Working with plant medicine, we need to be supported in our lives to be able to gain the most benefit because this work can stir up pain from the past and leave us feeling very raw. This work requires preparation because while activating non-ordinary states through a plant medicine can be very powerful, the West is only just learning how to work ethically with people wanting to enter with these states in a professional and heart-centered way.
This is our first session together. During 60 minutes together, you will be invited to share your story. I will invite you to describe your inner emotional landscape, your worries, challenges, blocks & fears. Then we will look at where you want to go, what your longings, hopes, dreams, and yearnings are. Then I can give you my thoughts and intuitive sense of how we can journey together and how I can hold space for your healing & growth.
Our first task is to ensure that this work is safe for you. You will be asked to complete an intake questionnaire for the journey and we will go over your responces in the session together. We will discuss your health conditions, medication use, support network. Following the intake session, and after carefully considering the intake information we will make a decision whether it is safe for you to work with the plant medicine. If journey is safe for you we will continue with preparation and Intention Sessions. If there are some concerns for your safety, these will be explained.
Here is where the preparation for the ceremony begins!
Our first task is to establish a therapeutic bond that will hold you through the ceremony. We will have 3-4 sessions focused on safety, intentions, preparation for the ceremony and tips for your journey.
We will focus on your intentions, discussing ways to prepare for the journey (emotionally, somatically, spiritually, ceremonially).
In addition to journey and one integration session, I offer continuous integration work. And also provide integration sessions for people who are returning home from plant medicine journeys that have been difficult, confusing or not held in a proper setting with reverence and respect.