Spirituality / Mindfulness
What do we mean by spirituality?
Lisa Miller, a leading researcher in spirituality, provides us with this definition:
Spirituality is an inner sense of relationship to a higher power that is loving and guiding. The word we give to this higher power might be God, nature, spirit, the universe, the creator, or other words that represent a divine presence. But the important point is that spirituality encompasses our relationship and dialogue with this higher presence." (Miller, L. (2015) The Spiritual Child, p.25)
There is a burgeoning field of research exploring the impact of spirituality on mental health. What we know from the research to date is that spirituality is the most robust protective factor against depression known to medical and social sciences.
Spirituality's role in therapy
Perhaps you were a part of an organized religion, but your personal spirituality was overlooked or ignored? Or maybe you were never a part of an organized religion, but have longed for a deeper connection with others or something greater? Helping you to connect with your sense of spirituality from the inside out, our therapists can customize a treatment plan that incorporates spiritual practices. Some examples include, but are not limited to the following:
- Mindfulness meditation
- Connecting with nature
- Deep interpersonal relationships (one on one or groups)