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Psychotherapy and Spirituality

Psychotherapy and Spirituality – practical issues …

A paper presented at the PACFA Inaugural Conference by Phil Henry

Wellbeing and health must embrace the whole person. Each person is driven by a range of hierarchical meaningful needs ­ survival, security, self­ esteem, love, self­expression, intellectual and spiritual fulfillment. Spirituality is the growth of the individual in the search for a deeper source of wisdom and guidance for fulfillment. Spirituality also considers values, beliefs and guiding principles by which we live. This paper will explore the integration of spirituality and psychotherapy. It will also consider the ethical and practical implications of such integration, and its impact upon our definition of training.

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