Spiritual Emergency

Spiritual Emergency

Argues that many episodes of transformational crisis have been misdiagnosed as mental illness, and explains how to use such a crisis for spiritual development

Author: Stanislav Grof

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: UOM:39015016285713

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 250

View: 703

Argues that many episodes of transformational crisis have been misdiagnosed as mental illness, and explains how to use such a crisis for spiritual development
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

In Case of Spiritual Emergency

In Case of Spiritual Emergency

You can read about the intense physical, emotional and energetic features of spiritual emergency. I draw on the personal experience of those whose spiritual unfolding led to crisis. These are ordinary people, like you and I, ...

Author: Catherine G. Lucas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781844093922

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 672

Personal stories of spiritual crises are presented alongside practical and effective guidance in this exploration of a fascinating phenomenon. When spiritual emergencies, such as mystical psychosis and dark nights of the soul, are understood, managed, and integrated, they can offer enormous potential for growth and fulfillment, and this book offers three key phases for successful navigation. Encouraging, supportive, and life-saving, this resource is essential for avoiding the mental, emotional, or spiritual paralysis or exhaustion that can result from underestimating the current age of increased individual and global emergencies.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Call of Spiritual Emergency

The Call of Spiritual Emergency

in order to emphasize support of the whole process of spiritual emergence and not only the crises of dramatic transition points. Since 1985, the Spiritual Emergence Network has branched out, and now offers educational workshops, ...

Author: Emma Bragdon

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456610067

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 315

View: 161

A feast of revealing narratives expose the amazing story of how people deal with critical points in personal transformation, also known as spiritual emergency. With the increase of interest in yoga, meditation, mental health recovery, and recovery from addiction there is renewed interest in care that is not based on medication as much as empathy and compassionate companionship. This book helps anyone who doesn't have a language to understand intense inner experiences and confuses them with mental illness. If you have felt disoriented by intense spiritual experiences this book will help you understand where you are and where you may be heading. It is a map of the journey of spiritual awakening written by a psychologist who knows the territory well. Reading it may make the difference between heading off to the hospital to get drugs to stop the symptoms or staying home and knowing you are OK. Just because you have had a conversation with your spirit guide, or talked to the spirit of someone who has passed away doesn't mean you are having a breakdown. It could mean you are having a breakthrough to a higher level of functioning. The author is a psychologist and knows the territory.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Spiritual Crisis

Spiritual Crisis

In 1980, this concern led me to start working with the Spiritual Emergency Network (SEN), a referral network organized by Stanislav and Christina Grof at Esalen Institute in California, which provided a telephone crisis hotline and ...

Author: Fransje de Waard

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781845406950

Category: Religion

Page: 427

View: 106

The American comedienne Lily Tomlin once observed with surprise that we call it 'praying' when we talk to God and 'schizophrenia' when God talks back to us. In this book people speak about inner experiences in which they perceived themselves and the world so differently that they thought they were going mad. Experiences of existential voids, heights and depths, freezing wastes and silences, of pure energy, love and fear, oneness and chaos. They found no explanation in science or religion; traditional standards of normality and morality brought them no further than 'madness' and 'heresy'. From sheer necessity they learned to steer by a sort of inner compass, and began to tap unconventional resources. This gave their experience on balance the depth and dynamism of a spiritual transformation which they would not have wanted to miss. Since 1994 such spiritual crises have acquired an official place in psychiatric diagnostics, namely as non-pathological episodes. Knowledge and insight fall substantially short, however, both in professional circles and among the public at large. In this book the author shows how transpersonal psychology interprets such crises as the growing pains of human consciousness. This wider perspective transcends the traditional, individual frameworks of the life sciences, parallel to the earlier shift of classical mechanics to quantum physics. At a time that resounds with demands for meaningfulness, and which seems engrossed in a holistic model of reality, this book sets about giving a place within this perspective to the phenomenon of the spiritual crisis.
Categories: Religion

Depression as a Spiritual Journey

Depression as a Spiritual Journey

This is because these illnesses can produce similar symptoms as those in spiritual emergency. Spiritual Emergency and the Dark Night of the Soul Before moving onto Roberto Assagioli's work on spiritual awakening, I want to discuss ...

Author: Stephanie Sorrell

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846942235

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 249

View: 908

Mind, body, spirit.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Dictionary of Counseling

Dictionary of Counseling

SPIRITUAL EMERGENCE/EMERGENCY 199 human development in which an individual goes beyond normal personal feelings and desires — -ego — into the transpersonal, increasing relatedness to Higher Power, or God. Typically this process is ...

Author: Donald A. Biggs

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313283673

Category: Education

Page: 229

View: 997

This dictionary is the first to deal comprehensively with the history of counseling in the United States for the last 100 years and with the professional, ethical, and legal aspects of counseling. The introduction describes the development of counseling since 1900, defines major approaches to counseling, characterizes different processes and problems, and discusses client and counselor relationships. The 279 entries about terms, concepts, theories, approaches, strategies, key people and organizations, various types of groups and problems, and major issues comprise the main part of the book. Short lists of sources for further reading with the different entries, internal cross-references between entries, and a general index make this dictionary a fruitful and accessible tool for students, scholars, and practitioners in counseling in the fields of psychology and education.
Categories: Education

Spirituality in Clinical Practice

Spirituality in Clinical Practice

Two common differential diagnostic considerations are : 1 ) differentiating psychosis from ' mystical voices and visions ' and other ' spiritual emergencies ' ; and 2 ) differentiating clinical depression from the ' dark night of the ...

Author: Len Sperry

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1583910670

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 203

View: 530

Spirituality in Clinical Practice includes perspectives not found in other texts such as a developmental perspective integrating moral and spiritual development, the interface of spiritual development with personality functioning, and insights from object relations, self psychology and transpersonal psychotherapy as they relate to various spiritual traditions and contemporary spiritual practices. This brief, reader-friendly text is written in a highly accessible style and is destined to set a precedent for excellence in the emerging field of spirituality in clinical practice or psychotherapy and counseling.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Psychology of the Future

Psychology of the Future

In 1980, Christina founded the Spiritual Emergency Network (SEN), an organization that connects individuals undergoing psychospiritual crises with professionals who are able and willing to provide assistance based on the new ...

Author: Stanislav Grof

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791492383

Category:

Page: 361

View: 806

Summarizes Grof's experiences and observations from more than forty years of research into non-ordinary states of consciousness. This accessible and comprehensive overview of the work of Stanislav Grof, one of the founders of transpersonal psychology, was specifically written to acquaint newcomers with his work. Serving as a summation of his career and previous works, this entirely new book is the source to introduce Grof's enormous contributions to the fields of psychiatry and psychology, especially his central concept of holotropic experience, where holotropic signifies "moving toward wholeness." Grof maintains that the current basic assumptions and concepts of psychology and psychiatry require a radical revision based on the intensive and systematic research of holotropic experience. He suggests that a radical inner transformation of humanity and a rise to a higher level of consciousness might be humankind's only real hope for the future. “It’s rare to find a textbook that is both extremely informative and enjoyable to read. Psychology of the Futurehas to be one of the first ones I’ve ever come across … Each chapter brought an entirely new concept, theory, or method that was just as engaging as the previous one.” — Dr. Tami Brady, TCM Reviews "This book is by a pioneering genius in consciousness research. It presents the full spectrum of Grof's ideas, from his earliest mappings of using LSD psychotherapy, to his clinical work with people facing death, to his more recent work with holotropic breathing, to his latest thoughts about the cosmological implications of consciousness research and the prospects for dealing with an emerging planetary crisis. Grof has always been one of the most original thinkers in the transpersonal field, and his creativity has kept pace with the maturity of his overall vision." -- Michael Washburn, author of Transpersonal Psychology in Psychoanalytic Perspective "Grof offers an outstanding contribution to the ever-growing debate about the nature of human consciousness and about the place of humankind in the cosmos. If more psychiatrists could be persuaded that human consciousness transcends the limitations of the physical brain, and instead is but an aspect of what may best be described as 'cosmic consciousness,' we could not only expect treatment modalities to change, but we could also anticipate the possibility of culture-wide rethinking of the basic presuppositions of modern cosmology, the cosmology that grounds Western institutions, ideologies, and beliefs about the nature of personhood." -- Michael E. Zimmerman, author of Contesting Earth's Future: Radical Ecology and Postmodernity
Categories:

Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal

Spiritual Emergency Edited by Stanislav & Christina Grof J.P. Tarcher, 256 pages, softcover, $10.95 The Stormy Search ... individuals find themselves experiencing "spiritual emergencies," chaotic and overwhelming shifts in identity and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 136

View: 309

For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.
Categories:

In Case of Spiritual Emergency

In Case of Spiritual Emergency

When spiritual emergencies, such as mystical psychosis and dark nights of the soul, are understood, managed, and integrated, they can offer enormous potential for growth and fulfillment, and this book offers three key phases for successful ...

Author: Catherine G. Lucas

Publisher: Findhorn Press

ISBN: 1844095460

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 572

Personal stories of spiritual crises are presented alongside practical and effective guidance in this exploration of a fascinating phenomenon. When spiritual emergencies, such as mystical psychosis and dark nights of the soul, are understood, managed, and integrated, they can offer enormous potential for growth and fulfillment, and this book offers three key phases for successful navigation. Encouraging, supportive, and life-saving, this resource is essential for avoiding the mental, emotional, or spiritual paralysis or exhaustion that can result from underestimating the current age of increased individual and global emergencies.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit