This highly integrative book helps students gain the knowledge and skills they need to assess, engage, and address the spiritual and religious needs of older adults. Taking a fresh approach that breaks new ground in the field, the author discusses eight major world religions and covers values and ethics, theories, interventions, health and caregiving, depression and anxiety, dementia, and the end of life. Meditations and exercises throughout the book allow readers to expand and explore their personal understanding of spirituality. Referencing the latest research, the book includes assessments and skill-based tools designed to help practitioners enhance the mental health of older people.
Chapter Seven: Religious and Spiritual Interventions With Clients
Religious and Spiritual Interventions With Clients
The ultimate creative principle is consciousness. There are different levels of consciousness. What we call innermost subtle consciousness is always there. All of our other [kinds of] consciousness—sense consciousness and so on—arise in dependence on this mind of clear light.