Mixing Minds The Power of Relationship in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism

ISBN-10: 0861716167

ISBN-13: 9780861716166

Edition: 2011

Authors: Pilar Jennings, Jeremy D. Safran

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We cannot find ourselves, or be ourselves, alone. In this book Pilar Jennings examines how these intimate relationships between Buddhist teachers and their students, and psychoanalysts and their patients, evolve and differ, with emphasis on the methods and goals they consciously and unconsciously utilize. Through this comparative examination, Mixing Minds seeks to encourage a growing interest in and respect for healing modalities that are unique to each tradition and healing couple. It 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 personal connections. 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 deeply rooted healing relationships of our lives and shows us how they are the key to the mental and emotional well-being.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Publication date: 12/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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.

Foreword
Preface
A Personal Journey through Buddhism and Psychoanalysis
Is Buddhism a Religion? Is Psychoanalysis a Scientific System?
Asian Monastic Teachers and the Western Psyche
Transmission and Transference: The Role of Idealization in Healing
Culture and Suffering
Desire and Aggression: Two of the Three Poisons
When Analysts Meditate and Buddhists Analyze
Healing Goals in Buddhism and Psychoanalysis: Enlightenment and Integration
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
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