Emma Bragdon, PhD is the Founder and Executive Director of the Foundation for Energy Therapies, Inc (FET), a not for profit, 501c3 company dedicated to education and research. Integrative Mental Health for You, IMHU, is a project of the Foundation. Emma is the Chairman of FET’s Board.
Emma has been a pioneer in body-mind-spirit wellness for 50 years. She has written 7 books and co-produced two documentary films on topics related to health and healing. She has been a teacher in experiential learning for adults since 1985.
She travels widely in her field research and focusing on Spiritist Community Centers and Spiritist 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.
The Brazilian Spiritists are very successful in recognizing and managing spiritual emergency–having developed their protocols for more than 100 years.
In 2012 the President of the Spiritist Psychiatric Hospital in Goiania, Brazil asked Emma to be their “ambassador” to non-Brazilians. She has since that time been facilitating seminars for health professionals to visit the hospital, experience the Spiritist therapies offered, and learn from her Brazilian associates-the psychiatrists and spiritual healers who collaborate there and at other Spiritist Community Centers in Goiania.
In her role as Founder & Executive Director Emma has developed IMHU since its inception in May, 2013. It is currently self-sustaining, aligned with its mission, purpose and values, offering the wisdom of a stellar faculty, and independent of special interests. She is active as a teacher of some of IMHU’s online courses and is available as a coach.
Emma is licensed as a Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist, has her PhD in Transpersonal Psychology, and specializes in private practice around issues of Spiritual Emergency. She continues to coach individua