The spiritual counseling profession has been controversial for decades.
In the late 1980s, the practice was widely banned in India after a woman claimed she had been raped by a priest.
Today, spiritual counselors are not allowed to provide services, and there are no official statistics on their prevalence.
But some of the professions most controversial are based on a controversial set of religious beliefs.
According to the U.S. State Department, spiritual counseling has been classified as a cult by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The designation means it has a high degree of religious discrimination and the use of coercion to influence people to accept or reject spiritual guidance, or spiritual beliefs.
The church-based Spiritual Counseling Association (SCAA) says its mission is to help people “find meaning in life” through spiritual and spiritual-related activities, but critics say it’s a sham that’s meant to lure gullible young people to a religious lifestyle.
SCAA president Shobha Agrawal, who teaches at the Indian Institute of Management, says her organization was created in response to the rise in spiritualism and believes the profession is being “saturated by spiritualism”.
“There is a spiritual agenda in spiritual counseling, and I believe that spiritual counseling should be secular, non-religious, not being an ordained religious body,” she says.
“This is why the SCAA was created.”
SCAA says it is open to people with any religious background.
Agrawan is passionate about spiritual healing, saying she is a Christian, but her group is open about its non-traditional and anti-spiritual approach.
Agramangala Agrawa, SCAA’s founder and CEO, says she wants to see a secularized spiritual therapy profession, but she also wants to protect the integrity of the profession.
Agarwal says spiritual counseling is not a religion.
“We’re not doing anything against any religion, nor against any faith.
We’re just providing spiritual services.
The only thing that I can think of is if you’re going to pray, you can’t pray in front of the people of the faith,” she explains.
“But if you pray with your parents, that’s a different story.”
Agraws belief that spiritual healing is the only way to find true meaning is not uncommon.
According the National Association of Spiritual Counselors (NASSC), about 4.2 million Americans identify as spiritual.
The NASSC has received a lot of attention recently after the death of its president, who committed suicide in 2016 after years of battling depression.
The death of the NASSB president also sparked a debate about spirituality, with some people claiming he died because he was unable to access spiritual therapy, or a spiritual healer.
The spiritual counselors, who Agrawas followers refer to as “spiritualists”, say they believe spiritual healing can lead to real healing, and they offer a spiritual and healing framework that includes both traditional and non-traditionally based therapies.
SCA has received many awards, including the World Spirit Award in 2016.
The SCAA has had several controversies in the past, including a 2013 controversy over an advertisement in which they posted a picture of a girl dressed in a pink nun’s habit with the caption “The girls are the ones that have to look after you.
And the best way to make sure they do is to get them into the best physical shape possible.”
The SCA’s leader, Shobhi Agraw, says that’s the best example of how to promote spiritual healing.
“What is the best form of self-discipline?
What is the most effective way to achieve your goal?
What should you focus on?
And how should you get there?”
Agraw is also the founder of the SCA Foundation.
She says the SCAMA is not an official spiritual counseling association and is not affiliated with the Catholic Church.
The association says it has more than 20,000 members.
Agrwal says the Catholic church should not be a part of spiritual counseling.
“The Catholic Church has a long history of using spiritual abuse as a form of discipline,” she adds.
“They are a church that has an institutionalized system of abuse.”
Agra says the church has been a big part of the problem in the Indian spiritual healing movement.
“Catholic priests and nuns have been involved in the spiritual healing community for decades and the Catholic hierarchy is part of that,” she said.
“If the Catholic establishment continues to use spiritual abuse in a way that is harmful to women, it’s harmful to all women.”