I facilitate preparation before and integration after plant medicine journeys, retreats or ceremonies. I have experience working with Ayahuasca, as well as mushrooms, peyote, San Pedro, LSD, MDMA, and other mind-expanding substances. I understand the power of bearing witness to the deeply transformative experiences that one can have and the importance of reverently holding both the insights and questions that can arise.
Preparatory sessions concentrate on clarifying focus and setting intention. Additionally, for those with no prior plant medicine or psychedelic experience, these preparation sessions can make a substantial difference in the depth and quality of a client’s first passage into the unknown. Expectations can be normalized, and fears can be put at ease. Body and breath awareness cues can be introduced that will support you during various transitions along the way.
For clients more experienced in the use of plant medicines or other transformative substances, preparatory sessions can help you to refine your intentions; referencing prior medicine experiences and insights as well as exploring current life events and challenges, we can clarify the path you’re on and illuminate the questions that are most honest and connected, and potentially beneficial for your perpetual unfolding.
No two journeys are the same. Different visions, insights and experiences will call for different processes of assimilation into everyday life and action. Integration sessions are focused on examining, exploring and understanding the awareness that comes during ceremonies and what these transformative awakenings may mean for your life now. Sometimes changes are called for in your day-to-day life that can feel intimidating. I will support you through the process of incorporating new perceptions and new ways of knowing into actions and behaviors that are sustainable in everyday physical reality.
Often times questions are opened during these adventures that are left unanswered. Sometimes the medicine makes it clear that change is needed but you're not sure how to act on that or what direction to take. Integration sessions can help you to make sense of unresolved material from the ceremony, to identify where and how to make change in your life and also, when not to take action. Deep personal material can be uncovered or worked through during this process, so it is helpful to work with a guide who has personal and professional experience with both the human mind and the spirit of plants.
At a minimum, I recommend one 2-hour preparatory session prior to your journey, and two, 2-hour post-ceremony sessions. For some, continuing the integrative process is recommended, but that is best determined by the client on a case-by-case basis.
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