This book produces evidence for the research effectiveness of therapies and makes the moral case for bringing together human psychological welfare needs and the expanding number of skilled, ethically sensitive people ready to listen and respond in the most deeply human and needed way.

The Benefits of Psychotherapy to Spirituality

The benefits of psychotherapy to spirituality

In the minds of some, psychotherapy and spirituality are worlds apart, and in the minds of some, they are related. For those who work in psychotherapy, spirituality is often seen as a kind of alien, emotional mumbo-jumbo. Likewise those in the spiritual sphere often see psychotherapy as a kind of pseudo-scientific pseudo-spirituality, ill suited to the needs of the individual or the community. On the other hand, there are others who see that psychotherapy and spirituality are related intimately to each other, for both are about the non-material, but substantial, aspects of our lives. Some might even go so far as to say that psychotherapy is the spirituality of our age.

The view that I ...

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