Therapy: Humanistic/Existential

The following texts address the engagement between humanistic and existential therapeutic approaches and Buddhist mindfulness:

Humanistic Approaches

Bazzano, M. (2009). The Buddha as a fully functioning person: toward a person-centered perspective on mindfulness. Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, 10 (2), 116–128.

Brazier, D. (1995). Zen therapy: A Buddhist approach to psychotherapy. London: Robinson.

Moore, J. & Shoemark, A. (2010). Mindfulness and the person-centred approach. In J. Leonardi (Ed.) The human being fully alive. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS books.

Existential Approaches

Batchelor, S. (1983). Alone with others: An existential approach to Buddhism. New York: Grove Press.

Bazzano, M. (2006). Buddha is Dead: Nietzsche and the Dawn of European Zen. London: Sussex Academic Press.

Bazzano, M. (2009). Brave new worlding. Existential Analysis, 20 (1), 9-19.

Bazzano, M. (2010). A true person of no status. Existential Analysis, 21 (1), 51-62.

Bazzano, M – other work follow link.

Claessens, M. (2009). Mindfulness and existential therapy. Existential Analysis, 20 (1), 109-119.

Claessens, M. (2010). Mindfulness based third wave CBT therapies and existential-phenomenology. Friends or foes? Existential Analysis, 21 (2), 295-303.

Laycock, S. W. (2001). Nothingness and emptiness: A Buddhist engagement with the ontology of Jean-Paul Sartre. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Loy, D. (1996). Lack and transcendence: The problem of death and life in psychotherapy, existentialism and Buddhism. New York, NY: Humanity Books.

Nanda, J. (2010 a). Embodied Integration: Reflections on Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and a Case For Mindfulness Based Existential Therapy (MBET) – A Single Case Illustration. Existential Analysis, 21 (2), 331-350.

Nanda, J. (2006). Knowing It In The Body – ‘I Thou’ in Therapeutic Encounter. Existential Analysis, 17 (2), 343-358.

Nanda, J. (2009). Mindfulness – a Lived Experience of Existential-Phenomenological Themes. Existential Analysis, 20 (1), 147-162.

Nanda, J. (2010). Mindfulness, nothing special, yet special! Existential Analysis, 21 (1), 41-50.