Table of Contents

A spiritual framework for our clients and ourselves : beyond spiritual neutrality.
Sitting with clients on uncertain ground : strong back, soft front : beyond evidence-based practice.
Radical acceptance of clients, context, and self : beyond Carl Rogers' positive regard.
Mindfulness : steadying the mind and being present : beyond empathy skills and counter-transference.
Curiosity, compassionate caring, and inspiration : beyond professional warmth.
Bearing witness to trauma and pain : beyond clinical distance.
The middle way : embracing contradiction and paradox : beyond dualistic thinking.
Having the conversation : making space for client spirituality : beyond the great taboo.
Dealing with failure : beyond cognitive solutions and the paradigm of blame.
Swimming upstream with a warrior's heart : beyond working a human services job.