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Education & Training

Aim: To deliver education and training about spiritual experiences.

 

I plan to offer introductory short talks and one day workshops on spiritual crisis/emergency. These are being developed based on my knowledge of transpersonal psychology, therapeutic training, experience of peer-support, and feedback from experiencers. Please see below for further details.

I offer cost options including discounts for unwaged attendees. If you would like to arrange a talk or workshop for your organisation, please contact me to discuss.

Please note: these talks and workshops are provided for CPD purposes only and do not qualify you to practise as a therapist or clinician by themselves.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss.

An Introduction to Spiritual Crisis (One Hour Talk)

Who is it for: trainee or established therapists and clinicians, or anyone new to the concept and phenomenon of spiritual crisis/emergency who wants to know more.

Content:

1) What is Spiritual Crisis?

  • Definitions & Characteristics

  • Origins & History

  • Varieties of Spiritual Emergency

  • Psychosis and Spiritual Crisis

2) What Helps in a Spiritual Crisis?

  • Alternative Approaches to Psychosis

  • Frameworks & Narratives

  • Appraisals & Responses

  • Practices, Attitudes & Behaviours.


3) Resources & Referrals

Duration: One hour plus time for questions and discussion afterwards.

Delivery: Online via Zoom or face-to-face.

Availability: scheduled or on request.

Takeaways: Attendance Certificate and Resources & Information Sheet.

Cost: £10 per attendee, unwaged free.

Responding to Spiritual Crisis (Six hour workshop)

Who is it for: trainee or established therapists and clinicians, or anyone new to the concept and phenomenon of spiritual crisis/emergency who wants to know more.

Content:

1) An introduction to the concept and phenomena of spiritual crisis.

  • What is it?

  • What helps someone experiencing it?

2) How to identify cases of spiritual crisis.

  • Some real examples of spiritual crisis

3) Where to go for further resources & referrals.

4) How to respond to someone experiencing a spiritual crisis.

  • Spiritual Crisis First Aid

​​​Duration: Six hours plus time for morning, lunch and afternoon breaks.

Delivery: Online via Zoom or face-to-face.

Availability: scheduled or on request.

Takeaways: Attendance Certificate and Resources & Information Sheet.

Cost: £60 per attendee, unwaged free.

Previous Talks & Workshops

 

Previously, I ran a monthly discussion group on numerous topics related to spiritual and religious experience for the Alister Hardy Society. Other ad-hoc talks I have given include:

April 2022 - An Evaluation of the UK Spiritual Crisis Network (SCN), presentation at the SCN 2022 conference.

November 2021 - An Evaluation of the UK Spiritual Crisis Network (SCN), presentation at the Alef Trust Research Community.

October 2021 - An Evaluation of the UK Spiritual Crisis Network (SCN), presentation at the AHT Members' Day.

August 2021 - Spiritual Emergency & The Spiritual Crisis Network, presentation at Chesterfield Psychic Study Group.

May 2021 - An Evaluation of the UK Spiritual Crisis Network (research update), presentation at the SCN AGM 2021.

May 2019 - What Does a Spiritual Emergence Coach Do? Interview with Emma Bragdon of IMHU.

March 2019 - The Spiritual Crisis Network, Spiritual Directors' Resource Day, Spiritual Direction Network, Wydale Hall.

October 2017 - SCN Training & Awareness Day, Hearing Voices Network, Liverpool.

October 2016 - What Have We Learned from Our Study of Spiritual Experiences? AHT Open Day, Oxford.

June 2015 - Spiritual Emergency, AHT Birmingham Group.