Martin van den Bergh

Martin van den Bergh
incorporating Yiftach Consultants & Yiftach Net on Pastoral Care
Spirituality as part of Pastoral Care

For me spirituality is a key motivator of Pastoral care. Yet, spirituality is a difficult concept to define especially today as it has many connotations. It is no longer thought of as exclusively in the context of religion. My approach to spirituality is person centred, in that it recognises that it consists of five key elements:

  • Identity
  • Transcendence
  • Meaning
  • Relationships
  • The Sacred or Sacredness (this may or may not include God, Divine, Spirit).