Brazil’s Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals and Community Centers, Nov 3-10, 2018
Discover a new paradigm in mental health care in Brazil that addresses the spiritual aspects of illness and treatment in an ecumenical way, alongside attending to the biological and emotional aspects of disturbances. Many have gotten a glimmer of this outstanding paradigm through John of God’s work; few have stepped into the breadth of opportunities for both personal transformation and change in our health care systems that the 50 Spiritist hospitals and 13,000 Spiritist centers reveal.
This trip is only open to healthcare providers.
We travel in a small group, no larger than ten. Emma Bragdon, PhD is our guide, introducing each part of the journey. We have on-site tours, hear presentations, get updates on research, watch diagnosis and treatment via mediums and medical intuitives, and (if you wish) experience all of the Spiritist treatments individually. These include readings by medical intuitives as well as mediums practicing “disobsession”–a kind of exorcism. These are given by Brazilian psychiatrists and other MDs who are also mediums and work at the Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals; as well as highly-trained intuitives who have been working effectively with patients for many years.
You will watch teams of 8-10 mediums working together in “syntonie” (Portuguese for an amazing harmony that translates into “oneness” or “exquisite harmony”). Their work benefits patients who have seemed incapable of making positive change…this may include schizophrenics who are no longer bothered by symptoms of pathology.
The Spiritist hospitals are unique to Brazil, held in high regard, and offer an 80-year tested form of integrative health care involving body, mind and spirit. Staff are attentive to diet and often use homeopathic remedies and herbs along with other kinds of micro-nutrients in a wholesome diet to assist patients trying to regain balance.
Participants receive a Certificate of Completion. Medical doctors can attain CME. Psychologists, social workers, and psychotherapists may received continuing education credit, too.
These trips include all hotel stay and most meals as well as one day of R&R at a colonial village with access to hiking, swimming and waterfalls. We are served a delicious brunch at the farmhouse of a primal forest that includes 40 homemade items made from local ingredients. The town boasts lovely restaurants by the river and excellent shopping for Brazil’s best handcrafts.
Full price for the trip varies according to what type of rooming situation you prefer. It is between $2475 and $2975 depending on your rooming preferences. You can pay for the deposit of $750 on this site to reserve our space. Balance is due 30 days before the trip begins. The application, several short videos, and 4 pages of description, including the itinerary are on https://emmabragdon.com/brazil-trips
When we receive notice of your interest we will send you guidelines to prepare for the trip regarding visa, airfare, etc.