Already Free: Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation

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Already Free: Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation

By  Bruce Tift, MA, LMFT , Foreword by  Tami Simon
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Why are more and more psychotherapists embracing meditation practice, while so many Buddhists are exploring psychology? "Both psychology and Buddhism seek to provide freedom from suffering," explains Bruce Tift, "yet each offers a completely different approach for reaching this goal." In Already Free, Tift opens a fresh and provocative dialogue between these two profound perspectives on the human condition.

Tift reveals how psychotherapy’s "Developmental" approach of understanding the way our childhood wounds shape our adult selves both contradicts and supports the "Fruitional" approach of Buddhism, which tells us that the freedom we seek is always available. In this investigation, he uncovers insights for connecting with authentic experience, releasing behaviors that no longer serve us, enhancing our relationships, and more. "When we use the Western and Eastern approaches together," writes Bruce Tift, "they can help us open to all of life—its richness, its disturbances, and its inherent completeness."

Bruce Tift, MA, LMFT, has been in private practice since 1979, has taught at Naropa University for 25 years, and has given presentations in the US, Mexico, and Japan. A practitioner of Vajrayana Buddhism for more than 35 years, he had the good fortune to be a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and to meet a number of realized teachers.

TAMI SIMON founded Sounds True in 1985 as a multimedia publishing house with a mission to disseminate spiritual wisdom. She has dedicated her life to transformational learning and accelerating spiritual awakening in the world. Tami hosts a popular weekly podcast called Insights at the Edge, where she interviews many of today’s leading teachers and luminaries. She lives with her wife, Julie M. Kramer, and their two spoodles, Raspberry and Bula, in Boulder, Colorado.

ISBN: 9781622034116

ISBN-10: 9781622034116

Publisher: Sounds True

Publication Date: 06/01/2015 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/01/2015 - 12:00am

Pages: 344

Language: English


Psychology / Psychotherapy / Counseling

Philosophy / Buddhist

Psychology / Psychotherapy