Essential Wholeness - The Book

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    Essential Wholeness is a truly integral psychology that brings together the most effective modern psychotherapy methods with the deepest teachings and practices from Buddhism and other spiritual traditions encoded into the Enneagram. Essential Wholeness provides a blueprint for understanding and working with the complexity of human nature and behaviour. 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 in adolescent health to the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNFPA & World Population Foundation.

Acclaim for

Essential Wholeness

``well written...``

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’

``Incredibly useful...``

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 and Mindful Relationships

``A living breathing book...``

Essential Wholeness is a living, breathing book that has opened up the vast potential healing impact of my work with clients. Lyleson offers us his life’s work, drawing deeply and compassionately from thirty years of clinical work and his direct experience to offer a highly original contribution to the way we understand change and the experiences of being human. This book travails a vast territory, from cutting edge scientific thought to the wisdom traditions, challenging the reader to continually open to deeper and deeper levels of understanding and insight. This book is like no other that I have read and presents a clear way forward in my evolution as a therapist. Justin Denes, MGT, BSW, MAASW, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Gestalt Therapist

``Captures the essence...``

Eric definitively captures the essence of integration in this treatise on psychotherapy and spirituality. This impressive work well demonstrates the many layers of understanding and experience that are necessary for psychotherapists attempting to navigate the challenges inherent in working wholistically. Eric expresses the deep appreciation of the human condition that can only come from many years of self-reflection, learning and practise as a therapist. Anyone fortunate enough to encounter Eric, either as a reader of this enthralling work or as his client in psychotherapy will undoubtedly benefit in significant ways. Lionel Davis – Psychologist, educator and founder of the Australian College of Applied Psychology

I highly recommend it!

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 and Therapeutic Trances: The Cooperation Principle in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy