The Role Of Religion On Mental Health , Psychotherapy And Psychology

The Role Of Religion On Mental Health , Psychotherapy And Psychology
S. Khodarahimi And S.G. Jafari
Assuming the role of cultures on the processes of psychotherapy produced a good background for relationship between religion and psychotherapy. In this approach the role of religion on counseling and psychotherapy has been confirmed.

So it is necessary for the students in the above fields to be educated in this trend. Contemporary psychologists believe that religiosity is one of the components of the control and prevention of psychiatric diseases. This tendency can help therapists to help their clients more effectively by urging them to have religious beliefs either for prevention or for treatment.
This subject is better protected for health programs of late adulthood and longevity. Inner religiosity is more productive in having more cooperative personalities and stand against stressful life events. It has been confirmed that contrary to Ellis religiosity has not any negative effect on mental health. Positive mental health has been reported within people with inner approach of religiosity in comparison with people lacking this trend.
It seems that the role of religions on mental health refers to the following results, more life meaningfulness, hope, self control and creativity, good style of life and to confirm social normal behavior.



 The quarterly journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Volume : 1
Year : 2000, Winter


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