Written by Chrissy Phelps
Are Psychic Readings a Legitimate Form of Therapy?
Religious and spiritual people have consistently been found to be less depressed and anxious than those without such beliefs. For many people dealing with mental illness, a connection to the transcendent can be comforting and provide meaning in a world of suffering. Whether you become interested in Buddhism, Christianity, or telepathy, these belief systems do not deny that life can be tough. However, they offer comfort through promoting social virtue or the promise of an afterlife. This view of the therapeutic side of spirituality is best summarized by Friedrich Nietzsche, who said: “To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.”
Psychic readings, while comforting, should not be considered a form of therapy in itself. It does not have the backing from science that licensed therapists and medical doctors have. However, this doesn’t mean that you should ignore spirituality altogether since you might find a life changing sense of meaning from tarot readings and visits from psychic mediums.
Finding Comfort in Spiritual Exploration
You may be wondering, are psychics real? However, maybe this isn’t the most important question for now. Instead, your focus should be on whether psychics contribute to your mental wellbeing. This could very well be the case. A session with a medium is a chance to talk through your deepest desires, whether it is to communicate with a lost loved one or find your calling in life. In this sense, it is a form of therapy.
You should approach these sessions with an open mind. This means being open to both the fact that they are real and that they are not. Don’t go in already having made your mind up either way. This way, you can take comfort in comforting moments while not taking all the advice too literally. Be willing to explore the spiritual realm, but do so with a pinch of skepticism.
Mediums as a Supplement to Licensed Therapists
Psychic mediums offer a service that you may not have experienced before. It is a chance to delve into the non-physical world. However, these services are not regulated by any government body, and many are dismissed as frauds by the scientific community. Therefore, it must not be your only form of therapy.
Rather than seeing psychics as a replacement to therapists and doctors, consider it a supplement. It is another way to explore your emotional and spiritual needs. This is incredibly important to your mental wellbeing, offering a guide towards purpose and fulfillment. However, you also need to engage with traditional and licensed forms of therapy for a more rounded and holistic treatment.
If you are experiencing mental health concerns like anxiety and depression, then you may be surprised at the benefits of using a psychic medium. Whether you believe in it or not, it can be healthy to explore your spiritual needs for meaning and connection in a life of suffering. Just be sure to approach these services with skepticism and don’t neglect using licensed therapists and doctors.
At the age of 20, Hannah Blum went from Prom Queen to a mental patient in the blink of an eye, but what she believed would be the end was only just the beginning. In her first book, The Truth About Broken: The Unfixed Version of Self-Love, Hannah Blum redefines what it means to love yourself and takes readers on an unforgettable journey towards embracing what makes them different.