7 day Seminar in Brazil

Dr. Emma Bragdon, Executive Director of IMHU,  and her Brazilian associates facilitate small groups of health professionals, students of health professions, community organizers, and hospital administrators to explore the theory and practice of  Spiritist Community Centers and Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil. The trip is typically in November and only once a year.  Detailed information on the itinerary, costs, and instructors can be found by clicking HERE.

Spiritist Paradigm in Brazil

The amazing wellness paradigm that Spiritists have developed in Brazil  is integrative: attending to body, mind and spirit (with the belief in reincarnation and karma).  It is a model that is more advanced than our USA model of care as it uses energy medicine along with the best of conventional care by leading psychiatrists.  This is one of the finest examples of integrative mental health on the Earth!

There are about 13,000 other Spiritist Centers in Brazil and 50 Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals!  These Spiritist centers do not have one single healer who is the focus of the healing work via Energy Medicine–but many healers and mediums who work together in small groups to facilitate healing.  These centers and hospitals also offer classes  to help individuals recover physical and mental health, encourage inner transformation, train mediums and healers, and support spiritual evolution.

Dr Bragdon is inspiring health professionals to bring what they learn from these centers back home to improve our ailing health care systems outside of Brazil.  They have much to offer us.  In exchange, the tours donate financial support to the not for profit organizations that share expertise via qualified teachers on these trips.

In 2014 Audio-Digest chose Bragdon’s presentation at ACISTE’s annual conference for publication to reach a wider audience on the subject of Brazilian Spiritism.  The talk is titled  “Compassionate Care and Spiritually Transformative Experiences.”   You can hear it HERE.

In Fall 2015 the producers of Crazywise film traveled with Dr. Bragdon’s group to document their experiences.  The video clip above was produced by the creators of that award-winning film.  Dr. Bragdon is the executive producer of the 30 min. documentary film: Spiritism: Bridging Spirituality and Health.  Trailer of that film, showing the transformative experiences of a psychiatrist, can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmfe4W3ZZCg


What others say:

“Dr. Bragdon skillfully prepares you for an experience that without her guidance, would be mediocre at best. As your personal guide, her tour guarantees a wonderful experience with mediumship as practiced in Brazil.”

         —John L. Turner, MD, Neurosurgeon, Author: Medicine, Miracles and Manifestations

“For a guide on this journey, I highly recommend Emma Bragdon.  She has solid professional credentials and many years of impressive work as a scholar.   Emma has a great personality and she creates many rich opportunities which would be completely unavailable to those with less knowledgeable, experienced, and insightful guides.”

         —Karen Ziegler, MSN, MDiv, DMin, Nurse Practitioner; Faculty, Duke U. School of Medicine

Dr. Bragdon was honored to be asked to be the (one and only) Ambassador of one of the best and largest Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals.  Clearly, they trust her understanding of Spiritism and the Spiritist treatments, and know she can thus guide people appropriately who come from outside Brazil.  She also has invited several of her Brazilian associates who are medical doctors to be instructors on the course.

We have fun!

Including time to relax, eat great food,  explore a Brazilian city, take walks in the nearby park with bamboo groves and wild monkeys, as well as take a day trip to  an ecological farm in a pristine jungle.  Conversations around the table are stimulating and the visits we make to the Spiritist Centers, meeting and learning from  Brazilian psychiatrists and mediums is very exciting.  Networking with health providers from around the world who have similar interests has been fruitful for everyone!  Brazil

* * *Note: From Spring, 2001-Spring 2012, Emma Bragdon took small groups to visit a famous healing center in Brazil 4-5 times a year–60 groups in all.  She also took time to visit Spiritist Centers all over Brazil as she spent 6 months of each year in Brazil.  She has written several books about Spiritism (click https://imhu.org/store for more info) and co-produced two films on  topics related to spirituality and health.

She says, “Working in these sanctuaries of healing was a profound teacher for me.   By being part of the communities, I was introduced to many Spiritist leaders.  At their invitation I was allowed to spend lengths of time observing and in some ways participating in the activities inside the hospitals.  I have found the Brazilian people to be warm, friendly, and very happy to share what they have created!”

Detailed information on the itinerary, costs, and instructors of the Brazil Trips can be found by clicking HERE.