The pilgrim road: When the psychotherapeutic and the spiritual journey meet.
Human beings develop in the matrix of relationship and meaning. It is therefore not surprising that the journey to a more robust mind and healing through psychotherapy will at times share the road with the spiritual path towards truth and integrity, mature love and forgiveness. To allow and deeply respect this convergence is a challenge but also an opportunity for psychotherapists and clinicians, who at times come from models that can be reductionistic. Case material will be presented to show that curiosity, empathy and the nurturing of security, skills common to many therapies may allow the mind and spirit to journey together.