“Emma Bragdon is doing excellent work and I know it is making a difference in people’s lives.” -Stanley Krippner, PhD. Editor of “Varieties of Anomalous Experience”

Psychosis is the label we generally use to describe an extreme state of consciousness.  The idea that it is a disease is not only questionable but can lead to detrimental therapies.  The symptoms of psychosis may in fact be the system's natural way of coping with overwhelming stress.  That needs to be respected as a natural process of healing via the body-mind's intelligence.

     This course is a follow-up to the brief FREE course IMHU offers called "Psychosis:What is it?".  We recommend you take that  first to give you more context.  

     This course takes about 1 hr and 45 min to complete.  1.5 CEs available for licensed healthcare providers.  See below.

Your Take Home:  

A new, more humane, way of managing the extreme states that are natural and enhance connection with community as well as the body.  These can be so effective they replace pharmaceuticals.  You will be better able to:

  • Know the poor outcomes for those using anti-psychotics over the long-term.

  • Discuss the life experience of  someone who experienced psychosis,  overcame the symptoms, and is now a leading psychologist helping others who hear voices. 

  • Update your way of perceiving what we have called "symptoms of psychosis" to better support people in extreme states.

  •   Cogently refer to professionals who know about the importance and promise of nutrition and micro-nutrients in creating balance for those in extreme states.

  • Transform your opinion of what kind of care is needed for those in extreme states.

  • Understand the obsolete laws applying to the conventional care of those in extreme states. 

The Vids We Share Save Time for You:

We have some unique vids made for this course. Other videos were curated, ie, thoughtfully selected by mental health professionals from the public domain--after considerable research to make it easier for you to form a cogent picture around managing extreme states. 

You will meet seasoned healthcare providers who share perspectives gained from decades of experience successfully helping patients overcome the imbalances of extreme states. 

Our selections and organization of the materials can replace the need for you to get mired in a hunt through the jungle of the web--which is typically dominated by the perspectives of those who want to sell pharmaceuticals.



Get a Certificate and CEs

Everyone will receive a course completion certificate on completion. Continuing Education credits are available for this course for mental health professionals, nurses and MDs. Sign up at registration for them. Also, please click the button below https://courses.imhu.org/courses/IMH-ce-credits to send us the information we need for our paperwork. The fee is $50. On completion this course will award you with 1.5 Continuing Education credits or CMEs.

Course Designer

Senior Instructor

Emma Bragdon is the Founder and Executive Director of Integrative Mental Health University, IMHU.org. She earned her PhD in Transpersonal Psychology in 1987 and was licensed in California as a Marriage, Family, Child Therapist in 1988. As a pioneer who has helped define the field of spiritual emergency, Emma has published 7 books and co-produced 2 documentary films. Within IMHU Emma has trained over 110 Spiritual Emergence Coaches• who are available to support individuals disoriented or in distress as they open spiritually. She also leads a small group of healthcare providers to Brazil once a year to learn about the Spiritist paradigm of mental healthcare from Spiritist practitioners. Emma maintains a private practice, consulting internationally via zoom. See imhu.org/store for more info. on books/films. See EmmaBragdon.com for personal consultations.


“ Emma Bragdon is the most progressive mental and spiritual health educator!” 

-Sober Buddha Counseling, Michael Hoffman, MA. Dana Point, CA

“Emma Bragdon is doing excellent work and I know it is making a difference in people’s lives.”

 -Stanley Krippner, PhD. Editor of “Varieties of Anomalous Experience”

“Thank you for this generous offering. I really appreciate the variety of ways information is presented. My gratitude to each of the caring practitioners who speak truth to power and who cultivate a capacity to look into the eyes of another with great compassion and offer dignity.”–Martha Lynch

An excellent introduction to this subject, looking forward to expanding my understanding and hopes for a better Mental Health approach in the future. - Virginia Bennett

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