What is Contemplative Psychotherapy?

Contemplative psychotherapy combines a safe, exploratory dialogue with time-tested practical skills and age-old contemplative insights aimed at illuminating our innate potential for optimal health, embodied healing and genuine happiness. Weekly private sessions are supplemented and enhanced by meditation and yoga practices as well as continuing education in the Buddhist mind science of realistic outlook, positive attitude, and virtuous lifestyle. To learn more about our method, please read this short article by Dr. Miles Neale or purchase our manifesto Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy featuring essays by us along with other world renown experts in the emerging field. To assess whether the contemplative approach is appropriate for you, please contact us to set up a preliminary consultation.


“While the goals of psychotherapy and contemplative practice share some important commonalities — the relief of suffering — until this volume, there was no compendium bringing these modalities together. Joe Loizzo and his colleagues have done a remarkable job in surveying this vast landscape. A must read for any clinician or provider wishing to incorporate contemplative practice into therapy.”

Richard J. Davidson, PhD, William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin-Madison