1st Edition

The Resonance of Emptiness A Buddhist Inspiration for Contemporary Psychotherapy

By Gay Watson Copyright 1998
    328 Pages
    by Routledge

    330 Pages
    by Routledge

    This work presents an exploration of Buddhist philosophy and practice as a potential resource for an approach to psychotherapy which is responsive to the needs of its time and context, and attempts to open up a three-way dialogue between Buddhism, psychotherapy and contemporary discourse to reveal a meaningful theory and practice for a contemporary psychotherapy.

    Acknowledgments 1. Introduction Part I Ground: Theoretical Considerations Preamble : Experience and Meaning 2. Western Psychotherapists 3. The Buddhist View 4. The Consciousness that Views: Some Ideas of the Self Part II Path Preamble : Path 5. Ethics 6. Meditation Part III Fruition: Goals and Implications 7. Goal 8. Implications Embodiment Speech Mind Part IV Conclusions 9. Towards an Empty Fullness Notes Bibliography Index


    Gay Watson

    'A pleasure to read this fascinating volume - Gay Watson writes very passionately. Watson's text is remarkable for its richness and density and the easy way a multitude of views and practices is given space to live and breathe together. The arguments are clearly presented and the writer bears the reader in mind at all times to be very warmly welcomed as useful contribution to an inter-cultural work-in-progress.' - James Low, The Middle Way