A Four-Week Online Lecture Series with Various Teachers

Psychedelic Integration

Psychedelics, Neuroplasticity, and Spiritual Practice

March 6th - 27th, 2019

SUMMARY

In this 4-part lecture series, researchers, psychotherapists and psychedelic facilitators come together to discuss the research around psychedelics and integrative practices that harness neuroplasticity in the wake of psychedelic experience.

Talks Presented by...

Isa Gucciardi

Isa Gucciardi holds degrees and certificates in transpersonal psychology, cultural and linguistic anthropology, comparative religion, hypnotherapy, and transformational healing. She has been a dedicated Buddhist practitioner for forty years and has spent over thirty years studying spiritual, therapeutic, and meditative techniques from around the world. Isa has worked with master teachers of Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism and Sufism, as well as expert shamanic practitioners from a variety of traditions.

Isa is the creator of Depth Hypnosis, a groundbreaking therapeutic model that has won rave reviews from psychotherapeutic and spiritual counselors alike. She is also the Founding Director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream, a school for consciousness studies in Berkeley, California. Isa teaches and speaks nationally and internationally, and has published numerous articles, podcast episodes, videos, and the books Coming to Peace and Return to the Great Mother. She maintains a private practice with institutions and individuals in Depth Hypnosis and Coming to Peace processes. Isa speaks five languages and has lived in eleven countries. She is the mother of two children and lives with her partner in San Francisco.

Rachel Harris

Rachel Harris, PhD is a Psychologist with both a research and a clinical background. She was in the 1968 Residential Program at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA and remained on the staff for a number of years. During the decade she worked in academic research, Rachel received a New Investigator’s Award from the National Institutes of Health and published over forty scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals. She also worked as a psychological consultant to Fortune 500 companies including the UN. Rachel was in private psychotherapy practice for thirty-five years specializing in people interested in psychospiritual development. Rachel is the author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety.

Jae Sevelius

Jae Sevelius, PhD is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and is a licensed clinical psychologist. At the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, Dr. Sevelius’ federally-funded community-led research is focused on leveraging data to develop and evaluate transgender–specific, trauma-informed interventions to promote holistic health and wellness among transgender people, with an emphasis on serving transgender women of color and those affected by HIV in California and São Paulo, Brazil. For their scholarship on transgender health, Dr. Sevelius was recently awarded the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Sevelius holds a Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr. Sevelius’ research and clinical interests lie at the intersections of social justice, sexuality, health, and identity.

LECTURE SERIES INCLUDES

4 Live, Interactive Zoom Sessions
4 Q&As 
4 Downloadable Videos & MP3s
Lecture Series Readings
10 Yoga Alliance Cont. Ed. Credits
10 Embodied Philosophy Credits
Private Pop-Up Facebook Group

COURSE OUTLINE

MODULE #1: Plant Medicine: Preparing and Integrating the Experience

with Isa Gucciardi / The millennial age has brought a renewed interest in using psychoactive plants for therapeutic purposes. Plants like Ayahuasca, Psilocybin Mushrooms, San Pedro, and Iboga are just some of the plants being used in this way that we will explore. This workshop is designed for those who are working with, considering working with, or simply interested in learning more about psychoactive plants. We will explore different kinds of plants, practices and settings for working with plants, and how to effectively integrate the experience with plant medicine. This class will also be an introduction to working with the intelligence of plants in a non-altered state to better access their teachings and healing properties as has been done in shamanic cultures for thousands of years. (We will not be ingesting plants in this workshop, nor is personal experience with hallucinogenic plants required to participate.) Counseling professionals will find this course useful for working with their clients.

MODULE #2: Topic TBA

with TBA

MODULE #3: Listening to Ayahuasca

with Rachel Harris

Based on her research, Rachel found that 74% of people using ayahuasca reported an on-going relationship with the spirit of the plant. She'll discuss how this relationship can heal attachment issues from our earliest experiences in life. People also reported improvements in sense of self, emotional moods, personal relationships, healthier lifestyle, and joy in life.   Rachel will explore the therapeutic and spiritual meaning of the current psychedelic research on the Default Mode Network and how mystical experience or ego dissolution offers the opportunity to deconstruct our egos and consciously choose how to be in the world.

MODULE #4: Queering Psychedelics

with Jae Sevelius

Psychedelics, when used safely and with intention, have demonstrated tremendous healing properties in various cultures and contexts for millennia. While the benefits of psychedelics for increasing openness, healing trauma, and disrupting negative thought patterns are becoming well-known, the unique impacts of psychedelics on sexuality and identity have been less explored. The mystical and ego dissolution experiences that are often cited as the source of emotional healing also can have liberating effects on self-awareness and self-acceptance among sexual and gender minorities as well as those who embrace more mainstream identities. When psychedelics show us that we are more than our bodies, more than our cultural programming, we can learn to embrace and express all of ourselves beyond binary notions of the human experience.

March 2019

March 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

Join therapists, scientists, & psychedelic facilitators and researchers as they explore the integration of psychedelics into spiritual and social practice.

Students Who Take This Course Will:

  • learn about psychoactive plants
  • explore what  psychedelic integration means
  • look at how psychoactive plants are used for therapeutic purposes
  • explore different kinds of plants, practices and settings for working with plants, and how to effectively integrate the experience with plant medicine
  • discuss the benefits that psychedelics and plant medicine offer
  • learn about the integration of plant medicine in shamanic cultures practiced for thousands of years
  • discuss recent research of plant medicine
  • examine the history of psychedelics from queer and non-binary perspectives

  • (We will not be ingesting plants in this symposium, nor is personal experience with hallucinogenic plants required to participate.)

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Psychedelic Intergration

Psychedelics, Neuroplasticity, and Spiritual Practice

A 4-MODULE ONLINE LECTURE SERIES WITH VARIOUS TEACHERS

Presented by Embodied Philosophy

A one-time investment of $127, or join the Wisdom School

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4 Zoom Sessions

4 Q&As with Joe

4 Videos & MP3s

Course Readings

10 YA Credits

10 EP Credits

Pop-Up Facebook Group

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4 Q&As with Joe

4 Videos & MP3s

Course Readings

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