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Emma Bragdon

Director of Integrative Mental Health University (IMHU). Licensed as a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist in 1988--now a teacher and coach at and onsite. Author of 6 quite serious books and an amusing and informative booklet that pokes fun at the new Bible of Psychiatry, the DSM-5. Emma has been deeply involved in bridging spirituality and mental health since 1966. She lives in VT, USA.

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About this Course

 10 Ways to Add Spirituality to Mental Health Care and Why


We cover 10 ways to bring spirituality into mental healthcare by exploring a 100+ year old tradition in Brazil and an ancient tradition in India used for over 1000 years.  This will be presented in a 75 minute webinar with colorful slides followed by resources for further reading and viewing and a personal worksheet.  Topics discussed include peer support, education, discussion groups, meditation, prayer, energy work, supporting spiritual evolution, and the real cause of mental disturbance--which western conventional psychiatry is still unable to pinpoint.  Become inspired to bring this multi-cultural knowledge to your own community --or simply use it to improve your own mental health.

What others say:

"The webinar was wonderful. The straightforward approach to delivering challenging concepts balanced by supporting an Optimal Wellness potential, the whole person paradigm, is so key to redefining the normal that has been standardized...people want to know where they're going and what that looks like. The Spiritism metaphysical and existential meaning of illness as an opportunity to becoming more loving and wise, can only be a huge relief to those grasping at straws to make meaning of their mental or physical pain."- Terry Monell, MA

 Audience: This course will be of interest to anyone interested in reducing stigma, encouraging healing and growth, and improving mental health care resources in their communities.  It will also be of interest to anyone wanting to learn more about Spiritism, spiritualism in Brazil, meditation, prayer, and optimizing mental health.  Highly recommended for healthcare providers to expand their own ideas of what is available in treatment, and think about making changes in the environment in which they now work.

When: On your time.  Whenever it is convenient for you....or when you are with the person(s) you want to share it with.  This can take a total of a couple hours  to complete--or more, depending on your interest in following through with suggested reading and viewing.  You can pick it up and put it down at your convenience.  There is no time limit on your participation.

Where:   You can access it from your computer or mobile device or tablet.  It's user-friendly!

Format:  After the one hour webinar there are 3 activities.  

  1. Meet the Facilitator through a brief video
  2. Listen to the Webinar
  3. Review Resources for Further Inspiration
  4. Choose Your Next Steps

Facilitator: Emma Bragdon, PhD is the Founder/ Director of the Integrative Mental Health University,  She has a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology and was licensed as a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist in 1988.  She has been a meditator since 1966.  She has published 7 books and co-produced 2 documentary films on themes related to spirituality and  health.   Two of the books are on Spiritism in Brazil.  From 2001-2012 she spent 6 months of each year in Brazil studying Spiritism.  She currently conducts a one week seminar with her associates in Brazil to reveal Spiritist Psychiatry to non-Brazilian mental health care providers.

Cost:  $24.95 for personal use.  Please contact us if you want to show this in a public offering to a group.  We are not opposed--we simply want to be informed and get feedback.  A donation to help support IMHU is always encouraged.  We depend on fees to fund our ongoing work.

Payment: via paypal or with a credit card of your choice. Click on paypal button above left and you will be guided how to proceed.  This is a secure site.

Note: This brief course is educational.  It is not a replacement for professional assistance.  If you are in personal crisis, please consult a trusted healthcare provider for more intensive, personal help.