Lineages of Understanding: Buddhist and Western Perspectives on Well-being and Disorder

Intrinsic health is the ground of experience, yet one repeatedly loses touch with it. This course explores the sequence of events through which one can become absorbed in "storylines." The painful nature of this experience, which is a patchwork of events real and imagined, is explored. Emphasis is on recognizing the experience of sanity within pathology. Students experience the personal and painful nature of such psychopathology as it occurs in their own lives and in the lives of others. The recovery stages of health are introduced, along with an introduction to diagnosis and the use of testing in appraisal.
Course Number: CNSC638
Units: 3.0
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