INTERNATIONAL ZEN THERAPY INSTITUTE
in association with Global Sangha
“ENCOUNTER & PATH"
A WEEKEND OF EXPERIENTIAL BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY
Dr. David Brazier, Dr. Iris Dotan Katz,
Natividad Menendez Garcia & Kimiko Nita
Theme: Therapy as a Spiritual Path for Client & for Therapist. A presentation of the application of Buddhist psychology in a number of dimensions; a forum in which to reflect upon the spiritual path from a psychological point of view and the psychological work from a spiritual perspective.
Content: talks, seminars, master class demonstration, groupwork, "Dharma à Deux", case presentation and discussion. Theoretical material will be presented and there will also be experiential workshops so participants should be willing to share material about personal life and agree to respect the confidentiality of others.
Suitable for: The weekend is open to anybody interested both in understanding their own life and relationships better and in the therapeutic process and how this relates to the spiritual path in a Buddhist approach.
Programme (times are CET i.e. Rome time zone):
10:00-12:00 SESSION ONE
Check in and Orientation
Lecture: "Distinctive Features of Buddhist Psychology" - Dr. Brazier
14:00-16:00 SESSION TWO
Case Presentation - Dr Dotan Katz
Case Presentation - Kimiko Nita
19:30-21:00 SESSION THREE
“Master Class“ Demonstration session - Dr Brazier
10:00-11:00 SESSION FOUR
“Dharma à Deux” Therapy Group - facilitated by Dr Brazier & Dr Dotan Katz
11:30-12:30 SESSION FIVE
Seminar - Q&A
14:00-16:00 SESSION SIX
Introduction to the Buddhist Psychology training - Dr Brazier & Nati Menendez
Final gathering and sharing.
Leaders: The workshop leaders are practising psychotherapy or counselling from a Buddhist perspective and/or tutoring the ITZI Buddhist psychology training programme.
Dr David Brazier, psychotherapist and Buddhist teacher, author of a dozen books including Zen Therapy and many other writings. Co-editor of the Oxford Manual of Meditation.
Dr. Iris Dotan Katz, clinical psychologist with a private practice in Tel Aviv has many years of experience in Zen and Pureland Buddhism and in socially engaged action.
Kimiko Nita, clinical psychologist, specialises in work with children and young adults, has a private practice for adult clients in Tokyo, and a special interest in Naikan therapy.
Natividad Menendez Garcia, psychotherapist, is tutor on the Spanish language version of the Buddhist Psychology Diploma Programme and has private clients in Spain.