"We cannot find ourselves, or be ourselves, alone." - from Mixing Minds
Mixing Minds explores the interpersonal relationships between psychoanalysts and their patients, and Buddhist teachers and their students. Through the author's own personal journey in both traditions, she sheds light on how these contrasting approaches to wellness affect our most intimate relationships. These dynamic relationships provide us with keen insight into the emotional ups and downs of our lives - from fear and anxiety to love, compassion, and equanimity. Mixing Minds delves into the most intimate of relationships and shows us how these relationships are the key to the realization of our true selves.
Pilar Jennings is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst who has focused on the clinical applications of Buddhist meditation practice. She received her doctorate in psychiatry and religion from Union Theological Seminary where she teaches and has been working with patients and their families through the Harlem Family Institute since 2004.
Jeremy D. Safran, PhD, is a professor of clinical psychology at the New School for Social Research in New York. He received his doctorate in psychology from the University of British Columbia in 1982 and his postdoctoral certification in psychoanalysis from New York University in 2001. To learn more about his psychotherapy research lab, visit www.safranlab.net
Mixing Minds: The Power of Relationship in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism 5 out of 5based on
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So much of the recent literature on mindfulness and Buddhism is full of platitudes that don't advance the dialogue. Not this one! Dr Jennings clearly demonstates a deep knowledge and understanding of both Buddhism and psychotherapy. Beuatifully written, she has the ability to distill complex issues on both sides without oversimplification. If you want a challenging read that rewards the effort, get this book.
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