I developed Buddhism-based Therapy combining my experiences in ten years of psychotherapy, twenty years of meditation, and my research and PhD in original Buddhism. Original Buddhism provided arguably the first methodical psychology in history. While other Buddhism-based approaches prescribe a specific path of self-development, the principles I apply open up highly individual solutions to life challenges.
In my study of Buddhism, meditations, and therapeutic practice I found that few fundamental principles underlie a wholesome integration of the mind and counter the fragmentation of life. My approach encompasses contemplation, meditation, action, and communication, based on these seven principles: self-love, self-examination, ownership, curiosity, energetic peace, conditionality, and individuality.
The seven principles of Buddhism-based Therapy
We look at our thoughts, feelings, and acts clearly, without shame, fear, or blaming others. Thus we release our unconscious from protecting us from the pain of feeling insufficient or helpless.
We take responsibility for our life situation and the fulfillment of our needs. Together with self-love and self-examination we rebuild a healthy intuition and integrate our experience.
Mental states are maintained by a flow of energy. With ownership, meditation and therapeutic dialogue we carefully allow the unconscious to redirect our mental energies to wholesome states.
In our personal journey we question the values and attitudes of society. This freedom is challenging but allows us to stand on our own and have deep interactions with others beyond the social persona.