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Can Contribute to Pastoral Care and Counseling

@inproceedings{McNamara2015CanCT,
  title={Can Contribute to Pastoral Care and Counseling},
  author={Patrick McNamara},
  year={2015}
}
The neuroscience literature supports the idea that spiritual transformation is a powerful behavioral and cognitive change process involving fundamental alterations in the sense of self. Brain regions that are known to mediate the sense of self are activated during religious experiences that in turn underwrite spiritual transformation. Because religious experiences are fundamental to spiritual transformation, pastoral care workers can facilitate spiritual transformation by encouraging their… 

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