Working with sacred plant medicines can present enormous psycho-spiritual challenges. Although many seek to heal trauma imprints through plant medicines, few facilitators are equipped with trauma awareness education and lack the skills to respond effectively to trauma imprints when they arise in psychedelic sessions.
Our unique and specialised 85-hour trauma-informed plant medicine facilitator program equips facilitators to skilfully respond to trauma imprints with attunement, presence, repair, and care, thus ensuring a safe and trauma-sensitive ceremonial space.
Plant medicines have an enormous power to heal the body, psyche, and spirit, release psychological defences, and can often reactivate past unresolved trauma. At times, the latter happens in a way that is too fast and intense, and repercussions could be re-traumatising and psychologically harmful. Many trauma survivors may lack the resilience, tips, and tools for navigating such an experience, and it is our sacred responsibility as facilitators to care for such survivors in a way that prioritises their safety and creates repair.
As facilitators, we uphold an ethical duty to prioritise our participants’ health and well-being throughout the entire ceremonial experience, including the screening, preparation, and integration process. It is fundamental to understand the essential concepts of trauma recovery and to learn the best practices for responding effectively to signs of trauma imprints.