Contributors in our Spring issue represent a diverse global background of academic and clinical training yet all approached our current theme, Embodied Spirituality, from a place of surrender, acceptance, and wonder. The articles in this issue promise to enlighten our readers and engage their curiosity about spirit and its role in our lives in and in our work. We invite you to read our Spring issue, volume 5, number 2, 2015.
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SPT Magazine had a busy December.
Addiction is rampant. Drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, shopping, food, social media, digital games, movies, whatever the ‘substance’ the effect is the same—numb out, dissociate, flee from the perception of pain (be it physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual). The number of people who are considered addicts has reached pandemic proportions—no one place, no one race, no one culture is free of this infectious disease. But, is it a disease as many associations responsible for intervention state? Or is it a reflection of our inability to self and/or mutually regulate our affective state? Are these behaviors, labeled as addiction or addictive, are these monikers—addict, addicted— accurate? Or, do labels simply shadow deeper manifestations motivating people to reach for something to quell their emotional fluctuations, to smooth the ups and downs in their bodily being? These questions and more are considered in our Winter issue. Our contributors share their thoughts on addiction, on behavioral patterns that become ‘stuck’, automated, reactionary in the face of overwhelm and affective arousal. Possible physiological causes are considered—think trauma and all that comes with that terminology—and potential interventions are pondered. We invite you to read our articles and to respond to our authors.