Katie Mottram graduated from the University of Bradford, UK with a degree in Interdisciplinary Human Studies in 1997 and has 15 years’ experience working in the Mental Health field. In early 2012 she experienced a spiritual awakening and has since worked tirelessly raising awareness of the spiritual emergence process, primarily as a volunteer with the UK Spiritual Crisis Network from 2012 – 2016.
Katie published her first book: “Mend the gap, a transformative journey from deep despair to spiritual awakening”, in 2014. Her personal story is also featured in the publication by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Spirituality and Narrative in Psychiatric Practice: Stories of Mind and Soul, 2016.
Katie’s focus is networking to encourage collaboration between projects at the leading edge of raising awareness and supporting people going through the spiritual emergence process, her latest project being the anti- stigma campaign in support of those experiencing spiritual phenomena; #Emerging Proud: www.emergingproud.com
She is one of the Founding Directors of the International Spiritual Emergence Network(ISEN).
Rozalia Kovacs-Napier began her career spending 19 years working for multinational companies, including General Motors and General Electric. She held positions in various regional business and HR management positions in Europe as a start-up specialist and later as an Organizational Development and HR Consultant, Trainer and Executive coach.
In 2010, shortly after she began a 3 year study program in Integral Psychology at the Integral Academy in Hungary, she experienced a life-changing mystical experience which led to a spiritual crisis and transformation. As a result of these experiences she gave up her former career and began to work as a Spiritual Counselor and Integral Coach focusing on Spiritual Emergence and Emergency. She has specialized since that time on facilitating people who are going through this process. During her studies since 2010 she has learned to see and support people from a holistic point of view through integrating Western psychology and spirituality, including the mystical paths and spiritual practices of the world.
She is currently a Lecturer and Teacher at the Integral Academy of Hungary. Her subjects are Spiritual Emergency, Reiki and teaching people how to work with others as Integral Counselors. She is a Reiki Master and Teacher as well as a Vipassana and Kundalini yoga practitioner.
Rozalia is a Founding Director of the International Spiritual Emergence Network (ISEN).
Matthew Gorner is completing his M.A. is Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy and also works as a freelance website designer and developer. He built the ISEN website and continues to evolve this over time as part of the growing ISEN family of organisations across the globe including the Spiritual Crisis Network for whom he is a Director.
His website is www.matthewgorner.com
Ali Chapman is mother to five children and is based at home where she has been focusing her time for the last 13 years. She has a BA(hons) in Religious Studies from Lancaster (2001) and a Post Graduate Certificate Education from UEA Norwich (2003) . She has a diploma in Crystal Healing Therapy from Spiritual Venturers Association (2006) with ongoing CPD certificates. She focuses her teaching and learning now towards young people and adults who are interested in crystals and meditation. She is passionate about vibrational medicine, particularly homeopathy, crystal healing and sound healing.
Her sense of her own spiritual emergence journey is ongoing and she continues to engage with practices and lifestyle choices that help her to feel well, resilient and whole. Life’s path itself is her tool for expression and growth.
A passion for life transitions and appropriate care is what holds Ali here at ISEN. When someone is at their most powerful they are often also at their most vulnerable; it is an incredible balance to learn to navigate. To stand together at these times, sharing strength in openness is where life makes sense for Ali and she has found that strength to be present with the team here at ISEN.
Mick Collins. I left school aged 15 years and worked as a builder’s labourer before spending time in the infantry between 1974-77. I then travelled and worked around the world for 6 years, as well as living in communities. In 1983 I lived for 3 years in aTibetan Buddhist Monastic College for 3 years.
In 1986 I experienced a Kundalini awakening, which triggered a spiritual crisis. I was then unemployed for 2 years, which enabled me to gradually integrate the experience and shift fromcrisis to transformation. This life-changing episode resulted in an emerging sense of vocation and a desire to be of service in the world. I had no formal qualifications, so in 1989 I enrolled onto a 2-year Health Science Diploma course, and then in 1991 a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy.
My career path has included working for 12 years in acute mental health as an NHS Occupational Therapist and also in a psychological therapies team. During this time I was also a student of Process Oriented Psychology for 9 years. In 2005 I worked as a Lecturer for 10 years in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, where I was also a Director of Admissions. My research publications focused on the actualisation of psycho-spiritual-eco potential. My doctoral studies were on the subject of spiritual emergency.
I turned my PhD into an award-winning book (Scientific & Medical Network, 2014), titled: The Unselfish Spirit: Human Evolution in a Time of Global Crisis, which explores how humanity can shift consciousness, work together and co-create an improved future. I was author in profile at the 2014 Hostry Festival, and I was interviewed about my book at the 2015 International Hay Festival of literature. I am currently writing a new book, and I work as a Holistic Coach, focusing on dreams, visions and transformative action.
An interview on Conscious TV where I discuss my crisis andtransformation:
A link to my book:
William (Bill) Hughes
Married. Two children. 4 Grandchildren. Living next to the North Sea on the Norfolk Coast.
Kings College London Bio-medical sciences
Medical School and training Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals London.
Licenced medical practitioner now retired.
Licenced Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist
Specialist in psycho-traumatology
35 years service to NHS
Now indépendant consultant, expert witness to Courts and transformative coaching.