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Buddhist Influences on Psychotherapy

Since the early 1960s, it has been said that Buddhism has more in common with psychotherapy than with religion. More recently, scientists have suggested that Buddhism has more in common with quantum physics than with religion. Many books exist for technical, spiritual, and general audiences alike that draw the same comparisons between the new discoveries in science, and the writings of ancient Buddhists. Many “cutting edge” psychotherapists today look to the science of quantum physics and the spirituality of Buddhism for conceptual models, as well as experiential practices, which they believe offer the most efficient direction and effective means for constructive growth for their clients.

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