It’s been a nail-bitingly exciting time here at TILT Towers between issues! Your Managing Editors decided to reach out to you, our readers, to help us keep the magazine going for the foreseeable future, and we held a Kickstarter campaign to achieve that. Our goal of $5000 within three months was well met, including a generous contribution by Hushmail. We tell you the story of TILT’s creation, process and future in this issue, and we are also pleased to welcome Lyn Kelley to our Innovations column to talk you through the options available to start a crowd funding campaign of your own. The gratitude we feel to have received such support from colleagues, friends and strangers in supporting us really cannot be put into words. It was a great creative boost, and we hope that is evident in this latest issue.
Also in this issue, Darlene Ouimet tells us the exciting story of how her recovery from dissociative issues and chronic depression led to her sharing her journey via a website and subsequently a blog – and how this led to being contacted by award winning producer Robin Jay, with an invitation to be in her next self-help movie “The Secrets of the Keys” which is a prequel to her first movie “The Keeper of the Keys”. Darlene writes of how she never imagined that her passion for reaching the world with her message of hope and healing would land her a movie deal! Her four and a half year journey, via “Emerging from Broken”, is an inspiration to us all.
Susie Mullens and Teresa Warner tell us of their work in the ongoing support of people in recovery via their innovative app A-CHESS. A-CHESS is comprised of many features to help those in recovery and is currently being vetted as an evidence-based practice, theoretically based in Self Determination Theory (SDT) which focuses on how social and cultural factors facilitate or undermine people’s sense of volition and initiative, in addition to their well-being and the quality of their performance. A-CHESS has been well received by its users as part of their recovery programmes, enhancing the client’s treatment experience and improving client engagement.
Elsewhere we have all our usual regular columnists to keep you abreast of developments and work in the field, including CyberSupervision, Research, Views from the Frontline and of course our resident cartoonist! Our Student Spotlight column features Thomas Tsakounis, who recently completed the Online Therapy Institute’s Reiki training, and who exemplifies the Institute’s mission to bring innovative ideas and practice to traditional ways of working to those with an open mind and a passion for delivering their services in a dynamic and sophisticated way.
Best wishes to all our readers for the autumn!
Kate and DeeAnna
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