therapist with his personality brings spring to the patient
who is shivering in a frozen land.
The essence of Taopsychotherapy is to bring spring to
the patient who is shivering in a frozen land.
To achieve this, the therapist must purify his mind(Ńřţ▒).
This is Non-doing(wu-wei) of Laotzu, emptying mind(sunyata)
of Buddhism, no projection(countertransference) of psychoanalysis.
Taopsychotherapy is the fusion of Tao with western psychoanalysis
and psychotherapies(Daseinsanalysis, Existential analysis,
Client-centered therapy, Transpersonal psychotherapy and
Spiritual theological psychotherapy). These western psychotherapies
are the results of the influence of the Tao and they are
heading towards Tao, which is the reality, no projection,
no transference, mature personality, no theory(concept),
no technique, nondoing, emptiness, compassion, Jen, Godí»s
grace, empathy and self-control.
In the west, psychoanalysis moved from metapsychology
to clinical theory, experience near, intersubjectivity,
relational theory and contextualism. But still there
is theory and technique. Taopsychotherapy is to achieve
perfect empathy by removing í░Nuclear Feelings(something
stuck in the chest, ń˘Űý˝ř┌¬).í▒ Tahui said ca. 1,000 years
ago that if you remove í░something stuck in your chest,í▒
you are enlightened. Client-centered therapy could be
called as Taopsychotherapy. No theory and technique.
There is only pointing to the patientí»s mind. Behind
something stuck in the chest, is í░Nuclear Feelings(ń˘Űý˝ř┌¬).í▒
|Nuclear Feelings, purification
of mind(elimination of Nuclear Feelings, ´ńŃř) and
3 key words of Taopsychotherapy.
Western psychiatry and psychotherapies evolved from
description, explanation, interpretation, understanding
observation) to empathy (subject-object congruence)
but still bound to theory. Taopsychotherapy is the
cure for addiction to theory and technique of western
Curative factorsú║personality of the therapist, concern,
love(Freud), therapeutic Eros(Seguin), desire to
help (J. Frank), change by feeling, Sorge(care)
of Heidegger and empathy, all these converge on
Georg Picht(1972) maintained that one cannot reach truth
by theory, one needs meditation. He pointed out that
the theory is the product of Platonic metaphysics. Theory
is based on logic which is dogma. Western culture and
science are the derivatives of Platonic metaphysics.
Western culture and science destroy nature, society
and mankind because they are based on theory which is
William Barrett(1956) maintained that the Tao is the remedy for freeing western philosophers
from the í«conceptual prisoní» since Plato.
Personal knowledge of M. Polanyi, P. Bridgman asserted
that truth is private not public. Truth can be communicated
only to the other who had the same experience. Understanding
by conceptual knowledge and by evidence(experi-
ence) in Zen Buddhism. Truth can be experienced not by
conceptual knowledge but by Tao practice.