2-Day Practicum for Certification as a Spiritual Emergence Coach®


The Practicum is LIVE on location. It gives you experiential exercises and training to help you become more confident in coaching others experiencing Spiritual Emergence phenomena. 2021 schedule is currently being created as USA and UK open for travel and meetings.

Pricing options

In some cases we can offer partial scholarship. Contact info@IMHU.org


 2-Day Practicum2-Day Practicum for Certification as a Spiritual Emergence Coach

Step 2 in Certification as a Spiritual Emergence Coach® 

Open to those with lived experience, their loved ones, as well as healers, peer counselors, spiritual directors, pastoral counselors, and  healthcare providers.  Pre-requisite: take the course "How to Effectively Support Someone in Spiritual Emergency".

2021 Schedule

August  20-22, 2021 in Windsor, VT.  at the Snapdragon Inn.  [Room & Board is extra]

  • Friday, 7-9pm, 
  • Saturday, 11am-7pm
  • Sunday, 11am - 5pm

Contact info@IMHU.org for info on alternate Inn or campsites.  Space is limited so plan ASAP.

September 4&5 in London, UK

Saturday& Sunday: 9am-5pm

North London Buddhist Centre

(description below)

 We are gradually making more plans as we open up from the pandemic.  Sign up for IMHU newsletter to stay informed —click on  locations below for details on that location.

Facilitator: Emma Bragdon, PhD
renowned author of two classic books on Spiritual Emergency and a seasoned facilitator with 35+ years experience

Click HERE to see short videos that introduce you to  Certified Spiritual Emergence Coaches®

Benefits to you of Certification are described in full by clicking here. 

Your take home from the Practicum:
  • Guidelines for leading support groups for those in spiritual emergency and their loved ones
  • Practical application of techniques for supporting individuals in this crisis
  • Deepened connection with your community members to increase collaboration and team building
  • Clearer recognition of when it is appropriate to share your own training as a psychotherapist or your own gifts as a healer
  • Certificate of course completion
  • Continuing Education Credit
For those who become certified as Spiritual Emergence Coaches: Your take home also includes
  • Inclusion in Directory of IMHU’s Directory of Spiritual Emergence Coaches® giving your contact information to others who want to collaborate or find help for themselves or loved ones in crisis.
  • Certificate acknowledging you as a Spiritual Emergence Coach®
  • Licensed psychologists, MSW, LMFT, mental health counselors and nurses may also receive CEs
  • Use of logo for Spiritual Emergence Coaches on your website and promotional materials

2-Day Practicum for Certification as a Spiritual Emergence CoachAudience for Practicum:

Anyone with lived experience, their loved ones, as well as healers, peer counselors, spiritual directors and mental healthcare providers. We  learn from each others’ perspectives and thus enrich our experience of the domain of spiritual emergency—and what kind of help is most beneficial for those in this particular crisis.  Group is limited to 20 people.

Pre-requisite Course:

Completion of online webinar series  How to Effectively Support Someone in Spiritual Emergency. See courses.imhu.org/courses/spiritual-emergency-support for more information.

To be Certified:

To qualify for certification you need to have some prior experience facilitating groups and/or authorization to coach, counsel, or give psychotherapy given by a reputable board in your state or country.   We ask you to provide IMHU with a reference from someone who has observed you and oversaw your work in that role.  See application for details.  After the Practicum is over an IMHU representative will have a brief personal interview with the applicant to discuss their readiness for being certified as a Spiritual Emergence Coach.

Course Facilitator:

Emma Bragdon, PhD, (Transpersonal Psychology) is an expert in the field of Spiritual Emergence and Emergency.  She’s been immersed in it as a researcher, psychotherapist, teacher, and published author since 1984.  She is the author of seven books and co-producer of two documentary films, and the Founder/Director of Integrative Mental Health for You, IMHU.org.  Dr. Bragdon is most well known for the seminal books she originally published on Spiritual Emergency in 1987, and 1990, and recently updated.  Her most recent books about Spiritism in Brazil have also gained rave reviews.  She was a volunteer for the Grof’s Spiritual Emergency Network from 1984-1991 and Editor of its newsletter and Journal. She was licensed as a psychotherapist in 1988 and has expanded that practice by serving also as a spiritual guide.  She spent 6 months of every year from 2001-2012 in Brazil researching the positive potential of Spiritist Community Centers and Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals.www.EmmaBragdon.com, IMHU.org 


$750.  Payment plan is available.  If you are financially challenged, please apply for a partial scholarship by clicking on UpdateScholarshipAppJan2018.   

Continuing Ed:

Please contact us for more information on receiving 11 contact hours towards CE, info@IMHU.org 

Application and Policies for Certification Spiritual Emergence Coach®:

Please submit an application for becoming an IMHU Certified Spiritual Emergence Coach™  prior to taking the Practicum. Click for our Policies, Principles and Regulations: PrinciplesPolicies Req_SEC_Aug_2019F.  Click on ApplicationSEC2018 for application.


Windsor, VT is in central VT on the Connecticut River.  It is a historic village with an Amtrak station, a few nice restaurants, a brewery, and fantastic sculpture garden.  A lake for swimming and a mountain for skiing plus Paradise park for hiking--all nearby.  Stay at the Snapdragon Inn or Windsor Manion Inn.


Usually 9am-5pm both Saturday and Sunday.  In some locations we will have a somewhat alternate schedule.

London, UK:  (September 4&5, 2021)


at North London Buddhist Centre, 72 Holloway Rd, Highbury East, London N7 8JG

Close to the Tube, restaurants and two city parks.  Airbnbs easy to find.  We provide water, tea, coffee and lite snacks during the day.

Ojai, CA:  (2021 Dates TBA)