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Mon Dec 1, 2014, 06:48 PM

4. Frankly, I think being taught by Buddhist teachers isn't essential to therapy.

I don't have a problem with solutions to mental disorders coming from any domain of discovery.

I do think that many therapists who are into Buddhism, aren't able to fully separate the religious components from the basic human components that contribute to well being.

streOne of the repeating problems I've encountered in people promoting derivatives of Buddhist practice, whether in Zinn on stress or Linehan on dialectical behavior therapy, is that they are basically unsuccessful in separating religious components from therapy.

Non-judgemental mindfulness is the theme promoted by Zinn and Linehan, but it never succeeds in differentiating itself from -RIGHT- mindedness. And RIGHT mindedness is nothing if not judgmental.

Again there is the problem of separating the hundreds of things that lead to 'feeling better' from things which actually have demonstrated efficacy in promoting recovery.

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