Spiritual Emergence Support Group (May Session)
For those of us supporting someone with OR who personally have non-ordinary experiences such as having visions, hearing voices or other sensorial perceptions that are commonly misunderstood as mental illness, Catalyst Connection offers the first of its kind in Singapore - Spiritual Emergence Support Group, which meet on a monthly basis.
OBJECTIVES OF GROUP
This support group provides a platform for the learning and sharing of such non-ordinary experiences. We recognise that all such experiences are real, valid and have deep meaning to the experiencer.
As a group, we keep an open mind, do not judge any individual's reality and believe in the deeper healing potential of such experiences, which are critical for our personal growth and should not be wholly suppressed by pharmaceutical drugs.
Through our sharing, we help one another uncover and clarify the meanings of such experiences. We will also share some strategies to manage these experiences so as to integrate them into our daily living.
Please note that this is NOT a religious group. Anchored in the broader framework of personal spirituality that is unique to the individual, we welcome anyone from any (or no) faith or religious background.
There will be a nominal fee of $10 per person to cover venue and logistical costs.
In line with our social mission, we aim for our programmes to be accessible to all. If you need financial assistance or alternative payment arrangements to attend our session, please send us a direct message.
MORE ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Tricia Gabrielle Tan
Mental Health Recovery Coach
Transformational Life Coach
Gallup Strengths Coach®
Asia’s 1st Spiritual Emergence Coach®
Mind Body Spirit Therapist
Tricia is the founder of Catalyst Connection, a non-profit social enterprise that de-stigmatises mental illness and catalyses recovery through integrative mental healthcare approaches.
Previously from the public education and healthcare sector, Tricia has more than 20 years’ teaching, counselling and coaching experience with youths and parents from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
She worked on multi-agency mental health programmes and also served as volunteer mentor at the Singapore Boys’ Home and Girls’ Homes.
Diagnosed with depression in 2006 and bipolar disorder with psychosis in 2011, Tricia lost her life savings, marriage and family in the most intense phases of her crises.
She made remarkable recovery in less than 2 years after she took charge of her life conditions and practised integrative mental healthcare techniques.
She learned that her mental health crises is actually a journey of personal transformation and growth, otherwise known as spiritual emergence (a concept new to Asia but not to be confused with religion).
Through it, she discovered her true life purpose.
Tricia now uses her lived experience to help others on their recovery, transformation and growth journey and is a much valued and sought after resource in her clients’ search for their highest purpose in life.
She enjoys Zumba, swimming, being in nature and attending courses for professional and personal growth.
She has two daughters aged 9 and 13.
Read Tricia’s crisis transformation story at www.catalystconnection.co/testimony