I have added some new content to my EARS wbesite!
Under Spiritual Crisis there are now sections on Books by Experiencers, Books by Therapists, and Books by Researchers. Newly added books include Breaking Open by Jules Evans and Tim Read, and Helping with Spiritual Emergencies by Robert Nelson.
I have also updated the Organisations page. It lists organisations who specialise in spiritual crisis and the various types of spiritual emergency. In addition, I have begun to list mental health organisations and to rate them on their inclusion of spirituality on their websites.
Finally, I have updated the page about my research into What Helps People Who Experience Spiritual Crisis/Emergency? The first project will be an evaluation of the services provided by the Spritual Crisis Network (SCN).
Research Question: What Helps People Who Experience Spiritual Crisis/Emergency?
Project One: An Evaluation of the Services Proivded by the Spiritual Crisis Network (SCN).
The outputs I have achieved so far are:
1st Year Annual Review passed.
1st Full Draft of the Literature Review completed.
SCN Non-Disclosure Agreement form completed.
Research page of the SCN website updated.
Project Proposal outlining my methodology & ethical considerations for the project drafted.
I am now awaiting approval by the PDF and CCCU Ethics Committees to proceed with the research project...
For more info see: www.talkaboutspiritualcrisis.uk/spiritual-emergency.html
13th-19th May 2019 is Mental Health Awareness Week
Here are a few things I have been doing.
If you have any thoughts or comments I would love to hear your feedback!
You can contact me by email, by the contact form on my website, or using the feedback forms at the bottom of my individual webpages.
A new video trailer for Monica Deme's documentary MEDIUM.
A few years ago, mediumship was considered a mental illness. That means, any report of hearing voices or seeing things that most people couldn't, was considered a symptom of madness by psychiatry. Over the years this has changed, and mediumistic sessions besides being studied at major universities in the world, began to be used by certain schools of psychiatry as a complementary therapy to combat mental illness.
A link to the new page for the SCN Sheffield Group
The Sheffield Spiritual Crisis to Emergence Group is a small peer-support group associated with the Spiritual Crisis Network (SCN).
A new link to Katie Mottram's Emerging Kind groups
The Emerging Kind (tEK) Peer Support Groups are for people who view their mental health crisis as part of a spiritual transformation process, and would like to be part of a group where they are validated and supported to find meaning in their experience.
To support people concerned about, or distressed by, anomalous, religious, or spiritual experiences by:
Participants needed for new study on the effects of sharing one's personal story of recovery.
The NEON publicity material states:
'The NEON study seeks to understand how access to stories of personal journeys through mental health challenges can benefit others.
Have you had experience of what can be called “psychosis”, or have experiences that others see as unusual (e.g. hearing voices, seeing or believing things that others do not)?
Are you living without NHS support (other than your GP)?
Taking part would involve:
This research is being undertaken at sites in Nottingham, East London and South London. Members of the research team have lived experience of mental health challenges.
For further information see: www.researchintorecovery.com/NEON
contact Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Rose on 020 7540 4380 ext 2309 or text 07901511866.
NEON is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (RP-PG-0615-20016) and approved by the Nottingham 2 Research Ethics Committee (email@example.com), by the Health Research Authority, and by the Research and Innovation Team at Nottingham Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, who are sponsoring the project.'