About our January issue
The pieces in this issue offer a snapshot of therapeutic work in a pandemic. Chaplain, Sue Anson, talks about supporting hospital patients on wards, giving a powerful, personal account of this multifaceted role and the place that faith holds within it.
Karen Rawden, shares a simultaneously personal and professional encounter with the virus and unpacks its spiritual significance from a psychosynthesis perspective. She explains that authenticity and vulnerability are required in order to connect with something much deeper.
The self-care practices that Paul Golightly introduces are designed to facilitate that connection with self. They are simple and can be slotted into the working day. Robin and Joan Shohet also provide a timely reminder that supervision should be a place to go for spiritual sustenance: somewhere to sort through the worldly, fear-driven ‘stuff’ that gets in the way of authentic connection.
Amy McCormack, Editor, Thresholds
Inside the long COVID maze
Open article: Karen Rawden shares a psychospiritual perspective on long COVID as spiritual awakening. Thresholds, January 2021
The carefully delivered, fatal blow
Counsellors are trained to pay special attention to endings. In this special focus, a client shares her feelings after a long-term therapeutic relationship came to an unplanned and abrupt end. Jungian therapist, José Luis Leal, responds, and explains how an ending should be present in the room from the start. Thresholds, January 2021
From the Chair: Resting within
Maureen Slattery-Marsh reframes her relationship with lockdown. Thresholds, January 2021
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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
Lessons from my father
Open article: Caroline Brazier reflects on a journey through a lifetime. Thresholds, April 2020