Monday, December 21, 2009

Spiritual/Existential Therapy

A mode of therapy that has gained followers in recent years is spiritual/existential therapy. That’s when traditional therapy comes together with spiritual reflection. Spiritual/Existential Therapy posits that our lives are brief and precious. It proposes that a frank engagement of meaning in one’s life and/or an equally frank discovery of spirituality that may only become obvious through some psychic discomfort – can be deeply liberating. Theorists that have supported this approach to psychotherapy include Victor Frankl, Eric Fromm, Ernst Becker, Carl Jung, Irving Yalom, James Hollis, Seymour and Sylvia Boorstein and Jeffrey Rubin among others.