What Is Spiritual Psychotherapy?
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.” Carl Jung
Spiritual psychotherapy is a growing and evolving field of practice with ancient roots. It is a branch of sciences recognizing the multifaceted nature of our existence and interactions in the world. Aside from physical, psychological, and social factors which affect our health and well-being, spiritual psychotherapy recognizes the relevance of the dimension of the human spirit in the search for meaningful goals, relationships, and connections and our interaction with the transcendental dimension (which many people identify as the dimension of the Creator; Superior Being; the Divine; or God).
The ancient roots of spiritual psychotherapy can be recognised in the age-old questions echoed in thousands of ways and languages across all cultures and all societies since the dawn of humanity: “Who are we?” and “What is our mission?” or in a personal way: “Who am I?” and “What is my mission?”
Is Spiritual Psychotherapy for Me?
There are so many reasons people seek guidance. Many clients come in with a general and pervasive unease with life. Some just feel an undeniable “pull” and don’t know what it is or where to start. If you’re not sure if Spiritual Psychotherapy is what you’re looking for, consider the following questions:
Do you feel like something needs to change fundamentally in your life?
Are you experiencing stress in your daily life that has become intolerable?
Do you suffer from low-grade dissatisfaction with life?
Are you in engaging in behaviour patterns that are harmful, but you can’t stop doing them?
Are your relationships unsatisfying, confusing, stressful or exhausting?
Are you haunted by the past?
Are you exploring your spirituality?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, Spiritual Psychotherapy may be a fit for you.
To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.