Hi, I’m Katie Mottram, an Author, Blogger, Speaker, Activist and Project Coordinator
As well as in my own book Mend The Gap, my personal story is featured in the 2016 publication by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Spirituality and Narrative in Psychiatric Practice: Stories of Mind and Soul. Through my own work and research I’ve developed reputable links with leaders creating change in the mainstream mental health system in the UK and Internationally. My work has been published in journals including Psychology Today and Watkins Mind, Body, Spirit magazine.
This video, made by IMHU, shows an overview of my journey…
You can see a longer talk from the THRIVE2020 conference in Guernsey in 2016 here:
I was one of the Founding Directors of the International Spiritual Emergence Network, providing a collaborative platform for the global networks that exist to support people going through the spiritual emergence process. http://www.spiritualemergencenetwork.org)
#Emerging Proud launched across 12 countries on the 12th May 2017. The launch events looked at the question: “What do we need to create a society in which it’s safe to talk about extreme human experiences?”
The need for validation, safe spaces to openly talk and feel heard without fear, and support from Peers who understand what it feels like, were the key responses from all 12 countries. This now guides my work.
My latest project is the 4 Pocket Books of Hope and Transformation series; KindaProud
I now regularly give talks / run workshops about my work and have taught ClinPsych Doc students at the Universities of East Anglia and Essex.