Hidden Spring places therapy in a spiritual framework, and draws out the spiritual dimension of the...
Hidden Spring places therapy in a spiritual framework, and draws out the spiritual dimension of the human problems with which therapy deals. Hidden Spring begins on the theoretical plane, talking about the presence of God in ordinary life, of the relationship between psychology and spirituality, and of the contours of a healthy spirituality. Then the book becomes concrete, showing in six case studies of actual therapy how spirituality integrates with psychology in practice.The problems people bring to therapy always have a spiritual dimension, of which people are often dimly aware. Hidden Spring shows how much richer therapy is when it calls attention to that spiritual dimension, and addresses human struggles both psychologically and spiritually. The author, a therapist and theologian, shows how psychology and spirituality seek a common goal: human healing, growth, and fulfillment. In that endeavor, spirituality offers the larger, more ultimate framework of value, meaning, and power. Each of these important fields needs the other's enrichment and the other's insights and instrumentalities to help people find what they most deeply want.