Everyone welcome! People with lived experience, families, psychotherapists and others caring for people in spiritual emergency. Also for those who are exploring a more integrative approach to optimal mental health.
This online webinar series and subsequent 2-day practicum is the cornerstone for certification as either a healthcare provider with a specialty in spiritual emergency, or a peer counselor with this specialty. After completion of this course you will receive a certificate of completion. Those who go on and complete the practicum, part two, will be considered for certification as a Spiritual Emergence Coach (SEC).
“This course provided a much-needed orientation to a disorienting experience, both personally and professionally. The material was presented in a very professional, normalizing manner that served to set a tone that inspires me in talking to other professionals about these matters as if this was just a matter-of-fact discussion – very useful!” —Dan Metevier, PsyD
“(I had) the opportunity to widen my scope of knowledge about the differences between Spiritual Emergence and Emergency and to increase my understanding of alternative treatment/helping models in other cultures…The lecture materials are stellar and I enjoyed the resources that followed each lesson. Emma is a fantastic teacher.” —Linda Ruthen, MSW
“We so need what Dr. Bragdon has to teach us. I recommend her courses highly and without reservation.” —David Anick, MD (psychiatrist)
Spiritual emergency is a transformational crisis in which a person is so overwhelmed by psycho-spiritual experiences that he/she can no longer function well at work or within family and relationships. The spiritual experiences may be caused by spiritual practices like yoga and meditation, or other factors like near–death experience, fasting, trauma, grief, recreational drugs, the global crisis or even one’s natural gifts of intuition. The symptoms of this crisis are often confused with symptoms of mental illness and, in this case, the individual will likely be treated with anti-psychotic drugs via bio-medically trained practitioners. Unfortunately, over time, this protocol can harm the person in spiritual crisis, so a different kind of treatment is advised. The positive potential of the crisis (when well managed) can include a person who has more peace, empathy and clarity, is motivated by more wisdom and compassion, and wants to make a positive contribution to the world.
“I enthusiastically recommend attending Dr. Bragdon’s workshop, “Effective Help for Someone in Spiritual Emergency”. Her many years as a psychotherapist, healer, scholar and presenter shine through as she presents her life’s work, creating many rewarding opportunities for expansive professional and personal enrichment.” —Ted Esser, Ph.D., Faculty at Sofia University and Director of the Spiritual Emergence Network
“…this course is vital for mental health clinicians, family members and peers, as a preventative measure for spiritual crisis, not just an immensely useful educational tool.” —Katie Mottram, Director, International Spiritual Emergence Network
Emma Bragdon, PhD., the Course Facilitator: Emma Bragdon, PhD, (Transpersonal Psychology) is an expert in the field of Spiritual Emergence and Emergency. She’s been immersed in it as a researcher, psychotherapist, teacher and published author since 1984. She is the author of seven books and co-producer of two documentary films, and the Founder/Director of Integrative Mental Health for You, IMHU.org. Dr. Bragdon is most well known for the seminal books she originally published on Spiritual Emergency in 1987, and 1990, and recently updated. Her most recent books about Spiritism in Brazil have also gained rave reviews. She was a volunteer for the Grof’s Spiritual Emergency Network from 1984-1991 and Editor of it’s newsletter and Journal. She was licensed as a psychotherapist in 1988 and has expanded that practice by serving also as a spiritual guide. She spent 6 months of every year from 2001-2012 in Brazil researching the positive potential of Spiritist Community Centers and Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals. www.EmmaBragdon.com
Certification as a Spiritual Emergence Coach
Online live webinars and live practicum
Continuing ed courses in Spiritual Emergence
7 courses on integrative mental health issues
Tour to Brazil Spiritist Psychiatric Hospital
Get continuing education credit
Partial scholarships available
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Facilitator: Emma Bragdon, PhD
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