Biblical Stories for Psychotherapy and Counseling: A by Kalman Kaplan,Matthew Schwartz PDF

By Kalman Kaplan,Matthew Schwartz

combine Biblical spirituality into psychotherapy and view centuries-old solutions to fashionable mental questions!

The Joint Commision at the Accreditation of Hospitals now mandates taking non secular tests of all sufferers. This e-book is dedicated to assisting therapists hire Biblical spirituality within the real therapy software. Biblical tales for Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Sourcebook organizes the knowledge of the outdated testomony into episodes which may make clear particular mental concerns. From the widespread to the vague, those tales will help us greater comprehend vanity, loyalty and duties, determination making, temptation, anger, morality, a variety of issues, kinfolk dynamics, aid platforms, developmental concerns, restoration matters, getting older, suicidal habit, and extra.

From the authors: “As awesome and as penetrating as Freud's insights are, they're constrained within the experience that Freud relied seriously on Greek fable and literature for his versions and ideas. His view of guy was once 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 fairly shake the experience of doom, the foreboding and the fatalism that led such a lot of nice figures in Greek literature and in genuine lifestyles Greek historical past to melancholy and, in a stunning variety of situations, to suicide. against this, the focal point of the Bible is much extra positive; melancholy will be effectively handled, and suicide is a tragic errors that are meant to be—and frequently can be—avoided. It encourages humans to wish and teaches that daily human attempt has a goal and which means and that heroism isn't a good or invaluable target for guy to set for himself. The Bible deals the desire of filling each second of human existence with better which means and feeling.

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tales are drawn from the Hebrew Bible, a compendium whose most modern books are already twenty-four hundred or so years outdated.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

you are going to additionally locate details drawn from glossy medical examine that parallels the Biblical narratives. The knowledge won from those old tales is utilized to aid humans achieve self-understanding and care for their very own occasions this present day. 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, should be utilized to the issues of a Midwestern collage pupil, and the account of David and Goliath may also help a businessman conquer his fears of “lack of macho.”

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

  • the root of vainness: Saul
  • the braveness to to migrate: Abraham
  • assuming accountability for one's self: Lot's spouse
  • targeting 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
  • safe regression: Jonah

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