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John Welwood



John Welwood, PhD, (1943–2019) was an American clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, teacher, editor, and author often noted for his introduction of the concept of “spiritual bypassing,” or using spiritual practices to sidestep dealing with unresolved emotional issues. He was known for integrating psychological and spiritual concepts and showing effects of meditation on the nature of the mind.

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Paths Beyond Ego: The Transpersonal Vision

This book is a clarion call for an expanded vision of human possibilities. In it, many of the best thinkers of our day ask us to renew the perennial search for self-knowledge and to discover the deeper meaning of our lives.

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What Is Spiritual Bypassing?

When spiritual practice is used to compensate for challenging traits such as low self-esteem, social isolation, or other emotional issues, Welwood said, they corrupt the actual use of spiritual practice. - Diana Raab

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Right Here with You: Bringing Mindful Awareness into Our Relationships

In recent years scientists have discovered that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve mood, and enhance our sense of well-being.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWhile a heart connection lets us appreciate those we love just as they are, a soul connection opens up a further dimension—seeing and loving them for who they could be, and for who we could become under their influence.

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Toward a Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Psychotherapy and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation

Can the meditative traditions of Buddhism be integrated with the practice of Western psychology? John Welwood's latest book addresses this question with new comprehensiveness and depth.

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Journey of the Heart: The Path of Conscious Love

As men and women find that they can no longer rely on old roles and formulas to get along, intimate relationships call for a new kind of honesty and awareness, a willingness to let go of old patterns and cultivate new capacities.

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The Practice of Love

For many of us, opening our hearts to ourselves may be the hardest part of the path. John Welwood on how and why meditation helped him do it—unconditionally.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageA soul connection not only inspires us to expand, but also forces us to confront whatever stands in the way of that expansion.

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Challenge of the Heart: Love, Sex, and Intimacy in Changing Times

This powerful collection of essays by such notables as D. H. Lawrence, Robert Bly, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and Rainer Maria Rilke focuses on the challenges of love between men and women, addressing the questions and difficulties arising for people in relationships today.

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The Psychology of Awakening

Conventional psychotherapists often look askance at spiritual practice, just as many spiritual teachers disapprove of psychotherapy. At the extremes, each camp tends to see the other as avoiding and denying the real issues.

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