Ep. 17 of The Road Home Podcast: Advice Not Given with Dr. Mark Epstein

This week on The Road Home Podcast, Ethan shares a conversation with Dr. Mark Epstein about the intersection of Western psychotherapy and Buddhist psychology.

Mark Epstein has paved the way for the cross-section of Western psychotherapy with Buddhist philosophy in the West, writing a number of books including his seminal work, Going to Pieces without Falling Apart. Learn more at markepsteinmd.com.

Advice Not Given

Mark talks about the hesitation he originally felt in combining the wisdom of his Buddhist practice with his role as a psychotherapist. He shares the delicate balancing act a therapist performs trying to give their client the advice they need without getting in the way of the progress of therapy.

“As a therapist you want to help, but the wanting to help is sometimes an obstacle or a hindrance for the therapy.” – Dr. Mark Epstein   

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