Touching the compassionate heart: the ground of healing

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Kaveh Monshat


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.

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Monshat, K. (2016). Touching the compassionate heart: the ground of healing. The International Journal of Whole Person Care, 3(2).
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Kaveh Monshat

Consultant Psychiatrist in private practice.


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