Sean Blackwell is used to #Emerging Proud online, but he’s doing it again for us!


Sean Blackwell came out of the spiritual closet a decade ago, posting his first video for YouTube, “Am I Bipolar or Waking Up?” in 2007. Since that time, Sean has produced over 50 videos exploring the spiritual dimension and healing potential of what is commonly labeled “bipolar disorder”. These videos are largely inspired by the work of transpersonal psychologists, Dr. Stanislav Grof,  Dr. David Lukoff and Ken Wilber, as well as other pioneers such as Dr. John Weir Perry, Dr. RD Laing and Dr. Loren Mosher.

In 2011, Sean followed up this work with his autobiographical book, “Am I Bipolar or Waking Up?” which gave readers a very intimate view of his own “acute psychosis” which he always saw as a spiritual experience, as well as the subsequent transformation.

Then, in the fall of 2013, Sean created the Bipolar Awakenings Healing Retreat, a private program designed to help people who are currently diagnosed with bipolar disorder work through the trauma that is at the root of their diagnosis. In order to deepen the effectiveness of his retreat work, Sean completed his certification with Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT) as a holotropic breathwork facilitator, in 2016. This pioneering retreat program is now fully endorsed by GTT.

We very much look forward to hearing Sean talk about his #Emerging Proud journey; coming soon!

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