Compassionate Inquiry, Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Therapy, Psychedelic Integration, Art, Music & Love
The Nature of the Journey
I’m glad you are here. Honor the part of you that brought you here, is looking out for you, and seeking support in your journey. We all have our traumas, some more than others, and learning to befriend, feel through, accept, and let go of their hold on us is our journey.
So many of our traumas/issues are of developmental and epigenetic (ancestral) origin, and this is my primary focus.
I have been working with psychedelics and healing for over 8 years personally, and for over 3 years supporting others. I am a Certified Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner, Dr. Gabor Maté’s elegant method of helping others work with their traumas, as well as an Individual and Group Psychedelic Integration Facilitator, and a Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Therapist. I am also very active in the Psychedelic Community.
I bring a broad and solid base of eclectic wisdom to this work. I am experientially informed through my own big “T” trauma healing journey which includes: Psychedelics in and out of a Ceremonial context, Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Jungian Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Rosen Method Bodywork, Family Constellations, Medicine Dance (a form of ecstatic dance), the wisdom of Alan Watts, and Eastern thought.
I appreciate and understand longing for relief, as well as the dedication and perseverance needed to process our traumas/issues. I honor your motivation to walk this path. I am here, walking with you.
Compassionate Inquiry is a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world.
Through Compassionate Inquiry, one can recognize the unconscious dynamics that run your life and how to liberate yourself from them.
“The purpose of Compassionate Inquiry is to drill down to the core stories people tell themselves – to get them to see what story they are telling themselves unconsciously; what those beliefs are, where they came from; and guide them to the possibility of letting go of those stories, or letting go of the hold those stories have on them …” —Dr. Gabor Maté
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Safe and Sound Protocol
The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, is a non-invasive application of Polyvagal Theory designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience.
Listening is connected with the vagus nerve, the body’s internal control center for processing and responding to cues and signals from the world around us. The SSP uses specially-filtered music to train the neural network associated with listening to focus on the frequency range of the human voice. As we learn to focus on the sound frequencies of human speech through the SSP program, the vagus nerve becomes stimulated and the state of feeling more safe and calm becomes accessible. This helps us learn how to more easily and consistently feel better regulated in the face of life’s challenges.
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Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Therapy
Psychedelic Somatic Therapy considers that your body is a far more effective pathway for processing the charged experiences, memories and revelations that come with psychedelic therapy than your cognitive mind. Gaining insight, understanding where your symptoms are coming from, or telling your story again has very little effect on actually shifting the reactivity underlying symptoms. Even though your thoughts can trigger symptoms, anxiety is fundamentally a nervous system response that you feel in your body, in your gut.
Fear, depression, numbing are very frequently responses created by your autonomic nervous system. They are, or were at one point, appropriate responses to stressful or traumatic events you experienced in life, particularly in childhood. Your nervous system is generating these symptoms, and given the proper conditions, your nervous system knows how to organically process and resolve these symptoms. The psychedelic medicine is a powerful catalyst allowing this to happen much more quickly and thoroughly.
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Psychedelic integration is working with the insights, visions, sensations and feelings received during or after a psychedelic journey, and applying them to your day-to-day life for healing, growth, and positive changes.
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