FREE Course: Psychosis: What is it?

Various video presentations and articles help you review different perspectives about psychosis. You can take a quiz to contemplate how symptoms might indicate "psychosis". You also get a free book that gives an enlightening perspective from qualified experts on appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Join the dialogue! It's FREE! Takes about an hour to complete.

“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 describes an extreme state of consciousness.  Is it a disease? Meet seasoned professionals who share perspectives gained after decades of experience.

Your Take Home: 

A new, more humane, way of looking at the extreme state we've called “psychosis” and ways of managing this extreme state that are natural and can be so effective they replace pharmaceuticals.  A FREE pdf book, too!

  1. An overview that defines psychosis through the eyes of some transformative, articulate, progressive psychiatrists and psychologists.   We consider how we have formerly looked at the manifestations of extreme states as a mental “illness” and shunned those who have the “illness”.  We highlight the fact that what has been labeled as “psychosis” is now considered a very human response to trauma and overwhelming conditions–perhaps not an illness at all!

  2. The wisdom of someone who experienced psychosis, lived through it, transcended the problems, and went on to become a psychologist.  Her presentation helps to put hearing voices in a new context.

  3.   Learn a bit about the importance and promise of nutrition in healing from extreme states.

The Vids We Share:

The  videos were thoughtfully selected from the public domain.  They offer current info of particular importance to understanding psychosis.  We trust that our selections and organization of the materials will replace the need for you to get mired in a hunt through the jungle of the web.


  • Overview: Defining “Psychosis”
  • Jim van Os, MD–Ted talk on Psychosis (middle photo below)
  • Understanding Psychosis & Schizophrenia– from a new perspective
  • What the Mainstream Thinks
  • The Case Against Antipsychotics
  • What a Human Rights Lawyer Thinks
  • Managing the Phenomena and Healing
  • Eleanor Longden, PhD-Ted Talk (far right photo below)
  • Resources regarding hearing voices movement
  • Julia Rucklidge, PhD: The Role of Nutrition (far left photo below)

Course Designer

Senior Instructor

Emma is the Founder and Executive Director of Integrative Mental Health for You, She is also in private practice--including offering 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 Emergence Network for 7 years and has been immersed in supporting people in spiritual awakening/ spiritual emergence since 1985. Emma has a private, online zoom practice out of her office in Vermont. Emma has published 7 books and co-produced 2 documentary films. See for more info.


“ 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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