Not many people can go through this experience on their own. There is a need to be supported.
This can take many forms, from someone cooking dinners, a friend who offers a listening ear, a therapist who understands spiritual crisis, to a whole community offering 24/7 support. Having people around who understand what is happening can make all the difference.
Many people have found the following resources helpful:
- Complementary therapies e.g.: homeopathy, medical herbalism, acupuncture, nutritional therapy, cranio-sacral therapy, Shiatsu massage, Ayurvedic massage, Reiki
- Psychotherapy (especially helpful to help integrate the experience)
- Health services e.g.: mental health services (which can be accessed either through contacting your general practitioner (local doctor) and asking to be referred, or contacting them directly)
- Members of local spiritual groups
- Peer groups or online forums where you can share experiences and support with others who understand
- A general social meeting place e.g. cafe to ensure you time ‘out of your head’ can be vital, as long as your sensitivity is not too heightened…discern what is right for you