Navigating Psychedelics: Lessons on Self-Care & Integration
Your Complete Guide to Understanding and Integrating the Psychedelic Experience
Whether your psychedelic experience was recreational or intended for healing, the pursuit and curiosity of self-exploration and self-discovery can be a bumpy road with many unexpected turns. It can leave us feeling ungrounded and confused about where to look for help or support. Of course, this is not always the case, and some experiences are life-changing and provoke a tremendous sense of awe in life.
Throughout this course we will explore various harm reduction approaches to help you prepare for your psychedelic experience. We will also explore what integration means and provide a list of different self-care techniques to help you make the most of your experience. Lastly, we will provide a theoretical framework to work with difficult experiences and bad trips.
Self-care and integration are important concepts because it can amplify the benefits of psychedelics while at the same time minimizing the risks. There are many books that have been written about the speculations of the possible future uses and therapeutic benefit of psychedelics in clinical setting, but many of these books do not discuss the importance of integration. This course is designed to teach you actionable lessons and provide you with steps that are easy to implement before, during, and after your psychedelic experience. The material collected here strives to help you better understand your experience as well as bringing the experience forward into your daily life.
This is an at-home self-study course, which means that you can go through the material on your own time. You will receive access to the video lectures for a life-time, so you will be able to go back and re-watch the course material whenever you would like to.
The master classes are the heart of this course. We worked with top experts from the psychedelic field to create these.
You will have access to 13+ master classes covering various topics from integration, harm reduction, and understanding spiritual emergence.
Here are some short clips from Master Classes:
Katherine McLean, Ph.D. - Somatics, Mindfulness, and Integration
Ashley Booth-Preparation and Integration with Ibogaine and 5 MeO DMT
Who is this class for?
- Did you go to a festival and have a bad trip?
- Have you traveled to the Amazon to drink Ayahuasca and have had a life-changing experience and are struggling to make sense of the whole experience?
- If you are a veteran psychonaut, have you had a hard time landing on both feet?
- Are you interested in taking your first psychedelic trip or simply want to learn more about the topic including the risks and benefits?
- Are you still experiencing residual effects and symptoms like “flashbacks” or visual/perceptual distortions?
- Are you continuing to hear the shaman’s icaros sing to you in your dreams?
- Is your daily experience feeling like a dream or less real than normal?
- Are you having more anxiety or depression than normal after a trip?
- Do you feel like you have had a spiritual experience and struggling to make meaning of it?
- Are you a care provider working with clients who have had life-changing experiences and are unsure how to guide them through the process or looking for more information?
A message from Joe and Kyle
We want to share why we created the course for you.
If you have been following us on our podcast, thank you for the support. If this is your first time hearing about us, be sure to check out our show Psychedelics Today. We have lots of great free material on our site, including interviews from some of the top experts in the field of psychedelics.
Honestly, this is the course that we wish we had when we were younger! When we were creating this course, we thought, "What type of course would we have wanted or needed when we were younger and first exploring this topic?"
Here it is! The Navigating Psychedelics course is the culmination of years of experience, learning, and wisdom that we wish we had. We want to share what we have learned over the years with you so you do not make the same mistakes and go into this work better educated and with a framework. We have also learned over the years the importance of integration and learning how to work with the psychedelic experience after the experience has "ended." Hint, it never really ends, it is a process that continues to unfold over time.
The psychedelic experience is awe-inspiring. It transcends space, time, and self. While the experience is different for each individual, it is a meaningful and significant human rite in which one develops a relationship with the world.
Whether you pursue this experience purely as recreation or in a therapeutic or ceremonial setting, it is important to understand the risks and benefits to help reduce harm and maximize safety. Psychedelics are inherently safe, but they do pose some risks.
You can never tell when you are going to have a “bad trip,” but you can prepare yourself to deal with whatever comes up during the journey. We want to help you prepare for your experience so you have the best possible outcome.
If you're just starting off on your psychedelic journey, we highly encourage you to check this course out. It provides a comprehensive overview of everything that you need to know!
Psychedelic Trip Journal
Are you planning a journey anytime soon or in the near future? Make sure you do not forget your trip journal!
The Navigating Psychedelics Trip Journal is the ultimate trip book to help you prepare, track, and begin to work with your psychedelic experience.
In this 68 page book, you will find preparation tips and advice, journal prompts, a psychedelic trip checklist, a trip report section, and more.
Have you had a psychedelic experience and unsure how to work with the experience? Psychedelic experiences can be difficult, confusing, blissful, and life-changing, but knowing what to do next can be overwhelming. That is why we have put together this psychedelic integration workbook to help you through your process.
This workbook consists of different activities such as meditation prompts, journaling exercises, and goal planning.
"This was a wonderfully thorough survey of psychedelic integration and self-care. As a mental health professional, there was SO much value in this course for me that I can utilize both personally for my own growth, as well as to help others make use of their psychedelic experiences. Additionally, Joe and Kyle are a delight to listen to, and are quite knowledgeable and responsive to questions. Useful format, as well!"
- Jessica Katzman, Psy.D.
"The integration and self-care course provided high quality and individually tailored information for anyone from the seasoned psychedelic enthusiast to the curious but uninformed newbie. The perspectives offered are useful, unbiased, empirically validated, and generalizable to a wide variety of instances. I would recommend this course to anyone who is considering altered states as a means for personal growth or who seeks to integrate past experiences for their own betterment and for the greatest benefit of society. The course helped me add a few new tools and tricks to my arsenal, and expanded my perspective on conscious self exploration."
- Leia Friedman, Co-Founder of the Boston Entheogenic Network (BEN).
"When I first saw the course, I was skeptical because there is so much information on the internet about psychedelics that can be misleading. I watched the first video and I knew right away that you guys knew what you were talking about, borrowing a lot from Grof and that sort of literature. I knew right away that it was good stuff. The course was definitely worth doing!"
- Diego Pinzon, Student
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Are you nervous about taking an online course and want extra support? No problem! We are offering a one 1-hour Skype session to the course so that you have access to our instructors for question and answers. Just enrolled in "Skype" option course below!
You will be able to follow up with Joe or Kyle to answer any additional questions that may come up for you during the course or just to chat about your own process with integration.
Our Commitment to You
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By enrolling in this course, you are agreeing to our disclaimer and informed consent
Disclaimer: This course in no way promotes, condones, or facilitates illegal activity. This course is strictly for educational purposes only. Please be aware that psychedelic substances still remain illegal in many countries. By enrolling into this program, you are agreeing that Psychedelics Today takes no responsibilities for your actions.
Please be aware that this course is for educational purposes only. This is not a substitute for traditional psychotherapy or medicine. This course is designed to provide education from our personal and professional experiences. If you are experiencing significant issues, please seek medical attention.
Limitations of course
The exercises in this course are oriented towards personal and spiritual development. The techniques or modalities are in no way a replacement for traditional therapy. Much of the information in this course could be applied to your on-going therapy, if you are currently utilizing mental health services.
We believe that providing education, peer-support, and harm reduction is important for this field.
By enrolling in this course, you are agreeing that you understand the purpose and limitations of this course.
Looking forward to taking this journey with you!
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