Books

Take a look at Jan Benda's books about mindfulness, psychotherapy and the path to self- transcendence

Books

Take a look at Jan Benda’s books about mindfulness, psychotherapy and the path to self-
transcendence.

Books

Take a look at Jan Benda’s books about mindfulness, psychotherapy and the path to self-transcendence.

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Mindfulness and the Self: From self-healing to self-transcendence

This book will be released by Portál publishing in 2024.
The image that we have about ourselves (our narrative self) has a very strong influence on our life. This image is shaped during our childhood and is often influenced by various emotional wounds and by the unfulfillment of our basic developmental needs. Is it possible to change this image? The book Mindfulness and the Self describes four types of the wounded Self and shows how it is possible through the development of mindfulness and self-compassion to heal and transform all these wounds.
It offers readers procedures on how to uncover own hidden core beliefs and how to treat the most painful inner feelings – existential threats, shame and loneliness. It deals also with the development of the authentic self and the transcendent self and brings attention to the most common pitfalls we may encounter on a spiritual journey.

Mindfulness and self-compassion: Transforming emotions in psychotherapy

The author draws from his rich clinical experience, from meditation practice as well as from the latest research in the field of emotions, mindfulness, and self-compassion. He follows the work of M. Frýba, A. Pesso, E. Gendlin, L. Greenberg, and others, and introduces his own comprehensive theory of the development of most common psychopathological symptoms.
The book offers an original transdiagnostic model of psychotherapeutic change and a practical description of procedures and techniques that may possibly be integrated into any psychotherapeutic approach. In the context of growing interest in mindfulness, it introduces as yet unpublished psychotherapeutic procedures. This modern perspective offers valuable inspiration for professionals as well as for anyone interested in self-knowledge and self-development.

Mysticism and schizophrenia: Mystical experiences as a focus of clinical attention

Are mystical experiences a sign of mental disorder? What is a spiritual emergency? Mystic way and its pitfalls…
This describes the e-book authored by Jan Benda, Ph.D. which has already been downloaded more than 8,000 times. The book presents offers an alternative perspective on some often psychiatrized phenomena such as “depression”, “visions” or “voices” and shows, that these phenomena may also have a spiritual meaning. The experiences of mystics St. John of the Cross, Teresa of Ávila and others as well as the experiences of shamans from different parts of the world provides compelling evidence that psychiatric medication is not the only possible cure for these issues.