many innovations for this issue. It's hard to know where
to begin. Let's take a leaf out of Dylan Thomas.
beginning of the Home Page reveals that this is the first issue
of the second volume. This means that we have successfully
negotiated the transition from 2002 - the year we began - to
2003 - the year we became a subscriber service.
have already taken a gratifying (though by no means financially
viable) number of subscriptions and wish to thank publicly the
many friends and associates who have demonstrated their
support. The mention of financial viability only applies,
of course, to the paper issue - this online version will
continue to be provided regardless of the number of subscriptions. The
paper version will continue to be subsidised, if required, for
at least the remainder of 2003.
hope you believe that Nurturing Potential continues to improve,
issue by issue, and we will be very happy to receive from
readers any suggestions for further improvement.
presentation of main theme introductions to important models and
theories that we started in the last issue, has been continued
in this issue and has been welcomed by readers. Indeed,
those readers who took exception to some of the views propounded
by some of the models, merely encouraged us to continue, since
we are more likely to thrive on criticism (and the
correspondence it may provoke) than on mute acceptance.
Our own editorial colleague, Stephen Bray, was one of the
critical correspondents, and we have reproduced his email
message on the Letters to the Editor page.
has encouraged us also to introduce a section devoted to
sceptical responses to the theories propounded and if readers
know of any other sources of such critiques, we would like to
learn of them.
hope you enjoy the current issue. The next paper issue is
due to appear at the end of March 2003.
YOUR FUTURE ENJOYMENT
have now run the main theme on personality assessment for two
issues, and will probably return to it, with further models, in
a future issue. For the next issue, however, we will be
Notions and Ancient Remedies
and their potential for health in the modern world.
We are looking for contributions from those of you who
"swear by a particular remedy" - be it rubbing garlic
on your chest at night (a known device for warding off
vampires), or rubbing the base of your thumb to ease a spinal or
urinary problem. As a "trailer", the Editor has
himself contributed an article to the current issue on Kefir and
will offer one on Colloidal Silver in the next issue.
future issues we are still considering:
Ecological Potential -
how the environment - general, personal, and domestic - may be
preserved and enhanced.
Cultural Differences -
Class, Religion, Ethnicity, Education - the status quo versus
innovation, as applied in our personal and professional
and networking and their potential for self- and
and Groupwork. Encounter groups, Gestalt group
process, the large group experience, establishing boundaries,
working with organisations and teams.