What are the signs & symptoms of spiritual distress?
Aug 11, 2020
Spiritual distress is experienced differently by people.
It is present when people experience conflict between their beliefs and actual life events.
They say any variety of the following: "I don't deserve this;" "I never hurt anyone." "Why is this happening to me?
Signs and symptoms of spiritual distress include:
Expressing a loss of future
Distress, despair, withdrawal
No joy in anything
Pain is fixed
Feeling trapped, or an outcast and alone
Anger, shame, guilt, hopelessness confusion
Preoccupation with self
Feelings of depression and anxiety
Feeling abandoned by God and personal community
Questioning the meaning of life or suffering
Questioning beliefs or sudden doubt in spiritual or religious beliefs
Hyper sensitivity to others and the energy around us
Visions and overwhelming sensation, intense emotions
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD