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Title: Practising as a Buddhist Psychotherapist
Presenter: Bays Hogan
Occassion of film/tape: AABCAP 3rd Annual Conference – August 2009: "Compassion For a World In Crisis".
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Running time / reel: 1:08 /
Buddhism is founded on a direct observation of reality. We observe, and help our clients observe, what is true. We can then help them work directly with the causes of suffering. The skills and methods that the Buddha taught 2500 years ago have been used effectively for centuries throughout many cultures to relieve psychological distress.
As Buddhist psychologists we are privileged to practice in a tradition which offers tools which contemporary psychology is just coming to know about.
Buddhist psychology is based on mindfulness, ethical living and an understanding of our inter-dependence with all life. It emphasizes the importance of personal practice for both the psychologist and client. It is fundamentally an affirmative psychology, helping everyone to cultivate kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity.
Country origin: Australia
Entry source: Courtenay Young
Entered by: Courtenay Young
Entry date: 10 February 2011
Key Phrases: Buddhism
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