14 Mar Integration of Altered States
For this skillshare, I am offering an experiential practice and discussion based workshop on integration of altered states, including both experiences in psychedelic medicine spaces as well as yoga, meditation and breathwork. Experiences with altered states come in many different forms, but the importance of integrating the wisdom gained from these experiences is fundamental to the value of this work. I view integration as the process by which the material accessed and insights gained in experiences with altered states are incorporated into our life in a way that benefits ourselves, our communities and our environment.
We will focus the first 60 to 90 minutes going over history and cultural context of altered states in indigenous groups, in underground therapies and medicine circles, and more recently in modern medicine via psychedelic therapy research. There will be ample time for a Q + A session and group discussions covering topics including ethical considerations in psychedelic medicine, the implications of cultural appropriation, and how to use these medicines and practices in a way that honors the wisdom of our elders and other communities. For the last hour, we will go through examples of different psychedelic integration practices.
Integration of Altered States will be shared by Emily Willow