The Application of the Buddhist Idea of “Non-Self” to Western Psychotherapy Practices

About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Elijah grew up in the United States and Italy. He attended New Paltz High School in New York

The Research:

Elijah researched one of Western psychology’s most popular new tools: Buddhist mindfulness and meditation practices. His paper explains that although Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy has become popular in the last several years, psychologists have not been able to fully harness its benefits because of their Western perspectives on the self. If  Western psychology were to adopt the Buddhist idea of “Anatta” or “non-self,” meditation could instead be used as a tool to soothe inner suffering rather than external stress. This could decrease stress, anxiety, and depression, and provide patients with new perspectives and skills to bring to their daily lives.

ClientThe Car Rental Co
SkillsPhotography / Media Production

Project Title

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