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.
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
An update from the Stanislav & Christina Grof Foundation:
'Many people have dreamed for years of bringing Stan Grof’s ideas and stories to life … using film, video, and animation.
The idea was to capture Stan’s stories of psychedelic experience, his radical theories about consciousness, and his anecdotes about the birth of transpersonal psychology -- preserving these, and even illustrating them, for future generations.
Filmmaker Susan Hess Logeais has been doing preparatory work for two years to create a documentary, Journey of Consciousness, about Stan’s work.
But Journey of Consciousness is much more than a documentary.
This project will also generate short, high quality videos of Stan speaking directly about his ideas and experiences. Creatively animated and illustrated, these will be the perfect resources to publicize his ideas in many media for years to come.
To give you an immediate sense of what’s possible, here is a link to a rough cut version of Stan describing his first psychedelic experience.
At 85, Stan is still active and vital. As many members of the original transpersonal and psychedelic communities are no longer with us, now is the time to move forward with this project to benefit from Stan's personal involvement.
Remember that Journey of Consciousness is much more than just a film honoring Stan.
Journey of Consciousness will make archival footage available and also generate new, quality videos that will help people get life-changing information, support, and inspiration.
We hope that you will join us in taking this huge step to bring Stan’s work to a much wider world, and to see his unique insights reach the greater public -- in this dynamic, creative way -- at long last.
THE GROF FOUNDATION'
You can find out more and make a donation to the project at https://groffoundation.org/journey-of-consciousness-letter/
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.