In this workshop, techniques of self-regulation will be explored along with concepts derived from cognitive therapy and Zen to provide a new view of what can be accomplished in treatment. It will be suggested that, while the West has done a good job of finding ways to mend a broken self, in the East they have done a better job of addressing the problem of the self itself.
Also, participants will be asked to question why so much emphasis is being placed upon "performance" enhancement in light of Western biases toward "production", while there has been less attention to "awareness" enhancement. We will explore the concept of "liberation psychotherapy" as a way of transforming oneself and society. (2 hours)