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Awakening The Heart : East/West Approaches to Psychotherapy and the Healing Relationship - John Welwood

Awakening The Heart

East/West Approaches to Psychotherapy and the Healing Relationship

Paperback Published: 12th November 1983
ISBN: 9780394721828
Number Of Pages: 219

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Can a meditative practice assist and promote the healing relationship between psychotherapist and patient? The notable contributors to this practical book draw on a wide range of Eastern and Western disciplines—psychoanalysis, Gestalt, Aikido, and various Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist contemplative traditions—to show that it can. What they propose is a meeting between the Western psychotherapeutic approach—grounded in working with the personal problems and the need to carve out a strong awareness of self—and Eastern tradition, which emphasizes a larger kind of awareness and equanimity as a continuously available source of clarity and health for those who know how to find it. They show that joining psychotherapy with meditation can mutually awaken the hearts of both therapist and client, sparking them both to open more fully.

Jacob Needleman, Erich Fromm, Robin Skynner, Ram Dass, Karl Sperber, Roger Walsh, Chögyam Trungpa, and Thomas Hora are among the contributors.

Introductionp. vii
Basic Questions: Psychotherapy and Spiritualityp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Psychiatry and the Sacredp. 4
Psychotherapy and Spiritual Traditionp. 18
Psychological Adjustment is Not Liberationp. 33
On Psychotherapy and Meditationp. 43
Working on Oneselfp. 55
Introductionp. 57
The Nature of Well-Beingp. 59
Where is the Self?p. 70
Psychotherapeutic Materialismp. 75
Befriending Emotionp. 79
Anger and the Gentle Lifep. 91
Things Are Not as They Seemedp. 103
Working with Othersp. 121
Introductionp. 123
Becoming a Full Human Beingp. 126
Asking the Right Questionsp. 132
Nowness in the Helping Relationshipp. 140
Vulnerability and Power in the Therapeutic Processp. 148
Teaching Therapists How to Be With Their Clientsp. 163
Entering into the Place of Conflictp. 176
Uncovering a Patient's History of Sanityp. 183
Working With the Old and Dyingp. 192
Notes on Contributorsp. 202
Glossaryp. 205
Bibliographyp. 209
Acknowledgmentsp. 212
Indexp. 214
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ISBN: 9780394721828
ISBN-10: 0394721829
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 219
Published: 12th November 1983
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1