Hearth to Heart: Sparks and Flavours of Meaningful Living employs a meaning-centered intervention to explore historical sources of meaning in a two-fold way: (1) what we received from life and (2) what we give to life. Eleven logotherapists contributed a short description of their experiences with their loved ones who gifted them with a meaningful legacy they cherish and chose to share. The narratives describe the values which their loved ones demonstrated and which continue to be inspirational. The accounts are accompanied by family recipes which aid the recollection of the significant lived experiences. Throughout the recording and sharing of these narratives, logotherapists illustrate the role of experiential, creative and attitudinal values in the search for and finding meaning. The narratives reach out to the reader by providing an example for the revival of a meaningful existential experience which can be replicated. The book has two parts. Part One details examples of meaning and purpose in life. Part Two contains a hermeneutic-phenomenological inquiry, based on eleven accounts, which is aimed at highlighting the role of flavor sensations in the context of meaning-centered interventions.
About the Authors:
Maria Marshall, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, Canada, began her studies in psychology at the University of Budapest, Hungary. She moved to Canada and completed her Bachelor's Degree with first class honours in psychology in Calgary, Alberta. She continued her studies at Hardin-Simmons University, Texas, where she completed her Master's Degree in Counselling and Human Development. She returned to Canada where she earned her PhD Degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
Subsequently, she trained with Elisabeth Lukas, a former student of Viktor Frankl in Vienna, Austria. She worked as a counselling psychologist in Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. She taught psychology at the University of Portsmouth, England.
Her research interests are evidence based meaning-centered interventions and their applications in clinical practice and everyday living. She is author of several books and peer review articles.
She offers courses on Logotherapy and Existential Analysis
Edward Marshall, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, Canada, worked as a family doctor and completed a PhD in Neurosciences in Spain.
Subsequently, he studied psychotherapy within a Clinical Psychiatry program at the University of Leeds in England. He worked in hospitals and community mental health centers. He trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and humanistic-existential psychotherapy.
Since he moved to Canada, he worked as psychotherapist and offered courses on Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy. In addition, he provides executive coaching services.
His research interests are studying models of the freedom of will and consent in relationships. He is author of several books and peer review articles.
Edward is Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. He offers bilingual courses on Logotherapy and Existential Analysis and Existential Coaching.