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Practically Yours: Self-Care Tips for Counsellors – Spiritual Health

Posted by: Derrick Shirley on June 20, 2011 3:06 pm

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Deepak Chopra

 Soul awareness and a personal relationship with God or Spirit; trust in your intuition and willingness to change; gratitude; creating a sacred space on a regular basis through prayer, meditation, walking in nature, observing a Sabbath day, or other rituals; having a sense of purpose; being present in every moment. These are what Ivker, Anderson, & Trivieri (2000), consider to be “optimal components of spiritual health,” summarized as the “experience of unconditional love and the absence of fear.”

 This is part four of a six part series exploring the links between self-care and good health. In this post, I discuss characteristics of good spiritual health and the benefits of a personal spiritual assessment.

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