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Thomas Goforth

Newtopia staff writer THOMAS GOFORTH is a psychotherapist and pastoral counselor working in Chicago, IL. He was ordained to the Episcopal priesthood in 1967 and served as Chaplain to the Cook County Jail and the Chicago House of Correction while working for St. Leonard’s House, one of the first halfway houses in the country. He did draft counseling and community organizing during the Viet Nam War, and was one of the founding members of the Lincoln Park Therapy Collective, an all volunteer organization which provided free group therapy for people living on the North Side of Chicago from 1968 until the mid 80’s. He helped organize the first crisis phone line in Chicago, and later helped train the staff counselors for Kool Aide Youth Emergency Services and Metro Help. He was an actor in the Free Theater Company and Rapid Transit Guerrilla Communications, two groundbreaking political theater companies performing in Chicago during the late 60’s and early 70’s. In the 80’s he helped found the Milton H. Erickson Institute of Chicago and became its third president and a member of its teaching faculty. At the invitation of Charles Shaw, he became the acting “Pit Boss” of the New Poetry Collective, the poetry arm of Newtopia Magazine in its first incarnation. Follow him at Twitter @thomas_goforth.

Articles:
Tools of Transformation #29: The Healing Powers of Psychotherapy: Opening the Doors to the Inner World
Tools of Transformation #28: The Healing Powers of Psychotherapy: Entering Therapy
Tools of Transformation #27: The Healing Powers of Psychotherapy
Tools of Transformation #25: The Complexities of Being Human
Tools of Transformation #24: Connecting to Your Essence, Two Saints
Tools of Transformation #23: Connecting to Your Essence, Nurture or Nature, or Both?

Tools of Transformation #22: Connecting to Your Essense, Empathy
Tools of Transformation #21: Connecting to Your Essence, Finding Your Path
Tools of Transformation #20: Re-Imagining the Lost Art of Practice

Tools of Transformation #19: Digging Deeper and Engaging Fear
Tools of Transformation #18: Master Emotions: Shame, Guilt and Fear

Tools of Transformation #17: Digging Deeper: Anxiety, Depression and the Master Emotions
Tools of Transformation #16: Discovering the I-Ching
Tools of Transformation #15: Embracing Spirit
Tools of Transformation #14: Longing for the Values of the Tribe
Tools of Transformation: Journeying on the Shaman Path
Tools of Transformation: What the Shadow and the Shaman Know
Tools of Transformation Volume 2: Notes on the Evolution of Psychotherapy
Tools of Transformation: Tools for Healthy, Loving Relationships, Part 5
Tools of Transformation: Tools for Healthy, Loving Relationships, Part 4
Tools of Transformation: Tools for Healthy Loving Relationships Part 3

Tools for Transformation: Tools for Healthy Loving Relationhips Part 2
Tools for Transformation: Tools for Healthy Loving Relationships Part 1
Tools for Transformation: Altered Journeys Part Three
Tools of Transformation: Altered Journeys Part Two
Tools of Transformation: Altered Journeys
Tools of Transformation: The Inner Source of Healing
Tools of Transformation: Self Acceptance
Ending the War between the Genders: The Reunion of Masculine and Feminine

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  1. Very impressive!

    Posted by jan | February 25, 2017, 12:14 pm

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