Nicole Churchill, MA, MT-BC
PSYCHEDELIC GUIDE, BOARD CERTIFIED MUSIC THERAPIST, TRANSPERSONAL COUNSELOR
Nicole is a Transpersonal Counselor with advanced training and credentialing in Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy through the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness. Nicole earned her BA from Boston’s world renowned Berklee College of Music (1993), where she majored in voice and songwriting. She was awarded a dual Masters from Naropa University in Boulder, CO, 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 Facilitator.
She was a founding member of the Integral Institute led by esteemed Transpersonal/Integral philosopher, Ken Wilber, and was mentored for 14 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.
Music has always been Nicole’s greatest medicinal ally. It is the #1 medicine she uses daily and can’t imagine life without it! She loves curating music for each of her client’s journeys and takes time to tailor playlists to meet specific needs. Music has an innate ability to reflect back to us emotions, feelings, and moments in time that are sometimes hard to express verbally. Nicole trusts music’s ability to be a loving container for her work with clients. It is a supportive tool in creating a safe space and holds seekers in their greatest moments of healing and discovery.
Nicole has been a practitioner of the Indo-Tibetan yogic and meditation traditions for three decades and is a practitioner of Kundalini yoga which includes the use of mantra, mudra, breath work, kriya, meditation, and ritual. These practices inform her work as a transpersonally-oriented practitioner and aid her in the assessment and treatment 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 nurtures, cross-pollinates, and actualizes projects that aim to raise human consciousness and develop wisdom culture.
Nicole identifies as a BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ ally and is committed to demonstrating her solidarity with community members through her words, actions and deeds. She is dedicated to the path of conscious leadership and is mindful of the ways in which she can contribute to nurturing human unfolding and increasing acceptance, visability, empathy, compassion, and moral and ethical development on the planet.
She has been married to her partner, John since 2000 and they share two beautiful children together: Trinity & Bodhi.
- Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Guiding
- Ketamine-Assisted Psychedelic Guiding
- Music Therapy
- Transpersonal Counseling
- Psycho-Education & Coaching: Integral (AQAL), Spiral Dynamics, Enneagram, Buddhist 12 Links of Dependent Origination, Eightfold Path, Yamas & Niyamas, etc.
Areas of Specialization:
- Psychedelic 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