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Loneliness: A spiritual approach to a 21st century epidemic

Loneliness: A spiritual approach to a 21st century epidemic loneliness and spirituality

Abstract of presentation given at the Spirituality and Wellbeing Conference 14/11/15.

Loneliness has been hitting the headlines recently with the announcement that this potentially chronic problem is as detrimental to our health as obesity or smoking. Research over recent years has revealed that loneliness causes not only emotional and psychological ill effects, but also has a physiological impact that accelerates ageing and shortens life expectancy. And, at least for the foreseeable future, the problem is not going away.