Spiritual communities, belonging and identity

I made this post a while ago to show the different types of spiritual goals. To read about (spirituality for survival) please click here! Today I share some insight into the second goal: Belonging to religious, cultural and social groups. To connect an individual with a religious, cultural or social group is one of the…

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OT and spirituality? Why?

I want to take you down memory lane to me as an OT university student. I so clearly remember discussing spirituality with my peers in university class. I had been really looking forward to exploring the role of OTs in spirituality. I remember the lecturer highlighting the extreme importance of discussing spirituality to ensure client…

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Spirituality and Grieving – Does spirituality help us cope with the loss of a loved one?

I wrote this post a while ago to avoid myself shutting down and in hope to help others by documenting the rawness of having someone pass away. There are many common stages of grief, below I have shared the 7 Stages of Grief Model. Shock and disbelief Denial Guilt Anger and bargaining Depression, Loneliness, Reflection…

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dangers of spiritual therapy

Unpopular opinion – Survival mode is not a good time for starting spirituality. When someone is facing mental illness such as depression, anxiety, constant panic attacks, stress or general dissatisfaction, it is common to be curious about spirituality and the zen life that everyone talks about. I have had countless encounters by family, friends and…

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OT Perspective: understanding different spiritual goals

Okay OTs. We all know basic OT frameworkS such as MOHO and CMOP-E & PEO. Some of you may even know about others like the KAWA model (Iwama, Thomson & Macdonald, 2009) and the Spirituality Framework (Smith, 2008). This is great knowledge to have, but this post is not about the perfect framework. In fact,…

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benefits of spirituality for the therapist

When we think ‘spiritual lifestyle’, the corporate world isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. We are commonly made to feel that these two should be separate – to leave our ‘personal lives’ at home and put on our work persona when we come into the office. So what if we were to integrate…

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