John Welwood

Year of birth : 1943
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“ We already have so much abundance.  We truly do. We need not search too far.  It is within. The reason we fail to recognize this is because we haven't quite mastered the art of being. For abundance to prevail, we must have LOVE, gratitude, acceptance and compassion. ”

“ The most powerful agent of growth and transformation is something much more basic than any technique: a change of heart.  ”

“ The warm and radiant yes of the heart is perfect, like the sun, in bringing all things to life and nourishing all that is truly human. ”

Books by the Master

" Journey of the Heart: Path of Conscious Love " ... " Toward a Psychology of Awakening " ... " Love and Awakening: Discovering the Sacred Path of Intimate Relationship " ... " Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships : Healing the Wound of the Heart " ... " Ordinary Magic " ... " Awakening the Heart " ... " Challenge of the Heart " ... " The Meeting of the Ways: Explorations in East/West Psychology "


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 the 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 the world.

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. John lives in California with his wife, Jennifer, and has a grown son, Bogar Nagaraj, both of whom also teach integrated psychospiritual work.