Development of hope therapy package based on the Islamic approach in the face of the psychological consequences of coronary heart disease

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD Student in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

2 PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor and Faculty Member, Department of Psychology, Imam Khomeini Institute, Qom, Iran

3 PhD student in Psychology, Research Institute and University, Qom, Iran

4 Master of Positive Psychology, Institute of Ethics and Education, Qom, Iran


Introduction: The aim of this study was to develop a hope therapy program based on Islamic teachings and the achievements of classical psychology for dealing with corona epidemic.
Method: The method of this research was text-based and content analysis. For this purpose, content related to the theory of hope in psychology and Islamic teachings were collected and content analyzed. Based on the results of content analysis, the structure of hope included seven components of recognizing life purpose and tendency to it, goal setting skills, motivation and self-motivation skills, trust, planning and routing, effort and perseverance, and coping skills. Then, a hope therapy package with an Islamic approach was designed to deal with corona epidemic.
Results: The findings of the present study showed that the hope therapy program with an Islamic approach for dealing with coronary heart disease includes eight sessions, ninety minutes, which includes 1) establishing a therapeutic relationship and presenting the goals and logic of treatment, 2) familiarity with the purpose and meaning Living in Islam and strengthening the tendency towards it and its role in hope 3) Teaching the skill of goal setting in line with the main purpose of life and setting meaningful, clear, logical goals, 4) Explaining its motivation and importance, strengthening one's self-awareness of one's motivations, 5) Spiritual motivation skills are 6) planning and choosing the right path, strengthening creativity, planning skills, 7) coping skills, flexibility skills, 8) strengthening the remembrance of God and trusting in Him and concluding.
Conclusion: hope therapy program with Islamic approach has positive spiritual and psychological dimensions. Islamic hope therapy with a focus on the meaning and purpose of life, creates a significant spiritual motivation in the person and reduces vulnerability to depression. It also reduces anxiety by strengthening trust. It is suggested that an Islamic therapy package with an Islamic approach be presented in webinars in different groups.


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