Use of Prayer and Scripture in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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Use of Prayer and Scripture in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: A Journal Article
Beatrice St.Surin
Liberty University
COUN-506
September 23, 2012

Abstract

According to the article Use of Prayer and Scripture in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, published in the Journal of Psychology and Christianity in 2007, Siang-Yang Tan talked about how prayer and scripture can be incorporated into the practice of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Lately, in the field of CBT, there have been an increased on a suggestive awareness regarding a two-component model that involves self-regulation of attention in order to preserved on instant knowledge, centers on present circumstances, and implements an orientation to the acceptance of a person’s
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It is apparent that at any particular time in a client’s life one day, something dramatic can happen and all the work accomplished can be undone by another disturbing event that can cause the client to regress to the previous defective thinking. I would say, I truly believe until a client is set free by the Lord Jesus Christ, the giver of life (Genesis 2:7); they will never be completely free. Application

As a Christian who had to face my own demons in life, I could say before July 2011 I never used the principles of the inner healing prayer. It was not until I was strike by a very rare illness that was destroying me mentally and

physically, no doctor or specialist knew what was wrong with me when part of the sickness was visible physically. All tests ran was very good but no one new or could explain why I was so sick. It wasn’t until a friend of mine took me to his Co-Pastor at a new Church, and the pastor and his wife are both professional Christian counselors. They used that approach for me and I found it to be a very effective approach. Although, I have to say that I truly believed God did a miracle for me due to the fact that I was not only healed mentally, but also physically. I will definitely use this

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