PSYCHOLOGY AND SPIRITUALITY IN YOUNG PEOPLE
Psychology and Spirituality in Young People is a theoretical text that outlines the premise of Universal Psychology. It describes, using the latest research, how and why I use ancient psycho-spiritual principles to help today’s youth become more resilient.
This book outlines how Universal Psychology, Story Image Therapy (and the accompanying Story Image Tools) are designed to help young people become more resilient by combining the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual/philosophical aspects of a person.
Psychology and Spirituality in Young People may be used as a stand-alone book, or accompany The Universal Child for preteens, Shadows of Sylvaheim for older teens/young adults or The Rise of Jung which describes my own journey to Jung for youth.
Windows, mirrors and sliding glass doors
Dr Rudine Sims Bishop is an expert in multicultural literacy. Her perceptive metaphor that children’s (and by extension, adult’s) literature is a ‘window, mirror and sliding glass door’ has gained momentum among educators worldwide.
The basic premise of Psychology and Spirituality in Young People is that through the mythic/heroic fiction genre, a young reader is given a ‘window’ to the characters’ struggles with behavioural and mental health. Consequently, they are also given a mirror to their own mental/behavioural health status as they ‘step into’ another world.
Thus, the stories and accompanying images assist in reflection. As if moving through a sliding glass door to the world of fantasy, they offer a literary ‘mirror’ to confront our own spirit or psyche. Jung would call it a confrontation with our personal (and collective) unconscious mind.