First Contacts with People in Crisis and Spiritual Emergencies

by Courtenay Young



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/17/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781456770396

About the Book

This is a practical handbook and guide for people who are experiencing various sorts of psychological, emotional & spiritual crises; spiritual emergence processes; or Spiritual Emergencies. It will also be of particular interest to their carers, family members & other therapists.

It is written in an open-minded, pragmatic, well-researched, and occasionally humorous manner, and is based on 30 years of personal and professional experience in the field. It is comprehensive and well-researched.

As a compilation of perspectives and strategies (both mainstream and alternative), written over a longish period and added to and adapted regularly, it covers many different aspects of the whole field of human growth and change: psychological, transpersonal, emotional, practical, and spiritual.

It is therefore an absolute ‘must’ for anyone working with people in these states, or anyone with friends or family going through one of these processes.

About the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Courtenay Young is an experienced Humanistic, Transpersonal & Body-Oriented UK accredited Psychotherapist, who has worked in various different situations in the mental health field for about 30 years. He has worked in psychiatric hostels, and with psychiatric & socially disadvantaged adolescents. He was the resident psychotherapist at the Findhorn Foundation (an international spiritual community located in north-east Scotland) for over 17 years, and is now working in the UK National Health Service, in various GP practices and departments of Clinical Psychology, and in private practice, in and around Edinburgh, Scotland as a Counsellor, and Psychotherapist. He was the Regional Co-ordinator for Scotland of the Spiritual Emergency Network and writes books and articles, gives training seminars, conference lectures and workshops on Spiritual Emergencies for psychotherapists in the UK, Europe and the USA, and works individually with people in spiritual crisis and emergencies. He and his wife, Laura Hope Steckler, a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, have run weekend and week-long residential workshops at Findhorn, Germany and elsewhere, entitled 'The Spirit of the Body', a combination of spiritual emergence work, movement exercises, and body-psychotherapy. Courtenay Young is on the Editorial Board of a couple of journals and is Editor of the International Journal of Psychotherapy. He has already had one book published "Help Yourself Towards Mental Health" (Karnac Books, 2010) and this is his second published book. He also publishes books on Body Psychotherapy: He is currently writing a much larger book on Spiritual Emergencies for publication, entitled "When the World Changed", as well as other books and articles, many of which are on his website: He can be contacted by e-mail: