The spiritual dimension in psychology is the aspect of human experience that relates to the transcendent, the sacred, or the higher self. It involves the search for meaning, purpose, and fulfilment in life; the expression of one’s beliefs and values; and the connection with oneself, others, and the universe. The spiritual dimension can be explored through various practices, such as meditation, prayer, service, nature, or yoga. It can also be influenced by one’s religious or cultural background, personal experiences, and world-view. The spiritual dimension can have positive effects on one’s health and well-being, such as enhancing coping skills, resilience, compassion, and happiness. However, it can also pose challenges, such as spiritual distress, doubt, or conflict. Therefore, it is important for psychologists to be aware of and respectful of their clients’ spiritual needs and preferences.

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