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The Spiritual aspect of Therapy

While traditional models of treatment have only focused on mediation to heal the individual, there seems to be a new wave that seeks to transform how people get medication. With the emergence of the idea of therapeutic intervention, it is possible for some conditions in the body to be treated without the focus on medicine. I do believe that the responses of spiritual approaches during therapy might be an effective strategy that can help people recover first especially when terminal illnesses are involved.

I do believe that human beings are spiritual and thus using the mental approach to treat people might be an essential way to deal with sickness. I have always realized that when individuals feel that they are almost at the end to life most of them turn to religion to get hope. In most cases, beliefs seem to offer people the confidence and thus something to hold on to. With such an approach it is, therefore, possible to make people heal faster. I believe the role of therapy is to make people have the internal will and stiffness that can make them weave through a hard time and come out strongly (Carruthers, & Hood, 2007). The religious aspect in the therapy session thus converts the mindset of the individual by telling them that all is not gone. I would, therefore, seek to find a way that the aspect of faith can be incorporated into the therapy session.

One thing that seems evident is that the approach of focusing on the elimination of deficit or problems does not lead to one being healthy competent vibrant in communities. I do believe that the need to focus on wholesome treatment is the future of the health system. With the emergence of new approaches to treatment, there is a need to ensure that the patient recovers and becomes a viable member of society. The use of the traditional methods of treatment has for a long time only focused on the physical aspects of medicine. However, there seems to be an essential gap when it comes to treatment and in these cases the holistic approach to treatment. Now it has emerged that the new focus seeks to bring in the aspect of the therapy. The combination of therapeutic approaches and the use of the spiritual concept seem to present a better way to deal with some of the broad issues that an individual might be experiencing. The role of the religious aspects would be to deal with the emotional point of treatment as the medication deal with the physical elements (Carruthers, & Hood, 2007). I do believe that if society takes this approach on medication, then it would be easier to treat people.

However, in trying to bring about the use of religion in the treatment of individuals, I think that there is a problem that society might face. There are diverse believe among different people on different things. For instance, some groups do not believe in the idea of using medication to treat ailments. It is thus hard to understand the approach that should be used when it comes to such groups. However, the role of religion is mainly society around the world has always been to provide hope especially in situations that man fell overwhelmed or when they have the feeling that they cannot handle it anymore. In many of the cases where people experience terminal illness, it is common for people to have the aspect of losing hope and being ready to let things up. However, with the inception of issues of spiritual matters then it would be possible to give hope. The only challenge that might seem to emerge from this aspect is the choice of a religious approach that should be taken. With the fact that people often have a personal choice and opinion on the spiritual matter, it would not be plausible to force everyone to use this approach (Heintzman, 2008). For the individuals that would feel okay to use the form of treatment then the procedure will work.

I do think that the future of medication should focus primarily on the wholesome treatment of individuals. There has been for a long time the aspect of healthcare only concentrate on ensuring that a person heals, but these approaches have not been effective. In many cases, people get treatment for the ailments that they have, but they are still left with deep emotional problems that ought to be treated. The focus on the physical health of the patients only does not provide the best care for patients. It is with this reason that it would be important to think about the aspect of incorporating religion into the process of healing people. Religion would take center stage in the therapy session. However, there would be the need to balance between individual preference on the matter of faith and how much the care system might interfere with this freedom. While one might have to go through the sessions, they should be free to choose the religions the best suits them.





Carruthers, C. P., & Hood, C. D. (2007). Building a life of meaning through therapeutic recreation: The leisure and well-being model, part I. Therapeutic Recreation Journal41(4), 276.

Heintzman, P. (2008). Leisure-spiritual coping: A model for therapeutic recreation and leisure services. Therapeutic Recreation Journal42(1), 56.