Author Archives: Katie Mottram

Research opportunity into non-ordinary states of consciousness – have your voice help to create necessary change

RESEARCH STUDY I am working on my PhD dissertation research study in clinical psychology with working title-  The Misdiagnosis of Transpersonal States of Consciousness I plan to carry out research over the next few months looking at people’s lived experiences … Continue reading

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Our inspirational Muslim Rep Ayan re- emerges with part 2 of her story after a very challenging year

Since we started discussions as the publishing team for our next publication: Muslims Emerging Proud through Mental Distress before COVID-19 hit, all of us have experienced big life transitions and it therefore made sense to share some of these shifts … Continue reading

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Sophia is back out of a dark tunnel and journeying onwards to share part 2 of her story for the Muslim’s Emerging Proud Pocket Book of Hope

You may remember our Muslim Pocket Book team member Sophia who shared her inspiring story of emergence last year. So much has happened since we started this publication process and both Sophia and our Rep Ayan decided that they’d like … Continue reading

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Waheedah has transformed the pain of her loss into a philosophical reflection on the journey of life

Sometimes it can be the most devastating circumstances that create the deepest bonds. Waheedah’s experience of losing one of her most loved family members twice almost broke her, but she’s back on the train of life and enjoying witnessing the … Continue reading

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Ayan expresses her spiritual journey through powerful poetry for our next publication; Muslims Emerging Proud through Mental Distress

We may not all be familiar with the Islamic scriptures and devotion to Allah, and yet the resonance of awakening experience with Ayan’s words bridges an uncivilised man- made cultural chasm with an unbreakable bond of love. When we have … Continue reading

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Imran’s emotional struggles date back a thousand years, and yet his voice is a current leading light for the Muslim male community

Our first brave Muslim man to emerge proud for the next pocket book of hope and transformation, Imran, particularly knows how Muslim men are expected to provide and ‘be strong’ for their families and culture. And yet he also knows … Continue reading

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Ruphsana emerges proudly for the revival of our Muslim Pocket Book of Hope with her ‘Sisters Story’ about how she turned her life around through reframing her experiences

“Never underestimate the power of a woman, the love of a mother for her baby or the ability of a woman who has suffered to support other women” Diane Flores My Lived Experience with OCD, bulimia, anxiety and postnatal depression, … Continue reading

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Opportunity to take part in Doctoral research into anomalous states and personal development

My name is David Barton and I am a doctoral research student at the University of Central Lancashire. In my view more people need to listen and learn from those individuals who have had unusual experiences and still created a … Continue reading

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HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologists invited to take part in Qualitative Research Project on C-PTSD

Statement from Researcher: My name is Fay Brinicombe-Hughes, I am a student on the MSc Psychology Conversion course at the University of Central Lancashire. I am looking for research participants for my dissertation, which involves a qualitative research project. If … Continue reading

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