About Shades of Awakening

Shades of Awakening is a community and online hub that grew out of an 3 day online Speaker Summit in July 2015 that brought together experts to explore the topic of spiritual emergency.

Also known as spiritual crisis, this term was coined by Stan & Christina Grof to describe a set of extreme mental, emotional or spiritual states of consciousness that can provide a rich opportunity for transformation and growth.

The aim of this site is to engage both professionals as well as those with “lived experience” who are interested in re-writing the current mental health narrative. Our mission is to create a space to explore compassionate and culturally appropriate contexts for extreme mental, emotional and spiritual states that provide support and healing to those seeking integration, community and validation.

We see tremendous potential to create greater awareness through an online infrastructure to serve those navigating their crisis whether it happened year or 20 years ago or continues into the present.

Here you will find opportunities to connect, learn and share as well as to hear about some current initiatives and projects happening around the world to strengthen the network of those passionate about these topics.


Stay tuned in! Join Our Newsletter  to hear about how we’re building the network to include more resources, opportunities and ways for this community to connect and serve, together.

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