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The Sikh Model of the Person, Suffering, and Healing: Implications for Counselors

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The migration of South Asians to the Western hemisphere calls for a more flexible approach to integrate traditional South Asian healing resources into the practice of counseling. Through an analysis of primary textual and secondary sources, this paper delineates the Sikh model of the person, suffering, and healing. The paper concludes by drawing parallels with Western counseling theory, and a case vignette to illustrate how the Sikh spiritual tradition can be integrated with Western psychotherapy.

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Sandhu, J.S. The Sikh Model of the Person, Suffering, and Healing: Implications for Counselors. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling 26, 33–46 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1023/B:ADCO.0000021548.68706.18

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