Therapy and Religion

May 4, 2011
Hosted by Andrea Mathews

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Once upon a time Therapy and Religion were considered to be separate compartments of the human experience. But now, more and more, we are beginning to see a mixing and blending of religion/spirituality and therapy. Our guest this week has much to share with us about this phenomenon particularly as it relates to two things: 1) the power of relationship and 2) psychoanalysis and Buddhism. Pilar Jennings, PhD is the author of Mixing Minds: The Power of Relationship in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism. Obviously relationship is at the center of both the practice of religion and the practice of therapy. But how do we engage both practices in a therapeutic setting without reducing either to the terms of the other? Can we legitimately explore both in the therapeutic setting trusting that neither will be reduced to the terms of the other? Do you ever wonder if your psychological issues are really spiritual or vice versa? Tune in, you might just walk away with your answer.

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Andrea Mathews

Andrea Mathews

Andrea Mathews is the host of the Authentic Living Show, author of two books, Restoring My Soul: A Workbook for Finding and Living the Authentic Self (2007), and coming out on September 30, 2011 and published by O Books, The Law of Attraction: The Soul’s Answer To Why It Isn’t Working And How It Can. A published poet, with several magazine articles also published, Andrea is also a psychotherapist with a thriving private practice where she uses both Cognitive and Transpersonal therapy to assist a diverse population with many different issues. You can learn more about Andrea’s books, articles, practice and more at www.andreamathewslpc.com. Andrea offers Corporate Training and Motivational and Inspirational presentations through www.InnerWings.com.

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