Explore Brazil’s Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals and Community Centers:
Experience Spiritist Treatments
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Down load Registration Materials at: https://imhu.org/registration-for-brazil-seminar/
The Spiritist paradigm in mental health care addresses the spiritual aspects of illness and treatment in an ecumenical and dynamic way, unseen anywhere else in the world. The Spiritist paradigm also attends to the biological and emotional aspects of disturbances while taking a cautious approach to psychiatric medications. It is a forerunner in “Integrative Mental Health”.
Many have gotten a glimmer of this outstanding paradigm through the extraordinary healing of some Brazilian healers; few have stepped into the full light of opportunities for both personal transformation and change that the 50 Spiritist hospitals and 13,000 Spiritist centers reveal. A 30-minute documentary film, Spiritism: Bridging Spirituality and Health, will give you a taste of what we experience and why it is important in the field of mental health.
35 CEs & CMEs
This seminar is only open to healthcare providers and students who are becoming healthcare providers…and those who pioneer initiatives in mental healthcare. All participants receive a Certificate of Completion. Medical doctors can receive 35 CME. Psychologists, social workers, and psychotherapists can also receive 35 Continuing Education credit. Scroll below for links.
Lead instructor, Emma Bragdon, PhD, is the author of Kardec's Spiritism and Resources for Extraordinary Healing. She is the Editor of Spiritism and Mental Health--a collection of chapters by Spiritist psychiatrists, psychologists and researchers from other countries, who evaluate Spiritist Therapies.
Small Group: Experiential Learning
We travel in a small group, no larger than ten. Emma Bragdon, PhD is our guide, introducing each part of the journey. We have on-site tours, hear presentations, get updates on research, watch diagnosis and treatment via mediums and medical intuitives, and (if you wish) experience all of the Spiritist treatments individually. These include readings by medical intuitives as well as mediums practicing “disobsession”–a kind of exorcism. These are given by Brazilian psychiatrists and other MDs who are also highly trained mediums and work at the Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals; as well as highly-trained intuitives who have been working effectively with patients for many years.
You will watch teams of 8-10 mediums working together in “syntonie” (Portuguese word that translates into “oneness” or “exquisite harmony”). Their work benefits patients who have seemed incapable of making positive change…this can include schizophrenics who are no longer bothered by symptoms of pathology.
The Spiritist hospitals are unique to Brazil, held in high regard, and offer an 90-year tested form of integrative health care involving body, mind and spirit. Staff are attentive to diet and often use homeopathic remedies and herbs along with other kinds of micro-nutrients in a wholesome diet to assist patients trying to regain balance.
Fees and Inclusions
The weeklong seminar includes all hotel stay in Goiania and most meals as well as one day of R&R at a colonial village with access to hiking, swimming and waterfalls. We are served a delicious brunch at the farmhouse of a primal forest that includes 40 homemade items made from local ingredients. The town boasts lovely restaurants by the river and excellent shopping for Brazil’s best handcrafts.
Full price for the Brazil seminar varies according to what type of rooming situation you prefer: single is $3332 and shared room is $2772 for each person. You can pay for the deposit of $750 on this site to reserve your space. Balance is due 30 days before the trip begins. For the application/registration materials, go to https://imhu.org/fee-brazil-trip/
Short videos describing one psychiatrist's transformation can be seeen at: https://imhu.org/brazil-spiritist-hospitals/
When we receive notice of your interest we will send you guidelines to prepare for the trip regarding visa, airfare, etc.
Emanuel Dutra, an exceptional translator, who grew up in a Spiritist household in Brazil and then attended MIT in Boston for graduate school will be traveling with us and helping with Portuguese to English and English to Portuguese. Emanuel has been acknowledged as the foremost translator for several of the original foundational books of Spiritism, written by Allan Kardec, in French. He has developed a good relationship with the leaders of Spiritism in Goiania and we look forward to a possible post-seminar trip with him to Belo Horizonte, to explore the workings of a psychiatric hospital there that is doing research on innovative energy therapies.