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therapy and meditation especially for depressed or alienated
on 15 June 2001
Mark Epstein with examples from his own life and experience with his patients (he is a New York psychotherapist)gives a helpful guide to anyone seeking to understand themselves and to practise meditation in the Buddhist tradition. Very much a therapist open to his patients, Epstein tells of his own difficulties in finding out who he is and why he felt alienated and unworthy, and takes the reader clearly and carefully through a thought process which is readable and logical, supporting his argument with real-life stories and theoretical background from his teachers and mentors, who include Winnicott, Ram Dass and Joseph Goldstein. This is a convincing co-ordination of Buddhist and current Western psychology at a relatively simple and certainly helpful level.