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Miles Neale

Miles Neale

Dr. Miles Neale is a Buddhist psychotherapist, meditation teacher, and Assistant Director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science.

He has studied with American Buddhist scholars Joe Loizzo and Bob Thurman and Tibetan masters Gelek Rinpoche and Lama Zopa.



Treatment Methods in Buddhist Psychotherapy

It is clear that all psychotherapies emphasize introspection aimed at self-understanding and rely on the healing relationship. The Buddhist method in particular, incorporates an insight-oriented dialog and interpersonal role-modeling during the session with a contemplative educational triad of meditation, study, and lifestyle between sessions.

Buddhist psychotherapy, which has been adopted in the last several decades, is a novel approach to the clinical practice of mental health. It combines aspects of conventional psychotherapy with traditional Buddhist psychological theory and practice.  Because there are several sub-schools of psychotherapy and Buddhism from which to integrate, there currently is no single formalized clinical approach to its practice. Therefore, Buddhist psychotherapy differs widely in its presentation among diverse practitioners.