For Health Professionals:
Visit Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals and
Community Centers in Brazil with Emma Bragdon

“The trip was transformative for me both personally and professionally.” -A 2011 Participant

“I arrived in Brazil a physician full of questions armed with experiences in integrative medicine, but was a novice with the spiritual aspect of healing.  My two weeks with Emma Bragdon, PhD immersed in Spiritism… have changed my spiritual paradigm, and shown me the path from physician to healer.  The personal shift is undeniable – the outward expression of this shifting unfathomable.”  –Shawn Tassone, MD, PhD (c), and author of “Spiritual Pregnancy”.

Click here to find out the current schedule, itinerary and details.

This is a unique and exciting trip for health professionals—no one else offers it to English speakers.  It reveals the practical working of Spiritist treatments inside Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals and Community Centers in Brazil.  Spiritist psychiatrists, healers and mediums share their way of working with psychiatric patients. Participants experience the work first-hand, if they wish.  Emma Bragdon shares more of her experiences and facilitates discussion about bringing this paradigm of care to the USA and other countries outside Brazil.  The day-to-day itinerary and other details can be seen here.

A DVD can be rented for $2 usd and/or purchased on that describes Spiritism in more depth. Click here for details.

Contact Emma Bragdon for registration:

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Bragdon's newest books, Spiritism and Mental Health, and Resources for Extraordinary Healing have been published and are now distributed in the USA through

“Most Americans believe healing consists of manipulating the molecules in our body through the use of medications or surgery.  It comes as a surprise, therefore, to discover that sophisticated, effective healing traditions exist in other cultures that are based on a different approach. Spiritism and Mental Health is a marvelous introduction to the Brazilian Spiritist tradition. It is also a look at how consciousness-based research is transforming scientific medicine in our own culture.”
Larry Dossey, MD Author:
The Power of Premonitions, Healing Words, and Reinventing Medicine

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The Foundation for Energy Therapies has recently created a division called Integrative Mental Health for You (IMHU).  It offers courses, articles, a video library, and blog encouraging people to learn more about integrative mental health and transformations within psychiatry.  Go to for more information.

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