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Jul 20, 2014

Lisa Cataldo: Drive-by Spirituality

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Drive-by-Spirituality: How Religion and Spirituality Can Make us “Sick.”

Theologian, professor, and therapist Lisa Cataldo discussed “Spiritual Bypassing”—the notion that spirituality and religious faith can be used as a way to hide from or deny parts of our experience, particularly trauma or “negative” emotions and thoughts. Spirituality that’s used as a defense contributes to making us “sick,” rather than contributing to growth and health.