is an integrative
psychotherapy based on the Buddhist psychology of Abhidhamma.
Satitherapy was developed during the nineteen seventies in Switzerland by Mirko Fryba.
The key principle of satitherapy is
the mindfulness (sati) used within a person–centered approach developed
by Carl Rogers.
The theoretical basis for satitherapy is provided by the system of Buddhist psychology and ethics that has been elaborated within the ancient teachings of Abhidhamma. Abhidhamma is explained in a present day language by Mirko Frýba in his book:
The Art of Happiness – The Teachings of Buddhist Psychology, (Boston and London, Shambhala Publications 1989)
The Fundamental Text on Satitherapy:
Principles of Satitherapy