In 2013 Emma Bragdon, a pioneer in the field of Spiritual Emergency, founded Integrative Mental Health University--an online learning center bringing the powerful, positive potential of spirituality to mental health. The website you are currently on is aligned with IMHU and stores all courses & presentations on the learning platform, https://courses.imhu.org/pages/all-courses
IMHU currently hosts 40+ courses. The full roster can be viewed HERE. Expert faculty deliver detailed information about many of the phenomena associated with spiritual emergency and emergence. We also train and certify Spiritual Emergence Coaches ® . Health care providers can learn how to support individuals experiencing the phenomena associated with spiritual awakening--or spiritual emergency and specialize in this form of counseling after the training. People with lived-experience who are not licensed as healthcare providers will qualify as peer counselors and can lead support groups after being certified.
IMHU works with the Spiritual Competency Academy. SCA grant sCEs to students who complete courses within IMHU's courses dedicated to spiritual emergency. These courses are specifically designed for an audience of healthcare professionals. Click HERE to learn about the CEs we can grant.
“FIVE STARS " I really enjoyed this webinar series. It rounded out my knowledge of Spiritual Emergency. I took extensive notes…If you are wondering about the intersection of severe mental distress and spiritual awakening–this is a wonderful place to get a deep understanding.” Phil Borges, Washington, Co-Producer of Crazywise film
FIVE STARS “I enthusiastically recommend attending Dr. Bragdon’s workshop. 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, PhD, Director of the Spiritual Emergence Network in USA
"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." --Terry Monell, South Carolina
FIVE STARS! “We so need what Dr. Bragdon has to teach us. I recommend her courses highly and without reservation.” --David Anick, MD (psychiatrist), Massachusetts
FIVE STARS! “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, California
FIVE STARS! “(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
Brilliant, Informative, and Transformative Course! I learned so much from this course, so much so that it was a catalyst for my own personal transformation and growth. It also came at the perfect time and has helped me through some traumatic experiences and helped me to stay strong for and help others going through spiritual emergency. I loved every minute of this and cannot wait to share the vital knowledge I have gained. Everyone should take this course! --Bryn Square, Canada
It is very healing to have your own personal experiences named and identified, and then to be able to take that information into a self practice and then out into our communities and begin to help others. Thank you to Emma for all of your teaching and work that you have done to bring these healing tools to the world. --Tessa Cooke, AU