CBT & Zen

CBT 101

A general introduction to the ancient and ever-new science of cognitive-behavioral therapy. I recently presented this class at Georgetown University’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program. Join us for an expert guided tour of world CBT that starts beneath a Bodhi Tree in India 2500 years ago and winds up at Germany’s Max Plank Institute For

CBT, Zen And The Experience Of “No Self”

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and Zen both address the reality of human anguish. CBT targets the beliefs and thought patterns that create emotional suffering.  “I’m no good” is a belief associated with depression.  “Something bad is going to happen to me,” a belief that drives anxiety.  Zen practice comes at such “delusive thoughts and feelings” in