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What is Spiritual Response Therapy?

By G. Wiesen
Updated May 17, 2024
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Spiritual response therapy is a type of therapy intended to help people with problems, by targeting their soul or spirit rather than a physical or emotional source of the problems. This type of therapy often uses a pendulum or similar device that includes one or more weights hung from a fairly short length of chain. This is used as a physical device to assist the person undergoing the therapy to become in touch with his or her “higher mind” that can access his or her soul. Spiritual response therapy is often considered a part of several different “New Age” beliefs or practices and can be beneficial for some people.

Unlike types of therapy that seek to solve problems on an emotional or physical level, spiritual response therapy seeks to help a person with an issue at a spiritual level. The basic idea behind this type of therapy is that people live multiple lives through reincarnation, and that the process of dying and being born again into a new life can leave residual problems. In this concept of reincarnation, the same soul is reborn into a new body and is basically unaware of what has occurred in previous lives at a conscious level. On a deeper level, however, what occurred in previous lives is believed to potentially create problems for the soul and spiritual response therapy seeks to help alleviate those issues.

In spiritual response therapy these lingering spiritual problems are typically referred to as “programs” that must be removed to allow a person to live a happier and more rewarding life. The basic idea is that someone who may have serious anger or rage issues now may have spiritual programs creating those issues. Perhaps he or she died violently in a previous life and his or her soul is still angry about that, or he or she never settled a source of deep anger in a previous life. The intent with spiritual response therapy is to access the “higher mind” to identify those programs and then deal with them.

This is typically done through the use of a pendulum or similar device and a guided process of thought that is believed to allow a person to access memories or understanding of his or her soul and previous lives. As such, a belief in this type of therapy and that it can be beneficial is often important during therapy, since success often depends on what a person puts into the process. Through spiritual response therapy, a person can isolate and understand these programs causing spiritual problems that surface on a physical or emotional level, and eliminate the program to alleviate the problem.

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