Sacred Bond: A Model of Spiritual Transformation for Therapists, Clients, and Seekers

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WestBow Press, Feb 21, 2012 - Religion - 392 pages
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In this extensive and vividly presented study, Mr. Hanhardt provides a model of how the spiritual life emerges at times of change and suffering in our lives. He presents a new view of ancient structures in the human psychethe relationships that are our greatest gifts and that emerge into the realm of the spiritual. This study is based upon decades of research into multiple traditions but fully relies on the description of the most powerful healing structures we have, which are found in each member of the Christian Trinity. To achieve the goal of the growth of love, the ultimate purpose of human suffering, we must invite God into the process.

This book is designed for all who are involved in the healing process and is written in a language that is both accessible to the general public and also challenging of the traditional training and practice of psychotherapists and counselors. Mr. Hanhardt also presents throughout the book many techniques and structured self-studies and meditations for healing for clients and seekers who are directing their own healing process.

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About the author (2012)

Rich Hanhardt has been a psychotherapist for forty years, working with children, adolescents, families, and adults and in managing treatment programs. During that time, he has also been an explorer in many spiritual disciplines that have found ways to help their followers to deal with human suffering. Following a dramatic conversion, having experienced clearly the astonishing healing potential of Christian thought and practice, he began to formulate an approach to the wounding and suffering that can occur in our sacred bond relationships and the healing that is possible in the gifts of the Trinity. This approach is based on a lifetime of research into how we heal.

Rich lives in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. He has been married for forty years to his wife, Marti, and has four adult children and four grandchildren. He enjoys being in natural settings, canoeing, kayaking, photography, and reading.

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