Stephan Pende: Attitudes to healing in meditation and psychotherapy

Foredrag afholdt onsdag d. 26. oktober 2011

All psychologists base their work on some theoretical orientation. Whatever our view is, it will determine what we pay attention to, how we understand what healing is, and also how we evaluate whether our work is successful. In Mahayana Buddhism the view is that human beings have a potential described as ”absolute Bodhichitta”. In a therapeutical context this view of human beings would mean not only focusing on our clients pain and dysfunctional patterns, but first and foremost on their inherent wisdom and compassion. During the evening Stephan Pende Wormland will explore this theme with guided meditations and discussions.

Stephan has a MA in clinical psychology, he is trained in Gestalt therapy and has worked in a psychiatric hospital. He has studied and practiced meditation in multiple Buddhist traditions for over 25 years. He was a monk in the Tibetan tradition for 11 years and teaches meditation in Buddhist centres in Europe.