Therapy addresses unique forms of suffering by Flow State Training Program Review revealing underlying emotional-organic...
Therapy addresses unique forms of suffering by Flow State Training Program Review revealing underlying emotional-organic patterns and integrating what is learned into a more easeful living. Vipassana in contrast, as Dr. Gary Schouborg writes, "is concerned with how we are with, or relate to, our thoughts and feelings." Vipassana is supported by concentration, which in turn creates awareness sati and intuitive insight and intelligence about the ways things are. We explore impermanence, dissatisfaction and non-self as sensations, emotions, feelings, thoughts arise and subside within our minds. Psychotherapy is concerned with what thoughts and feelings we have and what we do about them, eliminating or coping with neurotic ones. Vipassana aims to help us get to the point where we do not identify with any thoughts and feelings, including the neurotic ones. We cultivate within ourselves a detachment, a place of perspective from which we respond to events.
As Mark Epstein notes in his book, Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart, "Stillness does not mean the elimination of disturbances as much as a different way of viewing them...we get in trouble with anger if we try to eliminate it through denial or avoidance, or if we turn it into hatred We don't confuse this inner "let-come-what-comes" practice to weaken our full human involvement in living. We don't give up doing "good" or resisting "evil" in the world, as if everything's fine the way it is. Vipassana teaches us how to respond to events without attachment.