The Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection in Psychotherapy

The concept of mind, body and spirit were investigated to understand the connection between the three in creating inner peace and wellness. Talk therapy engages an individual’s cognitive processing which can also trigger defense mechanisms. Defense mechanisms can make it difficult for individuals to experience inner peace and well being. Psychological implications of addressing mental health goals through mind, body, and spirit interventions were determined by the examination of peer reviewed literature. Results suggested that with some risk factors, addressing the mind, body, and spirit through alternative techniques, including movement and art therapy, along with talk therapy proves to be useful. The research suggests that by bringing connection and balance to the mind, body, and spirit, an individual may create inner peace and wellness.

Heather J. Stoffel
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