Nicole Churchill, MA, MT-BC
Psychedelic Guide, Board Certified Music Therapist, Transpersonal Counselor, RYT: Kundalini Yoga
Nicole is a Transpersonal Counselor with advanced training and credentialing in Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy through the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness. She earned her BA from Boston’s world renowned Berklee College of Music (1993), and was awarded a dual Masters from Naropa University where she studied Transpersonal Psychology and Music Therapy (2001). She has extensive training in the healing arts and is a board certified Music Therapist, Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor, and an Expressive Movement Practitioner. Nicole was also trained by advanced practitioners at the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness in Psilocybin Support Services and Harm Reduction. In addition to this, she has successfully completed Psychedelic First Aid training which includes CPR certification, psychedelic mental health crisis intervention and suicide intervention training.
She is a founding member of the Integral Institute led by esteemed Transpersonal/Integral philosopher, Ken Wilber, and was mentored for 15 years by respected author and clinical psychologist Dr. Daniel P. Brown. She has completed advanced training in the following areas: attachment therapy, hypnosis, gestalt, addictions, anxiety disorders, depression, conflict resolution, positive psychology for peak performance, CCRT (Core Conflict Relational Themes), and the “Pointing Out” style of Buddhist Mahamudra meditation.
Nicole believes that spiritual development is our innate birthright, and that Nature provides plant based medicine to serve humanity in the healing of our trauma, and in the expansion of our consciousness. Nature is a powerful guru; which brings us from darkness (gu), to light (ru). As such, Nicole weaves the practices of ritual, art, music, magic, yoga, meditation, and earth based methods of celebration, cleansing, and renewal to assist clients in birthing their own medicine person, and is honored to be a midwife in that process.
Nicole is the Co-Founder of Samadhi Integral (2003) and is the Executive Director of the Karuna Mandala Initiative (2016), a 501 (c) (3) umbrella organization that actualizes projects that aim to raise human consciousness and develop wisdom culture.
Nicole identifies as an ally of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities and is committed to demonstrating her solidarity with collective members through her words, actions and deeds.
She is the mother of two amazing teenagers, and has been married to her partner, John since 2000.
- Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy
- Psilocybin Support Services
- Ketamine-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Transpersonal Counseling
- Psycho-Education & Coaching: Integral (AQAL), Spiral Dynamics, Enneagram, Buddhist 12 Links of Dependent Origination, Eightfold Path, Yamas & Niyamas, etc.
- Psychedelic Harm Reduction & Integration
- Attachment Disturbances
- Grief & Loss
- Betrayal Trauma
- Anxiety & Depression
- Transforming Negative Self Scripts into Healthy Ones (Script Pathology)
- Phases/Stages of the Human Life Cycle
- Transpersonal Unfolding & Flourishing
- Existential Meaning Making
- Conscious Relationships (CCRT, Family Systems, Parenting)
- Women’s Rites of Passage
- Kundalini Yoga Alchemy & Breathwork
- Creating & Maintaining Meditation Practices & Rituals