The person in crisis should be helped to find the comfortable balance in the personal relationships, both in the peak and the follow up of the crisis, according to what’s comfortable and appropriate in each moment:
- nurturing the relationships experienced as good;
- avoiding the relationships experienced as not good, or when it’s too early to face them;
- avoiding isolation;
- sharing what’s happening with the partner and/or the family – when this is possible and appropriate – and with those friends who can understand and support, besides real therapy or supporting.
In some cases, the crisis itself works as a chance to change or reset the most important relationships.
During a spiritual emergence/emergency, during the process of a psycho-spiritual crisis, we often feel very fragile, also when facing the stimulations coming from the outer world, the relationships and the people to spend your time with: friends, colleagues, collaborators, teachers, parents, relatives, neighbours, etc.
For example, it’s easy to feel that you are making yours the others’ emotions. You can feel them intrusive and annoying. Or you can feel some sentiments and emotions which are very positive, but too intense for the moment you are living. Or it can be annoying if you feel you are observed by others in your non-ordinary behaviour, etc. When you detect the upsetting elements, it’s better to avoid them, at least temporarily. Even the presence of a master or a spiritual guide, for example, can turn out to be excessive in some moments.
During the therapeutic/evolutionary journey of the person in crisis, in some cases can be very important to involve the partner and the family (sons/daughters, parents, brothers/sisters), supporting them and providing information and explanations. When this is possible and appropriate, it can turn out to be a discovery and an evolutionary chance also for them, doing good to the whole relationships and the dynamics.
But when this is not appropriate – for example with parents that cannot understand or accept these kinds of phenomena and/or when the relationship is not so good – it’s better to avoid that.
Obviously, in case of an underage person, that is to be managed in a more complex and delicate way.
Like in every case of professional help (psychology, psychiatry, counselling, peer supporting), everything regarding the personal relationships of the person is to be managed according to the will of the person, to the professional ethics/conduct /confidentiality and to good sense.