Like Buddhism, Christians had to adhere to a certain rules to be allowed a pleasant afterlife. They did this by giving tax to the church, obeying the word of the pope, and restating their belief of Jesus. After completing all the duties as a Christian, access to heaven was available which is the similar to the Buddhist’s nirvana. However even with the afterlife being attractive, they were both also appealing and fair for almost all groups. Buddhism and Christianity were also attractive to different group and social classes.
In many studies that address this issue of Christian based CBT there seems to be the approach that spirituality is only a compliment to secular counseling methods and that the type or religious process involved was not crucial to the process. This was not the case in Tans article, Tan imparts to the reader that the Christian based processes of faith, prayer, scripture and meditation of the word, the will and the power of God were complemented by secular counseling methods to impart greater success in client wellness. “We can observe what the effects of prayer and spiritual understanding are, and advise clients as to how they can use Scripture, how they can worship, and so forth in a way most helpful to them” (Tan, 2007). This aspect of faith and the realness of Gods ability and desire to heal are of primary importance to me as both a Christian and a student of CBT counseling
In making sure that the secular psychology principles align with biblical thinking the biological issues seem to be forgotten. While it is optimal that every human’s make up consist of all the right parts, not every personality will come to counseling complete due to external circumstances and life’s path in general. Hawkin’s model implies that every human beings make-up contains a complete personality and the core is influenced by the Holy Spirit. This is a weakness because only a Christian’s core has the ability to be influenced by the Holy Spirit. It is more reasonable to lean towards Crabb’s model in this area because he discusses the development of maturity in the Christian walk.
How Being a Christian Equips Me to Help Others through Counseling There are various reason how being a Christian can equip me to help others through counseling. God calls us all in to the ministry for and gives us special gifts, which all help us in counseling. By following the biblical values and morals that we learn and the education we gain from secular sources we are fully able to help those who come to us. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 9:9-11 says: Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
* Action If I was speaking with a friend, I would most definitely tell them to keep God at the forefront of their lives. I would proceed by asking them how things have worked out on their own without praying on their situation. Often times when we do things without asking for God’s help, we make a mess of things in my opinion. I would encourage them to seek God’s word for the bible has the answers to the problems that we face today. I believe that integrating theology and psychology into practice can be attained and can benefit the client greatly.
Health Care Provider and Faith Diversity Grand Canyon University HLT-310V Abstract This paper compares the philosophy of providing care and healing by four religions; Islam, Native American, Christianity, and Sanatana Dharma the religion of Hindus (Jnaneshvara). These religion’s philosophies explain and define spiritual healing and the critical components towards healing. The sources provided explain how healing in these religions involves healing the body through diet, medicine, and detoxification and providing spiritual healing through Deity, spiritual outlet through meditation, and family. Each religion has similarities in providing care from medicinal healers to family. Followers of each religion require special aspects to be considered when taken care of by health care providers.
Whether someone is dealing with an addiction, divorce, illness or a flat tire, the serenity Prayer offers a way for some to find peace. Although it addresses God, it has been meaningful to many people from a wide variety of religious backgrounds, as well as those who don’t belong to a religious organization. The Power of Prayer The serenity Prayer’s strength is in addressing our power as well as our limitations; we’re let of the hook of having to be superhuman. Wisdom dictates: We do what we can to change things for the good – personally or globally – but we don’t waste energy trying to bulldoze the impenetrable. Emotionally: The relaxation response during prayer has been shown to reduce stress, so you’re more optimistic.
Apart from medical technologies such as diagnostic, surgical repair and medication management, both of these relate to keeping the person whole results in physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Christianity will use prayer and believe in the care team, that life is precious and must be honored through the teachings of the church. In Buddhism a term called “defilements” exists. It’s a common term referred to the basic cause of all diseases in both physical and mental meanings. As these are not connected to suffering, the basic though is to eliminate.
Being avid supporters of good health, Mormons are fully encouraged to seek professionals when care is necessary; however, they are cautious as to ensure that they are being prescribed the correct medication and that they understand how to take the medication correctly as to not use the drug in any way other than how it is was intended. The Church does not forbid the use of narcotics, blood products, organ donation, or organ transplantation and leaves such decisions up to the family. To be part of the Church, Mormons effectively see themselves as having something more than others, perhaps clearer insight or superior understanding, which may become problematic to healthcare workers. This often becomes evident when addressing Mormons on their fasting habits and the implications it might have on their health. Mormons fast once monthly to demonstrate their self-control and increase their spirituality.
Bible Study, Prayer, Christian Therapy Of course a Christian rehab offers more than simply a few substituted words, and through group prayer, bible study and religious counseling; Christians can take strength and solace in the word of God as they work towards a better future of sobriety. Christian rehab or recovery treats addiction as a fundamentally spiritual problem, requiring of a spiritual solution, and through Faith, prayer and a study of God's message, Christians are left with powerfully resonant tools against temptation and continuing abuse. With the love of Jesus Christ and with the fellowship of other Christians, working the Christian 12 steps to recovery offers the Faithful far more than any conventional and secular rehab ever could. AA has the big book, and it sure has helped a lot of people; but not so many as the Big Book used in a Christian rehab! THE BIBLE SAYS; Acts