What You Get

Learn online from 6 dynamic, articulate experts in the field. They define and normalize spiritual emergence and emergency. What a shame it has been confused with mania or psychosis (mental illness)--It's now clear: it's high time we recognize the differences and offer the right kind of support to help experiencers harvest the peace that comes from a well-managed spiritual emergency. Takes about 1 hour 45 minutes to complete. 1.5 Continuing Ed Credit to those who register for it (see below)

Deepen Your Understanding of Spiritual Emergency

Get 6 Different Points of View

While deepening your understanding of  Spiritual Emergency you will also learn about the difference between it and mental illness.  Are you wondering if you are in a spiritual emergency--or were at some point? Are you wondering how to introduce the concepts of  Spiritual Emergency and Spiritual Emergence to others?  You can draw from these presentations to understand more.

You will learn 5 ways to understand Spiritual Emergency:
  • A one pager puts it in a nutshell
  • Two popular TedEx talks speak of the neuroanatomy of spiritual experiences and the relationship of mental disturbance and shamanism.
  • A unique slide presentation presented by Emma Bragdon, PhD,  gives a colorful history of the term, organizations spawned from it, and current news.
  • Two articles by two psychiatrists, Stanislav Grof, and Nicki Crowley, speak about diagnosis and treatment.

YOU choose when you want to dip into the materials.  They are immediately available to you after registration.


All online on a user-friendly platform.

Going Deeper:

If you are thinking you have had a spiritual emergency and/or you want to help others suffering from this crisis: Consider taking other courses at IMHU that can be supportive offering theory and practical suggestions for care.  "How to Effectively Support Someone in Spiritual Emergency" course has 5 online webinars with supportive materials (videos, articles, worksheets).  IMHU also offers an additional live Practicum for those who want to become certified as a Spiritual Emergence Coach®. Continuing Ed Credit is available for each of these courses.

Course Fee

Course Completion Certificate and CE/CMEs

Every student will receive a course completion certificate on completion. 1.5 Continuing Education Credits or CMEs are available for mental health professionals, nurses and MDs. The fee is $50. Please fill out an application to specify some details we need to send you the CEs.

Course Designer

Senior Instructor

Emma is the Founder and Executive Director of Integrative Mental Health University, IMHU.org. She is also in private practice, consulting via zoom. On location she offers Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy along with Dr. Benjamin Asher in central Vermont. https://EmmaBragdon.com/services Dr Bragdon earned her PhD in Transpersonal Psychology in 1987 and was licensed in California as a Marriage, Family, Child Therapist in 1988. She was a volunteer for the Spiritual Emergency Network for 7 years and has been immersed in supporting people in spiritual awakening/ spiritual emergence since 1985. She is a pioneer in the field. Emma has published 7 books and co-produced 2 documentary films. See https://imhu.org/store for more info.

Our Guarantee to You

If you are dissatisfied with this course within the first 5 days of registering for this course let us know: info@IMHU.org. We will gladly refund your fee.

Student Reviews

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Nice course! It sets the stage for the “How to Effectively Support Someone in Spiritual Emergency”, a course that I loved. --

Adelson Piñón, PhD. (verified owner)

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