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Core Process Psychotherapy (CPP) is a mindfulness-based counseling theory that combines Buddhist teachings with traditional and alternative psychotherapeutic techniques. CPP is a contemplative therapy in which awareness itself is considered a curative process to relieve clients of suffering that has occurred throughout the life span, including pre- and perinatal experiences. The “Core” component of CPP suggests that all humans possess the innate tendency toward health, the tools to heal themselves, and the ability to create a true state of being. The “Process” component is an act of awakening the senses and orienting to the present time through several largely experiential techniques. Although very little has been written about CPP and its effectiveness, proponents of the theory assert that its techniques are accessible to a ...

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