Psychotherapy as a Path of Liberation with Bruce Tift
October 15–17, 2010
Psychotherapy is based on a developmental view: our once-appropriate survival strategies from childhood become outdated avoidant strategies, or neuroses, as adults. Examining these historically conditioned patterns allows us to live more fully in the present. The Buddhist view is fruitional: our basic nature of open awareness holds all experience without bias. Neurosis is not wrong but rather is simply what happens when we relate to the truth of our experience with aggression. Oriented towards therapists, meditators, practitioners, therapy clients, and anyone interested in integrating these two views, this program explores the wisdom inherent in both perspectives and why each is an invaluable resource for one’s path of liberation.
Bruce Tift, M.A., L.M.F.T. has been in private practice since 1979, taught at Naropa University for twenty-four years, and has given presentations in the U.S., Mexico, and Japan. A student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and practitioner of Vajrayana Buddhism since 1975, he lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Bruce Tift, MA, LMFT, has been in private practice since 1979, taught at Naropa University for 25 years, and given presentations in the U.S., Mexico and Japan. His new CD, Already Free: Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation, explores the human issues of neurosis, anxiety, body awareness and relationship dynamics.
Financial aid is available for this program.