This webinar on the nature of spiritual crisis – featuring author Jules Evans, psychotherapist Anna Beckmann and NELFT chaplain Satyin Taylor – is now over, but you can still enjoy this fascinating presentation as a recording.
Using his new book as a basis for the presentation Jules discusses the key features of what constitutes a spiritual crisis, presenting some first-person accounts and exploring what self-care practices can help people through. Anna Beckmann and Satyin Taylor also provide accounts of their own experiences and insights in this area.
A spiritual emergency is a period of intense disturbance to a person’s ordinary sense of self and reality, which can involve psychotic-like symptoms such as mania, ego- dissolution, a heightened sense of meaning, hallucinations and a confusion of inner and outer worlds. These experiences can be treated as symptoms of chronic brain disorders requiring psychotropic medication. However, they are better understood as
attempts by the psyche to seek greater wholeness. If properly handled, they can be transitions to greater maturity, flourishing and wisdom.
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Jules Evans is an author, broadcaster and academic philosopher. He is a research fellow at the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London, where he researches the history and philosophy of flourishing. He also organizes the London Philosophy Club, the largest philosophy club in the world. He is the author of Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations (2012) and The Art of Losing Control (2017). His website is www.philosophyforlife.org
Anna Beckmann is a psychotherapist and a short-film maker and has recently begun writing a collection of short sci-fi stories on motherhood. She also runs workshops in organisations in the hope of facilitating a more sensitive and emotionally aware culture to the corporate world. In 2016, motivated by the lack of good quality therapeutic space and community available, she founded a psychotherapy centre, Ongea, in London which is used by 60 therapists and is currently expanding.
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