Can we talk about spirituality? – the medicalization of transpersonal experiences

From Mad in Sweden: As a therapist in social work, I meet many people with difficult life events. Over the years, I think I see that many with an early traumatization have different experiences of spirituality in their life. Something that I feel the secular, bio-medical approach has difficulty responding to. But even social work and psychotherapy can have difficulty allowing these lived experiences. The experience is that for the vast majority, spirituality is something that installs hope, meaning and the strength to move on and relate to suffering. In my room we talk about how difficult life events affect us.

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