New PDF release: Biblical Stories for Psychotherapy and Counseling: A

By Kalman Kaplan,Matthew Schwartz

ISBN-10: 0789022125

ISBN-13: 9780789022127

ISBN-10: 0789022133

ISBN-13: 9780789022134

combine Biblical spirituality into psychotherapy and think about centuries-old solutions to trendy mental questions!

The Joint Commision at the Accreditation of Hospitals now mandates taking non secular tests of all sufferers. This booklet is dedicated to aiding therapists hire Biblical spirituality within the real therapy application. Biblical tales for Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Sourcebook organizes the knowledge of the previous testomony into episodes which may make clear particular mental matters. From the customary to the imprecise, those tales may help us greater comprehend vainness, loyalty and tasks, choice making, temptation, anger, morality, numerous problems, kinfolk dynamics, help structures, developmental matters, restoration matters, getting older, suicidal habit, and extra.

From the authors: “As superb and as penetrating as Freud's insights are, they're restricted within the experience that Freud relied seriously on Greek fantasy and literature for his versions and ideas. His view of guy used to be in lots of ways in which of the Greeks—a view that targeting the pathological underside of guy and at the bedrock of his developmental difficulties. The Greeks might by no means relatively shake the experience of doom, the foreboding and the fatalism that led such a lot of nice figures in Greek literature and in actual existence Greek background to melancholy and, in a shocking variety of instances, to suicide. against this, the focal point of the Bible is way extra positive; melancholy will be effectively handled, and suicide is a tragic mistakes that are supposed to be—and often can be—avoided. It encourages humans to pray and teaches that day by day human attempt has a function and that means and that heroism isn't a good or necessary objective for guy to set for himself. The Bible deals the wish of filling each second of human lifestyles with larger which means and feeling.

“New options to psychological illnesses are regularly welcome. Ours is a brand new technique, but a really outdated one. We current tales that supply an enormous treasure of data and knowledge in regards to the method humans imagine and act, and why they accomplish that. The tales are drawn from the Hebrew Bible, a compendium whose most recent books are already twenty-four hundred or so years outdated. but, via all these centuries, the elemental tale of man's looking and craving has replaced little. we will pay attention to the mental which means of those narratives and what they let us know approximately how their characters handled demanding situations of kin, handicap, melancholy, and more.”

you will additionally locate details drawn from sleek scientific learn that parallels the Biblical narratives. The knowledge won from those historic tales is utilized to assist humans achieve self-understanding and take care of their very own events at the present time. For psychotherapists, those Biblical origin tales can be utilized as a foundation for integrating spirituality into psychotherapy. the tale of Moses, who overcame a speech challenge, might be utilized to the issues of a Midwestern collage pupil, and the account of David and Goliath might help a businessman conquer his fears of “lack of macho.”

A small pattern of the Bible stories—and their scientific implications—that you will find during this quantity:

  • the root of vainness: Saul
  • the braveness to to migrate: Abraham
  • assuming accountability for one's self: Lot's spouse
  • concentrating on one's major target: Sarah and Hagar
  • facing commandments: Abraham and Isaac
  • facing temptations: Adam and Eve
  • drunkenness and disregard: Noah
  • reciprocity among generations: Naomi and Ruth
  • amoral intellectualism: Balaam
  • getting older: Ecclesiastes
  • facing incapacity: Moses and Aaron
  • abandonment: David
  • secure regression: Jonah

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