Launching Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 7pm ET

Live 1 hour presentation followed by Q&A--will be recorded for those unable to make the LIVE meeting.

Review indefinitely at your convenience. The most important question for coaches, counselors and therapists: How can you tell if someone is "mentally ill" or in an intense spiritual emergency? This brief presentation will describe how and give a 2-page table you can use for quick reference.

On completion you will be more able to

(This material is especially useful for healthcare providers but is open to anyone interested in the topic)

  • Describe how spiritual emergency differs from pathology.

  • Explain why a medical checkup is needed during assessment

  • List the important questions to answer during an assessment

  • Recognize how it is you never learned about spiritual emergency in your training/ education

  • Describe how a person's history will point to how long a spiritual emergency will likely last

  • Define most important aspects of supporting someone in spiritual emergency

Course Completion--Get CEs

Continuing Education Credits are available for this course for mental health professionals, nurses and MDs. Go to to sign up for them. The fee is $50. for each course and we need you to fill out an application to specify some details for each course you take. On completion this course can award you with 2 Continuing Education credits or CMEs. Everyone will receive a course completion certificate on completion.


A Pioneer in Defining and Treating Spiritual Emergency

Senior Instructor

Emma is the Founder and Executive Director of Integrative Mental Health University, She is also in private practice, consulting via zoom. On location she offers Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy along with Dr. Benjamin Asher in central Vermont. 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 for more info.


If you are under financial constraints please apply for a partial scholarship at