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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

Psychiatric Medications and Spiritual Emergence

  • Become more knowledgeable about the impact of psych meds in general
  • Become more “integrative”--as a consumer or a provider
  • Understand more deeply how psych meds may impact the process of spiritual growth

Format: There are 3 modules with several activities which you can follow in sequence or as you wish, aka cherry pick what interests you or follow the suggested sequence.  For the most part: You’ll watch videos, but there is some reading, and the opportunity to discuss  with other students and the facilitator, via a comment box, if you you don't have to sort out this complex field on your own, spinning through google.

 Course Content: 

  • Prescription Drugs Have Risks
  • Peter Goetsche: What Research Shows
  • David Healy, MD: What People Experience on Psych Meds
  • Peter Breggin, MD: Spell Binding is Not Just for Witches
  • Help with Withdrawal from Meds: Mad in America Resources
  • New Options: Mark Hyman, MD: Functional Medicine

When: At your convenience

Where: online

 Facilitator: Emma Bragdon, PhD is the Founder/Director of Integrative Mental Health for You.  She was licensed as a Marriage, Family, Child Therapist in 1988 and has been involved with teaching complementary therapies for 45 years.  She has written 7 books and co-produced two documentary films.

Course Fee: FREE.  Please register by clicking on the registration button at the top of the page.

If you feel that this course has been helpful to you please make a donation at  IMHU is a not for profit charitable organisation that relies on donations and class registrations to maintain itself.