Psychedelics, or plant medicines, are one of the world’s greatest and oldest spiritual tools. They open us to startling new worlds and to transformative cycles of healing and joy. And then there’s the other side – they can terrify us, leave us adrift between two worlds, or have us feeling hugely disappointed if those transformative experiences don’t seem to happen. There is always much to do after we take the medicine, but our culture has no place to do it in, nowhere to make meaning of these profound experiences, and no easy way to find support.
My work is to fill that gap, so you can:
- Integrate the plant medicine experience, absorb the lesson that were given, and figure out your next steps.
- Recover from fearful, confusing or disappointing experiences.
- Work out emotional issues the medicine may have addressed or opened up.
- And if you took the medicine for an addiction, get help reaching the goals you set yourself.
The tool I use for this is Holistic Psychotherapy, which invites you into a calm and centered state so you can go inside yourself, explore your own imaginal realms and keep those healing cycles going. You can also integrate your plant medicine experience by reconnecting with its imagery and by going on new journeys of self-acceptance and letting go.
I have been working with people who have taken psychedelics since 2003, and since 1996 I have been using the pragmatic, compassionate method of drug treatment known as harm reduction. I use plant medicines myself, and so I am drawn to working with people who have taken these extraordinary catalysts for healing and change.