Kaleidoscope of Possibilities

EP 5 – The Gift of Spiritually Transformative Experiences with Dr. Katrina Michelle

May 30, 2020

To watch the video of this episode, please go to: https://youtu.be/XTw7iFpKFxo


The Gift of Spiritually Transformative Experiences


Who are we and what are we actually capable of?

What is the gift of transcendent experiences?

What is often missing from traditional psychological approaches? 


In this episode of Kaleidoscope of Possibilities, Dr. Adriana is joined by Dr. Katrina Michelle, a psychologist and filmmaker, whose own journey and spiritual awakening profoundly changed her life and inspires her personally and professionally.


In this episode:

  • Dr. Katrina's journey
  • Transcendent experiences, near death, spiritual emergency
  • Limits of traditional psychology
  • What is transpersonal psychology?
  • Facilitating spiritual emergence
  • What is ACISTE?
  • Educating mental health professionals
  • When Lightning Strikes


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About Dr. Katrina:

Katrina Michelle, Ph.D., LCSW is a holistic psychotherapist and adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Social Services and The Institute for the Development of Human Arts. Informed by her doctoral research on spiritual emergence and her own transcendent experiences, she supports people in exploring, embracing, and integrating the multifaceted human experience.

Dr. Katrina currently serves as the executive director for The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE), an organization that reflects her desire to evolve mainstream systems so they acknowledge, honor, and include the spiritual component of human development. As co-founder of Emergent Entertainment, a company on a mission to demystify awakening experiences through storytelling and art, Dr. Katrina is also producing her first documentary film, When Lightning Strikes: The Unsexy Side of Awakening.


“This idea of one-size-fits-all medicine is just not fair and it’s not helpful.” – Dr. Katrina


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About your host:

Dr. Adriana Popescu is a clinical psychologist, addiction and trauma specialist, and empowerment coach who is based in San Francisco, California and practices worldwide.
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