Life tasks: Excellence in spiritual care through self-awareness

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This article considers the quality of “self-awareness” and how it might be integrated into spiritual care. A unique “life task” model is proposed which includes discovery, testing and integration. A number of experiential exercises are suggested to facilitate the various life tasks. The article draws upon qualitative research to give an example of a person who has made progress on the life tasks and notes theologian Sarah Coakley as an example of a public figure who has engaged in the three life tasks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177 - 185
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Health and Social Care Chaplaincy
Issue number2
Early online date2018
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2019


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