There is much talk these days about empowerment, but generally very little by way of practical guidance as to how to put the ideas into practice. By focusing on the key roles of spirituality, meaning and values in practice, this manual offers training resources to help participants make empowerment a reality. Topics include the importance of values, the power of language, finding meaning in life and work, understanding the place of religion and spirituality.
Neil Thompson is an independent writer, educator and adviser whose work is rooted in existentialist philosophy. It is this intellectual background, combined with his decades of experience in social work, that has given him not only an interest in spirituality, meaning and values, but also a commitment to promoting best practice in relation to such matters.