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John Welwood is a psychotherapist, teacher, and author, and has been a pioneer in integrating psychological and spiritual work for the past thirty years. His books include

  • Journey of the Heart: The Path of Conscious Love
  • Toward a Psychology of Awakening
  • Love and Awakening
  • and, most recently,
  • Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships: Healing the Wound of the Heart.
You are invited to explore this website to learn more about the work of John Welwood -- his books and current schedule of events and workshops, as well as to read recent articles and interviews that he has published.

John Welwood's main areas of work include:

Psychology of Awakening

  • The Healing Power of Unconditional Presence
  • East/West Psychology
  • Psychospiritual Work
  • Psychological Work in the Service of Spiritual Development
  • Spiritual Practice without Spiritual Bypassing
  • Meditation and Psychotherapy as Complementary Paths

Relationship as a Transformative Path

  • Relationship as Spiritual Path
  • Conscious Relationship
  • Healing the Wound of the Heart
  • Learning to Love and Accept Oneself

Embodied Presence

  • The Body as a Field of Presence
  • Inhabiting the Body: Sensory Awareness as a Gateway to Presence
  • Belly, Heart, and Head as Centers of Awareness
  • Tracking and Unpacking the Flow of Experiencing
  • Inhabiting and Unlocking Emotional Experience
  • Speaking and Listening from Presence


Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships
Healing the Wound of the Heart

Winner of the Books for a Better Life Award
Nominee for the Quantum Age Book Award