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PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION

Integrating psychedelic experiences

In connection with my time as a senior candidate at the Jung Institute (and as a focus in my final assignment), I would like to offer psychedelic integration to people who want to work with their experiences with psychedelic drugs such as ayahuasca, psilocybin, LSD and MDMA. Thus, the therapy does not take place under the influence of the psychedelic drugs but subsequent therapeutic integration. The work will use the Jungian psychology that is particularly suitable for psychedelic integration as well as the more spiritual aspects.

Please contact me to hear more.

Introduction to psychedelic integration
 
There is a psychedelic renaissance currently going on, and there is a lot of media coverage and research in especially MDMA, psilocybin and ayahuasca with a lot of documentation showing that this "medicine" has great potential to support personal development and insight as well as be personally transformative. Rigshospitalet, Imperial College London, Johns Hopkins hospital and MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) are some of the places and organizations where this research is going on right now.

Many participate in psychedelic workshops such as ayahuasca and psilocybin for the purpose of searching for meaning, community, personal development, and healing. All psychedelic journeys are unique. There are no two people who share the same starting point or history. No matter what you go through in your inner experiences, there is a lot of evidence that the experiences are not random.

If you participate in a good workshop with people who are talented, you get guidance and support throughout the ceremony and everything is good. Other times, it can end up being a difficult experience that does not end properly. It can also easily happen if you have been careless and taking drugs in a less structured and prepared forum such as alone, between friends or in a larger social context.

Regardless of whether the experience has been good or not, you may have gained deep insight into both more transpersonal or personal areas, which may take months and years to integrate. If this integration does not happen, it can lie in the psyche where it can disrupt, create anxiety and raise existential issues.

More specifically, integration is not only about understanding one's experiences during a psychedelic journey, but also about how the new realizations and experiences about oneself and the world can be managed in a busy everyday life. How to get back to everyday life after the deep emotional, mental and spiritual experiences that a psychedelic journey can provide.

The established health system is in a strange place with respect to psychedelic substances. A lot of knowledge is accumulated and rediscovered, and the documentation for the potential of these substances is now well documented. However, not many practitioners know how to support an integration process. Instead, the psychologist or psychiatrist often relate to the psychedelic experiences as an abuse or a manifestation of an unsuppressed psychopathology. It can be a very inappropriate way of treatment.
 
In my opinion, the Jungian framework is in a unique position to integrate psychedelic experiences.

Please feel free to contact me or book a time to inquire.