Breakthrough Experience

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A Breakthrough Experience is a sudden "reconciliation of conflicting ideas and emotions, and a new sense of order and beauty so complete as to form a passage from one identity to another." [1]. Breakthrough is an outcome of connection."

Syncretic Terms

Clearing Experience > Breakthrough Experience

Connection Types

Activation Experience, Aesthetic Experience, Ascension Experience, Awakening Experience, Clearing Experience, Completion Experience, Deep Flow, Diminutive Experience, Dream Experience, Flow Experience, Forced Connection, Healing Experience, Intuitive Glimmering, Nadir Experience, Push Experience, Restorative Experience, Union Experience, Unity Experience


'Breakthrough experience' is a loose term. The question is, what is the individual breaking through? In LP terms, breakthrough experiences seem to be a variable composite of Clearing Experiences, Awakening Experiences, and even Completion Experiences

White uses the term Breakthrough Experience in the context of his discussion of Transformational Change.


  1. White, William L. “Transformational Change: A Historical Review.” Journal of Clinical Psychology 60, no. 5 (May 2004): 463.
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