John Welwood

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John Welwood is an American clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, teacher, and author, known for integrating psychological and spiritual concepts. He has been the Director of the East/West Psychology Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and is an associate editor of Journal of Transpersonal Psychology.[1][2]

A prominent figure in transpersonal psychology, he is a pioneer in integrating Western psychology and Eastern wisdom. He has written over six books, including Journey of the Heart (1990), Challenge of the Heart (1985), and Love and Awakening (1996). His 2007 book, Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships, won the 2007 Books for a Better Life Award.[3][4]

Trained in existential psychology, Welwood did his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Chicago in 1974, where he worked with Eugene Gendlin.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He lives in San Francisco, California with his wife, Jennifer, and teaches integrated psychospiritual workshops along with his son, Bogar Nagaraj.[5]



  1. ^ "The Power of Embodied Presence". California Institute of Integral Studies. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Author - John Welwood". Sounds True. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  3. ^ "John Welwood". Omega Institute. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  4. ^ "John Welwood". Shambhala Publications. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  5. ^ "John Welwood Official Biography". Retrieved 2013-11-19. 

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