When West meets East: Contributions of Eastern traditions to the future of psychotherapy

C. P. Bankart, F. Koshikawa, Kaneo Nedate, Y. Haruki

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Abstract

Traditional Eastern approaches to mental health have an important contribution to make to the future of Western psychotherapies. Common to these approaches is a recognition of the importance of the causal connection between mental and physical self-regulation and emotional and physical well being. The authors describe several applications of Eastern, and especially Japanese approaches to psychotherapy to a variety of Western psychotherapeutic paradigms. A central focus is on the important role that Eastern approaches to psychotherapy play in helping clients regain human feeling (ninjyo) and a sense of community while overcoming feelings of individualistic separateness and agentic isolation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-149
Number of pages9
JournalPsychotherapy
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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