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Psychedelic Society Tea Time: Conversations about Mental Health [ONLINE]
February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
by Portland Psychedelic Society
Grab a cup of tea and join us for a discussion on mental health and psychedelics. This months discussion will be about Psychedelic Mysticism. As cities and states in the US begin to move forward with decriminalization of psychedelic medicines, there is an invitation and opportunity for spiritual growth.
Our speaker, Liberation Institute Therapist Trainee Emily Heard will present the clinical research highlighting the mystical psychedelic experiences, grounded in the awareness of honoring indigenous wisdom. We have an opportunity to pioneer this movement with cultural humility and awareness. The intention of this discussion will be to have an honest conversations about privilege, access, and decriminalization, while honoring and understand the complex history of psychedelics as a spiritual path.
Emily Heard, MA offers a unique Mind Body approach to Psychedelic Integration work based on over a decade’s experience as an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Therapist. She supports somatic healing and spiritual transformation through plant medicines, and specializes in working with women. With over 25 years of experience working with sacred plant medicines, Emily is completing her Masters in Integral Counseling Psychology with a focus on psychedelic therapy and research.
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Elizabeth Hoke is Clinical Director of Portland Liberation Institute and a Marriage and Family Therapist. She is an advocate for mental wellness in marginalized communities and believes that mental health is a basic human right, not just a privilege. Elizabeth is enthusiastic about psychedelic medicine and is committed to learning and discussing how it can heal and help our mental health crisis.
Tatum Marcus is an acupuncturist and artist (see painting above) who started studying psychology to learn more about the various lenses people use to understand their situations. She is committed to helping people heal their narratives and shift their perspectives around situations that are uncomfortable whenever possible.
Matt Branch is a graduate student at the California Institute for Integral Studies’ Community Mental Health program. He is passionate about the entheogenic potential of psychedelics. In addition to his work sitting for others, he has oriented much of his graduate work toward psychedelic therapy, and in 2019 completed MAPS’ ‘Beyond Therapy’ coursework.