The spiritual encounter within a complementary therapy treatment
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Interest in both spirituality and complementary therapies is growing, with their inclusion in both daily life and in health care. The concept of spirituality and the delivery of a therapy have a certain synergy as they both espouse a view of the world that recognises the importance of the whole person. Increasingly, clients want their values and beliefs attended to, perhaps choosing a therapy as a pathway to nourish their sense of the spiritual. Consequently working in a holistic way the complementary therapist needs to acknowledge the spiritual dimension of the client. Integral to this is how the therapeutic encounter facilitates this engagement and how important it is that the therapist develops and explores their own spirituality and life values. This article is an exploration of how spirituality and complementary therapies can legitimately work together, creating a sacred space for both therapist and client.

Author(s): 
Foster, Elizabeth
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Journal Abbreviation: 
Complement Ther Clin Pract
Publication Date: 
2006-05
Publication Year: 
2006
Pages: 
163-169
Volume: 
12
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
1744-3881
DOI: 
10.1016/j.ctcp.2005.07.002
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 16648095

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Elizabeth Foster. 2006-05. "The spiritual encounter within a complementary therapy treatment." Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 12: 2: 163-169. 10.1016/j.ctcp.2005.07.002.

Wikipedia Citation

<ref> {{Cite journal | doi = 10.1016/j.ctcp.2005.07.002 | issn = 1744-3881 | volume = 12 | pages = 163-169 | last = Foster | first = Elizabeth | coauthors = | title = The spiritual encounter within a complementary therapy treatment | journal = Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice | date = 2006-05 | pmid = | pmc = }} </ref>