18 Desember 2008

Why Spiritual?


Why Spiritual ?
By Ahmad Faiz Zainuddin
The Founder & Master Trainer SEFT (Spiritual Emotional Freedom Technique)
For LoGOS Institute - SEFT Total Solution Training
http://www/LoGOS.co.id

“As a person reaches advanced levels of spiritual maturity,
extraordinary capacities begin to blossom”

“Di saat kita mencapai kematangan spiritual tingkat tinggi,
maka mulai muncul kemampuan luarbiasa dalam diri kita”
The Science of “Spirituality”

Ada sekitar 500 penelitian tentang doa yang diidentifikasi oleh Office of Prayer Research (USA). Empat belas penelitian yang dianggap paling penting:
  1. Astin, J.A., et al. (2000). The Efficacy of “Distant Healing”: A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials.
  2. Byrd, R.C. (1988). Positive Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer in a Coronary Care Unit Population.
  3. Chibnall, J.T. (2001). Experiments on Distant Intercessory Prayer: God, Science, and the Lesson of Massah.
  4. Dusek, J.A., et al. (2002). Study of the Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer (STEP): Study Design and Research Methods.
  5. Galton, F. (1872). Statistical Inquiries into the Efficacy of Prayer.
  6. Harris, W.S., et al. (1999). A Randomized, Controlled Trial of the Effects of Remote Intercessory Prayer on Outcomes in Patients Admitted to the Coronary Care Unit.
  7. Koenig, H.G., et al. (1999). Does Religious Attendance Prolong Survival? A Six Year Follow-Up Study of 3,968 Older Adults.
  8. Koenig, H.G., et al. (1988). The Use of Religion and Other Emotion-Regulating Coping Strategies Among Older Adults.
  9. Krucoff, M.W., et al. (2001). Integrative Noetic Therapies as Adjuncts to Percutaneous Intervention During Unstable Coronary Syndromes: Monitoring and Actualization of Noetic Training (MANTRA) Feasibility Pilot.
  10. Levin, J.S. (1994). Religion and Health: Is There an Association, Is It Valid, and Is It Causal?
  11. Matthews, D.A., et al. (1998). Religious Commitment and Health Status: A Review of the Research and Implications for Family Medicine.
  12. O’Laoire, S. (1997). An Experimental Study of the Effects of Distant, Intercessory Prayer on Self-Esteem, Anxiety, and Depression.
  13. Pargament, K.I., et al. (2001). Religious Struggle as a Predictor of Mortality Among Medically Ill Elderly Patients: A 2-Year Longitudinal Study.
  14. Poloma, M.M., & Pendleton, B.F. (1991). The Effects of Prayer and Prayer Experiences on Measures of General Well-Being.

Salah satu penelitian pertama paling kredibel tentang peran do’a terhadap penyembuhan adalah yang dilakukan oleh Randolph Byrd, “Does Prayer Have An Impact on Health”, (1988).

• Dilakukan Selama 10 bulan (Agustus 1982 sampai dengan Mei 1983)
• Focus pada efek intercessory prayer (doa jarak jauh)
• Metode penelitian adalah prospective, randomized, double blind study (dilakukan dari jarak jauh, pasien yg didoakan tidak tahu jika didoakan, pasien, perawat, dokter dan peneliti tidak saling kenal).
• Sample adalah 393 pasien sakit jantung
• Hasil yaitu Pasien yang didoakan;
o lebih jarang terkena congestive heart failure
o membutuhkan lebih sedikit obat dan antibiotik,
o lebih sedikit episode pneumonia,
o lebih sedikit serangan jantung,
o dan lebih jarang dilakukan intubated dan ventilated.
• Kesimpulan
Doa berefek positif pada penyembuhan & kesehatan

Three Generation of Medicine
By Ahmad Faiz Zainuddin - The SEFT Founder.

Era-1 : Body centered medicine
Era-2 : The importance of Mind-Body connection in Medicine
Era-3 : Thoughts, attitudes, prayer and healing intentions of one individual can influence
the physiology of another person


“doa dan spiritualitas, terbukti dalam penelitian ilmiah, ternyata memiliki kekuatan yang sama besar dengan pengobatan dan pembedahan”
(Larry Dossey, MD)

The Healing Words:
The Power of Prayer and Practice of Medicine
Book by Larry Dossey,MD

Sejak dipublikasikan pada tahun 1994,
satu mata kuliah baru “The Role of Prayer & Religiosity in Medicine”
diajarkan di 80 universitas di Amerika