Hidden Spring / Edition 2

Hidden Spring / Edition 2

by Thomas Hart, Thomas N. Hart
     
 

Increasingly pastoral counselors-along with psychotherapists and social workers-feel the need to integrate spirituality into their therapy. Thomas Hart's pioneering and lucid book, here reissued and updated, equips them to do so. The problems that people bring to counseling always have a spiritual dimension, and this hidden spring can also figure in their healing.… See more details below

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Increasingly pastoral counselors-along with psychotherapists and social workers-feel the need to integrate spirituality into their therapy. Thomas Hart's pioneering and lucid book, here reissued and updated, equips them to do so. The problems that people bring to counseling always have a spiritual dimension, and this hidden spring can also figure in their healing. Hart, a therapist and theologian, shows how much richer therapy is when it calls attention to spirituality in addressing human struggles. He argues that psychology and sprituality unite in a common goal of healing, with growth, and fulfilment; while spirituality offers a larger, more ultimate framework of value, meaning, and power. Especially for those whose training tended toward the straightforwardly psychological, Hidden Spring offers a manual for a richer, more meaningful counseling. Initial chapters discuss the presence of God in ordinary life, the relationship of the two disciplines, and the contours of healthy spirituality. Six concrete and illuminating case studies demonstrate how to integrate the two in practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800635763
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Preface1
1The Presence of God in Ordinary Life7
2Psychotherapy and Spirituality20
3Toward a Healthy Spirituality: Ten Guiding Principles37
About the Stories That Follow58
4The Man Who Hated Himself59
5Battling Depression71
6Is This Marriage Over?82
7How Could God Allow This?91
8The Woman Who Was Selfish106
9Who Am I - Really?120
10Questions about Practice137
Notes151
Suggestions for Further Reading161

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