San Diego, CA (PressExposure) May 29, 2009 -- In the past, mainstream professional psychology was skeptical about spiritual issues and therapy. In the last decade, there's been a major shift and mental health professionals are beginning to understand the importance of treating the whole person, including those parts that are defined as spiritual.
At New Realities we believe people are spiritual beings, we have a spirit and our spiritual nature needs to be cared for in a specific way. Spirituality is concerned with the purpose and meaning of who we are as individuals and examines the questions such as: 'Why am I here?', 'What makes me special and unique?', and 'Where is my life going?'"
Our culture is complex, chaotic and often dehumanizing. We have never- ending activities that produce physical, mental and emotional fatigue. Our lives are filled with deadlines and routine and we seek to be entertained. Failure to deal with the spiritual issues of life can be dangerous for our mental health and our ability to deal with and accept life transitions and stresses.
Eating disorders can develop when we seek acceptance through physical appearance and thinness. Self worth and acceptance become locked into the pursuit of the perfect body, or being thinner than anyone else."
New Realities helps people look at the underlying issues of their disordered eating as well as their spiritual needs. Additionally, our facilitators are compassionate, spiritually committed people, highly skilled and fully credentialed in their professions.
We emphasize that an individual's worth is not based upon appearance or accomplishments, but has its foundation in the innate God-given value of each person. We help people work through issues, forgiving, and letting go. Additionally, the concepts of honesty, faith and hope are vital to a person's recovery.