Mind, Body, And Spirit
Each Discussion question should be at least 300 words long with at least 2 citations to support the literature.
Discussion Question 7-1
Some believe that the integration of the mind, body, and spirit into a unitary whole can create harmony and healing in one’s life. Do you agree? Why or why not? How might the connection between these three separate entities be important in understanding how one might transcend physical aging? Support your position.
Discussion Question 7-2
What are other types of “therapies” that can contribute to refreshing the mind, rejuvenating the body, and renewing the spirit? Which of these alternatives do you believe best aligns with a Christian worldview? Why? Which of these alternatives do you believe best aligns with your personal worldview? Why?
Read Chapters 38 and 44.
Whiting, L. (2001). Analysis of phenomenological data: Personal reflections on Giogi’s method. Nurse Researcher, 9(2), 60-74.
Luskin, F. (2004). Transformative practices for integrating mind-body-spirit. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 10(Supplement), S15–s23.
Fossarelli, P. (2002). Fearfully wonderfully made: The interconnectedness of body-mind-spirit. Journal of Religion and Health, 41(3), 207–229.
Samuel, G. (2010). Healing, efficacy and the spirits. Journal of Ritual Studies, 24(2), 7–20.