> a movement to create a society in which it feels safer to speak out about mental health, psychological distress and extreme experiences without fear of being told there is something wrong with us, or that we are “crazy”.
> a campaign about providing hope; that breaking down does not mean we are broken; it means that we can be amidst a difficult journey to ‘breakthrough’.
> acknowledges both the extreme crisis and positive transformation potential contained in the emergence process towards healing, growth, deep meaning and wisdom.
> gives people a platform to speak out and share how they found a way out of their own darkness and what is helpful during the process – Sharing of personal stories is one of the things people say is most helpful in the recovery journey.
> a celebration of the positive transformation potential of these difficult experiences
What can I expect?
– SCREENING –
The #EmergingProud film
Followed by a chance for one to one and small group discussions with volunteers, including some of those appearing in the film, to discuss personal experiences and stories.
– Talks & Workshops –
Dr Natalie Tobert – Anomalous Experiences (psychosis and spiritual experiences)
Mark Steven Hopfenbeck – The Open Dialogue Approach
Craig Lewis – Mental Distress to Positive Transformation
Leo Rutherford – Shamanic Journeying (crisis to transformation)
#EmergingProud is a global movement!
Events happening on May 12th in:
We invite you to join us on the 12th May and help us to destigmatise and normalise the validation of extreme states of human experience.
Standing tall together with a sense of community and kinship together EmergingProud.