Harnessing the mental health benefits of the creativity-spirituality construct: introducing the Theory of Transformative Coping

Dagmar A.S. Corry, Christopher Alan Lewis, John Mallett

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Abstract

This article introduces the theory of transformative coping, which proposes that the inherent human capacities of creativity and spirituality form a construct that can be applied in coping. The process of transformative coping and its subsequent mental health benefits is outlined and illustrated by the transformative coping model, which depicts how transformative coping increases positive emotions and resilience. Empirical evidence for the mental health benefits of the individual concepts is presented, and recommendations for practical applications of transformative coping as a useful component in modern healthcare are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-110
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Spirituality in Mental Health
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • coping
  • creativity
  • emotion management
  • mental health
  • spirituality
  • theory of transformative coping
  • transformative coping model

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