Overview

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Searching for more understanding about psych meds and their side-effects? Meet some knowledgeable psychiatrists and researchers who can introduce you to some little known facts about psych meds as well as options to optimize mental health without psych meds. This course is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace consultation with a trusted healthcare provider. A responsible use of psych meds, used at the right time, can be very helpful...and, be aware, they can also dull sensitivities and obstruct spiritual growth.

Your Guide

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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 IMHU.org 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. EmmaBragdon.com

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 wish...so 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. EmmaBragdon.com

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 http://www.imhu.org/donation.  IMHU is a not for profit charitable organisation that relies on donations and class registrations to maintain itself.