Spiritualized Reality Therapy

Mental health is a reflection of being in alignment with the Loving Will of Self. Does mental health therapy that excludes the Self’s one desire to be in alignment with Will work? Temporarily, perhaps. But because non-faith-based reality therapy doesn’t address the “Son’s” one desire for the “Father’s” Love, it can still only be a substitute for it, and therefore cannot last. Without the recognition of the need for Self-Love there is no recognition of the need for real, permanent healing.

A history with mental illness and an abandoned degree in social work cured by Knowledge of Self-Love confirm this truth. Perhaps it could be said that the “phoenix” of the seeming self-devastation is that there is now a practical way to combine the two paradigms of Self-Awareness and social work. The following excerpt from wikipedia refers to “reality therapy” as it is currently understood. Further on in this post, I will unify my experience with mental illness and Self-Love and the phoenix of “spiritualized reality therapy”.

Reality therapy (RT) is an approach to psychotherapy and counseling. Developed by William Glasser in the 1960s, RT differs from conventional psychiatry, psychoanalysis and medical model schools of psychotherapy in that it focuses on what Glasser calls psychiatry’s three Rs: realism, responsibility, and right-and-wrong, rather than symptoms of mental disorders. Reality therapy maintains that the individual is suffering from a socially universal human condition rather than a mental illness. It is in the unsuccessful attainment of basic needs that a person’s behaviour moves away from the norm. Since fulfilling essential needs is part of a person’s present life, reality therapy does not concern itself with a client’s past. Neither does this type of therapy deal with unconscious mental processes. In these ways reality therapy is very different from other forms of psychotherapy.

The reality therapy approach to counselling and problem-solving focuses on the here-and-now actions of the client and the ability to create and choose a better future. Typically, clients seek to discover what they really want and how they are currently choosing to behave in order to achieve these goals. According to Glasser, the social component of psychological disorders has been highly overlooked in the rush to label the population as sick or mentally ill. Reality therapy attempts to separate the client from the behaviour. Just because someone is experiencing distress resulting from a social problem does not make him sick; it just makes him out of sync with his psychological needs.”

Glasser says it is “basic needs” not being met, and this is true in a world wherein the “wrong mind” plays out scenes of suffering and death. Before all needs, though, there is One Desire, that is Basic Need. The Basic Need that is the One Desire to Know Love must be met, before any other needs can be realized as met. Spiritualized Reality Therapy brings everything back to the basic need for One Love.

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