A psychological technique based on Buddhist philosophy and practice may provide a solution for women who struggle with binge eating and bulimia.
Spirituality and Healing
Belief in God and affiliation with a religious faith is deeply rooted in America, but views of God vary widely.
Here is the Vatican's English-language text of Pope Benedict XVI's remarks in French to Vatican and Muslim leaders at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo Sept. 25.
Churches can be wonderful resources to educate people about health issues and religious shepherds need to keep better watch over their flocks and add activities to keep from fattening them up.
Provides a clear identity marker at a life course transitional time, and it provides culturally legitimate space for young women who are formulating new Muslim American identities and lives.
'Sixth Americans' may improve race relations and bring healing through spirituality in multiracial congregations.
Perceptions of social support and hope help heart surgery patients recover and heal.
Social relationships that tend to thrive in church settings can have a positive affect on an older person's longevity.
The "Da Vinci Code" targets the traditional Christian Spirituality and pushes us to take a stand choosing between the true and fals spirituality.
Faith communities: Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh are creating valuable bridges and links across society, but they could do more if internal and external obstacles to development were overcome.
University of Western Sydney researchers would like to hear the pastoral care experiences of the elderly, their families and the people who are delivering the service to the community.
Comparing the associations between faith and health, a physician has shown the improvements in life expectancy of those who attend religious services on a weekly basis.
Faith and the use of prayer and religion to manage stress may provide health benefits for cancer survivors.
Practitioners of modern medicine often focus on the diagnosis and management of an illness rather than taking a holistic view of a patient's body, mind and spirit. When illnesses are minor, the outcomes are usually good. However, a patient with a life-threatening illness can experience a life crisis that requires physicians to be expert in both medical science and the care of the patient's psyche and spirit. For a person to walk through the valley of the shadow of death, and survive, requires a sense of hope and the will to live. These arise from the human soul, a mysterious part of our being. Another mystery is that patients who are prayed for have better illness outcomes than those not prayed for, whether or not they know of the prayers. For some patients, healing and recovery are spiritual.
About 30 percent don't keep New Year's Resolution into February. New program provides a Biblical plan for making New Year's resolutions that last.
"It is the magic of a touch, the power of a hug... that make life joyful." This is a portion of my essay in high school. My teacher loved it. She even thought that a professional writer honed the article for me.
Her skepticism was a compliment at the time. Her disbelief was a subtle way of saying that I had some writing ability. You know what? I bragged about it for days.
What is the power of touch anyway?
The study builds on previous investigations that found religious people are healthier than people who are not religious.
Tales of corporate scandal and political misdeeds have made spectacular headlines in recent years - just the mention of Enron or Bill Clinton conjure up memories of those offenses.
UM launches study to compare traditional and spiritual post heart attack recovery approaches. Not much scientific research has looked at how spirituality, and techniques like meditation, can affect recovery.
The Aura is an electromagnetic energy field that surrounds us. Using the correct technique the aura is easily visible. Although my courses are about Dream Interpretation I started showing people how to see and feel the aura to overcome their skepticism when I'd get to discussing the spiritual dimension of dreams.
Techniques for seeing the aura alone are described later but it is best to do this with a group of 6 or more people. Choose a room that has a plain white or pastel colored wall. Dim the lights and wait until your eyes have adjusted. Have one person, the subject, stand still against the wall with their eyes closed so as not to distract the focus of the viewers. The viewers should stand or sit in front of the subject at a distance of about 6 feet. Glasses do not need to be removed by anyone.
What you will see
Many cancer patients rely on spiritual and/or religious beliefs and practices to help them cope with their disease. This is called spiritual coping. Some patients may want their doctors and caregivers to address spiritual concerns, not only for end-of-life issues but also during treatment.
Spirituality and religion are very personal decisions. Patients can expect doctors and caregivers to respect their religious and spiritual beliefs and concerns. A cancer patient who relies on spirituality to cope with the disease may count on medical staff to respect that practice with support and referrals to appropriate spiritual or religious resources.
Knowing the role that religion and spirituality play in the patient's life may help the doctor understand how religious and spiritual beliefs affect the patient's response to the cancer diagnosis and decisions about cancer treatment.
It is not known for sure how spirituality is related to health. Some research shows that spiritual or religious beliefs and practices promote a positive mental attitude that may help a patient feel better. Spiritual and religious well-being may be associated with improved quality of life in the following ways.