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Spirituality and healing

Spirituality and healing

Spirituality has arisen as a major item on the agenda of the therapy and healing professions not because university professors have had conversion experiences, but because suffering clients want to bring this important but often vaguely defined concept into the therapeutic situation. Today we can speak of a client-led or grassroots recovery of the spiritual, and it has taken many people by surprise. Up until recently, ‘spirituality’ was frowned upon, especially in Australia, as an activity linked more to mental illness and delusional thinking, than to health and recovery. But some forms of spirituality, at least, can be said to be positive and life-enhancing, often playing a major role in the experience of healing and wholeness. What is spirituality, and why does it have therapeutic or healing effects in clinical contexts?

Conference: Demo
Areas of Interest / Categories: Healing, Psychotherapy, Religion and Spirituality

Religion and Spirituality

Literature Review: The Effectiveness of Spiritual and Religious Interventions in Therapy

Lost in the Pelvic Zone: Catholic Thought on Sexual Ethics

Salient Isolation: Anguish Experienced by Muslims who are Bereaved by Suicide.

Society, Catholicism and the human person as complex systems and sub-systems

Complexity theory is recognised as the New Science that conceptualises the universe as a system of communicating systems. As such, everything in the universe is better understood by exploring the dynamic, nonlinear relationships between the parts that make up the whole. Psychoanalytic Complexity Theory provides a new, but familiar contribution to contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice.