Judith Blackstone

 

Judith Blackstone

Judith is an innovative, experienced teacher in the contemporary spiritual and psychotherapy fields. She developed the Realization Process, a method of realizing fundamental (non-dual) consciousness,and applying it to psychological, relational and physical healing, and has taught it for over thirty years throughout the United States and Europe, and at Esalen Institute in California since 1987. 

She has her Masters in Transpersonal Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and her Ph.D. in Psychology, Eastern Religion and Embodiment from Union Institute & University. She trained at the Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy in New York City. She has thirty years of clinical experience as a psychotherapist and is licensed in New York (Mental Health Counselor 000388).

She has been a meditation practitioner and student of contemplative traditions for over thirty-five years. She has studied with many teachers in the Hindu (Advaita Vedanta, Bhakti and Kashmir Shaivism), Zen Buddhist and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. She has received numerous teachings, over the past three decades, in the Mahamudra and Dzog-chen traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Her main teacher has been nature--the subtle emanations from all living forms,the challenges presented by a severe back injury, the natural unwinding, in meditation, of the body, heart and mind toward openness, and the spontaneous appearance of unified, luminous transparency. The Realization Process emerged outside of any lineage, in response to her own needs for healing and realization, and the needs of the people in her classes and private practice.

She is author of Belonging Here: A Guide for the Spiritually Sensitive Person; The Enlightenment Process; The Intimate Life; The Subtle Self and The Empathic Ground: Intersubjectivity and Nonduality in the Psychotherapeutic Process. Her essay, Nonduality and Intersubjectivity in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship was published in the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology and in the anthology Listening from the Heart of Silence. She has also been published in the International Journal of Self Psychology, USA Body Psychotherapy Journal and Inner Directions Journal. She has presented the Realization Process and papers on the interface of psychotherapy and Realization Process at Self Psychology conferences, the Towards a Science of Consciousness conference in Tucson, Arizona, the Consciousness and Experiential Psychology Conference at Oxford University, UK, the USA Body Psychotherapy conference, the Science and Nonduality Conference, and the Conference on Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy in San Francisco.  A six-CD series of Judith explaining and teaching the Realization Process is available from Sounds True. With her husband, Zoran Josipovic, Judith founded the Nonduality Institute, dedicated to the practice and scientific study of nonduality. For more information, visit www.nondualityinstitute.org.