Spirituality and G.A.P.

The term spirituality means different things to different people but it has long been associated with a sense of connectedness both to one’s true Self and to others, as well as to a higher power whether rooted in religion, nature, the unconscious or some kind of unknown essence.  The word psychotherapy comes from the Greek words psyche, meaning soul or animating spirit, and therapae, meaning to serve or take care of.

Therefore psychotherapy is the work of taking care of the soul and spirituality can refer to an inner path that enables a person to discover the essence of their being. Spirituality in this sense is not synonymous with religion and is deeply individual to each person. Thus, whilst it is personal, it is also rooted in being connected with others and with the world around the individual.  This connection can facilitate a person finding his or her true ‘place in the world’ and a greater sense of meaning or purpose in life.