WHEN THE SOUL HEALS: EXPLORATIONS IN SPIRITUAL PSYCHOLOGY BY PULKIT SHARMA

BOOK BLURB:

This self-help book amalgamates thoughts in contemporary psychology with simple spiritual wisdom. It helps you understand and heal common psychological problems by tapping your own spiritual force. There are step-by-step strategies, guided meditations, contemplation exercises and real-life inspirational case studies in this book to overcome — stress, anger, grief, depression, anxiety, beauty obsessions, addictions and caregiver burden.

The book includes mystical perspectives from Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Islam, Bahá’í Faith, the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, and revelations of other great spiritual masters.

The author presents an eclectic and integrative spiritual psychology bringing together insights from 10 major religions of the world — Hinduism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Bahai Faith, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism and Zoroastrianism along with the timeless teachings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother and revelations of other great spiritual masters.

"When The Soul Heals is a union of two powerful schools of thought and provides easy to follow solutions and practices. I am sure this book will bring light into the lives of millions of people who are suffering in the darkness of ignorance." — Sri Rajendra



BOOK REVIEW:

If you or any of your near ones or friends have ever faced any mental health issues, it is a known fact that only medication does not help in healing them. While personal counselling also happens hand in hand for most cases, in the book When the Soul Heals, author Pulkit Sharma rightly points out how spiritual approach helps immensely in healing in a wholesome way. The author draws from his own experience of being a professional counselor citing real life examples of people who consulted with him.

The problem areas covered are vast and include Stress, Anger, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, Beauty Obsessions, Addictions and Caregiver burden.
The author dedicates one chapter for each of these topics modelling each as a case study of one person, explaining the ailment in their context and personal experience, how the problem is approached, and how spirituality helped in that case, the tools and methodologies hence followed. The author also clearly differentiates the multiple kinds of issues and how each of them have their own path to healing through spirituality. Each chapter is concluded with how the spiritual path worked for the person and helped in his recovery.

The book also mentions about multiple faiths and prominent gurus who practice these faiths, with nuggets of their wisdom and their inputs on these psychological conditions. The book helps the reader understand even the most complex behavioral traits by breaking them into simpler, easy to understand words. Hence the book is apt for seasoned readers as well as people beginning to read on this subject.

The book is a treasure trove of knowledge and is meant for multiple reads, with presumably simple topics like stress and anger explained in detailed way.
This book is a must read for all readers enthusiastic about psychology and psycho-analysis and would like to learn how they can heal themselves and others using simple spiritual techniques.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Pulkit Sharma is a clinical psychologist and spiritual counsellor. He has worked as a mental health consultant and research head with several organizations. His inspirational and philosophical writings have been published in acclaimed journals, newspapers and magazines. This book is based on his unique technique that combines psychology and spirituality to help people reclaim their lives. He lives in Puducherry, India, with his wife and daughter.

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