Episode 86: Spiritual Bypassing with Craig Cashwell

We sit down with Craig Cashwell, Ph.D. to talk about his research and practical application into the nature of spiritual bypassing. Dr. Cashwell looks at how we move towards or away from emotionally or psychologically difficult spaces, and how the use of spirituality and religion can affect this movement.

Spiritual bypassing is defined as a “tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks.”

Craig mentioned authors you may want to look more into, including John Welwood and Charles Whitfield. 

Research on the Spiritual Bypass Scale Dr. Cashwell mentioned can be found HERE.

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