Practical and innovative and grounded in theory of Buddhist psychology and in Western methodologies, "Other-Centred Therapy" presents a positive and outwardly orientated view of therapeutic process. Caroline Brazier offers an introduction to an innovative therapeutic approach which is founded on an understanding of human process that is both practical, and honoring of our place in an experiential world. The book is practical, offering the reader not only a straightforward, jargon-free presentation, but also examples of the method in practice. Set out as a learning programme, it includes exercises and discussion points which will help the reader to integrate learning. This book will be of interest to student and practicing counselors and psychotherapists, but will also provide plenty of material for the general reader. The structured approach will make it an invaluable tool for trainers. A down to earth approach to good therapeutic practice, this book nevertheless critiques many of the popular assumptions of the profession and takes a fresh look at the important foundations of its work.
Caroline Brazier is a Buddhist and a psychotherapist at the cutting edge of Other-Centred Approach, a cutting edge integration of Buddhist understanding of the mind with therapy method. Leader of the Amida training programme in Buddhist psychotherapy, Caroline lives in a Buddhist community in Leicester. She travels extensively, lecturing, running workshops and presenting at conferences. Always interested in the practical as much as in the ideas which inform it, she writes in a readable and often very personal way. Caroline has three adult children.
Caroline will be keynote speaker at the First Intenational Conference on Other-Centered Approaches in Berkeley, California in February 2011 and at the Amida Living Buddhism Conference in Leicester, UK in May 2011. Full details of these events and of training courses in the approach can be obtained from email@example.com