The Crossroads of Spirituality & Psychotherapy
The Institute is engaging in, and encouraging, these conversations, with community education courses, book discussions, and more – to show how these two important disciplines overlap in addressing the inner life of individuals. In fact, there is much in the emerging literature and research that bears this out. For example, the recent work on neurotheology shows the ways in which brain structure is favorably transformed as a result of such meditative practices as centering prayer. These findings are similar to what psychotherapists and neuropsychoanalysts are discovering about the beneficial changes in brain functioning that result from psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.