Buddhist Psychology, 4 & 5 April 2020

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Buddhist Psychology and Other-Centred Approach, an approach developed in the UK which offers a practical and positive therapeutic approach based on Buddhist psychology and a combination of Western and Eastern therapy.

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Buddhist Psychology, workshop 4 & 5 April 2020

Fear, Guilt and Shame

This weekend workshop will focus on a trio of dark emotions which often support one another in a negative cycle of withdrawal from life. Buddhist psychology suggests that when we experience fear, we commonly take refuge in habitual patterns of reaction. These are often concerned with our sense of identity. We cling to the familiar and invite others to see us in familiar ways. Our patterns of reaction include perceptions, actions and emotions. Amongst emotional reactions, guilt is one of the most complex. It can reflect real remorse for things we have done wrong, and, if evoked in a healthy way, can lead to positive change. On the other hand, guilt is often mingled with negative identities and feeling guilty can become a way of avoiding things and distancing experience. When we fall into this latter kind of guilt, we may use self-blame as a way to mediate other life experiences and in some ways simplify our position. 'I am just bad so there is no point in trying' can be the implication. Such responses are mirrored by a sense of being viewed by others in negative ways and this anticipated mirroring of guilt by the world leads to guilt's companion emotion - shame. On this workshop we will look at the complexities of such reactions and at ways of working with these difficult emotions to find growth and change.


Buddhist Psychology

Buddhist psychology provides insight into how people experience the world and create their own reality. This personal reality takes the form of a protective bubble, insulating the person from unwanted experiences to some degree, but also imposing limitations on their life. This approach differs from Western psychology in its way of approaching psychological problems. Whilst Western therapies often focus predominantly on the feelings and experiences of the person, refocusing the client’s attention onto the self-world with questions like: "what does it mean for you?" And "How do you feel it?", a Buddhist approach encourages deeper involvement with ‘the other’. It is a deep enquiry into reality in all its complexity, using questions such as: "So what is really true for them?" and "I wonder what that means for her?" In this way, the client is invited to connect more fully with his lived experience, loosening the hold of prejudice and assumptions, and achieving a more positive outward-looking attitude. The resulting encounter with others and with the environment is profoundly healing. Other-centred method provides an approach to mental problems which draws on a different perspective.


Other- Centred Approach

Buddhist Psychology and Other-Centred Approach, an approach developed in the UK which offers a practical and positive therapeutic approach based on Buddhist psychology and a combination of Western and Eastern therapy.

This workshop is practical and will be useful to anyone who wants to explore human communication and experience from a personal or professional interest. Whilst the workshop will offer valuable CPD training for professional psychotherapists and counsellors, it will also be helpful to those in other caring professions or to people seeking to explore their own experience.

Caroline Brazier is the lecturer of this workshop. She is a Buddhist and has practiced for more than twenty years as a therapist, trainer and lecturer. She is course leader of the Tariki Training Programme in Other-Centred Approach in England. She has written six books on Buddhism and psychology and is author of many chapters and papers on the subject. To find out more about her work, see www.buddhistpsychology.info or watch the video.



The weekends are held at Zeist, the Netherlands .

Registration & coffee: Saturday 9:30; 

Programme: Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 - 16:30.

The number of participants is limited to max. 14; Teaching will be in English with some translation so you need a basic knowledge of English

The price for one weekend is € 185, -. incl. VAT, coffee / tea and lunch.

A significant portion of the proceeds will benefit Tariki Trust and its main centre The Buddhist House, Narborough.

Cancellation policy for this weekend training


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    Review by Jos de Vries Spaans www.aandachtcentraal.nl, Posted on 10-03-2018, 5 Stars.
    Verschillende malen heb ik het geluk gehad deel te mogen nemen aan de weekend trainingen Boeddhistische Psychologie van Caroline Brazier door DANAPRESENT gefaciliteerd. Soms zag ik op om in het vrije weekend, na een drukke werkweek, óók nog een training te gaan volgen.
    Het viel me altijd op dat de verwachtte vermoeidheid juist plaats maakte voor een gevoel van thuiskomen, bijtanken en stimulerend.

    De inspanning en aandacht die het me kost is het méér dan waard. De nieuwe inzichten gecombineerd met de verfrissende oefeningen in kleine oefengroepen stimuleren me erg en zijn een persoonlijke verdieping in mijn GGZ Behandelaarschap.

    Als het even kan ben ik graag bij de trainingen van Caroline Brazier. Ik wou dat ze haar trainingcentrum Tarikitrust in Nederland had :-)
    Review by Suzan, Posted on 31-12-2016, 5 Stars.
    In oktober 2016 voor het eerst deelgenomen aan het boeddhistische psychologie weekend en direct de volgende geboekt! Ik vond het leerzaam, inspirerend en verrassend. Ik had verwacht dat we veel zouden mediteren maar dat was niet zo, daarvoor in de plaats deden we mooie reflectie oefeningen. Ik heb er veel aan gehad en Ik kijk uit naar het volgende weekend en laat mij graag weer inspireren.
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