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Psychotherapy and Integral Yoga Psychology

Michael Miovic

Introduction

In the last decade, a consensus has been reached that it is important to address existential, religious and spiritual concerns in the daily practice of clinical psychology and psychiatry (Richards & Bergin, 1997; Karasu, 1999; Josephson & Peteet, 2004), as well as in palliative care settings (Sulmasy, 2006). For not only are religion and spirituality pervasive cultural phenomena that can have both positive and negative effects on mental health (Shafranske, 1996; Koenig, 1998; Richards & Bergin, 2000), but it is also quite possible that soul and Spirit actually exist. That is, nothing in science or philosophy definitively disproves the existence of a divine reality, and ...

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