Psychotherapy And Buddhism: Toward An Integration

Hardcover | September 30, 1996

byJeffrey B. Rubin

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There is currently a burgeoning interest in the relationship between the Western psychotherapeutic and Buddhist meditative traditions among therapists, researchers, and spiritual seekers. Psychotherapy and Buddhism initiates a conversation between these two modern methods of achieving greater self-understanding and peace of mind. Dr. Jeffrey B. Rubin explores how they might be combined to better serve patients in therapy and adherents to a spiritual way of life. He examines the strengths and limitations of each tradition through three contexts: the nature of self, conception of ideal health, and process of achieving optimal health. The volume features the first two cases of Buddhists in psychoanalytic treatment.

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This original study brings two great traditions together and shows how they mutually enrich each other. In the process Jeffrey B. Rubin offers the spiritual seeker a new path to optimal health and well-being

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There is currently a burgeoning interest in the relationship between the Western psychotherapeutic and Buddhist meditative traditions among therapists, researchers, and spiritual seekers. Psychotherapy and Buddhism initiates a conversation between these two modern methods of achieving greater self-understanding and peace of mind. ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:228 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.04 inPublished:September 30, 1996Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 13:9780306454417

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Psychoanalytic and Buddhist History and Theory. Beyond Eurocentrism and Orientcentrism. Psychoanalytic and Buddhist Conceptions of Self: Beyond Self Blindness: Psychoanalytic and Buddhist Views of Self. Health and Illness: The Emperor of Enlightenment May Have No Clothes. Psychoanalytic Treatment with a Buddhist Meditator. The Buddhist and Psychoanalytic Listening: Meditation and Psychoanalytic Listening. On Resistance to Meditation: Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Spirituality and the Psychoanalyst. Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: Towards an Integration. Towards a Contemplative Psychoanalysis. Index.

From Our Editors

This original study brings two great traditions together and shows how they mutually enrich each other. In the process Jeffrey B. Rubin offers the spiritual seeker a new path to optimal health and well-being

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`Highly recommended.' Choice `Buddhism is now part of the contemporary cultural landscape and no other non-Western tradition has made such a large contribution to the family of psychotherapies. Rubin has done a superb job reviewing that contribution, pointing out the perils, as well as the possibilities, and describes what it looks like in clinical life.' American Journal of Psychotherapy `... this is an unusually well thought out and clearly articulated contribution to the integration of psychanalysis and Buddhism. It is a balanced presentation suitable for those with their own inner conflicts and who are also prompted toward a spiritual quest.' The Psychoanalytic Review, 86:5 (1999)