TILT Magazine offers cutting edge information to therapists, coaches and healers about online intervention and cyberculture.
The Online Therapy Institute has produced TILT Magazine since 2010, and the co-founders of OTI consider TILT a labor of love. Four years later, while our readership is a small but strong niche of helping and healing professionals from around the globe, we do not have a large enough subscription base to pay for the magazine’s production costs. This is because our primary readership is our students, and we want to continue to be able to offer this valuable educational resource to both our students and the larger healing community.
This project is aimed at raising the funds necessary to keep the magazine in production through the end of 2015 – funding a total of six issues. This will allow us to continue offering a free subscription to our students and supporters of the Online Therapy Institute and keep archived issues available to everyone. Any additional funds will be used for future issues beyond our immediate stated goal.
TILT Magazine~ Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology~ is about envisioning therapeutic interventions in a new way. While Kate was visiting DeeAnna on the Jersey Shore, they took a late afternoon boat ride and a display of sail boats tilting against the sunset came within view. It reminded them how, as helping professionals, we should always be willing to tilt our heads a bit to be able to envision which innovations – however seemingly unconventional – may fit our clients’ needs.
Our clients are experiencing issues in new ways in light of the presence of technology in their lives. As helping professionals, so are we. TILT and the Online Therapy Institute is about embracing the changes technology brings to the profession, keeping you informed and aware of those developments, and entertaining you along the way.
With 4 years of production under our virtual belts, we have TILT’s publication process down-
- Soliciting high quality articles to editing the content and
- Conceptualizing visual layout
- Reviewing final drafts after our graphic designer has completed the compilation and layout design
- Dissiminating the magazine to our subscribers
- Repurposing content to our blog, and within our courses
Yet there are always challenges…
An article author may submit late or have a crisis and not be able to fulfill the deadline; a columnist may draw a blank on the next issue’s topic; we may actually take the magazine to press and discover a typo after the fact- but we have a great production team and we have always been able to rectify problems as they arise. We anticipate continuing to produce a high quality publication while troubleshooting successfully when problems arise.
The larger challenge becomes that of sustaining what we have started once we have secured funding through 2015. Our hope is that as our Institute grows and revenues increase, TILT Magazine will be financially viable for the foreseeable future.
Wish sincere gratitude,
DeeAnna & Kate
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