Formation as Psycho-Spiritual Integration

  • Mathew Maniampra Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bengaluru, India
Keywords: Formation, Psycho-Spiritual Integration, psychological wellbeing, spiritual essence, emotional integration


Psycho-spiritual integration is the blending of the psychological wellbeing and spiritual essence in an individual. The integrated person is one who is at peace with himself, his society, and his God because integration implies that a person’s feelings, perceptions, thoughts, and body processes are part of a larger whole. Formation involves the whole person. In the synthesizing of every aspect of personality, emotional integration is a key element. Wholeness occurs when both psychological principles and spiritual principles unite. Psycho-spiritual integration begins to happen naturally when the personality and soul meet, each honoring the other for its natural way of being. Integration refers to a dynamic interplay of experiences that finally lead to mature relationships and behaviors. It encompasses both the psychological and spiritual dimensions of the human being, who finally learns to transcend himself as a loving response to God’s call.


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