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Why Another Blog?

Date: December 15, 2014

With the excess of information put in front of our eyes every single day, why add to the fray? Because we believe we offer something über unique and essential.

This blog focuses on the integration of spirituality and therapy. It aims to serve therapists, clergy, and other professionals in the human services, although it may be of interest to a wider audience.

What makes that important?

  • While many professionals recognize in theory that spiritual topics should be an element of therapy, the practice of integrating the two is complex.
  • Spiritual leaders and practitioners often wonder whether therapists will subtly (or not-so-subtly) influence people away from their faith. This blog hopes to respond to those concerns.
  • There is a dearth of material on how to effectively and ethically integrate spirituality into therapy, and many professional schools offer limited training in this world! area.

The integration of spirituality and therapy is the core of what makes PPI unique. We wish to dispel fears and further understanding of who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

As the PPI clinical director, Randy Hoedeman says:

“Questions of ‘human being,’ when explored deeply enough,
tend to open up into questions of holy being.”

In awe of the holy, we seek to tread carefully and thoughtfully together. We welcome you to come on this journey with us and add your contributions along the way.

The content of this blog is not medical advice.  Please see our Terms of Use.

The content of any given blog post represents the views and perspectives of the author of that post and not of PPI as an organization. Terms of Use

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