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Spirituality

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It is a common, universal thing to question the purpose and meaning of life and to adopt your own spiritual attitudes, values, and customs. Often, spiritual beliefs and traditions can contribute to choices concerning religion, ethics, family, jobs, coping skills, and medical treatments.

For some, the meaning of life, and existence itself are not only an important part of daily life, but can be an important part of treatment and recovery from illness.

Various studies show that your spirituality is an important factor for medical doctors to acknowledge. It is common for doctors to explore your medical histories, but psychologists believe that spiritual histories are also central to treatment, therapy and healing strategies.

Whatever your spiritual affiliation, spirituality can play an important part in your every day health regimen. You can search our database of psychologists to help support you through your concerns while you understand your spiritual journey.

For more information, consider these resources:

 

Psychologist Spotlight: Finding Self-Compassion by Dr. Ida Moadab

Psychologist Spotlight: Finding Self-Compassion by Dr. Ida Moadab

While completing a doctoral program in clinical psychology, I found myself providing psychotherapy to a client who felt trapped by her high standards. She attempted to seek perfection across the many roles in her life — at school or work, in her relationships, with her children, and with her possessions.

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Life After Loss By Dr. Joy Lere

Life After Loss By Dr. Joy Lere

Loss can create a very deep, dark chasm in our hearts and world. Over time—often much more quickly than you feel equipped to face it—you are forced to fall into to the putting-one-foot-in-front-of-the-other existence that life requires following loss. The language we use around grief is critical.

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