Журнал психологии и психотерапии

Журнал психологии и психотерапии
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ISSN: 2161-0487


Beyond Frontiers: Meditative Practice, Clinical Practice and Scientific Research

Manuel Almendro and Elena López

In conjunction, meditative practice, clinical practice and scientific research could be a good way to understand the phenomenon of the states that occurs in meditation/mindfulness based on the potential breadth of perception that this conjunction may offer. Based on this triple approach, this paper develops a new way of categorizing the states of consciousness that can occur during the practice of meditation: One Mind (OM), Silent Mind (SM) and Penetrating Consciousness (PC). The authors have been involved for decades in meditation and clinical psychology as well as in nonlinear dynamical systems (NLDS)-based research on the novel way in which these theories partly structure and integrate these new challenges into Western psychology.