Fri, January 20, 2012
Reliable Methods: The Future of Self-Transcendence
Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D.
The three decades since mindfulness meditation was first found to
help with anxiety, chronic pain and depression have seen the reversal of
a trend that goes back over a century. When Freud founded psychotherapy
as "a middle way between philosophy and medicine," he took pains to
keep it on the scientific side of the modern gulf between science and
religion. He did this in part by basing his insights on evolutionary
neurobiology, and in part by distancing his psychology from its sources
in the spiritual philosophy of Romanticism.
As clients and therapists have grown more curious about the traditional
practice behind mindfulness, they've learned that it comes embedded in a
complex psychology all its own, including integrated disciplines of
cognitive self-analysis, emotional self-healing and behavioral
life-change. This second wave of influence has brought mounting
awareness of the scientific tradition of classical Buddhist psychology
and its core disciplines. With this, the tide has shifted away from
simply grafting mindfulness into conventional therapies, toward a fuller
confluence of Buddhist and Western psychology.
See "Link to External Source Article" below to read further.
And for some Urantia Book insights on meditation and "intelligent reflection" please see this link
Another relevant study is: Urantia Book teachings about Transcendence
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