PSYCHOTHERAPY WITHOUT THE SELF: A BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVE

PSYCHOTHERAPY WITHOUT THE SELF: A BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVE

By: Epstein, Mark

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Insights on the interface between Buddhist teachings and Western psychother apy by the best-selling author of Thoughts without a Thinker Immersed in Buddhist psychology prior to studying Western psychiatry, Dr. Mark Epstein first viewed Western therapeutic approaches through the lens of the East. This posed something of a challenge. Although both systems promise liberation through self-awareness, the central tenet of Buddha's wisdom is the notion of no-self, while the central focus of Western psychotherapy is the self. This book, which includes writings from the past twenty-five years, wrestles with the complex relationship between Buddhism and psychotherapy and offers nuanced reflections on therapy, meditation, and psychological and spiritual development. A best-selling author and popular speaker, Epstein has long been at the forefront of the effort to introduce Buddhist psychology to the West. His unique background enables him to serve as a bridge between the two traditions, which he has found to be more compatible than at first thought. Engaging with the teachings of the Buddha as well as those of Freud and Winnicott, he offers a compelling look at desire, anger, and insight and helps reinterpret the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and centralconcepts such as egolessness and emptiness in the psychoanalytic language of our time.

Title: PSYCHOTHERAPY WITHOUT THE SELF: A BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVE

Author Name: Epstein, Mark

Categories: Psychology,

Publisher: Yale University Press: 2008

ISBN Number: 0300143133

ISBN Number 13: 9780300143133

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000048646