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Idiot's Guides: Zen Living by Domyo Sater Burk

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CHAPTER20

Zen and Mental Health

In This Chapter

  • How Zen relates to mental health care
  • Making psychological issues into Zen practice
  • When to seek professional help
  • How psychological treatment can help your practice
  • When Zen tools might hurt rather than help

The relationship between Zen practice and mental health presents some very interesting questions. In a way, isn’t Zen aimed at mental health? Especially with all the meditation and mindfulness being used in the mental health care field these days, what is the difference between those tools and Zen? What’s the difference between working with a therapist and working with a Zen teacher? Is there ...

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