Eastern philosophy and clinical psychology
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Like body and mind, East and West are false dichotomies. Travel and trade along the Silk Road brought ancient texts and mind practices deep into the West. They have been drawn on to varying degrees by leaders in the field of Clinical Psychology, not always knowing or acknowledging the debt. Vedic psychology dates from over 5000 years ago and forms the core of mental health counselling in the Ayurvedic medical tradition. The knowledge that enlightened prince Siddhartha Gautama was the self-management of mental suffering through mindfullness awareness practices. That mindfulness is a leading edge within Clinical Psychology today. Humane interpersonal care of the mentally disturbed was practiced in the Middle East in the Middle Ages, and later in the West.Many of the founders of Clinical Psychology read and were influenced by these ancient texts as translations began to reach Europe during the 19th Century.This article covers some of the Eastern and Middle Eastern philosophical traditions that directly influenced or are embedded in the thinking of the leading writers and practitioners of clinical psychology in the West.
Herausgeber Frederic P. Miller
Herausgeber Agnes F. Vandome
Herausgeber John McBrewster