By Hayao Kawai
During this enticing and interesting paintings, popular eastern psychologist Hayao Kawai examines his personal own event of the way a eastern turned a Jungian psychoanalyst and the way the Buddhism in him progressively reacted to it.
Kawai experiences his approach to psychotherapy and takes a clean examine I within the context of Buddhism. His research, divided into 4 chapters, offers a brand new knowing of the human psyche from the point of view of somebody rooted within the East.
Kawai starts off by means of considering his own koan: “Am I a Buddhist and/or a Jungian?” His sincere reflections parallel Jung’s early skepticism approximately Buddhism and later his confident regard for Buddha’s teachings. He then relates how the individuation approach is symbolically and meaningfully published in philosophical and creative photo sequence, one jap and one Western.
After exploring the Buddhist belief of the ego and the self, that's the other of to the Western view, Kawai expands psychotherapy to incorporate sitting in silence and preserving contradictions or containing opposites.
Drawing on his personal event as a psychoanalyst, Kawai concludes that actual integration of East and West is either attainable and most unlikely. Buddhism and the artwork of Psychotherapy is an enlightening presentation that deepens the reader’s knowing of this region of psychology and japanese philosophy.
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Cure by sandplay therapy" is the most blatant example of such th inking. " Yet, as I continued to sit with her, without foc using on curing her, her symptoms disappeared. The most important thing in psychotherapy is that twO people are there for each other. " I should say that, while two people arc "being" together, a phenomenon called "cure" frequently happens as a by-product. This, of course, made me consider seriously what the therapist is doing. What is the the rapist's role! Th is then eventually led me to realize that Buddhism had great meaning to me.
In this process I was able to regain contact with my own culture. For example, my interest turned to Japanese literary classics, which I had virtually abandoned. I also read Japanese fairy tales, legends, and myths- all of which helped me recover my own roots. Because my rejection of all things Japanese had been so strong, it was a deep shock to discover through dream analysis that Japanese mythology had great meaning to me. Th is real ization was supported by dream "messages" which appeared repeatedly in differen t forms as my analyst, C.
Since 1 was a poor foreign student. While I was pleased by such consideration, ( had to think about it a great deal, in the following vein: Analysis is the most important matter for me. Although my fee was lowered, is it permissible for me to use that money for recreation ? Rather, 1should pay the proper fee even at the cost of grocery money. Finally I couldn't stand it any longer and had to te ll the analyst my thought. He was surprised and said, "( have considered your financi al situation and mine and decided on that fee as reasonable.