Expanded state experiences, such as those achieved through psychedelic medicines and breathwork, can be profoundly life changing. Non-ordinary states of consciousness can show us our full potential and allow us to access unconscious patterns. With support, you are able to develop short and long term goals which help you integrate these experiences into your daily life. Amy offers both pre- and post-journey services.
A certified psychedelic integration coach helps a client to prepare mentally, emotionally and physically for their transformational experience and integrate it afterwards in order to create lasting change. People around the world are becoming interested in using psychedelics as treatment for mental health challenges, for personal transformation, addiction recovery and psychospirtual growth. In mainstream medicine, psychedelics are showing positive results as a treatment for depression, alcoholism, nicotine dependence, anxiety related to a terminal illness (existential crisis), chronic PTSD, and social anxiety related to autism, among other potential applications. Psychedelics are also known to induce mystical experiences which can change a person’s outlook on life.
Psychedelic integration coaching is designed to support the synthesis of the mind and body following the experience of a non-ordinary state of consciousness accessed through the use of psychedelics, breathwork or meditation. Though psychedelic experiences are highly regulated within the US, many people continue to seek out psychedelics within certain clinical, religious, or spiritual settings with hopes of broadening their minds, changing their behaviors and relationships, as well as simply having fun.
Our integration services offer a safe, confidential space to process, explore, and share challenges and insights into non-ordinary states and the potential for personal transformation that they offer. Integration services often include somatic, mindfulness, art, and talk interventions, as well as a harm reduction approach to support increased education and safety in the psychedelic process. Amy is trained and experienced in addressing the unique concerns of people who are exploring psychedelics in therapeutic, recreational and spiritual contexts.
Psychedelic integration includes:
Preparation for transformational experiences
Skills & navigation training
Aftercare integration to solidify positive changes
*Disclaimer: Sage Integration Services LLC does not approve/disapprove, suggest or advocate for the use of entheogenic or psychedelic medicines, nor do we make referrals to the medicines or help people connect with the medicines. Sage Integration provides integrative coaching around transformational experiences, such as entheogenic journeys, meditation retreats, holistic treatments, personal development workshops, and other psycho-spiritual healing and transformational events. This service does not suggest, approve/disapprove, or refer individuals to use entheogenic medicines that are not legal in the U.S. Note: Ketamine is a transformational medicine that IS legal in the U.S.
MAPS.org The key finding of MAPS Phase 3 study of MDMA-assisted therapy for chronic, severe PTSD showed, “67% of participants who received three MDMA-assisted therapy sessions no longer qualified for a PTSD diagnosis and 88% experienced a clinically meaningful reduction in symptoms.” Theefficacy of MDMA stands in stark contrast to standard therapeutic methods. Commonly prescribed medications (SSRIs, sleep aids, benzodiazepines, etc.) are often taken daily for years, and at times, forever. Whereas MDMA is only administered a handful of times and produces far greater and longer-lasting benefits in many patients. NYT CBS News Hopkins Medicine
The ceremonial use of cacao involves consuming a significant amount of cacao in drink form. Because cacao works directly with your heart chakra, it is known as the sacred plant medicine to open your heart. It is known as a teacher plant and a powerful guide for inner work. There are many health benefits to cacao as well as spiritual benefits.
Health benefits include:
High levels of anti-oxidants, such as flavanols & polyphenols.
Theobromine, a bitter alkaloid that is a gentle & grounded stimulant, especially compared to caffeine, which is actually very low in cacao.
Mood enhancers (neurotransmitters) such as serotonin, PEA & anandamide.
High levels of magnesium, a muscle relaxant and important mineral in our diet.
To work with cacao is to open to your own inner world more fully, including the challenging or painful places, to shift stuck energies and allow the nervous system to move naturally toward healing. Cacoa is used in conjunction with other practices such as sound healing, meditation and yoga, to deepen and enhance the experience. Ceremonies are offered outside, or indoors with physical distancing in place.