Before you can help others, Thich Nhat Hanh teaches, you must first bring peace and a deep love of life into your own consciousness. Originally created for those in the helping professions, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy has proven profoundly helpful to anyone who wants to understand why we are at war with ourselves and one another, and how to mend our conflicts.
In our age of depersonalization, Frankl teaches the value of living to the fullest.
Created for mental health professionals and illuminating to anyone interested in the core techniques, practices, and insights of Buddhist psychology, this experience-focused audio learning program helps us find our way back to natural presence, a place where peace and our deep love for life grows.
For the last ten years Steve Gilligan has been developing Self-Relations Psychotherapy. This videotape includes Steve’s comments about the basic ideas and the clinical practice of self-relations therapy. Included are three actual first sessions with individuals with different presenting problems. In a time when love seems to be fading and hatred and despair rising, it presents love as a skill and force that can heal and invigorate, reconnect and guide, calm and encourage. In Gilligan's self-relations approach, psychotherapy is a conversation about competing differences. When these differences are treated violently or indifferently, problems arise; solutions develop when the skills of love are practiced. Those practical skills are described here, with an emphasis on postconventional ethics, Buddhist and aikido principles, and ideas of human sponsorship.