- Subject index
Cognitive Humanistic Therapy describes a new approach to psychotherapy and self-development, based on an understanding of what it means to be “fully human.” In a unique integration of theory and practice, the book synthesises ideas from the cognitive and humanistic domains of psychotherapy and the religious worlds of Buddhism and Christianity.
Chapter Eight: Calming and Disillusioning the Mind
Calming and Disillusioning the Mind
The book's remaining chapters represent a selective integration of strands of psychotherapeutic and religious thought – in particular Buddhism and Christianity – with cognitive humanistic psychotherapy and personal practice. The approach taken here to religious concepts is agnostic and, as such, does not assume any adherence to Buddhism or Christianity. However, although grounded in applied psychology, the following chapters assume that a simple division between the problems addressed by psychotherapy and the eternal moral, ethical and existential issues addressed by the world's major religious traditions is misleading and detrimental. Buddhist and Christian psychology might be much stronger than at present for being able to integrate theoretical and practical ideas from psychotherapy. Similarly psychotherapy can fruitfully learn ...