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Contemplative Psychotherapy Essentials: Enriching Your Practice with Buddhist Psychology

 My book, Contemplative Psychotherapy Essentials, was published at the end of 2014 by W. W. Norton.  It provides counselors and therapists of all kinds with a guide for how to enhance their work by working with the principles of Contemplative Psychotherapy to the work that they already do. 

 Here is a brief excerpt from the Introduction:

"In the past several years, mindfulness, a key teaching in Buddhist Psychology, has become an increasingly common term in the field of psychotherapy. In this book, my intention is to go further and to present what my colleagues and I have learned about how not only mindfulness but also some of the other rich teachings of Buddhist psychology in our therapeutic work."

What others have said about the book:

"Mastery is rare and precious--Dr. Wegela is a true master of transformative conversations grounded in contemplative wisdom.  Personal, conceptually penetrating, and concretely practical, this book is both a comprehensive manual of therapeutic practice and a springboard to spiritual awakening."  Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Buddha's Brain:  The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom.

"Written with a rare balance of honesty, clarity, and wisdom, this book provides an inspirational yet practical guide to psychotherapy grounded in Buddhist Psychology.. Replete with vivid personal and clinical illustrations as well as accessible, step-by-step guidance based on decades of experience, kDr. Wegela rickly brings to life the practice of Contemplative Psychotherapy.  It's a must-read for clinicians who wish to tap the full potential of mindfulness-oriented psychotherapy."  Ronald D. Siegel, Psy.D. Author of The Mindfulness Solution:  Everyday practices for Everyday Problems.