Essential Wholeness

Integral Psychotherapy, Spiritual Awakening, and the Enneagram

by Eric Lyleson

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/7/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 408
ISBN : 9781452528205
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 408
ISBN : 9781452528212

About the Book

Offering a unique perspective on the Enneagram, Essential Wholeness describes the how human beings grow and evolve from biological, psychological, cultural, mythological and spiritual perspectives. It reveals the underlying patterns that inform these diverse disciplines and provides therapists, coaches and self-helpers an effective guide for therapeutic change and spiritual awakening.

Advance Praise for Essential Wholeness

“Both profound and practical, this book integrates cutting edge neuroscience, esoteric wisdom, a heartfelt appreciation of the natural world, and powerfully effective psychological methods. It's genuinely brilliant.”
—Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

“Eric Lyleson has written a beautiful and helpful book on living life as a journey of awakening. I highly recommend it!”
—Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D. author of ‘The Courage to Love’

“Essential Wholeness provides a blueprint for understanding and working with the complexity of human nature and behavior. It is an inspiring and valuable resource for therapists and anyone interested in the dynamics of personal transformation.”
—Peter Chown, Psychologist. Consultant, NSW Centre for Advancement of Adolescent Health; Specialist Consultant, Adolescent Health, World Health Organization

“Eric somehow manages to distil a lifetime of experience, spiritual practice, and psychological learning into a very accessible, comprehensive model of human psychology and behavior. Not since Ken Wilber have I read such a concise and useful synthesis of psychology, spirituality, and ecology. I find it incredibly useful in my work as a therapist and as a guide on my own spiritual journey.”
—Richard Chambers, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Co- author of ‘Mindful Learning’

About the Author

Eric Lyleson is a psychologist in private practice and has lectured at the Australian College of Applied Psychology. For more than thirty years, he has been personally and professionally exploring psychotherapeutic and spiritual practices most useful in helping people free themselves from psychological suffering. This is his second book.