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Gay Watson, Ph. D.

I am a writer concerned with the dialogue between Buddhist thought, psychotherapy and the Mind Sciences.

After studying for a degree in Religious Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) and a professional training in Core Process Psychotherapy with the Karuna Institute in Devon, UK, I brought these two disciplines together for my doctoral dissertation on A Buddhist Inspiration for a Contemporary Psychotherapy.  With recent and ongoing discoveries in the field of Neuroscience I have become aware that science must be a third partner in this conversation in search of well-being.  The resonance of these new discoveries with the ‘first’ psychology of Buddhist dharma, albeit in a different language, brings another dimension to this dialogue.  It also, I believe, provides some foundation for the ‘art’ of psychotherapy.  I continue to explore these themes in teaching, writing and life.

Gay Watson. Ph.D.

Gay Watson