HOPE has created a support network for spiritual experiencers, their families and for the mental health and guidance professionals that assist them. The goal of the SESN is to be a place of education, strength, friendship and healing for all who attend the various programs. HOPE has always been committed to creating safe spaces for people to grow and evolve into their potential both in the world and spiritually. HOPE has no religious affiliations or dogma and no religious requirements need be met to be a part of any HOPE SESN activity. Services and programs are available to anyone of any spiritual tradition and to those with no religious or spiritual affiliation.
The first step in the process is to create ongoing training and support specifically designed for mental health care and guidance professionals on a local level. HOPE has become a certified trainer and CEU provider for MHP’s in Texas and and held the 1st Annual Symposium on the Therapeutic Issues of Spiritual Experiences on September 28th, 2013 in Lubbock, Texas. In 2014 HOPE was invited to co-sponsor the 3rd Annual National Conference for Professionals on the Therapeutic Issues of Spiritually transformative experiences in Dallas, Texas in November with ACISTE and the The University of North Texas.
A comprehensive pilot program of support groups began in August, 2013 in Lubbock, Texas. Monthly support groups were held for Spiritual Experiencers, Empaths, Women’s Spiritual Support, and also a support group specifically for Mental Health Care and Guidance Professionals that either have spiritual experiences themselves or work with those who do. What we have learned experiencers need the most is a social group that accepts and understands their journey and helps them to a diverse group of people in which they can find like minds and trained professionals they connect with and who can help them integrate their spiritual experiences.
As the program develops HOPE will offer these services through our Sister City Project. If you are interested in becoming a Sister City and create and develop holistic community in your area please contact Elizabeth Sabet at 806-928-7242.