Islamic Spiritual Counseling Techniques

Author/s: Muhammet Şerif KESKİNOĞLU, Halil Eksi

DOI: 10.12738/spc.2019.4.3.069 

Year: 2019 Vol: 4 Number: 3

Abstract

In this study, some Islamic counseling techniques that can be used in psychology have been integrated into the spiritual counseling process. It is thought that introducing and starting to use spiritual counseling techniques based on Islam, would be beneficial to Islamic societies like Turkey. Transferring rich spiritual knowledge in Islam to the therapy process and approaching problem solutions by utilizing the client’s spirituality can contribute to a more effective counseling process. A new point of view is aimed to be brought to spiritual consultants evaluating the values of spiritual counseling in the process of application of using sacred texts, pray, worship, contemplation, patience, gratitude, listening to hymn etc. It is aimed to transfer how they could use the techniques of spiritual counseling in the cultural sensitivity context into psychology consultants in their interventions to spirit. Also, practical interventions and empirical researches in spiritual counseling discussed with theoretical and ethical issues in the name of providing convenience to spiritual consultants. Results show the feasibility and utility of spiritual counseling techniques.

Keywords
Spirituality, Spiritual Counseling, Islamic Spiritual Counseling, Techniques, Psychology

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