Entheogens Preparation and Integration
"You don't do it to get high, you do it to get FREE! Therefore addictive behavior doesn't kick in because your underlying reason is freedom, not escape" - Rev. Michael Beckwith
A Painting created during Master Plant Dieta in Peru (c)U.Jurik
Entheogen coaching is coaching for people who use psychedelic medicines to catalyse personal growth, healing, addiction recovery, and self-discovery. These practices induce profound changes in perception, including changes in the experience of time or space, as well as alterations in moods, thoughts, and may also help with detoxification of body, healing from emotional traumas, deconditioning of the mind, unleashing creativity and provide important insights about one’s life.
Although people used medicinal plants for thousands of years in different cultures around the world, interest to entheogens reoccurred in 1950’s and has been growing rapidly in the past decades. Providing that psychoactive substances are illegal in most parts of the world, people who can not afford travelling to the countries where these practices are part of indigenous culture, find their ways to underground facilitators which can involve potential risks. Besides natural medicines, like psilocybin, ayahuasca and iboga, several synthetic drugs, like LSD and MDMA have been gaining popularity as well.
Considering that entheogens are a powerful mind-altering medicine, preparation for safe, deep and positive transformational experience is essential. Internet is flooded with information: from scientific research to personal experiences, which may be ambivalent, restrictive and misleading.
Post experience integration is the window of opportunity to harness the momentum to bring transformational changes into life.
Preparation / harm reduction coaching includes:
Exploring what really drives you to the experience and identifying your readiness.
Educational information about entheogens and risks.
Navigating through available options and identifying what could work best for you.
Clarifying needs and intentions, framework, and personal responsibilities.
Discussing the importance of set, setting, facilitator & support.
Holistic preparation: mindfulness, nutrition, diet, contraindications.
Setting up for integration.
Teaching to navigate through the high consciousness states: how to sooth, ground, face fears and challenges, how to surrender to the medicine and mindfully observe for enhanced and insightful experience.
Post experience Integration Coaching includes:
Processing, sustaining and integrating beneficial experiences to real life.
Authenticate meaning and lessons learnt through documenting the insights and ongoing journaling.
Maintaining holistic integration lifestyle.
Samira, Mental Health Practitioner
Uriya has transformed my understanding of entheogens. Her extensive knowledge about preparation, navigation through the ceremonies and integration processes has broaden my horizons.
During cacao ceremonies Uriya creates such a wonderful atmosphere with care and attention to all. Uriya emanates so much love and tranquillity and provides safe space for healing. My experience was deep, as I received the answers I was seeking and released unprocessed emotions, I realised the importance of a guiding force Uriya held, the importance of each individual that shared their feelings and hopes.
From the first instance of meeting Uriya, part of me already knew she'd be and play a fundamental part in my journey. Just from the ease of flow when being around her allowing me to be my true self. Following a series of synchronicities our paths brought us together where she has been a source of honest, unconditional and nurturing support during a much needed stage of my inner journey and integration process of my lessons
Maria, Health Coach
I immediately felt the love, acceptance and non-judgement radiating from Uriya when in her presence.
Even though I have experienced plant medicines since 2012, Uriya opened a deeper connection and appreciation for me…a deep respect and honouring for the gifts nature provides. Uriya’s heart-centered approach brings peace, love, acceptance and healing to all.