Transformational Crisis / Spiritual Emergency

The energies and experiences during profound awakening and spiritual crisis are often misunderstood. Over-open states after kundalini awakening, profound shifts in consciousness and mystical experience may be pathologized by family members and health care professionals. However wild, uncomfortable and confusing, this is all about upgrading into higher functioning and closer alignment with our spirit essence. Granted this is rarely the way it feels – or looks on the outside!

Unusual phenomena

Kriyas, internal fire, altered states of consciousness, time distortion and many unusual experiences can happen. It’s all transformative in the long run. In the short term, you may well feel very sensitive to your surroundings, easily triggered, with many unusual fears (fear of loss of self, fear of dark energies). This happens during spiritual crisis. You will for sure come through, and be all the better out the other side.

In altered states, we are less located in this time frame. Past lives and other realms can intrude into the present. We can easily step sufficiently outside the parameters we were brought up in that we wonder if we’re going crazy. We wonder if the intensity will be forever, if we’re going to die… only to find that it’s egoic and mental frameworks that are dying, bringing us better health and more light, love and peace.

Help is on hand

Counselling is available for people in transformational crisis themselves, and for their caretakers/confused loved ones/ health care professionals. Knowing the intensity and immediacy of these crises, Kaia will do her very best to create a session as soon as possible, usually keeping one or two sessions a week free for emergencies.

Skype/phone: $45 1/2 hour; $70 1 hour, $95 1 1/2 hours
3 x 1 hr sessions bundle: $195;   5 session bundle $290

In person: $85/hr 9-5:00; 3 sessions $225;
After 5:00 pm and at weekends $110/hr .

Couples/friends/ caretakers may share a session for the same price.
Student rates and sliding scale may be available – please inquire

Payments can be e-mailed to contact (at) kaia.ca or through the PayPal button below, which also has a credit card option.





Kaia offers compassionate and practical support during profound transformation, spiritual awakening and inner crisis. She has been there, she understands. She uses a range of client centred, non-clinical therapies that include: empathic listening, stress management, emotional clearing, yogic science, creative therapy, EFT, qigong, sound healing, sand tray therapy and Byron Katie’s worksheets.

She draws from her MA in psychology, scientific research exploring the challenges of spiritual awakening and 20 years working with clients in spiritual crisis who have brought a wide variety of energy-related, emotional and mystical problems.

Spiritually oriented counselling is especially useful when experiencing weird phenomena you would prefer not to tell your doctorKaia offers compassionate and practical support during profound transformation, spiritual awakening and inner crisis. She has been there, she understands. She uses a range of client centred, non-clinical therapies that include: empathic listening, stress management, emotional clearing, yogic science, creative therapy, EFT, qigong, sound healing, sand tray therapy and Byron Katie’s worksheets.

  • Kundalini, kriyas, and other phenomenon
  • Past lives. A sense of ‘not being from here.’
  • Spirit guides. Entities. Sorcery. Healing ability.
  • Sensitivity to energy, EMF, foods, emotions.

Much that is experienced during spiritual transformation doesn’t fit in neat behavioural and chemical boxes in the measurable world.

  • Integrating high energy, intuition and sensitivity
  • Smoothly handling friends, relatives and medical professionals
  • The science of unusual states of consciousness
  • Chakras, aura anatomy, timeliness

Just talking to someone who understands helps integrate these experiences and put them in context.

On a tight budget? Spiritual Emergency – a documentary with 3 MDs and 6 people talking about spiritual emergence – is available to buy from Amazon.com here or to rent for just $1.99 – here

This DVD is particularly useful for normalizing the experience, understanding some of the phenomenon, offering some explanations useful for family members, and building faith in a positive outcome.

Kaia’s book Journey Through Transformation is a useful self-help resource – available from Amazon here  and on Kindle here The book addresses many of the weird phenomena that accompany spiritual awakening with tips for rebalancing and resources that can help support you.