• Alternative salvations?

      Swinton, Valda; University of Chester (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2013)
      In our secular and diverse culture people may be seeking to fill the vacuum that religion played in the lives of preceding generations. The word salvation does conform to a set of beliefs that is set out in the Christian scriptures and the means by which to attain this salvation. This understanding of the nature, grounds, and means of obtaining salvation. This understanding of salvation is grounded uniquely in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is not the salvation that is experience in counselling training or therapy.
    • Culture, Spirituality, Reflexivity, and Funeral Rituals

      Swinton, Valda; University of Chester (BACP Publication, 2017-07-31)
      Culture is like the air we breathe, we are not aware of it until it is missing” (Robbins, Chatterjee, & Canda, 1998, p. 122) Moustakas’ (1990) idea that something ‘calls to us’ when we begin a research journey proved prophetic in my own experience of doing my doctorate research. I discovered there was something to intuit about my own personal experience that needed to become known and opened up areas of my experience that I had taken for granted or not really engaged with in any significant way. There was a great deal of self-discovery, making connections to childhood experiences and aspects of cultural influences that had hitherto been out of my conscious awareness.
    • Pastoral supervision for clergy and pastoral workers: A personal perspective

      Gubi, Peter M.; University of Chester (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2016-07-01)
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    • Reclaiming the spiritual in Reflective Practice Groups for Clergy

      Gubi, Peter M.; University of Chester (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2017-07-01)
      Reclaiming the spiritual in reflective practice groups
    • Researching spirituality in counselling training

      Swinton, Valda; University of Chester (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2007)
      The spiritual is always present and this presence manifests itself in the learning environment. In conclusion, education and training within the area of psychology, religion, - spirituality appears to be very limited. Yet the finding suggests that counsellors are interested in the exploration of spirituality in counsellor training.
    • Supporting Church of England clergy through the provision of Reflective Practice Groups

      Gubi, Peter M.; Korris, Jan; University of Chester (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2015-12-01)
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    • The Symbiotic Relationship Between Mindfulness and Person-Centred Therapy

      Clare, Tracey; University of Chester (BACP Publication, 2018-04-31)
      The article is an examination of the relationship between the two, and how client use of Mindfulness may expedite the therapeutic process when engaging in person-centred therapy.
    • Tears from the void: The arts, the spiritual and the therapeutic

      Egeli, Cemil; University of Chester
      Cemil Egeli has an autoethnographic conversation about a night at the theatre, posing questions to himself to challenge and explore his thinking further.
    • Working with the spiritual in counselling and psychotherapy

      Swinton, Valda; Jay, Colin; University of Chester (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2014)
      If you like me, are from a religious background and have therefore had a ready-made language to discuss the spiritual dimension of human experience, you may have struggled to know how to work with the spiritual dimension of clients coming for therapy. Ethically, now, as counsellors we must consider spirituality in relation to diversity, as spirituality could be an element in our clients’ cultural experience. There may be no shared language or understanding to address this dimension and this is problematic. The separation of spirituality from religion has meant that there may be no shared understanding of what spirituality means. Consequently there may be as many definitions of spirituality as there are people (in terms of what spirituality means for individuals).