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TITLE:
Psychotherapy as a healing process: Therapy Gifts from Heidegger & the Buddha- 2 day workshop
WHEN:
01.Nov.2013 - 02.Nov.2013 09:30am - 04:30pm
WHERE:
Australian Colllege of Integrative Studies - Waverly (Sydney)
Category:
Centre for Existential Practice -www.cep.net.au

DESCRIPTION

Psychotherapy as a healing process: Therapy Gifts from Heidegger and The Buddha

 

With increasing demands for evidence-based practices, the use of pharmacology as the preferred treatment for mental health issues, and the use of technology in offering therapy, is there a role or a place for Heidegger’s philosophy and the Buddha’s teachings (dhamma) in contemporary psychotherapy? The simple answer is yes.

In this workshop, we will explore how the ideas of Being-in-the-world, Openness, Being-With, anticipatory care, letting be and letting go, inter-relatedness, cultivating a meditative attitude and a beginner’s mind,  promoted in Heidegger’s philosophy and the Buddha’s teachings can inform a therapist's approach to therapy, and ground one's Being as a therapist.  We will also explore some important parallels and differences between Heideggerian and Buddhist ideas and practices and illustrate the integration of theory and practice in therapy.

These approaches  provide therapists with important foundations for understanding their roles as co-journeyers with their clients, and embracing this attitude in the therapy room can make therapy truly a “healing” rather than a “curing” process. The workshop will include experiential practices for the participants and extensive discussion of clinical vignettes.

VENUE

Venue:
Australian Colllege of Integrative Studies
STREET:
3 Church Street
ZIP:
2024
CITY:
Waverly (Sydney)
STATE:
NSW

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