“Spiritual Emergency” Talk w/ Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.
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Sacred Stream Center | 2149 Byron Street, Berkeley, CA 94702
Submitted by the Event Organizer
This free talk is offered by our friends at Embodied Philosophy. It focuses on Spiritual Emergency, a type of healing crisis that can occur when a person has an encounter with psychological, emotional or spiritual states that lie outside their usual ways of organizing experience. These encounters can occur in an unbidden way or they can be a result of a spiritual exploration. People may respond to these encounters in a variety of ways: from a state of collapse to a state of acceleration and everywhere in between.
In this seminar, Isa will explore the various ways spiritual emergency can present and look at potential types of triggers to this phenomenon. She will also discuss the different ways these healing crises are perceived by others and how those perceptions can color experience and outcomes. Isa will draw from 25 years of clinical research in this area and offer case studies to help illustrate and clarify this often-misunderstood experience.
• Learn how to recognize a spiritual emergency
• Understand the role of initiation in spiritual emergency
• How to distinguish between a spiritual emergency and other forms of imbalance
• Understand the role that hidden trauma plays in spiritual emergency
Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. is the Founding Director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream, a school for consciousness studies in Berkeley, CA. Isa is the creator of the spiritual counseling model, Depth Hypnosis, and the author of Coming to Peace and Return to the Great Mother. In addition to her teaching schedule that includes teaching classes in Applied Buddhist Psychology, Applied Shamanism, Integrated Energy Medicine and Depth Hypnosis, she has active practices in Depth Hypnosis and Applied Shamanic Counseling in San Francisco, CA.