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Psilocybin, MDMA, breathwork sessions or intensive forms of meditation may create enormous turmoil in how a person views the world and her-/himself. A culture of integration requires structures and well-informed people – on all sides of the aile. The Integration Circle Series consists of a number of structured workshops that address the need for “doing something with the psychedelic experience”. That need arises either because confusion, distress or harm occur. Or – much more frequent – because people fail in making something out of the insights and emotional revelations that they experience in altered states of consciousness (ASC).
There is a lot of talk about psychedelic integration today. The goal of the Integration Circles project is:
- to create half-manualized, high quality settings that are adequate for the needs of people who have intentionally (or rarely unintentionally) experienced a psychedelic state
- to train psychotherapists, physicians and other professionals in the field in dealing with altered states of consciousness – without prematurely pathologizing these states. The later often results in ineffective and harmful (pharma)therapies or stigmatizes the clients
- to evaluate the different integration circle formats, in order to find out, if they conribute to solving real life problems
In 2018 we will pilot the different formats, write a manual and train facilitators. Then we will evaluate the formats with sound scientific methods.
The MIND Integration Circles are facilitated by experienced therapists and trainers. They are not a therapy and will not substitute a treatment.