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Rogers to reincarnation: counselling people of the Hindu faith

Rogers to reincarnation: counselling people of the Hindu faith

Narmatha Thillainathan When working with non-mainstream populations, effective service provision is often contingent on the practitioners’ level of cultural competence. Lack of cultural competence can have serious ramifications, in particular when practitioners work with unfamiliar religious traditions, such as Hinduism. This article provides a brief overview of Hinduism and the implications for work with Hindu clients. Who is a Hindu?…

Four paths to freedom: Hindu Concepts in Counselling

Four paths to freedom: Hindu Concepts in Counselling

Narmatha Thillainathan A Hindu considers Hinduism as not only a religion, but also a way of life. A Hindu strives to evolve from a materially focused human to a spiritual one, and considers God a silent partner and an inspirer. Therefore, to provide culturally and religiously sensitive treatment to Hindus, clinicians must understand the common practices of Hindu followers. In…