Our principles and methods are rooted in the teachings of Dr. Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck, Alfred Adler, Victor Frankl, and Carl Jung in modern therapy.
The ideas of Prof. Daniel Kahneman, the father of behavioural economics, and philosophers like Maimonides, Marcus Aurelius, and Epictetus have also contributed to our approach.
Furthermore, we draw inspiration from mindfulness teachers such as Krishnamurti, Sri Ramana, and Alan Watts. We aim to integrate these diverse perspectives, creating a cohesive and unique approach to our program.
Founder of REBT
An American psychologist and psychotherapist who founded Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). He held MA and PhD degrees in clinical psychology from Columbia University and was certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He also founded and was the President of the New York City-based Albert Ellis Institute. He is generally considered one of the originators of the cognitive revolutionary paradigm shift in psychotherapy and an early proponent and developer of cognitive-behavioural therapies.
Based on a 1982 professional survey of US and Canadian psychologists, he was considered the second most influential psychotherapist in history (Carl Rogers ranked first in the survey; Sigmund Freud was ranked third). Psychology Today noted that “No individual—not even Freud himself—has had a greater impact on modern psychotherapy.”
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science
Daniel Kahneman (1934 – alive) is a psychologist and economist notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making and behavioural economics, for which he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with Vernon L. Smith). His empirical findings challenge the assumption of human rationality prevailing in modern economic theory.
In 2011, he was named by Foreign Policy magazine in its list of top global thinkers. In the same year, his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, which summarizes much of his research, was published and became a best seller. In 2015, The Economist listed him as the seventh most influential economist in the world.
He is a professor emeritus of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University’s Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.
Philosopher, theologian, and speaker
Alan Wilson Watts (1915 – 1973) was an English writer, philosopher, theologian, and speaker known for interpreting and popularizing Buddhism, Taoism, and Hinduism for a Western audience.
He wrote more than 25 books and articles on religion and philosophy. Alan Watts was among the first to interpret Eastern wisdom for a Western audience.
“Perhaps the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West, Alan Watts had the rare gift of ‘writing beautifully the un-writable’. Watts begins with scholarship and intellect and proceeds with art and eloquence to the frontiers of the spirit. A fascinating entry into the deepest ways of knowing.” — LA Times
Philosipher and Author
Moses ben Maimon (1138–1204), known as Maimonides, was a medieval philosopher who became one of the most prolific and influential Middle Ages scholars. In his time, he was also a preeminent astronomer and physician, serving as the personal physician of Saladin.
Aside from being revered by Jewish historians, Maimonides also figures very prominently in the history of Islamic and Arab sciences and is mentioned extensively in studies. Influenced by Al-Farabi, Ibn Sina, and his contemporary Ibn Rushd, he became a prominent philosopher and polymath in both the Jewish and Islamic worlds. The famous Christian philosopher Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225–74) was also proficient in Maimonides’ philosophical writings and quotes him. His tomb is inscribed, “From Moses to Moses there was none like Moses”.