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Thoughts Without A Thinker

Thoughts Without A Thinker

Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective

Blending the lessons of psychotherapy with Buddhist teachings, Mark Epstein offers a revolutionary understanding of what constitutes a healthy emotional life

The line between psychology and spirituality has blurred, as clinicians, their patients, and religious seekers explore new perspectives on the self. A landmark contribution to the field of psychoanalysis, Thoughts Without a Thinker describes the unique psychological contributions offered by the teachings of Buddhism. Drawing upon his own experiences as a psychotherapist and meditator, New York-based psychiatrist Mark Epstein lays out the path to meditation-inspired healing, and offers a revolutionary new understanding of what constitutes a healthy emotional life.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Psychology / Psychotherapy

On Sale: July 30th 2013

Price: $11.99 / $14.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 272

ISBN-13: 9780465063925

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"One of the most sophisticated integrations of the therapeutic and spiritual disciplines."—Daniel Goleman, New York Times
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"Eloquent yet down-to-earth, this gem offers an exhilarating and expansive perspective on the therapeutic process."—Booklist
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"A highly personal, thoughtful, illuminating synthesis.... Patients, psychologists, and mediators...will find much spiritual nourishment."—Publishers Weekly
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"Mark Epstein's book is inspired by its lucidity.... After Thoughts Without a Thinker, psychotherapy without a Buddhist perspective looks like a diminished thing."—Adam Phillips, author of Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life
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"A groundbreaking work.... The book will take its place among the classics of the literature of meditation."—Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Mindfulness for Beginners
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"Epstein tries bravely and earnestly to make such matters of the mind and heart as clear as possible."—Robert Coles, New England Journal of Medicine
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"Epstein's solid book offers another example of contemporary efforts to revitalize psychotherapy."—Spirituality and Practice
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"A marvelous book that is at once scholarly and fresh, informative and personal."—Stephen A. Mitchell, author of Can Love Last?
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"A most lucid and expert account of the wedding of psychotherapy and meditation. An Eastern-Wester psychology that truly speaks from the inside of both worlds."—Jack Kornfield, author of Meditation for Beginners
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"I loved Thoughts Without a Thinker. Mark Epstein has given us a brilliant account of how an ancient science of mind, based on a rich meditative tradition, can complement therapy and lead to new dimensions of wisdom and wholeness."—Joan Borysenko, author of Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive
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