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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