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Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation

An exploration of Eastern and Western approaches to experiencing the fullness of life.

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Different Paths, Different Strengths

Freedom from unnecessary suffering is the goal of both Buddhism and modern psychotherapy, yet each approaches this intention from a very different perspective. "Buddhist practice helps us awaken to a well-being that is independent of our circumstances," explains Bruce Tift, "while Western psychotherapy helps us bring our disowned experience into awareness in order to live in a more skillful and satisfying way."

On Already Free, this therapist and Buddhist practitioner opens a fresh dialogue between these two perspectives, and explores how each provides us with essential keys to experiencing full presence and aliveness.

Practical Tools and Wisdom from the Eastern and Western Traditions

Buddhism gives us powerful tools for breaking free of our own identity drama and our fascination with day-to-day problems, yet it does not address how early childhood experience shapes our adult lives. Western psychotherapy provides a wide range of proven techniques for understanding and untangling the development of our neurotic patterns, but it is only beginning to recognize the powerful impact of exploring awareness itself.

"These two approaches sometimes contradict and sometimes support each other," Tift explains. "When used together, they can help us open to all of life in all its richness, its disturbances, and its inherent completeness."

With a keen understanding of the wisdom of East and West, and a special focus on working with intimate relationships as a pathway to spiritual awakening, Bruce Tift presents seven immersive sessions of insights, wisdom, and practical instruction for realizing the fundamental freedom that is your birthright.

Highlights

  • The Developmental Approach—why we still use our childhood survival skills after we outgrow them
  • The Fruitional Approach—Buddhist wisdom on finding liberation without resolving our historic issues
  • Relationships and Awakening—practices for couples to develop "healthy intimacy" and welcome connection and separateness
  • Why we use "neurotic organization" to limit our life experience, and how to challenge this self-perpetuating process

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Extraordinary!

This is one of the best series I have listened to. Extremely thought provoking, especially the part on Relationships. Everything came together when Bruce talked about the four stages of persona. It cleared up concern I had about recent feelings of separation despite a close relationship with my spouse. These feelings are easily explained as being part of a natural evolution into the fourth stage of persona, something to celebrate, not fear. What an epiphany! Thank you, Bruce. I'm on a cloud.

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I first encountered Bruce's work on the "Deepening Intimacy" series, and was very impressed by his unique approach to relationships. I'm totally in love with his mastery shared in "Already Free." I've listened to it several times and will continue to keep it on hand for more dives into his remarkably cogent presentation. Thank you, Sounds True, for sharing the work of such supportive expertise with us. And, thank you, Bruce. It has been of great benefit to my life.

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Excellent.

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This is by far the most helpful program I have listened to. I am a psychiatrist practicing in Arizona, in an area where there is virtually no therapist taking this approach. There is a great need for this.

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Bruce Tift is a gift to us all. Genius!

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DETAILS

CD

Contents 7 CDs (7 hours, 17 minutes)
Dimensions 5 x 5 inches
Product Code AF02071D

Audio Download

Contents 1 Audio download (7 hours, 17 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Product Code AF02071W