About our July issue
Thresholds articles often examine how to be a spiritual or faith-led practitioner working in a therapeutic context. In this issue, Sukhi Sian discusses introducing a spiritual component to her work as service manager for an organisation supporting survivors of sexual violence. She talks us through ethical considerations and highlights key practical questions to consider.
In Conversations, Kathryn Lock-Giddy considers the role spirituality can play when working with university students. She notes that a person’s beliefs can ‘sit at an intersection’ with other aspects of identity and highlights how helpful it can be to ‘create a non-judgmental’ space to explore that.
Indeed, many practitioners recognise that providing clients with a safe environment in which to talk about belief is important. Chaplain, Philip Evans, who once worked at Whitehall developing performance measurement for expenditure at the Department of Energy, set about demonstrating the value of this. He shares the spirituality outcomes measure he designed for his work with patients at a mental health charity.
Amy McCormack, Editor, Thresholds
Open article: Myira Khan shares 10 key concepts that inform her way of working. Thresholds, July 2021
Integrating holistic approaches
Sukhi Sian contemplates the ethics of working with alternative therapies. Thresholds, July 2021
From the Chair: Tears and tears
"We often experience shame in shedding tears for the tears in our lives. However these tears have come about, when we allow ourselves to be seen with compassion, support and love in our torn places, it opens up more hopeful horizons." Regular column from Maureen Slattery-Marsh. Thresholds, July 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.
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Life stories as soul journeys
Open article: Cedric Speyer introduces his psychospiritual model, with an extract from his book. Thresholds, April 2021
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