Foundations of Working with Subtle Energies


Explore subtle energies, the realm of psychic sensitivities and intuition. Chart your course as an excellent healer working with subtle energies. Presenter, Emma Bragdon, PhD, has 50 years of experience working in this domain. Prerecorded vids available on your schedule.


“An excellent talk, Emma. You did a good job of covering a lot of material.” –a psychiatrist, 

Intuitions (aka psychic experiences) that allow us to perceive subtle energies are usually considered “anomalous,” “noetic,”  “mysterious,”  “powerful,” and/or “scary”–in the USA.  Speaking about them makes people often feel anxious and fear their mental health may be called into question.  Even highly intuitive medical doctors and nurses who are extraordinarily successful in their work may shy away from sharing in words how it is they seem to “know” what their patients need without looking at any observable measures.

Being highly intuitive and/or seeing/feeling subtle energies in Brazil is recognized as a potential sign that a person may have gifts in facilitating others in recovering or improving health.  Those with abilities can easily get ongoing training and join a support group for study and practice to harness their abilities.

In 4  webinars we’ll chart the territory of having psychic experiences and developing intuition.  The presentations are seasoned with wisdom from Brazil’s Spiritist practices as well as Yogic Philosophy to give a trans-cultural perspective on intuition and mediumship. We emphasize the positive potentials of developing intuition as well as identifying the risks and demands of assuming a role that is labeled psychic medium, healer, or sensitive.


4 pre-recorded 75 minute webinars so you can watch when convenient for you.



Your Take Home:

  • Get a clear map of the territory of subtle energies and thus be able to make more informed personal decisions about your motivation and direction in developing your own gifts/ intuition
  • Know the ‘rules of the road’ in negotiating subtle energies safely so you don’t lose your mental equilibrium, your ethics, or both
  • Understand how you might want to integrate medical intuition into your work and your personal life
  • Enhance your discernment about best uses for yourself and others
  • More fully integrate your experiences of being with psychic healers and mediums in the past
  • Comprehend the benefits and risks of focusing on  phenomena of subtle energies
  • Assess the ethical considerations/ power dynamics involved
  • Obtain appropriate resources for developing your intuition
  •  Also included: on-topic articles, impactful videos to bring more dimension to the content, online discussion with other students and facilitator, and recommended reading.


  1. Intuition and Psychic Opening: What’s It Good For?
    • Spiritism, Spiritualism, and Ancient East Indian Wisdom
    • Overview: Benefits and Risks of Developing Intuition
    • Repressed Mediumship vis a vis Integrating Our Gifts
  2. We Are All Mediums (at least in Brazil)
    • Rising Above Temptations: The Best Uses of Mediumship
    • The 5 Levels of Intuition
    • God’s Will for You vis a vis Your Decision
  3. Rules of the Road
    • Know the Territory & Know Thyself
    • Types of Mediumship & Their Aptitudes
    • Power Dynamics and Ethical Considerations
  4. Where Are You Now and Where Do You Want to Go?
    • Support: Supervision, Fellowship and Family
    • 3 Most Important Practices of Mediumship
    • Illuminating the Path That’s Right for You

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Emma Bragdon, has a PhD in transpersonal psychology and was licensed as a Marriage, Family & Child Therapist in 1988.  Since 1991 she has been teaching experiential courses that empower spiritual evolution in a safe way—creating maps and helping students build bridges into inner worlds formerly perceived as “otherworldly” as well as “enlightening.”

Emma will draw from years of experience (since 2001) studying, publishing 7 books, and creating 2 documentary films on the subject of Spiritism and spiritual healing in Brazil.  Emma has been personally recognized as a highly trained medium in Brazil and worked in that capacity in Spiritist Centers in Brazil.  She leads groups of health providers on weeklong seminars to Brazil once a year to learn from the Spiritist Psychiatrists and Medical Doctors and mediums who collaborate there in hospital settings and community centers. 

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5 reviews for Foundations of Working with Subtle Energies

  1. admin (store manager)

    “I am welcoming your course as an opportunity to really reflect and integrate what I have learned and practiced.” —a recent student

  2. admin (store manager)

    “An excellent talk, Emma. You did a good job of covering a lot of material.” –a psychiatrist, recent student

  3. admin (store manager)

    “I am pleased to tell you that immediately after last week’s session (#2) I felt such a wonderful glow about me, a lovely toasty supportive presence during my A.M. meditation and easy to sense Qi emitting from my hands more than usual. Thank you so much for your sincerity and preparedness to be the conduit for this cloud of growth. On Friday I treated a woman with chronic hypothalamus/ hormone imbalances. She blinked some of her needles out when I left the room so I simply held the upper part of bridge of her nose and sent Qi inside her head and it turned out to be a very obvious sensation [for her to feel] and so helpful. This is an example of an easy heightened sense of connection with spirit that I have felt since your class. Thank you very much.” -Rosanne Emanuele, Acupuncturist

  4. admin (store manager)

    “The session last night was wonderful!…Although we were geographically far apart, energetically I felt your presence. You are a gifted teacher.” -Namaste, Betty Haskins, Social Worker

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Antonio Adelson Piñón Rial (verified owner)

    Galicia, Spain

    Great course! I have previously taken the course “How to Effectively Support Someone in Spiritual Emergency” and found that there is some degree of overlap in terms of content. Nevertheless, this course offers shining remarks with regards to intuition and mediumship as understood in Spiritism, among other topics. Go for it!

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