You’re Basically Good — The Benefits of Contemplative Psychotherapy

Contemplative Psychotherapy is based on the view that all of us, no matter what our problems, are fundamentally awake and healthy. In some schools of Buddhism this is called our buddhanature, and in the Shambhala teachings it’s called our basic goodness. In the Contemplative Psychotherapy program here at Naropa University, it’s referred to as brilliant sanity.
The contemplative approach is an optimistic one, because it points to our capacity for clarity, compassion, mindfulness, and awareness.

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