Core Process Psychotherapy
Buddhist psychology and Mindfulness-based psychotherapy
Core Process Psychotherapy, having been established in 1982, is one of the original mindfulness-based psychotherapies. Buddhist psychology and mindfulness practice underpin this work. Teachings are drawn from different Buddhist sources and lineages, which are integrated with western personality theory, psychodynamics and psychotherapy skills.
In Core Process work both therapist and client are engaged in a joint healing process where an awareness of the body, its feelings and feeling tones, and the content and states of mind that arise, are used to explore the nature of selfhood and suffering. The therapist’s essential role is that of reflector and facilitator of awareness. The heart of Core Process work is oriented to the belief that true healing is only possible to the extent that we can be fully present to the immediacy of our inner and outer experience.