"The 4Fold Path" introduces a map featuring compass points of spirit, soul, ego, and psyche, which frame the illustrative template unfolding in sequential phases of the helping process. It is a guide for practitioners meeting clients at the crossroads where the linear path of their life story gains larger soul significance. A case study from the clinical experience of one of the authors is presented as an example tracing the 4Fold Path through a short-term course of counselling. The four main elements of InnerView guidance: witness, presence, essence, and guidance and the four steps of the overarching CARE model, are applied in short-term work with a client. The CARE acronym stands for Connect and contain (your challenge is human and manageable), Assess and affirm (you have what it takes to get through this), Reframe and reorient (you are not defined by your life situation), and Encourage and empower (keep going, one step at a time).
This book brings together the historically separate domains of mental health and spiritual awareness in a holistic framework called InnerView Guidance. Building on strength-based and solution-oriented approaches to therapy, the InnerView model offers a unique psychospiritual approach which can be applied in any of the helping professions.
Cedric Speyer is a writer and Registered Psychotherapist (RP). Cedric provides a psychospiritual paradigm for helping professionals, based on the integration of therapeutic best practices with spiritual development. He developed the InnerView model and designed the 4Fold Path map for an overview depicting the sequences of soul work. Cedric also pioneered online counselling on a large scale in Canada and helped establish its credibility as an effective therapeutic modality. He trained, supervised and mentored EAP clinical counsellors for 16 years, overseeing 100,000 online cases before establishing InnerView Guidance International (IGI). The vision of IGI brings together the historically separate domains of mental health and spiritual awareness in a new synthesis for the professional development of helping practitioners. Cedric received the Adler University Outstanding Alumnus Award, "In recognition of his commitment to continuing the mission of Adler University by engaging communities and advancing social justice."