As a psychotherapist, teacher, and author, John Welwood has been a pioneer in integrating psychological and spiritual work. Welwood has published six books, including the best-selling Journey of the Heart (HarperCollins, 1990), as well as Challenge of the Heart (Shambhala, 1985), and Love and Awakening (HarperCollins, 1996). He is an associate editor of the Journal for Transpersonal Psychology. He leads workshops and trainings in psychospiritual work and conscious relationship throughout the world.
Books & Audio
Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation
How can we connect the spiritual realizations of Buddhism with the psychological insights of the West? In Toward a Psychology of Awakening John Welwood addresses this question with comprehensiveness and depth. Along the way he shows how meditative… Read More
Healing the Wound of the Heart
While most of us have moments of loving freely and openly, it is often hard to sustain this where it matters most—in our intimate relationships. Why if love is so great and powerful are human relationships so challenging and difficult?… Read More
John Welwood, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in integrating Eastern spiritual wisdom and Western psychology. In the early 1980s he emerged as a major figure in the fields of transpersonal psychology and East/West psychology. He developed the term “spiritual bypassing” to point to the tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to avoid facing unresolved emotional and psychological issues.
In addition to eight books, he has published more than fifty articles on relationship, psychotherapy, meditation, and spiritual development. His current teaching is focused on embodied psychospiritual work. He also trains health professionals in “psychotherapy in a spiritual framework.” He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and they have often taught together on psychospiritual work and conscious relationship.