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Spirituality, Emotional Health And Maturity: How Are They Connected?



Spirituality has been part of several clinical practices over time. We can see a lack of spirituality training in the history of psychological practices. However, the positive contribution that spirituality can bring to mental health is undeniable.


What is spirituality?

A globally & scientifically acknowledged concept, spirituality, involves the belief of a person towards god. It gives them purpose, hope, and meaning for their life. It is something that gives them a sense of being connected with the universe and yet its existence feels more personal than any other relation of their life. It also allows them to have emotional qualities like faith, love, hope, patience, tolerance, honesty, compassion, and other values. (Abraham, 2004)


Role Of Spirituality in Our Maturity?

Spirituality helps us grow and it nurtures our brain that leads to the positive growth of our emotional health. According to the results of surveys that were initiated to understand the role of spirituality in our life, people tend to open up easily during psychological treatment when their matters of faith are discussed. (Pargament, 2013)


Role Of Spirituality In Our Well-Being?

The contribution of spirituality in our well-being is highly significant. Survivors of trauma and service users can be the best example of the existence and effectiveness of spirituality in their lives. It has been observed that participation in spiritual actives improves their mental health and this is a kind of emotional support that helps them recover from mental trauma or illness seamlessly. (Literature, 2006)


Role Of Spirituality In Treatment Of Mental Illness?

Spirituality can give significant contributions during Psychiatric Diagnosis, Etiology, Symptomatologic approach, Treatment choices, and Prognosis procedure. Information about the spiritual background of the psychiatric disturbance diagnosed individual can help during the psychotherapy treatments.


While spirituality can bring joy to our lives, it can also help us recover from the grief. Upon witnessing and observing the power of hope and motivation, there are now psychiatry practices that incorporate spiritual activities as an important part of their treatment protocols. The development of The Bio-Psycho-Social Model or Biological, Psychological, And Social Equality model was integrated into various psychiatry approaches. (Koening, 2008)


Role Of Hypnotherapy In Mental Illness Treatment?

The presence of Hypnosis can be seen in a different part of our lives. Primarily, we are hypnotized by the norms of our religious and social norms, which is not something that we do to ourselves. Accepting, acknowledging, or changing a certain part of ourselves can be considered hypnosis. (Lynn, 2016)


When a person is unable to acknowledge, understand or identify the roots of their grief, Hypnotherapy can give them a simple approach where they can get rid of the self-made obstacles of their consciousness and it can help them drive the positive change in life.


Since hypnosis directly connects with the unconscious and subconscious part of our brain, it can bring the opportunity of challenging your griefs and fears. With the correct amount of patient cooperation and Hypnotherapy expertise, the result can be outstanding.


Citation:

1. Abraham, J. (2004). Religion and Science series, No 1. Bangalore. Chicago.

2. Pargament, K. I. (2013). APA handbook of psychology, religion, and spirituality. Washington, D.C: American Psychological Association.

3. Cornah, D. (2006) The Impact of Spirituality on Mental Health: A Review of the Literature. London: Mental Health Foundation. [Web.] Retrieved from Mental Health Foundation, https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/impact-spirituality.pdf.

4. Koenig, H. (2008). Religion and mental health: What should psychiatrists do? Psychiatric Bulletin, 32(6), 201-203. doi:10.1192/pb.bp.108.019430


Utilized Reference Links:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2755140/

https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2013/03/religion-spirituality

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/impact-spirituality.pdf

https://www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/memberarticles/spiritual-growth-through-hypnotherapy