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Prescribing the Dharma : psychotherapists, Buddhist traditions, and defining religion

Author: Ira Helderman
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Interest in the psychotherapeutic capacity of Buddhist teachings and practices has captured the popular imagination. News media regularly post stories about the neuropsychological study of Buddhist meditative states and applications of "mindfulness" practices in diverse settings including corporate business headquarters, the U.S. military, and university health services. However, Ira Helderman shows, for well over  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Helderman
ISBN: 9781469648521 1469648520 9781469648514 1469648512
OCLC Number: 1044768845
Description: viii, 314 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Coming to terms with our terms --
Look but don't touch : therapizing religion approaches --
Research tested, science approved : filtering religion approaches --
Black boxes and Trojan horses : translating religion approaches --
Keeping meditation religious and psychotherapy secular : personalizing religion approaches --
With rigor : adopting religion approaches --
Over the borderline : integrating religion approaches --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Ira Helderman.

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Provides the first comprehensive study of the surprisingly diverse ways that psychotherapists have related to Buddhist traditions. Through extensive fieldwork and in-depth interviews with clinicians,  Read more...

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