When love plus awareness went clinical in psychoterapy in the seventies, it produced 'mindfulness ' which is now mainstream therapy, with its most recent refinement being 'self-compassion'. These concepts are most vividly laid out in Buddhism, and more specifically, Meditation. It is from there that a few therapists were not only able to apply but to measure their successes. It works with all kinds of emotional states, with addictions, and all kinds of stress and anxiety.
Joh Kabat-Zinn, is usually recognized with bringing legitimacy and clinical relevance to mindfulness. He started
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). He distanced this work from any religious doctrine and placed it solidly into a therapeutic context, where it has thrived. Because it works.
At the same time as Kabat-Zinn and others were sitting in Zen in the seventies, we were also exploring similar avenues of combining western techniques with eastern foundations. Rebalancing is but one of the therapies that grows still from those roots. And it is only in the last few years, that scientific, clinical legitimacy is being brought into our work.