Presented at the International Conference on Social and Behavioural Sciences, 14-16 March, 2017, Singapore.
This presentation explores the viability of an integrated counseling approach. It looks like western counseling is getting a boost from an ancient spiritual discipline—Falun Gong at its helm.
As such, perceptions are shifting. Spirituality and integration can no longer be ignored or separated in the therapeutic domain. Mounting research evidence is indicating the positive link between spirituality and health.
Spirituality is accepted as the ‘fifth force’ within the helping profession. In our modern era, the concept of spirituality and integration in counseling practice is ‘the way to go.’ Integration has become a preferred decision or choice for many in the helping profession.
Integrated Counseling Approach with Falun Gong
Raw data from a pilot study conducted in the United States indicated a growing number of health professionals are engaging in integrative practice. A spiritually integrated practice with Falun Gong is an emergent approach. However, it is still in its embryonic stage.
The aim of the small-scale pilot study was to determine if those health professionals who practice Falun Gong embrace integration. If so, to what degree did these individuals in the helping profession engage in integration.
Findings from the pilot study indicated that all participants embraced some form of integrative activity in their workplace.
This presentation and paper provides some insight on the study. It also reviews the extent to which Falun Gong health professionals engage in an integrative approach with Falun Gong.
Keywords: meditation, mindfulness, Falun Dafa, Falun Gong, counseling integration
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