Make the shift to an integrated view of the human body and spiritual care.
Rarely in our spiritual growth do we hear about the connections between our embodied experience and faithful spiritual care. In fact, the typical mind/body split actually impedes any kind of holistic relationships with God/self/others. Body Connections treats the body as a central rather than an ancillary subject and uses religious texts and traditions along with scientific insights to develop an integrated view of the human body and spiritual care. Each chapter illuminates a facet of pastoral and spiritual care with the body and introduces us to the body as a source of vitality for faith and the notion that our bodies are God’s beloved and trusted partners. Highly useful for individuals and groups, this book is for clergy, chaplains, spiritual directors, seminarians, clinical educators, lay people in churches, and those who are institutionally unaffiliated but care deeply about fostering a holistic spiritual path.