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An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Counselling: Pathways of Mindfulness-Based Therapies
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Padmasiri De Silva
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An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Counselling: Pathways of Mindfulness-Based Therapies

Padmasiri De Silva


Palgrave Macmillan

Religion & beliefs;
Counselling & advice services;


282 pages

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This book, now in its fifth edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to Buddhist psychology and counselling, exploring key concepts in psychology and practical applications in mindfulness-based counselling techniques using Buddhist philosophy of mind, psychology, ethics and contemplative methods.

By:   Padmasiri De Silva
Imprint:   Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   5th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   362g
ISBN:   9781137287540
ISBN 10:   1137287543
Pages:   282
Publication Date:   April 2014
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Author's Preface PART I 1. Buddhist Psychology and The Revolution in Cognitive Sciences 2. Basic Features of Buddhist Psychology: An Overview 3. The Psychology of Perception and Cognition 4. Psychology of Motivation 5. Emotions: Western Theoretical Orientations and Buddhism 6. Personality: Philosophical and Psychological Issues 7. Mental Health and Sickness 8. Mental-Wellbeing 9. Body-Mind Problem: Buddhist Contextualism 10. Towards A Holistic Psychology, Blending Thinking & Feeling 11. Buddhism as Contemplative Philosophy, Psychology and Ethics PART II 12. Nature of Counselling 13. Mindfulness-Based Therapeutic Orientations 14. Exploring the Content and Methodology of Buddhist Meditation 15. Stress Management 16. Sadness 17. Grief 18. Anger Management 19. Addictions 20. Pride and Conceit: Emotions of Self-Assessment 21. Greed, Generosity and Altruism Chapter References & Footnotes Glossary of Buddhist Concepts in Pali Questions for the Class Room Index

Padmasiri de Silva has a PhD in East-West Comparative Philosophy and an Advanced Diploma in Counselling. He is currently Adjunct Research Associate at Monash University, Australia and has been Visiting Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, NUS Singapore and University of Waikato, New Zealand. His publications include Buddhist and Freudian Psychology, Buddhism Ethics and Society, Environmental Philosophy of Buddhism, Mindfulness-Based Counselling.

This the best introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Counselling now available. - Sri Lankan Daily News The book is full of inspiring, thought provoking strategies which promote increased self-awareness and wellbeing...Therapists will find this book a valuable resource and certainly, in my opinion, worth investing in. - Wellbeing Mentor Accessible to anyone with an interest in Buddhism, and useful to counselors and therapists, this wellresearched, well-documented book includes guidelines for readers, further reading, and notes. - CHOICE

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