Eastern Psychology and Psychoanalysis
Psychological therapies in China date back to 4500 BCE. In the middle east Alexander the Great set up the first mental health facilities before the birth of Christ. Ancient Shamans and healers exist in most cultures long before the advent of modern psychoanalysis. Hypnosis and meditation in particular date back thousands of years in different cultures.
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Methods of Eastern Psychotherapy and psychology
Stuart has a longstanding interest in eastern culture and psychology, having studied martial arts and different religions for over 30 years. He incorporates different forms of meditation and hypnosis into his clinical hypnotherapy work, and has studied mindfulness, Naikan (the art of gratitude), Morita (Zen style coaching) and Satori (Zen based meditation and word association), MBCT, MBSR, DBT, Compassion and Acceptance therapy. He has studied (and continues to study) philosophy, psychology and theology, including at undergraduate and post graduate level. He also completes regular continuous professional development workshops in these and related areas.
Combining Eastern psychology with psychoanalysis
it is not a new idea to combine these two areas. Jung famously studied Buddhism and eastern philosophy and many of the humanistic psychologists in the mid 20th Century also “borrowed” from Buddhism in creating a range of different therapy models.
Some key themes in Eastern Psychology
One of the most widely known themes is “acceptance”. This is based around the idea that much of our psychological distress is caused by resistance. This leads to anxiety, anger and general distress. Rather than resisting, or indeed suppressing emotionally, acceptance involves the processing of the issues so that they can truly be released, as opposed to denial where they are ignored.
The art of gratitude or Naikan is a method originating in Buddhism where a rebalancing takes place of the perception of life. We tend to notice all the negative triggers day to day, and miss the positives since positive things do not demand a response. This can lead to a very negative standpoint and often to a feeling of social isolation.
Morita teaches that we do not “ask” for negative emotions, nor do we have to be a slave to them. It is possible to listen to the emotions, respect them, but not “obey” them in a predetermined manner.
Psychoanalysis and Eastern Psychology in Edinburgh, Falkirk and Glasgow
Stuart practices in Edinburgh, Falkirk and Glasgow and can be contacted using the feedback form on this site, or via the email address email@example.com
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