Psychotherapy as a Path of Liberation with Bruce Tift
May 16–18, 2008
Psychotherapy is based on a developmental view—that our once-appropriate survival strategies from childhood become outdated avoidant strategies, or neuroses, as adults.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 accurately in the present. The Buddhist view is fruitional—that our basic nature of open awareness holds all experience without bias. Neurosis is not wrong; it is simply what happens when we relate to the truth of our experience with aggression. Join us to discover how these two views complement each other and how psychotherapy can be an invaluable part of a path of liberation. This program is for therapists, meditators, practitioners, therapy clients and anyone else interested in integrating meditation and psychotherapy.
Bruce Tift, MA, LMFT, has been in private practice since 1979 and has taught at Naropa University since 1982. A practitioner of Vajrayana Buddhism for more than 30 years, 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.