The psychedelic experience can uncover repressed thoughts and emotions. It can reveal hidden feelings and shed light on unconscious attitudes, beliefs, and memories. While the experience might unveil these important aspects of the psyche, it would be limiting to think the psychedelic experience alone can create sustainable life changes.
Psychedelics provide a temporary pause in ordinary reality. Altered states of consciousness like these can profoundly change someone—perhaps in ways that they aren’t aware of until in-depth investigation takes place.
Doing the work that’s required to preserve the lessons offered through a psychedelic journey and make use of them in daily life. Examination and implementation of what took place during the experience—be it sights, thoughts, sounds, feelings, epiphanies, and realizations—makes the difference between a mystifying one-off experience and a long-lasting and meaningful shift in one’s entire life.
Working with a psychedelic integration specialist allows you to fully unwrap the gift that is a psychedelic experience. The altered states of consciousness reached during a psychedelic journey have an impact on many aspects of human life. Integration is best facilitated by a qualified individual who uses their experience in a non-judgmental space to help address any changes to emotional, spiritual, physical, and mental awareness.
Integration sessions can take place both before and after the experience. You can choose a practitioner that uses either a Western medicine or shamanic framework. In either case, the practitioner will follow a harm reduction model and will create a comfortable and safe space for sharing any thoughts, feelings, and emotions that arises before, during, or after the psychedelic experience.