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The Soul of Therapy
Contributed by: Kevin Anderson PhD, Psychotherapist
About The Soul of Therapy
The Soul of Therapy explores the difficulties people bring to therapy, with a focus on how spiritual growth can be an important part of healing and living a compassionate, radiant life.
Every year, we make resolutions. Every year, it seems, we fall short. That's perfectly fine. Falling short is almost inevitable. What matters is what happens next.
Getting together with family, especially during the holidays, can cause a lot of stress and anxiety—even if it’s all love. In this week’s The Soul of Therapy, psychologist Kevin Anderson, PhD, gives us the tools to cope.
"Most of the people who consult me now want to explore a spiritual perspective on their life situations. Many say finding a therapist who would integrate spirituality into therapy was not easy. Most therapists are still trained to avoid making spirituality a focus of therapy."
"When I’m trying to encourage clients struggling with addiction to attend a 12-step program I often hear 'I don’t get anything out of that' or 'I don’t see how hanging out with a bunch of people talking about how terrible their lives are is supposed to help me.' Notice the self-focus in both objections to getting help."
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