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Awakening the Heart East/West Approaches to Psychotherapy and the Healing Relationship

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ISBN-10: 0394721829

ISBN-13: 9780394721828

Edition: 1983

Authors: John Welwood

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/12/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.54" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

John Welwood is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. He lives in Mill Valley, CA.

Basic Questions: Psychotherapy and Spirituality
Psychiatry and the Sacred
Psychotherapy and Spiritual Tradition
Psychological Adjustment is Not Liberation
On Psychotherapy and Meditation
Working on Oneself
The Nature of Well-Being
Where is the Self?
Psychotherapeutic Materialism
Befriending Emotion
Anger and the Gentle Life
Things Are Not as They Seemed
Working with Others
Becoming a Full Human Being
Asking the Right Questions
Nowness in the Helping Relationship
Vulnerability and Power in the Therapeutic Process
Teaching Therapists How to Be With Their Clients
Entering into the Place of Conflict
Uncovering a Patient's History of Sanity
Working With the Old and Dying
Notes on Contributors