Psychotherapeutic Wu Wei: Inquiry Skill #1

Buddhist psychology-inspired Skill #1:
Use the cause of distress as a vehicle for liberation from distress.

In this short video on Buddhist psychology-inspired inquiry skills, I recount a dialogue with a patient that illustrates how to generate embodied presence and empowered choice-making by working directly with inherently false mental constructions about the future.

This form of inquiry is a wonderful example of what I call psychotherapeutic wu wei or effortless action. Leveraging the cause of distress as a vehicle for liberation is an amazingly effective non-dual Buddhist psychological intervention.

This is the first in a series of skills videos targeted specifically for mental health professionals. However, anyone can use this dialogic method to work internally with any form of inner mental or emotional suffering.

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