SE Support Group
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

SE Support Group

This is a circle where we offer a safe and deeply honoring place for people who have or are experiencing intense phenomena associated with spiritual experiences, recovering gifts, integrating extreme states or trauma associated with pathologization, and for loved ones and other caregivers. The facilitator and group members share experiences in a spirit of support, integration and resourcing.

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Crazy Wisdom, Spiritual Emergence, and the Future of Mental Health
Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

Crazy Wisdom, Spiritual Emergence, and the Future of Mental Health

Please join us for a presentation by Phil Borges, director of CRAZYWISE, followed by a dialogue co-facilitated by Phil, Ted Esser of ISEN, and SE CIIS student leader Michelle Boyle.  Our dialogue will build on what we began after our screening of CRAZYWISE and Emerging Proud in the fall, and will explore the Crazywise/ Mad Pride/ Spiritual Emergence movements and alternatives to the dominant mental health paradigm, and how they connect with the current evolutionary turning point in our world.  All are welcome.

If you have not seen the films, and would like to, they are available here: crazywisefilm.com and https://vimeo.com/ondemand/emergingproud

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SE Support Group
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

SE Support Group

This is a circle where we offer a safe and deeply honoring place for people who have or are experiencing intense phenomena associated with spiritual experiences, recovering gifts, integrating extreme states or trauma associated with pathologization, and for loved ones and other caregivers. The facilitator and group members share experiences in a spirit of support, integration and resourcing.

This circle will start with a guided journey honoring the season and the soul's task at this time to turn within.  As our biology, and the earth's rhythms, urge us to slow down, everything around us in the culture grows louder and brighter and more urgent.  Join us for some moments of respite and a journey into the gifts of winter.

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SE Support Group
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

SE Support Group

This is a circle where we offer a safe and deeply honoring place for people who have or are experiencing intense phenomena associated with spiritual experiences, recovering gifts, integrating extreme states or trauma associated with pathologization, and for loved ones and other caregivers. The facilitator and group members share experiences in a spirit of support, integration and resourcing.

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SE Support Group
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

SE Support Group

This is a circle where we offer a safe and deeply honoring place for people who have or are experiencing intense phenomena associated with spiritual experiences, recovering gifts, integrating extreme states or trauma associated with pathologization, and for loved ones and other caregivers. The facilitator and group members share experiences in a spirit of support, integration and resourcing.

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Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

beloved guest on Forced Treatment, Cognitive Liberty, and Paternalism

***** will speak with us on forced treatment, cognitive liberty, and paternalism, with connections ranging from mad pride and neurodiversity to fat acceptance and disability pride.

Ironically, for our past event on cognitive liberty, the speaker for this event is under institutional restriction and can not speak freely. We have removed her name and identifying information from this post at her request and for protection.

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SE Double Feature: Crazywise and Emerging Proud
Sep
29
6:15 PM18:15

SE Double Feature: Crazywise and Emerging Proud

Join us for a Spiritual Emergence double feature!  We will start with Emerging Proud, then we may be joined by Crazywise filmmaker Phil Borges by Skype from Prague before viewing his film, followed by discussion.

Crazywise: Crazy... or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis.  Is it a 'calling' to grow or just a 'broken brain'? The documentary CRAZYWISE explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience.  Trailer and more info at crazywisefilm.com.

Emerging Proud: #EmergingProud is a grassroots film made from a compilation of interview clips conducted by Katie Mottram, and clips sent in by people wanting to share their stories for the campaign. The #EmergingProud campaign aims to reframe so called 'madness' as the catalyst for a positive transformation, if properly supported and validated. This film was made possible thanks to those who #EmergedProud to share their personal stories, and the donations of the music and artwork featured in the film. The aim is to provide HOPE to those going through psychological distress and difficult process, to show that there can be a benefit to be gained through the pain... Trailer here. More info at emergingproud.com.

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SE Semester Opening Social and Support Group
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

SE Semester Opening Social and Support Group

This is a circle where we offer a safe and deeply honoring place for people who have or are experiencing intense phenomena associated with spiritual experiences, recovering gifts, integrating extreme states or trauma associated with pathologization, and for loved ones and other caregivers. The facilitators and group members share experiences in a spirit of support, integration and resourcing.

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De-Colonizing Psychotherapy with Shalini Rao
Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

De-Colonizing Psychotherapy with Shalini Rao

Shalini is an MA candidate in Integral Counseling Psychology, and an Integral Teaching Fellow with the School of Undergraduate Studies. Her keen interest in critical and liberatory teaching methodologies augmented by a deep love for the Gestalt-Phenomenological approach to psychotherapy, has led her to design a course as a part of her fellowship. Informed & impacted by her positionality as a South Asian cis-woman of color student in the United States, her course focuses on decolonizing psychotherapy and challenging mainstream mental health perspectives. Presently, she is completing her practicum at the Church Street Integral Counseling Center, and also is a volunteer facilitator in the Kid C.A.T. program at San Quentin State Prison. 

Shalini will share with us her developing curriculum, Decolonizing Psychotherapy.  She is looking forward to getting to hear the voices in the group during the presentation and how they relate to the syllabus, their thoughts & reflections.  We can't wait to take her course!

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SE Support Group
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

SE Support Group

This is a circle where we offer a safe and deeply honoring place for people who have or are experiencing intense phenomena associated with spiritual experiences, recovering gifts, integrating extreme states or trauma associated with pathologization, and for loved ones and other caregivers. The facilitators and group members share experiences in a spirit of support, integration and resourcing. 

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Kundalini Presentation with Marlee
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Kundalini Presentation with Marlee

Marlee will discuss what Kundalini is, types of awakening processes that may occur, and share her own story. Through her own lived experience and research, she is passionate about supporting people and providing information on this important topic. Come learn more and encircle our SE sister as she offers us this special talk from her heart!

 

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