Emma Bragdon, PhD is the Founder and Director of the Foundation for Energy Therapies, Inc (FET), a not for profit company dedicated to education and research. Integrative Mental Health for You, IMHU, is a project of the Foundation and is also not for profit. Emma is the Chairman of FET’s Board.
Emma’s fieldwork, publications and documentary films have been generously supported by grants from forward-thinking individuals and organizations such as Laurance Rockefeller, the Lloyd Symington Foundation, the Rudolf Steiner Foundation, and the Marion Institute.
Emma was also honored to be invited to be on the “Council of Sages”–a small advisory board of Sophia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology). This is a group of “recognized experts” who are selected based on their contributions to the field of Transpersonal Psychology. She is also recognized by SpiritualAwakeningsInternational.org as a ground-breaking pioneer in the arena of spiritually-transformative experiences and spiritual awakening.
Emma has been a pioneer in body-mind-spirit medicine for 50 years. She has written 7 books and co-produced two documentary films on topics related to health and healing (Click here for more info). She has been a teacher in experiential learning for adults since 1985.
From 1985-1992 Emma also dedicated herself to writing about and forwarding spiritual development, volunteering at the Spiritual Emergence Network, editing their journal and newsletter, and coordinating conferences at Esalen Institute for them. From 1990-2001 she taught 9-day experiential courses in personal development. From 2001-2012 she traveled widely in her field research and focused on Spiritist Community Centers and Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil because they provide an effective, 120 year old model of integrative healthcare for all economic levels, cooperating with requirements for government funding as needed for inpatient care.
In 2012 the President of the Spiritist Psychiatric Hospital in Goiania, Brazil asked her to be their ambassador to non-Brazilians. She is now facilitating seminars for health professionals to visit the hospital, experience the Spiritist therapies offered, and learn from the psychiatrists and spiritual healers who collaborate there.
“Dr. Bragdon is on the leading edge of issues that must be addressed if we are going to realize a transformation in the ways in which health care is currently conceptualized and delivered. The future lies in the development of capacities which lie latent within all of us, and in technology which is more commensurate with recent scientific developments.”
Jeffrey D. Rediger, M.D., M.Div.
Medical Director, McLean Hospital SE; Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA.
Some endorsements for the book, Spiritism and Mental Health:
“A brilliant explanation of Spiritist practice in Brazil! … a tour de force in introducing consciousness and spirituality to psychiatric treatment. I highly recommend this book for those wishing to practice truly holistic medicine.”
John L. Turner, M.D.,
(Neurosurgeon) author of Medicine, Miracles and Manifestations: A Doctor’s Journey Through the Wolds of Divine Intervention, Near-Death Experiences, and Universal Energy
“Clinicians who are open to exploring transpersonal aspects of mental health and illness will find “Spiritism and Mental Health” absolutely fascinating. This book will also be of interest to anyone who is exploring the deeper processes and meanings of life and the human condition.”
Daniel Benor, M.D.,
(Psychiatrist) author of several texts documenting the research on spiritual healing. Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Healing and Caring.
“Emma Bragdon’s work shows an insightful and integrated understanding of science, spirituality and the world of subtle energies. The foreword by James Lake,MD it is a testimonial of great value. This book brings new light to our understanding of Mental Health and encourages a deeper approach to healing. As a doctor and healer I found it highly informative reading. It is my belief that this type of understanding will become increasingly important in our next stage of evolution, as more of us work consciously with subtle energies to achieve a greater sense of balance and well-being.”
Alice Salazar Almeida, M.D., College of Vibrational Medicine, London
Emma has developed IMHU since its inception in May, 2013. It is currently self-sustaining, aligned with its mission, purpose and values. She is active as a teacher of online courses and is available as a coach to refer individuals looking for integrative practitioners well suited to their specific needs.