About our April issue
The front cover for this issue shows a fork in a road. One path seems uncomplicated and bright. Another is rocky and leads to forest and starlit sky. It sums up the complexity at play in both spirituality and counselling.
In Life stories as soul journeys, Cedric Speyer explains that he sees the role of a counsellor as a ‘guide at the crossroads’ and introduces his psychospiritual model with an extract from his new book.
In The therapist and the sculptor, Steve Page considers how being present in creative practice enriches client work. You can see the sculpture Steve completed as part of his reflective process while writing this article at www.sculptingrocks.co.uk.
Amy McCormack, Editor, Thresholds
Life stories as soul journeys
Open article: Cedric Speyer introduces his psychospiritual model, with an extract from his book. Thresholds, April 2021
Connecting faith and mental health
Shuranjeet Singh and Ishan Nandra talk to Amy McCormack about the therapeutic role that faith plays in Punjabi communities. Thresholds, April 2021
From the Chair: Whispers of hope
"Hope sits between faith and love. It is both a verb and a noun – growing, rising, energising – and is most often recognised in how it moves and uplifts us." Regular column from Maureen Slattery-Marsh. Thresholds, April 2021
Thresholds takes an inclusive approach to spirituality in order to represent the diversity of its readership. Articles include personal and professional experiences and perspectives, exploration and discussion, research, and projects demonstrating learning and good practice. The journal also provides a platform for the sharing of professional knowledge and networking.
Thresholds is published in January, April, July and October.
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Inside the long COVID maze
Open article: Karen Rawden shares a psychospiritual perspective on long COVID as spiritual awakening. Thresholds, January 2021
Dancing with Lucia
Open article: Karin Blak tells the story of James Joyce’s daughter and considers the impact psychiatry has on a person’s soul .Thresholds, October 2020
No life has ever been saved
Open article: Robin Shohet shares his reflections on COVID-19. Thresholds, July 2020