meditation is a personal pursuit and as such if an introduction is made to the subject then the therapist
has performed a service already. granted a formal tradition is useful. but shamanistic trance has very little structure and gets results beyond those you would expect in a therapeutic relationship. the personal effort and integration and attention of the mind is most important.
i dont think meditation can be treated like other therapies where the end result is specific or totally channeled. and this point maybe supports the better training of therapists in meditation. the teacher must be good enough to coregulate with the client. shoehorning into a technique and lack of guidance from environmental reactions makes teaching meditation that much harder.
i would of course be grateful for any discussion on this. my ideas are not set in stone.
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