Spiritual counsellors are teaching people who have experienced trauma about how to cope with it.
Spiritual psychologists, or “spiritual healers,” have been practising for years to help those who have suffered trauma.
But they are also often used to help others in the same situation.
They have a particular focus on the healing power of the mind, and have also become increasingly popular in the UK, where a new NHS mental health service is opening.
This is because the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is increasingly focusing on how to help people deal with trauma and mental health issues, rather than the traditional treatment options available to them.
The mental health services of the NHS are now designed around the concept of “integrating care”, where people with a mental health condition can access a range of services to manage their condition and cope with the symptoms of the illness.
Many mental health professionals have found this approach to be extremely effective at helping people cope with their mental health problems.
However, they have a tricky task in trying to help the person with the disorder with the therapy.
“They might feel a little anxious, or depressed or hopeless,” said Dr John Dickson, from the Centre for Psychosocial Therapy, a psychotherapy and health practice in Brighton, who specializes in treating people with mental health disorders.
That might be the case for some people, but Dr Dickson said spiritual counsellor sessions could help people feel “willing to open up to other people” and be more aware of their own experiences.
“[They] might feel like they’re not really in control, they’re being controlled by others, or the person they’re talking to is doing the best they can for them,” he said.
For people with depression, which affects almost half of the population, there is also a strong emphasis on connecting with others, and a strong need to be able to feel loved and accepted.
In terms of spirituality, people with autism and people with learning disabilities may find it more difficult to relate to others.
It is the person who is in the most vulnerable position in their lives that can most easily feel like the “other” in their life, Dr Denton said.
“It’s about finding ways to connect with them, and that might involve some sort of spiritual connection, or perhaps it’s a combination of both.”
Dr Dickson is also concerned about the stigma attached to spiritual therapy.
“There are many people who are in that situation who are stigmatised for having a mental illness, and so that can really affect them psychologically,” he added.
Dr Denton says many people can find spiritual therapy useful, but warns that it is best to be aware of the stigma.
There are some things that we do as therapists, and those things are not necessarily the same things that people say about us as people, he said, “because you can’t see your therapist as a bad person, or a saint, or someone who’s going to change the world for you.”
“So when you’re in that position where you don’t know who to trust, there are some really scary things you can do to make sure that you’re not doing anything wrong, or that you’ve got a good therapist who is good at understanding the kind of relationship you’re trying to build with someone.”
It’s really important to have someone who understands your situation.”
For those who struggle to connect, Dr. Dickson advises that people can seek spiritual guidance through other sources, such as the Internet, and through a support group.”
“You have to really understand the way that your own life feels, and then you can use that to sort of navigate that.””
The Therapist who is teaching spiritual counselling to people who had experienced trauma: John Dison, from Brighton Mental Health Centre.”
You have to really understand the way that your own life feels, and then you can use that to sort of navigate that.”
The Therapist who is teaching spiritual counselling to people who had experienced trauma: John Dison, from Brighton Mental Health Centre.
Source: Channel 4 News