Ride Of Your Life Interview with Dr. Byram Karasu
- Psychology and God
Dr. Byram Karasu is the chairman of the Behavioral Sciences Department at the Albert Einstein Institute in New York, and Chief Psychiatrist at the Montefiore Medical Center.
decades of research and interaction with people carrying different kinds of emotional and mental burden has led him to a simple conclusion: that it is only by striving to be godly and living a spiritual life that one can be truly happy.
established a new and fascinating branch of behavioral sciences research and practice called Spiritual Psychotherapy.
has also taken his
new message beyond the psychology and psychiatry community to reach the general public with a series of best-selling books.
The Spirit of Happiness
Modern science and medicine have already accepted the unity of mind and body.
Primary physicians talk with their patients about emotional stress, and psychologists and coaches talk with their clients about nutrition and exercise.
However, in the triad of mind-body-spirit, spirituality is yet to become a part of the science and practice of modern medicine.
work makes the leap into spirituality from a scientific perspective.
books talk about God explicitly and propose a path towards inner peace and happiness.
The underlying values and ideas overlap with some concepts of positive psychology, and with the different religious traditions: kindness, generosity, and above all - love.
However, unlike some of the fields of research that only flirt with religion, Dr. Karasu's
work forms a unique marriage between scientific method and the leap of faith into believing in the divine.