Topic: Frank Pasciuti, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified hypnotherapist in private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is founder and president of Associated Clinicians of Virginia, which provides psychotherapy and organizational development services to individuals and businesses. Dr. Pasciuti is chairman of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at The Monroe Institute, in Faber, Virginia, and he collaborates on research related to NDEs, psychic phenomena, and the survival of consciousness at the Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS), a research unit of the department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine. He is author of Chrysalis Crisis, How Life’s Ordeals Can Lead to Personal and Spiritual Transformation. (Rainbow Ridge books, July 2019)
In his seminal book Chrysalis Crisis: How Life’s Ordeals Can Lead to Personal & Spiritual Transformation he explains how you can use your life ordeal to bring about personal and spiritual growth. Like the butterfly that struggles to free its wings from the chrysalis cocoon, it can be a struggle to let go of the lingering effects of a crisis. But just as the butterfly’s struggle to release its wings also strengthens them for flight, the struggle for growth after a crisis can contribute to personal transformation, and strengthen your flight through life.
Such outcomes are possible when ten key areas of human growth are developed. These ten key areas cover a broad range of human functioning. They include your physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and moral development; your identity, intimacy, and existential growth; and your intuitive and spiritual evolution.
Chrysalis Crisis examines each of the ten keys areas through the use of case examples drawn from clients in Pasciuti’ s clinical practice, ordeals from people close to him, and his own crisis.