Integral Psychology: Yoga, Growth, and Opening the Heart
Integral Psychology connects Eastern and Western approaches to psychology and healing. Psychology in the East has focused on our inner being and spiritual foundation of the psyche. Psychology in the West has focused on our outer being and the wounding of the body-heart-mind and self. Each requires the other to complete it, and in bringing them together an integral view of psychology comes into view. The classical Indian yogas are used as a way to see psychotherapy: psychotherapy as behavior change or karma yoga; psychotherapy as mindfulness practice or jnana yoga; psychotherapy as opening the heart or bhakti yoga. Finally, an integral approach is suggested that synthesizes traditional Western and Eastern practices for healing, growth, and transformation.
Albany, New York
Integral Psychotherapy, Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Integral Psychology
Cortright, Brant, "Integral Psychology: Yoga, Growth, and Opening the Heart" (2007). CIIS Faculty Publications. 5.