Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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A conversation about spirituality and psychotherapy.
Russell Siler Jones Th.D., LCMHCS
This was a year of extraordinary loss. Grief is the way we heal.
There's a way across the ideological divide. It starts with you. It starts with your heart.
Here's one sure outcome of next week's election: roughly half the population will feel devastated about it. How will therapists care for them if the therapist feels devastated too?
Can psychotherapy be spiritual even if no explicitly spiritual words are ever spoken?
Don't let politics get the best of you. Use the stress of this season as a time to strengthen and deepen your spiritual capacity.
Is the political noise around you (and in your own head) stressing you out? Here are five spiritual practices to strengthen your resilience.
More white people are waking up to the realities of racism and showing up as allies for racial justice. What do they do with the guilt they feel for not showing up sooner?
A Black therapist aims to help white and other non-black therapists ask their Black clients directly about the impact of racial trauma. Here's how to begin.
Times like this ask us to call on our deepest spiritual resources. Here's what some of my clients have told me about surprises, intuitions, and service during COVID-19.
Is all the corona-talk and social distancing wearing you down? Here are three practices to build you back up.
Do you feel uncertain about how to engage your clients about spirituality? There's a trustworthy guide right there in the room with you. Ask them.
Wonder why mental health professionals need to be equipped to work with spirituality? Here are three good reasons.
Russell Siler Jones is a therapist in Asheville, NC, and author of Spirit in Session: Working with Your Client’s Spirituality (and Your Own) in Psychotherapy. He leads training programs for ACPE and CareNet/Wake Forest Baptist Health.