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 Dr. Henning on Rituals and Healing 09.03.12
Spirituality & Health Features
Dr. Henning on Rituals and Healing
09.03.12

In this post for “Spirituality and Health,” Janna A. Henning, J.D., Psy.D., Adler School Core Faculty Member and Coordinator, Traumatic Stress Psychology Concentration, describes how everyday rituals can help heal—particularly helping to heal caregivers and those who have suffered loss.

“As a therapist for survivors of severe abuse and people facing end of life, I use ritual to close and cleanse the workspace at the end of each day,” says Dr. Henning,  a clinical psychologist and Certified Funeral Celebrant. “I mindfully tidy my office, rinsing out tea cups, emptying garbage cans, straightening items on the coffee table. This simple ritual reminds me of my ability to control at least some aspects of the world around me, no matter how small.”

Click here to read “Rituals to Restore & Refresh the Spirit.”

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