Jasmine Virdi Erica Siegal Ethereal Hope

Spiritual Emergency Panel

A Talk by Ethereal Hope , Erica Siegal and Jasmine Virdi

About this Talk

Increasing numbers of people involved in personal transformation are experiencing spiritual emergencies — crises when the process of growth and change becomes chaotic and overwhelming. Individuals experiencing such episodes may feel that their sense of identity is breaking down, that their old values no longer hold true, and that the very ground beneath their personal realities is radically shifting. In many cases, new realms of mystical and spiritual experience enter their lives suddenly and dramatically, resulting in fear and confusion. They may feel tremendous anxiety, have difficulty coping with their daily lives, jobs, and relationships, and may even fear for their own sanity. (from the book "Spiritual Emergencies" by Grof and Groff)

This conversation will look at ways of both looking at and navigating spiritual emergency.

The way a practitioner views a client's experiences can have a huge effect on the type of treatment they are offered. Does a population of caregivers who have had personal experience of intense psychic states lead to a new paradigm of care?

Our Panelists will discuss various perspectives on harm reduction, peer support, psychology, ethics, and more.

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May 21, 2022, 09:30 PM

09:30 PM - 10:30 PM

About The Speakers

Ethereal Hope

Ethereal Hope

Spiritual Integration Guide

Spiritual Integration Guide with a focus on long-term complex integration, reactivations and spiritual crisis. Hope was the Director of the psycho-spiritual program for Crossroads in Mexico, and the Program Director for Integration at the first World Bufo Alvarius Congress.

Jasmine Virdi

Jasmine Virdi

Freelance Journalist

Currently working for the independent publishing company Synergetic Press and pursuing an MSc in Spirituality, Consciousness, and Transpersonal Psychology at the Alef Trust, volunteer for the Fireside Project, freelance writer, included in the 40 Under 40 Outstanding BIPOC Leaders in Drug Policy

Erica Siegal

Erica Siegal

Founder, NEST Harm Reduction

Founder of NEST Harm Reduction, licensed clinical social worker, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapist, mentor and supervisor to aspiring psychedelic professionals