Buddhism, Christianity and Psychotherapy. Saturday 17th December 2016. Written by Manashantii

Buddhism

  • Reverence to Buddha
  • Eastern Philosophical solutions for solving problems
  • Spiritual explanation differs from Christianity
  • Dependence on Self
  • Dependence on Buddhist Scriptures / teachings
  • Psychological supercedes the physical
  • Mind transformation
  • Emotional  detachment/ Unemotional
  • Morals and conscience
  • Self-discipline and self-control
  • Self-Exaltation
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Self-Exploration
  • Self Realisation
  • Save yourself
  • (Pay for your own sins)
  • Suffering is the problem
  • Believe in No Soul (Anatta)
  • Pacifism
  • Reflection
  • Forgiveness centred
  • Compassion orientated
  • Empathy centred
  • Present centredness
  • Contradicts Christianity and the Word of God
  • Karma
  • The Cessation of Craving /Desirelessness
  • Nirvana
  • Many Heaven worlds and many Hell worlds.
  • The Middle Way Theory / path
  • Four Noble Truths
  • The Three Jewels
  • The Five Precepts
  • Eightfold Path
  • Reincarnation

Christianity

  • The Holy Bible is God’s prophetic word to on all mankind.
  • Transformation of mind, soul and Spirit
  • God Worship and pray to God
  • Spirit led
  • Spirit to Spirit talk with God
  • Communication with God
  • Listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • God’s knowledge of truth is in the Holy Bible
  • Spiritual supercedes the psycho-physical
  • Trust God / Dependence on God
  • God-Centredness
  • Sin is the cause of Suffering
  • Sin is the problem of mankind
  • We have a sinful nature due to Adam and Eve
  • Trans-generational curse(s)
  • Morals and conscience
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Pacifism
  • God gives you true eternal peace
  • Forgiveness centred
  • Plan your intentions
  • Future life focused/Goals
  • Take action
  •  Love
  • Humility
  • Insight
  • Reflection
  • Faith
  • Optimism
  • God saves.
  • Payment of sins made on your behalf by Jesus
  • Let go off the past and negative emotions
  • The Soul is real
  • The Spirit is real
  • The body is real
  • One Heaven and One Hell
  • Resurrection
  • Grace
  • Monotheism

Psychotherapy

  • Is the Science of mind, brain, thought, will, emotions and behaviour (the Soul)
  • Psyche is Greek meaning the “soul” -ology means science in modern terms, from Greek.
  • Psychological supercedes the physical
  • Psychotherapy is opinions arranged in a theoretical framework
  • Scientific explanation of problems
  • Scientific explanation for mental health
  • Eastern Philosophical explanation with a scientific focus
  • Mindfulness is Buddhist in origin
  • Present centredness is Buddhist in origin
  • A lot of the psychotherapy approaches are Buddhist in origin but disguised as scientific
  • Believes that mankind is good by nature
  • This world and this life focused
  • Faith in Science and psychologies
  • Dependence on Self
  • Dependence on Psychotherapist
  • Trans-generational Trauma(s)
  • Attempt to heal neuro-chemical and bio-chemical imbalances
  • Responsible Self-Parenting
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Affirmation
  • Self-Empowerment
  • Emotional expression
  • Emotionally Independent
  • Affective Self-Esteem
  • Assertiveness
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Actualisation
  • Self-Exaltation
  • Self-Centredness
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Idolisation
  • Empathy
  • Compassion
  • Insightful
  • Instincts
  • Feelings focused
  • Self-Exploration
  • Life Skills building
  • Reflection skills
  • Experiential learning
  • Therapeutic Alliance
  • Consciousness
  • Blame
  • Sex and Sexuality focused
  • Relationships
  • Communication
  • Behaviour assessment
  • Listening
  • Explore the past
  • Contradicts Christianity and the Word of God
  • Psychotherapy is a worldly counterfeit of the Spiritual and the prophetic disguised as scientific
  • Mental illness is the cause of social problems.
  • Your personality affects how people relate to you.
  • How you were nurtured in childhood affects your future life experiences, positively or negatively.
  • Self-preservation
  • Self-protection
  • Self-Mastery
  • Self-Motivation
  • Self-Definition
  • Reclaiming your life
  • Inter-dependence
  • Independence
  • Decisive
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Diagnostic skills
  • Motives
  • Boundaries
  • Trust
  • Inner-peace
  • Self-Directed
  • Diagnosis
  • Insight
  • Affect, Behaviour, Cognition
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