Developing Treatment Pattern Based on Rumi???s Ideas in a Cognitive Therapy Approach
Author(s): Reza Hakimi, Noor Mohammad Bakhshani and Fereydon Azadeh, Ehsan Hakimi
This research investigates the status of health and disease from the perspective of Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi through a cognitive therapy approach and develops a cognitive therapy treatment package based on Rumi’s thoughts. The study identifies cognitive distortions and dysfunctional beliefs, which are regarded as causes of human psychological disorders. . This is a qualitative study using analytical deduction method. The results indicate Rumi believes that psychological disorders such as depression does not belong to individuals with a history of childhood psychological trauma but it is common in all humans and it can result from repeated vain thoughts and cognitive distortions, and personal dysfunctional beliefs that have been continued and repeated. This article discusses the advantages of proposed package based on Rumi’s thoughts due to the use of Rumi’ effective language in the application of proper cultural metaphors and analogies.