SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Elizabeth Sabet has been co-creating spiritually supportive community since 2007. Spurred by her own spiritual emergence and a major life transition she joined with friends Edward Wertz, and Kelsey Markham with the intent to create a safe space for people interested in living an authentic and holistic lifestyle to gather, develop conscious and healthy relationships, and learn from each other’s experiences.
HOPE was first founded in May 2007 as The H.O.P.E. Association. HOPE achieved non-profit status in 2010. Since it’s inception in 2007 HOPE has hosted four free city-wide holistic health expos, a radio show dedicated to educating Lubbock citizens about holistic health, over 93 consecutive monthly educational community building gatherings, and conducted many educational programs.
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.
HOPE has 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 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.
If you are interested in creating a spiritually supportive community in your area, contact Elizabeth Sabet for expert community development assistance!
H.O.P.E. is a supportive community of people who value holistic living, conscious integration of
mind, body and spirit, and celebrate inclusiveness, understanding and peace.
Raising awareness in honoring our unique potential and our connections to each other and the earth.
Read the full conference article of Elizabeth's presentation about creating
Supportive Alternative Spiritual Community Development at the
2014 ACISTE National Conference on the
Therapeutic Issues of Spiritually Transformative Experiences
in the 2015 edition of the Journal of Near Death Studies
The HOPE Sister City Project
If you are interested in creating a thriving local community centered around holism, alternative health therapies, and integration of the Higher Self, please contact Elizabeth Sabet at 806.928.7242 to partner with us and create your local HOPE Community Sister City!
Read below how you can create a HOPE Sister City
in your city!