Sufi Spiritual Healing and Depression

Jun 8, 2010 | Sufism

“The typical current model of depression is that it is the result of a disruption of neurotransmitter processes that can best be treated with medication and some educational psychotherapeutic work. The first line of treatment is most often pharmaceutical. From the Sufi perspective, depression and other emotional difficulties come from a portion of our selves being stuck in the witnessing of other than Divine love. This witnessing impacts all aspects of the person including the physiological. While medication and education may be helpful, the deep healing comes in bringing these places of witnessing into the light of love.”

~Dr. Mariam McGinnis, UOS faculty