Faith and Spirituality

Faith can play an important role in treatment and healing. Spiritual health may mean something different to each of us. For some spiritual health means connecting with God on a daily basis, through slowing down, tuning in, listening, and paying attention to the small still voice of our hearts. Spiritual health is inextricably connected to mental, emotional, social, and even physical health. When our spirit is healthy, our body is healthier, our brain is healthier. Our relationships are healthier. At the core of every trauma is a spiritual wound. When we focus on our spiritual health, we feel emotionally stronger and we begin to heal. When we are able to find healing we are then able to grow personally and spiritually.

Most spiritual tools and practices are supported by research. Practicing meditation, mindfulness, prayer, and even being in nature, have all been shown to improve health and wellness in the scientific literature.