Links and Resources ::: Psychology and Psychotherapy
John Haidt's Homepage -
an Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. Studies include morality and emotion, how
they vary across cultures, as well as positive psychology (the scientific study of human
Zen and Western Psychotherapy: Nirvanic Transcendence and Samsaric Fixation - An argument that both the ends and the means of Buddhist practice far exceed the limitations of Western psychotherapy in its dominant forms. This claim is substantiated by examining the underlying views of human nature in the broader context of cosmic Nature, as these reflect the assumed nature of the therapeutic task.
Abhidharma - An essay on the philosophical and psychological aspects of Buddhism presented in the seven books of the Abhidharma Pitaka of the Pali canon.
As Zen Replaces the Id - Psychology and Zen Buddhism -
Bodhiology - Teaches and promotes Buddhist psychology and psychotherapy.
Buddhist Meditation and Depth Psychology - Scientific, spiritual and social exploration on meditation and its impact on Westerners.
Buddhist Psychology - Essay on the history of Buddhist Psychology.
Buddhist psychology: A review of theory and practice - This survey is confined to the texts of Theravada Buddhism.
Ego-Bypass for Managing Stage Fright - A manual that draws on the Buddhist principle of no-self and on techniques of Cognitive Behavior Therapy in its approach to overcoming stage fright.
Investigating the Mind - Exchanges between Buddhism and Western Science on how the mind works.
Meditation and Personal Construct Psychology - This essay provides a useful introduction to both Buddhist thinking in relation to brain and behavior, and to a branch of western psychology.
Mind Is - What is mind? Explorations in cognitive science, psychology, Buddhism, mysticism, literature, art, psychotherapy, language, psychiatry and philosophy.
Psychological State Changes in Meditation - Psychological analysis of changes in mental state as a result of different forms of meditation.
Purify Our Mind - Learn how to benefit our daily life.
Satitherapy - Integrative psychotherapy which uses the mindfulness (sati) as the key principle within a person centered approach.
Spiritual Self-Schema Development Program - A step-by-step psychotherapy program developed at Yale University that integrates Buddhist and cognitive psychologies to help individuals abandon maladaptive self-schemas and to develop instead a new Spiritual self-schema.
ToDo Institute - Alternative methods of mental health such as Morita Therapy and Naikan from Japan. These methods are rooted in Eastern philosophy and applied to life in contemporary Western society.
Towards a Buddhist Psychotherapy - An effort at showing the relevance of Buddhism to western psychotherapy, especially existential therapy.
Why Meditation isn't Psychotherapy - Essay by Patrick Kearney regarding the confusion between Buddhist meditation and modern psychotherapy.
Working with Delusional Emotions - Tibetan approaches to dealing with delusional emotions, using tough life examples but also providing helpful suggestions.
Zen Dynamics - Offers a personality test and meditation subjects based on Chinese elements and Buddhist psychological theory.