Treating a psychotic episode as a spiritual crisis

People may experience a psychosis as a spiritual crisis. They may be interested in the following websites. 

Spiritual Crisis Network

 

Spiritual Crisis Network offers support for people who find themselves in a spiritual crisis. From the website: WE ARE A CHARITY steered by a development group of volunteers including professionals, experts by experience, occupational therapists and a clinical psychologist. OUR VISION is to act as a resource providing help and information for those going through or recovering from spiritual crisis, for professionals, carers and supporters of those going through or recovering from spiritual crisis. FROM BREAKDOWN TO BREAKTHROUGH – Promoting understanding and support for those going through profound personal transformation. Spiritual crisis is a turbulent period of spiritual opening or transformation. Spiritual crisis is also known as spiritual emergency, where a process of spiritual emergence, or awakening, becomes unmanageable for the individual. Psychological or mental health difficulties may be experienced: if understood and supported appropriately, these experiences can be deeply transformative, offering the possibility of breakthrough rather than breakdown. Books recommended by this website: Catherine Lucas: In Case of Spiritual Emergency: Moving Successfully Through Your Awakening and Emma Bragdon: The Call of Spiritual Emergency: From Personal Crisis to Personal Transformation

Spiritual Emergence Network

 

Personal Accounts of Spiritual Emergence – Enlightenment Literature, and  Mental health professionals working with spiritual emergencies

 

Aciste

ACISTE (American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences) was established in 2009 to support people who have spiritually transformative experiences (STEs). We welcome experiencers of diverse backgrounds and beliefs and address a wide variety of STEs. ACISTE is both a community of experiencers and a non-profit corporation. This website is your portal to that community and its many resources 

On this site: cultural competency guidelines for professionals working with clients who report issues related to their spiritually transformative experiences

The Royal College of Psychiatrists Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group

See website

Recommended books

Religion and Spirituality in Psychiatry” edited by Phillipe Huguelet & Harold G. Koenig (2009) published by Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, UK). See webpage

Spirituality and Psychiatry” edited by Chris Cook, Andrew Powell & Andrew Sims (2009) published by RCPsych Publications (The Royal College of Psychiatrists See amazon

Psychosis and Spirituality: Consolidating the New Paradigm-Second Edition” edited by Isabel Clarke (2010) and published by Wiley-Blackwell (West Sussex, UK). See webpage

Spirituality and Psychiatry” edited by Chris Cook, Andrew Powell & Andrew Sims (2009) published by RCPsych Publications – see Pdf

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The ISPS Journal Psychosis accepts personal and institutional subscriptions. All Individual Members of ISPS and members of regional ISPS groups receive quarterly issues of the journal as a membership benefit.

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