- Cultivating clarity, compassion
Christine Cave MSW is a Zen practitioner, often flavored with warm lively laughter. Contemplative psychotherapy simply offers secular and logic-based tools to free us from unnecessary struggles.
Contemplative psychotherapy is the blending of Western psychotherapy with Buddhist awareness practices and her ability to be present with whatever arises is the foundation for meaningful psychotherapy. Cave’s experience is the doorway to self-acceptance and authentic change.
Traditional psychotherapy tends to pathologize people’s pain, and generally focuses on changing or fixing undesirable symptoms.
Basic nature is intrinsically healthy but our awareness of this health is often obscured. Contemplative psychotherapy is a process of uncovering this fully awake and aware state.
We become liberated from unnecessary suffering through experiencing ourselves in the moment, exactly as we are. While contemplative psychotherapy is derived from Buddhist teachings.