Nondual psychotherapy: letting go of the separate self contraction and embracing nondual being

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Nixon, Gary
Sharpe, Nancy
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Paradoxica: Journal of Nondual Psychology
This article summarizes the pivotal task of moving into nondual awareness by seeing through the veil of the separate self. Formerly this nondual state was understood as the final stage in an arduous journey of ego-transcendence; but nondual psychotherapists are now recognizing this nondual state as readily available to clients as part of the therapeutic process. The first author recounts his own journey of seeing through the illusion of the separate self and embracing nondual awareness. Following this, he presents a nondual psychotherapy case study describing the process of a client having an awakening experience – the letting go of her egoic separate self in the moment – and her subsequent realization that surrendering is not a one-time event but an ongoing process.
Permission to include this article granted by Dr. Gary Nixon, editor of Paradoxica
Separate self contraction , Nondual awareness , Nondual
Nixon, G., & Sharpe, N. (2009). Nondual psychotherapy: Letting go of the separate self contraction and embracing nondual being. Paradoxica: Journal of Nondual Psychology, 1. Retrieved June 25, 2009 from