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A Buddhist Journal by Beth Jacobs, Ph.D.

A Buddhist Journal

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A Buddhist Journal by Beth Jacobs, Ph.D.
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Aug 14, 2018 | ISBN 9781623172411

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“In this intelligent and sensitive work, Beth Jacobs blends two mindfulness practices—insight meditation and expressive writing—while honoring the principles of each. Dozens of beautifully designed processes introduce writing to meditators and meditation to writers with a synergy that elevates both. The result is a work rooted in evidence-based theory and standards-based practice, infused with a palpable devotion. A welcome and deeply needed addition to the literature in journal therapy.”
—Kathleen Adams MA, LPC, director of the Center for Journal Therapy, author of Journal to the Self, and editor of Expressive Writing: Foundations of Practice

“I have been a journal writer for sixty years and have often claimed it as my primary form of meditation. From within her long practice of Zen, Beth Jacobs now braids how words can lead to wordlessness; wordlessness can lead to words. There is a languid dance where the veil of language can be wafted aside by attention to breath. Trust this dance, and Jacobs’s guidance in it; you will learn about Buddhism and journal writing—and, of course, about yourself.”
—Christina Baldwin, author of Life’s Companion, Journal Writing as Spiritual Practice and Storycatcher: Making Sense of Our Lives through the Power and Practice of Story

“Beth Jacobs provides the reader with a roadmap to our own creativity from the Zen perspective. Her work is both seriously playful and playfully serious, informative and performative, and will go straight to the heart of the reader/writer and meditator who dives into the exercises that Dr. Jacobs generously offers.”
—Seiso Paul Cooper, author of The Zen Impulse and the Psychoanalytic Encounter and Zen Insight, Psychoanalytic Action: Two Arrows Meeting

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