Intention & Integration Groups
Whether you and your friends are going to Peru for your first Ayahuasca journey, or southern Colorado for a Native American Church ceremony, or Nevada to the Burning Man Festival, or just down the street to a private group experience with sacred psychoactives - education, intention setting and integration support are vital aspects of a successful transformational journeywork practice.
Processing your experience before and after it, within a supportive and loving community, amplifies the transformational process and provides a level of safety and support that is missing from solo medicine practices. Some inner territories are well mapped and there are a lot of simple strategies communities can use to support each member in staying safe and having the most profound and healing experience one can have can have. And in difficult scenario situations, to have an ally and strategies to minimize any harm. Generally speaking, adequate preparation significantly reduces the likelihood of a crisis, and increases the potential for profound transformation.
A Medicinal Mindfulness facilitator can instruct community sponsors in preparation and in how to educate their community on the journey they are about to embark on. Before and after the journey experiences, the facilitator provides intentionally guided preparatory conversations and integration meetings to support depth, safety, integration and group cohesion.
Medicinal Mindfulness provides psychospiritual community support for groups and communities who are choosing to take entheogenic medicines at events, festivals and ceremonies. We believe providing a container to a group choosing to do some inner work together increases group cohesion, makes the experience itself safer, and can support the community in the event of difficult transitions after the experience.
We call them “Pre/Post Meetings” for short.
We do this by working with a group sponsor who takes the responsibility for the container of the group at the events themselves. We do not attend the events themselves but provide support before and after the events.
Educational Sessions and Intention Sessions include:
- Information on the event itself and the substance being used so that participants can make as informed a choice as possible in whether or not to attend
- Community building experientials and intention setting support to create the greatest potential for the best possible experience
- Discussions with the sponsor and participants about the causes and conditions that can potentially negatively impact a participant’s ability to safely participate or integrate the experience.
- Teachings on somatically oriented and transpersonally-aligned mindfulness skills to help participants navigate the psychedelic space themselves
Additional safety assessments and recommendations such as seeking the advice of a Medical Doctor or holistic practitioners are also encouraged.
“Post” or Integration Sessions include:
- A safe community container for participants to share their stories of their journey
- Creating conditions to increase the likelihood that the experience can be integrated into participants' lives
- Crisis and difficult experience assessments and coaching on how to integrate difficult or overwhelming experiences
We are also available to provide ongoing therapeutic and coaching support. While no one can guarantee a “safe” experience for all participants, we have found that there is a significant difference in the quality and safety of an experience felt by journeyers when this container of support is provided.
Psychedelic medicines, even when used in very solid religious containers, may still create risks in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing. Working from a Harm Reduction model, we believe programs such as these that support experiences before and after them represent a necessary speciality of the guiding profession.
$999 per Journey Cohort
Online Conference Call Sessions Are Available
Includes an Educational Session, an Intention Session, Integration Session and some Phone Consulting Support. Each Group Session is 2.5 hrs.
This is a community education and support group. Confidentiality and signed participation agreement is required. This is not a medicine circle and no entheogens/cannabis are allowed in the space, nor discussions on obtaining/sharing illegal medicines. Sponsors and participants take full responsibility for their participation in any entheogenic experience. We are only providing harm reduction and prevention support before and after an event, and given the federally protected nature of some of these religious activities, we have no right to interfere with or suggest changes to the medicine circles themselves, nor would we want to.
Medicinal Mindfulness Events LLC is a professional mindfulness training and education program, and a meditation and breathwork event company that offers harm reduction services and facilitates private meditation experiences in conjunction with such services. Because some of our clients are cannabis users and/or psychedelic medicine users, we use language on our website and marketing material that is nonjudgemental and accepting of personal medicine use decisions. The purpose of Medicinal Mindfulness is to provide our services within the legal constraints of our society so that we can (1) best reach those who need the services we provide, and (2) to inspire others by living into what is now possible to do in compliance with the law. Medicinal Mindfulness fully complies with all local and Colorado State cannabis laws, and all relevant federal regulations. We are a harm reduction service and education company. We do not encourage any illegal activities or the use or abuse of cannabis or any other medicine. Nor do we believe that cannabis or psychedelic medicine exploration, even within the confines of applicable laws, is appropriate or beneficial for everyone. We are conditional advocates for intentional, sacred and non-habitual cannabis use for those individuals who already use cannabis on their own. Medicinal Mindfulness does not provide or sell cannabis for any aspect of our program, and it is not a retailer, supplier, reseller, distributor, agent, representative or subcontractor of any cannabis supplier or retailer. Any decision by you or another Medicinal Mindfulness event participant to purchase or accept such products from a vendor or individual outside of our program is a decision made at your sole discretion. Medicinal Mindfulness does not and does not intend to provide supplier, retailer, or distributor services or act in any manner as a cannabis vendor or retailer. Medicinal Mindfulness disclaims all responsibility or liability for any sale of cannabis voluntarily provided to you by such vendors. Please direct any inquiries about our services to firstname.lastname@example.org.