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What is Spiritual Bypassing and are you doing it? with Bernard Alvarez

Let's talk about the uncomfortable stuff... Are we skipping steps? Have we courageously faced our shadow? Sometimes meditation, ritual, and a good diet give us the illusion we are holistic in our practice when we're actually in denial.

Spiritual bypass or spiritual bypassing is a "tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks". The term was introduced in the mid 1980s by John Welwood, a Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist. All of our broadcasts are offered completely FREE but DONATIONS welcome at

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