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How can spiritually transformative experiences impact mental health?
How can we have a greater understanding of transformative experiences?
What is possible to process and integrate these experiences?
Hear fascinating stories of transformation, holistic approaches, and hopeful possibilities for the future of mental health in this episode of Kaleidoscope of Possibilities in which Dr. Adriana Popescu speaks with counselor, author, and spiritually transformative experiences expert Dr. Ryan Rominger.
In this episode:
- Ryan’s story
- Working and living in Montana
- Near-death experiences
- Being in the light
- Spirituality and spiritual traditions
- Kundalini experiences
- Getting off medications
- Family systems theory
- Distressing experiences and mental health
- Helplessness, hopelessness
- Processing and integrating experiences
- Research on spiritual experiences and aftereffects
- Death anxiety
- Work with LBGTQ community
- The future of mental health
Resources mentioned in this episode:
ACISTE Support: https://aciste.org/support-directory/
About Dr. Ryan Rominger:
Ryan, or Dr. Ryan Rominger, is an NBCC Board Certified licensed counselor in Montana with his own private practice called Rominger Counseling. He is currently the Associate University Research Chair for the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research in the College of Doctoral Studies at the University of Phoenix, has worked in academic and research settings since 2004, is currently a member of SAIGE (Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities) and ASERVIC (Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling), and is past President of the Board of Directors of ACISTE (American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences). Ryan has some 27 publications including a co-authored chapter on the use of mindfulness-based therapies with older adults, numerous articles on near-death and exceptional experiences, and most recently an article on depression and mysticism within clinical practice, published in the APA journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice, which was co-authored with Canadian psychiatrist Dr. Tony Benning and Australian psychologist Dr. Kylie Harris. Ryan also manages his family farm in Montana, is husband to Mandy, is father to 2 kids, has 3 cats, a dog, and enjoys RVing and kayaking during the summer and skiing in the winter.
“We have to help them relax and trust the process, and allow transformation to happen”– Dr. Ryan Rominger
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