to my websi te!
Iím a writer and artist, living in Michigan. My writing includes poetry and nonfiction: essays, articles, and reviews. My formal education is in psychology; a bachelorís degree from the University of New Mexico, and a Masterís in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, in Palo Alto, CA.
I have a few specific target purposes for the website at present. First, as a person who experienced a profound spiritual emergency (SE) in 2003, I am passionate about getting the word out about this subject. I am hoping through this project to educate others who have encountered, or will encounter it in their lives. My SE was a source of deep shame, fear, and guilt until I had the SE framework with which to understand it, since it was very disruptive to my family and life in general, involving incarceration in psychiatric wards. I am writing a book on the subject, and therefore soliciting othersí stories about their own SEís for possible use in my book; a little research project, you might say. I would also love to attend compassionately to anyoneís story, regardless of their wanting to contribute it to the book. I do have training in the maintenance of confidentiality.
To contact me about sharing your story, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope youíll take the time to find out what spiritual emergency is if you donít already know, as it is information that could profoundly affect the life of someone close to you, if not yourself. See if the description relates to anyone you know - I bet it will! When I discovered the range of experience encompassed by the term, everything from "hitting bottom" in serious addiction to near death experiences, I was astounded. For a description of spiritual emergency, click here.
To read the forward to my book, tentatively titled Dancing With Shadows, which describes a little of my SE experience, click here.
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