Psychotherapy without the Self: A Buddhist Perspective by Dr. Mark Epstein M.D.

By Dr. Mark Epstein M.D.

Immersed in Buddhist psychology ahead of learning Western psychiatry, Dr. Mark Epstein first seen Western healing ways throughout the lens of the East. This posed anything of a problem. even though either structures promise liberation via self-awareness, the principal guiding principle of Buddha's knowledge is the thought of no-self, whereas the crucial concentration of Western psychotherapy is the self. This e-book, such as writings from the earlier twenty-five years, wrestles with the complicated dating among Buddhism and psychotherapy and gives nuanced reflections on treatment, meditation, and mental and religious development.


A best-selling writer and renowned speaker, Epstein has lengthy been on the leading edge of the hassle to introduce Buddhist psychology to the West.  His distinct history allows him to function a bridge among the 2 traditions, which he has chanced on to be extra appropriate than firstly thought.  attractive with the lessons of the Buddha in addition to these of Freud and Winnicott, he deals a compelling examine wish, anger, and perception and is helping reinterpret the Buddha's 4 Noble Truths and central concepts similar to egolessness and vacancy within the psychoanalytic language of our time.


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