There are many advantages due to all the revolutionary technology we have access to everywhere in our daily lives. Technology, in a way, can provide a sense of creativity and power in a person. Throughout the years we have experienced significant changes in technology in regards to communication, medicine, therapy, and how we interact throughout our everyday lives. “Science and technology are wonderful products of a God-given human creativity” (Francis, P, 2015 p. 75). Technology can provide people with the opportunity to overcome many limitations in their life, both medically and socially (Francis, P, 2015).
With all this information and technology at one’s finger tips, it makes decisions more difficult for one to understand their purpose and meaning in the world. Let alone gaining a better understanding of the signs being given throughout everyday life. Often times, people do not want to be bothered with the little things. People want to achieve fulfillment and be the best they can be in anything they do. It seems often times people battle with themselves to find their own personal fulfillment, which can affect ones overall mental status and well- being. This can ultimately cause one to have difficulty finding hobbies, and other activities they could get fulfillment out of because they do not fully understand themselves or what they want.
Music therapy is “the specialized use of music by a credentialed professional who develops individualized treatment and supportive interventions for people of all ages and ability levels to address their social, communication, emotional, physical, cognitive, sensory, and spiritual needs” (Certification board for music therapists, 2013). Music therapy can engage people in regards to their personal life story by comparing it to songs. At times even, the beat can help a person come to terms with the many emotions they are going through. Music can be seen as storytelling and can help one compare their hardships to something and know that they are not alone, and that other people have had similar experiences.
Art or art therapy can provide a positive transition in a person’s life when it comes to discovering themselves, as well as better understanding the world around them. Art therapy is a therapeutic skill, which can be used to help people discover their own beliefs through art and self-expression. This can be considered a way in which one can think creatively and critically at the same time. Art can become an affirmation for one’s own collective values and beliefs, and help them broaden their understanding and meaning of the world.
According to Fiddes, wisdom is a term among several one of them being discernment and understanding in addition to judgement and resourcefulness. It is a therapist’s job to understand and empathize with what a client is going through and how they can best empower their client. A therapist is extremely resourceful and can help a client brainstorm ideas to help cope with their issues. “Wisdom is at home in the mind of one who has understanding but it is not known in the heart of fools” (Prov. 14:33). Wisdom can be seen as an approach gained through experiences and the ability to steer through life, which is also known as hakam (Fiddes, 2013).
Wisdom “is to be of central importance in my discussion, continually transgressing the distinctions between subject and object, and in itself expressing the immersion of the self into the world” (Fiddes, 2013, p. 147). This can be compared to the signs that we see in our everyday lives. Those who see and try to gain a better understanding of the world around them can be seen as wise. For some client’s spirituality and God being a significant part of their life, they want to follow his path and better understand the signs he is giving them and discover how they can best follow in their footsteps.
Therapy can be extremely beneficial when it comes to healing and helping one gain wisdom. One can even compare therapy to parables because Jesus told stories in order to help people learn and grow, and that is ultimately what therapists want to do. They are trained to be adept to listening to stories and try to interpret and understand what the client are trying to say