Crisis during which the process of growth and change becomes chaotic and overwhelming as individuals enter new realms of spiritual experience. Included in the new DSM-IV category Religious or Spiritual Problem.
Spiritual crises can be mistaken for psychiatric disorders, and this can lead to tragically unnecessary hospitalizations and stunting of the growth potential of such experiences. This site is both a guide for clinicians working with spiritual issues and a self-help resource for persons integrating a spiritual emergency. Personal experiences also can be shared.
Course on Religious & Spiritual Problems
CE Course covers spiritual emergencies. Free to preview