Everyone in this community knows that we need a framework for our spiritual / transcendent / psychedelic experiences that is not pathological, but what is specifically needed in mental health services to support these experiences in a more helpful way?
Intention and setting has a vital impact on the healing process… iatrogenic harm is a huge factor on preventing healing in our current system; how do we bring in the narrative of ‘Post-traumatic growth’ and the switch from victimisation into possibility for transformation into services?
We are all coming to the same destination (a need for a new post-partriarchal psychiatric paradigm) via different doorways – let’s focus on the destination rather than the door; where are our bridges?
The aim of the our gathering in London on Jan 17th 2010 is for the ideas from the collective voices who gather to inform a recommendation report to the Authors of the Power, Threat, Meaning Framework around how to be more inclusive of , and how best to support, ‘altered states of consciousness / transcendent’ experiences.
Do you have an idea to share? Your voice will be heard..
With thanks to Safely Held Spaces for their kind sponsorship of the report, which will be available publicly in Feb 2020.