ABSTRACT

Using Spirituality in Psychotherapy: The Heart Led Approach to Clinical Practice offers a means for therapists to integrate a spiritual perspective into their clinical practice. The book provides a valuable alternative to traditional forms of psychotherapy by placing an emphasis on purpose and meaning.

Introducing a new spiritually-informed model, Heart Led Psychotherapy (HLP), the book uses a BioPsychoSocialSpiritual approach to treat psychological distress. When clients experience challenges, trauma or attachment difficulties, this can create blocks and restrictions which result in repeated patterns of behaviours and subsequent psychological distress. Based on the premise that everyone is on an individual life journey, HLP teaches clients to become an observer, identifying the life lesson that they are being asked to understand or experience. The model can be used whether a client has spiritual beliefs or not, enabling them to make new choices that are in keeping with their authentic selves, and to live a more fulfilled and peaceful life.

Illustrated by case studies to highlight key points, and including a range of practical resource exercises and strategies, this engaging book will have wide appeal to therapists and clinicians from a variety of backgrounds.

part Part I|2 pages

Introducing a spiritual perspective into psychotherapy

part Part II|2 pages

Preparation for Heart Led Psychology

chapter 3|11 pages

The power of the ego

chapter 4|16 pages

Mindfulness

chapter 5|21 pages

Learning to live a heart and soulful life

part Part III|2 pages

Heart Led Psychotherapy (HLP)

chapter 6|15 pages

The stages of HLP

chapter 7|13 pages

Teaching clients HLP

chapter 9|9 pages

HLP and beyond

part Part IV|2 pages

Case studies

chapter 10|22 pages

Client and supervisee case studies

chapter 11|8 pages

My journey

part Part V|2 pages

Resources

chapter |9 pages

Resources