In the 1980s John Welwood emerged as a major figure in the
leading-edge fields of transpersonal psychology and East/West
psychology. The former Director of the East/West psychology
program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in
San Francisco, he is currently Associate Editor of the Journal
of Transpersonal Psychology. He trains psychotherapists in
"psychotherapy in a spiritual framework" and "the
healing power of unconditional presence" and leads workshops
on psychospiritual work and conscious relationship throughout
John Welwood has published more than fifty articles on relationship,
psychotherapy, consciousness, and personal change, as well
as eight books including Journey of the Heart, Love and
Awakening, Toward a Psychology of Awakening and Ordinary
Magic. His best-seller, Journey of the Heart
was the first book to lay out the path of conscious relationship,
is widely regarded as the most profound book on intimate relationship
available, and remains a classic in the field to this day.
Toward a Psychology of Awakening brings together
John's thirty years of work in East/West psychology, and has
been widely praised as a most fresh, original, and eminently
practical integration of the wisdom of East and West.
John's most recent book, Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships:
Healing the Wound of the Heart, is the winner of the
prestigious Books for a Better Life Award, which since its
inception has honored over 300 titles and their authors, including
Jimmy Carter, Deepak Chopra, His Holiness the Dalai Lama,
Stephen Levine, and Thomas Moore.
John lived in California with his wife, Jennifer, and has a grown son, Bogar Nagaraj, both of whom also teach integrated psychospiritual work. John passed away on January 17th, 2019.