PREPARATION AND INTEGRATION
Plant medicines - Psychedelics - Non-ordinary States of Consciousness
Have you been looking for open, understanding and non-judgemental professional support for an experience you've had with plant medicines or other entheogens? Are you considering attending a ceremony but want to ensure you are ready mentally and emotionally for the experience? These journeys benefit from adequate preparation and integration as the experiences can be beautiful, dark, confusing, overwhelming, and potentially life-changing.
Experiencing other states of consciousness can cause you to become intensely aware of emotions, traumas, and fears. These experiences may also cause you to connect more deeply with yourself and the divine. You may gain new perspectives and insights, process past experiences, gain access to blocked emotions, deepen your relationship with self and others, and much more.
By working together in preparation, we can:
Prepare mentally and emotionally for the experience
Identify clear intentions
Explore hopes for the journey, as well as fears and worries
Prepare for the ups and downs of the journey
Create a plan for post-journey
In our integration sessions, we can:
Provide you a safe and accepting space to talk about your experience
Learn how to integrate your experience into daily life
Find meaning out of your experience
I provide a trauma-informed and harm-reduction approach for preparation and integration which combines my education, training, and personal experience. I do this work from a place of honouring and respecting these ancient plant teachers and other medicines deeply.
For more information on the importance of integration, please refer to 'Psychedelic Sanity: The Importance of Integrating Psychedelic Experiences' by MAPS Canada.
*I acknowledge the rapid spread of the use of Ayahuasca and other medicines in the world. The beauty of these medicines spreading to more people who benefit from them is also combined with the negative impact of commercialization. I am dedicated to continuing my learning on how to do this work in a way that honours and respects these ancient teachers and the cultures they come from.
Disclaimer: I do not promote the use of psychedelics or other controlled substances, provide psychedelic-assisted therapy, or provide information on how to obtain psychedelics or other controlled substances. Laws and regulations around psychedelics and controlled substances are different depending on your location around the world. If you are interested in being a participant in legal psychedelic-assisted therapy research trials, please visit MAPS.org.