Spiritual Crisis: A self-identified spiritual or "anomalous" experience that affects the identity of the individual and causes concern or distress for the person who experiences it, or for those around them.
Also known as a: spiritual emergency, Spiritually Transformative Experience (STE), psycho-spiritual crisis, spiritual awakening, kundalini awakening, Dark Night of the Soul, or simply as a transformative crisis.
Spiritual crisis can be accompanied by various forms of mental, emotional, and physical discomfort or distress. These may include seeing visions, hearing voices, or feeling energies, which may cause anxiety or become overwhelming.
These experiences can sometimes be mistakenly diagnosed as mental health issues, such as psychosis, schizophrenia, or Bi-Polar Disorder.
"I define a spiritual crisis as: any self-identified spiritual or anomalous experience that affects the identity of the individual and causes concern or distress for the person who experiences it, or for those around them."
I provide a non-judgmental pair of ears to listen to you and can offer advice and sign-posting to other resources you may find helpful.
Education & training in the form of talks and workshops about spiritual crisis that I provide to groups or organisations.
My own PhD research into spiritual crisis, and a list of other selected research studies relevant to spiritual crisis.