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Religion and Spirituality

Religion and Spirituality

Religion and Spirituality

If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, it will be enough.

Meister Eckhart

Learning objectives: at the end of the chapter you will be able to…

  • Understand the relationship between religion, spirituality and wellbeing
  • Position religion and spirituality within the LIFE model
  • Conceptualise and assess spiritual transcendence
  • Consider the relevance of Buddhism to PP
  • Identify the ‘Four Noble Truths’ and the ‘Noble Eightfold Path’
  • Understand the importance of compassion, and experience Loving-Kindness Meditation
  • Appreciate yoga as a comprehensive system of psycho-spiritual development
  • Draw on religious and spiritual traditions in developing new PPIs

List of Topics…

  • Religion and spirituality
  • The religion–health connection
  • Self-transcendence
  • The sacred
  • Buddhism and Hinduism
  • Acceptance and impermanence
  • The four universal virtues
  • The Buddhist precepts
  • The five branches of yoga
  • Patañjali's eight limbs of yoga
  • Christianity, Islam and Judaism
  • Developing PPIs from religion

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