To support people concerned about, or distressed by, anomalous, religious, or spiritual experiences by:
Erika A. Pratte at the University of Northampton is seeking participants for a new research study into Near-Death Experiences:
"The following questionnaire is part of a psychology doctorate degree project at the University of Northampton; it explores near-death experiences (NDEs) and adjustment to life post-NDE. People who have a subjective experience close to death or when temporarily dead have what is called a near-death experience (NDE). An NDE may involve characteristics such as seeing a bright light, going through a dark tunnel or void, seeing a spectacular place, meeting deceased loved ones or a “higher being,” and having an out-of-body experience (seeing your body while your awareness is outside of your body)."
For further information and to contribute to Erika's research please see her survey
A new research project at the Religious Experience Research Centre, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Lampeter.
The aim of this project is to understand the place of spirituality within a therapeutic (medical) context. In the first stage we asked psychologists, psychotherapists and others about their understanding of the role of spirituality in their work place. In this second stage we want to ask people active in religious communities about their understanding. The essential question we are asking is how important spirituality (or religion) is for developing a sense of wellbeing.
Click here to take part in the research survey.
Thank you very much for your participation.
Prof Bettina Schmidt, Director of the Religious Experience Research Centre, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
An update from the Religious Experience Research Centre (UWTSD, Lampeter):
"The Religious Experience Research Centre has launched a new project about the place of spirituality within therapy in the UK and Brazil. Our aim is to understand the place of spirituality within a therapeutic context. We want to examine the role of spirituality within psychotherapy, counselling and other medical contexts as well as the understanding of spirituality among therapists.
We have prepared two online surveys with a series of questions asking about experiences with spirituality in the therapeutic context, one in English and one in Portuguese. The essential question is how important spirituality (or religion) is in the work place, either as therapist or counsellor or as student of psychology.
We would appreciate if you could spare some time answering the online survey:
In English: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3130382/New-Survey
In Portuguese: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3130430/Espiritualidade-e-Saude-Pesquisa
We will treat all information confidential and anonymise all information given to us.
Prof Bettina Schmidt, Director of the Religious Experience Research Centre.
Rev Dr Jeff Leonardi, Research Fellow at the Religious Experience Research Centre.
Dr Everton Maraldi, Researcher at the Institute of Psychology, Universidade de São Paulo."
The RERC (UWTSD) website can be found at: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/library/alister-hardy-religious-experience-research-centre/
www.talkaboutspiritualcrisis.uk has now been updated with a couple of new features:
An events page shows a calendar view of upcoming events and conferences related to spiritual crisis, transpersonal psychology, and clinical parapsychology. Events will be added throughout 2017.
People To Talk To
This page contains contact details for a few 'spirituality-friendly' therapists working in the U.K. I will add more as I get to know about them. Also, included is a list of online therapist directories where you can search for therapists meeting your requirements.
If you have any questions or comments, or want to talk about a spiritual experience that has caused you concern or distress, please get in touch.
Dream States, Spirituality and Wellbeing
Dream Research Institute & Religious Experience Research Centre
In conjunction with the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre (RERC), the Dream Research Institute (DRI) in London is currently collecting accounts of people’s spiritual or religious experiences in dreams.
If you have ever had a spiritual or religious experience in a dream, and are 18 years or older, you are invited to take part in our ‘Dream States, Spirituality and Wellbeing’ research project.
Please click here to take part in the survey.