am 2. April 1999
I am a senior in college and majoring in Psychology. I have a senior thesis paper do and I have choosen your book to read. What our teacher wanted us to do is to: a) Find a book that talks about psychotherapy. b) write a thesis statement c) The thesis statement would have to have an approach to therapy in a way which can be proven either wrong or right from a person, with a good argument. For example, How come therapists are not able to sleep with their clients. An approach like that can be rediculous but that is what our teacher wants us to write. Now, I have choosen your book and it is very interesting in catching the eye of the reader. I would really be content and overwelmed if you could help me with some imput in writting this paper. See your book Awakening The Heart deals with an approach that is so different than just regular therapy and drugs. For example, Prozac is, to me, a drug that is over prescribed to people. Meditation is different. People might critisize that but I believe that it could assist relationships with the therapist and the patients.
If that could be possible for you to help me I'd really appreacheate it. Thank you
Thank you, Chris
am 22. Februar 1997
AWAKENING THE HEART is a classic introduction to the contrast between eastern and western perspectives on the mind and counseling. It is an edited collection of essays on meditation, self-awareness, humility, and the interaction between "patient" and "counselor" - indicating that the counselor is affected by the process, as is the patient.
It was a good book for me when I was early in my counseling career (ca. 1985), having exited an engineering career and become re-educated as a social worker. I gave gift copies to colleagues when I recently changed positions, and it was well-received, some 13 years after its initial publication. A good read for any counselor or any of his/her customers who are somewhat educated.