Sobre Mariana Caplan


Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, E-RYT 500, is a psychotherapist, consultant, and the author of eight books in the fields of psychology and spirituality that have been translated in more than a dozen languages, including Yoga & Psyche: Integrating the Paths of Yoga and Psychology for Healing, Transformation, and Joy (Sounds True, Feb. 2018), as well as Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path, Halfway Up the Mountain: The Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment, The Guru Question: The Perils and Rewards of Choosing a Spiritual Teacher, and To Touch Is to Live: The Need for Genuine Affection in an Impersonal World.

She has been teaching workshops and trainings in universities, major retreat centers around the world, online, and in yoga studios since 1997. Dr. Caplan also developed innovative programs as a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Naropa University, John F. Kennedy University, and Sophia University.

La formación psicológica de la Dra. Caplan abarca más de 25 años e incorpora enfoques tradicionales y alternativos a la psicoterapia, incluyendo: psicodinámica, gestalt, terapia cognitiva conductual, somática y terapia dialéctica conductual. En 2010 se convirtió en una practicante certificada de Experiencia Somática e integra esa modalidad en sus modelos psicológicos y espirituales. También es consultora, mediadora y brinda apoyo a organizaciones espirituales y religiosas, comunidades y maestros en crisis, y trabaja con ellos para desarrollar estrategias para crear y mantener la salud organizacional. Todos sus servicios están disponibles en inglés y español.

Her articles have been featured in magazines and journals including Shambhala Sun, Tricycle, ReVision, and Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. She is a regular guest on television and web-based programs on subjects of spirituality, psychology, yoga, and wellness. Mariana’s personal essays have received critical acclaim, including the satire Zen Boyfriends, which was transformed into a musical, and Death Has No Mercy: A Memoir of a Mother’s Death, which was featured in Best Buddhist Writings of 2006.

She lives in Portland, Maine, and is the proud “soccer mom” of her teenage son Zion. Her passions include global travel and adventure, yoga and meditative practices, and the natural world. 

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