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Spiritual Crisis : Surviving Trauma to the Soul - J. LeBron McBride

Spiritual Crisis

Surviving Trauma to the Soul

Hardcover Published: 14th April 1998
ISBN: 9780789001351
Number Of Pages: 232

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It's no revelation that in today's world many people suffer from some form of spiritual crisis. But, fortunately, there is hope. In Spiritual Crisis: Surviving Trauma to the Soul, you'll discover how you can reverse the impact of spiritual crisis and apply healing balm to the traumatized soul. A comprehensive, real-life approach to spiritual care, it gives you the understanding necessary to put a lid on the daily chaos that seeks to destroy those whose lives have been shattered by tragedy, terror, and disillusionment.Written from the perspective of a compassionate professional who has navigated the dark and turbulent waters of his own spiritual crises, Spiritual Crisis represents a loving cross-section of aid from the fields of pastoral theology, psychology, and health care. Christians and non-Christians alike will benefit from its frank approach to aiding troubled souls through the tough times of belief transition, loss of faith, and potentially damaging extremes in living and thinking. Specifically, you'll read about:
understanding the effects and roots of spiritual crisis and trauma
coping with loss
counteracting disillusionment with the church
negotiating belief transitions
dealing with religious burnout
intervening in denominational identity crisesOftentimes, it's hard to know what will make a loved one survive or succumb to the impact of seemingly insurmountable personal emergencies. However, this book is a "call to care" that will enable you to help others turn back the tide of debilitating hardship in their lives and restore the tempering unity of mind and body. Whether you're a beginning pastoral counselor, a marriage and family therapist, or friend of a troubled loved one, Spiritual Crisis will show you and those you work with how to turn crisis into care.

Foreword
Preface
List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Spiritual Component of Crisis Spiritual Crisis Pathways to Whom
This Book Is Written Introductory Remarks
The Crisis of Trauma Trauma Defined
The Impact of Trauma on Spirituality Insights into the Damage to the Spiritual Self Pastoral Treatment Concerns
The Risking and Revealing Phase
The Responding and Releasing Phase
The Reflecting and Reconciling Phase
The Resurrecting and Rebuilding Phase
Application to Those with Less Severe Trauma
The Crisis of Relationship and Family Problems
The Anthropomorphism of God Parents As God Image Family Dynamics
As God Image The Basic Faults of Relationships and Families Family Stress Theory
The Crisis of Disillusionment with the Church Idealism and the Church
The Church Is Like Any Other Human Organization
Is the Church Like Any Other Organization?
No! Is the Church Like Any Other Institution? Yes and No!
The Crisis of Belief Transitions Kuhn's Model for Scientific Transitions Crisis Can Bring Belief Transition Belief Transition
Can Bring Crisis Belief Transitions: Continuity or Crisis? How Do We Minister to Those is Belief Transitions?
The Crisis of Denominational identity Idealism The Battle The Decision Considerations for Those in a Denominational Crisis
The Crisis of Extremes Splitting Polarities Give a False Assurance Integration of Polarities Gives Better Balance Polarities in the Christian Life
The Crisis of Loss The Disruption As the Result of Death Responding to Those with Loss
The Crisis of Physical Illness Biopsychosocial Existential
Experiences Health Beliefs and Illness
The Crisis of Chronic Illness
The Importance of Prevention Psychological and Belief System Issues Affecting
Health Behavior Grouping Barriers to Preventive Health Change
The Church and Preventive Health
The Crisis of Religious Burnout Addictive Processes in Organizations The Problem of Mistaking Religion for Spirituality The Challenge
The Crisis of Psychological Disturbance
The Impact of Mental Illness on the Family Assessment from a Perspective
That Includes the Spiritual Considerations for Ministering to Those in the Church
The Use of Spirituality and Religion in Psychologically Healthy Ways
The Crisis of Personal Identity The Search for Direction and Meaning The Importance of Balance in Relationships for Identity Formation Attachment Reactions That Form Pseudoidentities
The Crisis of Ethics The Crisis of Ethics and Fundamentalism A Foundation for the Ethics of Life
The Crisis of Working with People in Crisis Finding Meaning in LIfe Finding Sanctuary Learn to Surrender A Sense of Discipline Incorporating Others
Epilogue
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780789001351
ISBN-10: 0789001357
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 14th April 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.45 x 16.15  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1