USA Transpersonal Links

Integrative Mental Health for You (IMHU) provides an International Directory of  certified Spiritual Emergence Coaches® who know how to support people in spiritual emergence.  Training to become a Spiritual Emergence Coach® is available at IMHU as well as many online webinars.  These webinars empower individuals with lived experience and their caretakers with knowledge and skills to achieve the positive potential in spiritual emergency.  Founder/Executive Director, Emma Bragdon, PhD, has specialized in Spiritual Emergence/Emergency since 1984 and gives many of the presentations.

If you use the coupon code “SEN” (all uppercase letters) to purchase a course at IMHU you get a 10% discount off the fee and SEN receives a 10% donation as well.

Association for Transpersonal Psychology The Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP) is a membership supported international coordinating organization for scientific, social, and clinical transpersonal work that serves the world community. The Association’s mission is to promote eco-spiritual transformation through transpersonal inquiry and action. Recognizing the reciprocity inherent between our actions and our world, the Association is dedicated to encouraging and enhancing practices and perspectives that will lead to a conscious, sustainable, co-evolution of culture, nature, and society.

Holotropic Breathwork Training Holotropic Breathwork is a powerful approach to self-exploration and healing that integrates insights from modern consciousness research, anthropology, various depth psychologies, transpersonal psychology, Eastern spiritual practices, and mystical traditions of the world. The name Holotropic means literally “moving toward wholeness” (from the Greek “holos“=whole and “trepein“=moving in the direction of something). Christina Grof was the original founder of the Spiritual Emergency Network.

Spiritual Competency Resource Center The Spiritual Competency Resource Center provides access to online resources that enhance the cultural sensitivity of mental health professionals.

Holos Institute Holos Institute is a non-profit organization offering holistically oriented psychotherapy and educational programs. Their counseling offices are based in both Oakland and San Francisco and offer a range of affordable, high quality psychotherapy services with advanced marriage and family therapist interns who are participating in the Holos ecopsychology training program. They also offer unique group experiences in nature/wilderness therapy and vision quests. In addition to psychotherapy services, Holos serves as a public and professional forum for topics in ecopsychology, holistic, and integrative psychology through ongoing lectures, workshops, and experiential programs.

International Association of Yoga Therapists The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) was founded in 1989 by Larry Payne, Ph.D., and Richard Miller, Ph.D., and had well-known Yoga teacher Lilias Folan as its honorary president for many years. Since its establishment, IAYT has consistently championed the cause of Yoga through annual conferences, an annual journal, and a newsletter. In particular, IAYT has served well the growing number of Yoga teachers, especially those who use Yoga therapeutically. This link leads to the article: “Spiritual Emergence, Spiritual Emergency, and Psychospiritual Healing” by Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.

California Institute of Integral Studies The California Institute of Integral Studies is an accredited institution of higher learning and research that strives to embody spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service to individuals, communities, and the Earth.

Center for Spirituality & Psychotherapy The Center for Spirituality and Psychotherapy (CSP) was formed in response to the rapidly growing interest in the relationship between spirituality and psychotherapy. It is the first center of this kind within a major psychotherapy and psychoanalytic training institute. It is committed to the study of how psychotherapy can foster the emergence of the spiritual dimension in our lives, and how spiritual practice may enhance our personal lives and the psycho-therapeutic experience. Drawing from all religious and spiritual traditions, psychological perspectives and scientific theory and research, we emphasize how the individual can awaken to the spiritual traditions and practices.

The Hoffman Institute The Hoffman Quadrinity Process is an 8-day retreat that empowers you to resolve previously immovable blocks to healthy relationships, self-knowledge, emotional freedom, and radiant spirituality. It is based on the principle that persistent negative behaviors, moods, and attitudes experienced in adulthood have their roots in the experiences and conditioning of childhood. Until this conditioning is understood and resolved, it continues to undermine our adult lives.

Emma Bragdon, PhD.  Emma Bragdon wrote the first book published about Spiritual Emergency, A Sourcebook for Helping People in Spiritual Emergency.  It is used in graduate schools internationally to train psychotherapists how to recognize spiritual emergence phenomena so they can offer appropriate support. Another book, “The Call of Spiritual Emergency” is full of stories of individuals who have experienced spiritual emergency and the positive outcomes they have had.  Emma was licensed as a psychotherapist in 1989.  She has extensive training in breathwork, energy work, yoga, and intuition.  She offers private consultations online and in person. She also trains and certifies Spiritual Emergence Coaches® through

Bonnie Greenwell Bonnie Greenwell, Ph.D., is a transpersonal therapist and author of ‘Energies of Transformation: A Guide to the Kundalini Process’, a guide for experiencers and therapists based on her dissertation research. Over the past fifteen years she has lectured , trained therapists, and consulted with hundreds of individuals who have experienced spiritual emergence phenomena. She has training in Ashtanga and Kundalini Yoga, acupressure, and breathwork. She is a founder of the Kundalini Research Network.

Judith Orloff MD Dr. Orloff is accomplishing for psychiatry what physicians like Larry Dossey and Dean Ornish have done for mainstream medicine – she is proving that the links between physical health, mental well-being, and spiritual connectedness cannot be ignored. She has worked as a board-certified psychiatrist and assistant professor of psychiatry at UCLA and is an internationally known writer and lecturer. She is the author of Guide to Intuitive Healing and Second Sight.

Center for Spiritual Emergence The Center for Spiritual Emergence provides wrap-around, concierge level in-patient and out-patient services to help people live to their fullest potential by providing a transpersonally based, systems-oriented, body-centered, and trauma-integrated approach to healing spiritual emergence, spiritual emergencies, and addictions.  We address the physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual dimensions of our patients’ concerns as well as health and wellness as pathways to wholeness.

Spiritual Competency Academy Spiritual crises can be mistaken for psychiatric disorders, and this can lead to tragically unnecessary hospitalizations and stunting of the growth potential of such experiences. This site helps  both clinicians working with spiritual issues and is a useful self-help resource for persons integrating a spiritual emergency. This site is run by Dr. David Lukoff.