Spiritual counseling—sometimes called metaphysical, holistic, or transpersonal counseling—is a therapeutic approach that focuses on a client’s spiritual side as opposed to merely treating their symptoms. Spiritual counseling sessions differ from psychological counseling in that it focuses on prayer to your Higher Power and reflective listening that reminds clients that they are immersed in the omnipresence of Spirit—in all situations.
These sessions serve as reminders that this Source is constantly available to serve as a mirror that guides us towards what needs to be learned or healed. This infinite potential is a creative power that helps one with any problem they face by shifting attention away from ‘external problems’ towards aspirations of ‘inner potential’. Spiritual counselors assist clients with tapping into their remarkable inner power. This concept is often reinforced with positive affirmations such as:
“I am open and receptive to the inspiration of the Infinite One’s, healing and guidance, flowing through me in this present moment.”
Spiritual counseling theory is approached by acknowledging that an individual’s consciousness is not present in one aspect or part of a person. Rather, consciousness is an integration of mind, body, and spirit. An intuitive therapist’s goal is to help clients realize these components and gain a greater understanding of how they work in unison to establish greater harmony and peace with themselves and Source.
Embracing Empowerment Through Spiritual Counseling
Counselors use a spiritual approach to empower others to gain a stronger sense of self-empowerment. Having a deeper understanding of one’s self as a ‘whole’ tends to lend itself to greater states of self-acceptance, self-esteem, and self-awareness. This type of spirit work can be highly relaxing to the mind and body, leaving one in a stronger state that may improve relationships and boost the body’s natural abilities to heal and restore.
Spiritual counseling can be useful in treating a variety of issues such as:
- Relationship Barriers
- Health Issues
- Anxiety & Stress
- Career Related Situations
- Better Understanding Emotional Responses
- Unlocking Habitual Patterns
In essence, using this holistic approach assists you in overcoming obstacles known for hindering personal fulfillment.
What to Expect in Spiritual Counseling Sessions
Spiritual sessions address issues beyond merely physical ones and take you into a deeper conversation with therapists that go beyond traditional therapy approaches. Counselors integrate several approaches to assist those they work with, with energy balancing, meditations, personal coaching, and stress management techniques being prevalent in sessions.
Each session further continues with efforts that promote emotional release and clearing. This allows for greater spirituality and assessment that reveals value identification and allows for powerful interpersonal communication.
There are specific methods holistic healers and counselors employ to open up their client’s minds and emotions, with some being more effective for certain individuals than others. Some approaches may include:
- Energy-Focused Breathing Techniques
- Exploring Affirmations
- Guided Meditations
- Moments of Reflective Silence
- Visualization Techniques
- Energetic Clearings
Depending on what works best for each client, subsequent sessions will continue to incorporate the most effective techniques along with advice for ways to use them in one’s daily life. Each guided experience helps empower you to empower yourself!