen.
Support.
Karma.
Feeding.
Dhyana and Path.
THERAPY AS A ZEN WAY.
Compassion.
Love.
Wisdom.
Secret Way.
Loss as Teacher.
Letting Go.
Coming Home.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.

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