Spirituality & Health
Spiritual Care for Health Professionals, Patients & Families
“Hats off to you, Stephen, for helping us to better understand Ultimate Reality.” —Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking
“In his beautiful homage to Sir John Templeton, Stephen Post reminds us that agape love is an essential quality of the most profound understanding of Ultimate Reality. In showing this in multiple ways, Post’s work is a precious gift to humanity.” —Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist monk and scientist, recipient of the French Order of Merit, founder of Karuna-Shechen, and coauthor of The Quantum and the Lotus
“We are such partially-seeing creatures, barely glimpsing splinters of truth, savoring here and there tiny tastes of human love, and in moments of meditation perhaps getting a peek into the Divine Heart of Love—everything melting and moving, flowing, ever changing, ever eluding our grasp. So, hats off to you, Stephen, for helping us to better understand Sir John’s hopes for us to grasp Ultimate Reality.” —Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking
“You are leading one of the most significant initiatives of this generation. The connection between research and application cannot be over-emphasized. Thank you!” —Pastor Otis Moss, Jr., Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees, Morehouse College
Stephen is one of the nation’s leading speakers, researchers and writers on spirituality and health. From the early 1990s his breakthrough publications with Dr. David B. Larson on religion and mental health transformed the position of the American Psychiatric Association, which through its DSM then opened the door to the idea that spirituality and religion are often contributory to human flourishing. Dr. Post wrote several of the most widely cited articles in this field, and is globally recognized for leading the way in the dialogue between religion and health. He has addressed hundreds of medical and chaplaincy audiences across every continent over three decades, and trained countless medical residents and physicians to distinguish healthy from unhealthy religion.
Dr. Post’s Institute for Research on Unlimited Love was among the first websites hacked by TEAM DZ ISIS (November 2014) for his powerful writings on the importance of religious freedom, pluralism, humility, and friendship across religious traditions. He is a worldwide expert on the ways in which spirituality contributes to healing and recovery from addiction, to coping with challenging diagnoses, and to the capacity to manage suffering and loss. Dr. Post has training in clinical pastoral care and works closely with various organizations that provide chaplaincy to families caring for the “deeply forgetful.”
Post’s newsletter on spirituality, health, and the experience of “Unlimited Love” is read by 850,000 recipients on a monthly basis.
For speaking inquiries, contact Stephen at 216.926.9244 or by email.
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