Touching the compassionate heart: the ground of healing

Kaveh Monshat

Abstract


I am a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, secular mindfulness teacher and former university lecturer. Having conducted research in fields varying from laboratory molecular medicine to clinical applications of mindfulness, I took a two year sabbatical to focus on an inner search and healing. It was spent mostly spent in Plum Village: a Buddhist monastery in France in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. I have recently returned to clinical work.

I found that it was not until I took a compassionate view of myself that I truly began to heal; and that following my heart was the only way I could negotiate the uncertainties of the path.

Keywords


Healing; Mindfulness; Compassion

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26443/ijwpc.v3i2.118

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