Author Archives: Michael Baugh

About Michael Baugh

Michael Baugh, LCSW, teaches CBT, ACT and DBT at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and operates the Third Wave Behavioral Center of Issaquah in Washington State. He was the founder of New Perspectives Center for Counseling in San Francisco, was its Clinical Director for 13 years, and has trained MFT intern therapists for 25 years. Recognized as a Sufi Shaykh by the Ruhaniat order, he has been a longtime student of Gangaji, Adyashanti and Dorothy Hunt in the embodiment process after awakening. His 40 years of interfaith study and practice have included a three month yoga journey at age 21 to India and the feet of Neem Karoli Maharaj, several lengthy Vipassana retreats, ten years training in Sufi practices and dance, and ten years as the musical director of Or Shalom Jewish Community. He is author of the article “Ways Within Each Other” about the relationship between Rumi and Shams.


The Fourth Wave of Behaviorism: ACT, DBT and Nondual Wisdom

One of the many convergences occurring in our time is between the field of behavioral psychology and nondual wisdom. The “third wave of behaviorism” integrates mindfulness and acceptance techniques with behavioral activation and cognitive change technologies from the first and second wave to … Continue reading

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