Spiritual Bypassing: When Practice Becomes Escape
Spiritual bypassing, a term coined by John Welwood in the early 1980’s, is a tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, addictions, traumatic wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks. Based on his clinical observations, Dr. Neale discusses some of the most common ways that Dharma students and yogis avoid their inner conflicts. He also provide some recommendations about how we can use meditation, yoga and psychotherapy as courageos encounters with, and emotional correctives for, our most challenging experiences. Recorded live at Go Yoga in Brooklyn.