Highly Sensitive Humans Podcast

Spiritual Awakening Experiences and The Highly Sensitive Person

December 08, 2021 Season 1 Episode 23
Highly Sensitive Humans Podcast
Spiritual Awakening Experiences and The Highly Sensitive Person
Show Notes
In this episode, we discuss the potential connection between high sensitivity and spiritual awakening experiences. Jessica shares her recently published research 'Spontaneous Spiritual Awakenings: Phenomenology, Altered States, Individual Differences, and Well-Being'. We identify what spiritual awakening experiences are, the challenges that can come with these experiences as well as the positive long-term effects of spiritual awakening experiences. 

Jessica Corneille, MSc is a Research Psychologist specialising in spontaneous spiritual awakening experiences. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Psychology (Distinction) from the University of Greenwich, where she focused her studies on altered states of consciousness. With a passion to bridge the worlds of science and spirituality, her mission is to challenge the default pathologisation of awakening experiences by helping to inform and encourage mainstream psychology to look beyond the current designated spectrum of ‘normality’, to encompass the transpersonal as something that is intrinsic to the human experience. 

Jessica recently published her research on the phenomenology, individual differences and well-being effects of spontaneous spiritual awakenings with Dr David Luke, and has given a number of talks on her work, including with the British Psychological Society (BPS). She works for the Scientific and Medical Network and Galileo Commission, is a collaborator of the Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium and Spiritual Crisis Network, and is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher.

Resources:
 Spiritual Crisis Network (SCN): https://www.spiritualcrisisnetwork.uk

International Spiritual Emergence Network (ISEN): https://www.spiritualemergencenetwork.org

American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE): https://aciste.org

Spiritual Awakenings International (SAI) – sharing circles: https://spiritualawakeningsinternational.org

 Emerging Proud: https://www.emergingproud.com 

 Publication (Frontiers in Psychology): Spontaneous Spiritual Awakenings: Phenomenology, Altered States, Individual Differences, and Well-Being: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.720579

Jessica's Contact: jessicacorneille@gmail.com

Jules' Bio
Jules De Vitto has a degree in Psychology, an MA in Education and an MSc in Transpersonal Psychology, Consciousness and Spirituality. She is a  certified Transpersonal Coach who is experienced at helping Highly Sensitive People navigate experiences of anxiety, stress and burnout. She is passionate about guiding Highly Sensitive People to live in alignment with their authentic selves and connect with their soul purpose in life. Jules offers 1-1 coaching, workshops and an online 8-week course for Highly Sensitive People.

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