Continue Your Psychedelic Journey
You’ve done your initial research into psychedelics, and now is the time to prepare. Or maybe you have already dipped your toes into the psychedelic waters and liked what you found. Perhaps you’ve had a few ceremonies or sessions and are now seeking a deeper, extended experience. Or you have had some challenging psychedelic experiences, are struggling to understand your insights, and want some integration advice.
For helpful tips on successful integration, check out the guide to a rewarding Psychedelic Integration path.
Are you ready to take the next step? Want to find the perfect psychedelic retreat? Visit our directory to read first-hand reviews and testimonials from the psychedelic community.
If you are wanting professional guidance or therapy, read more about what psychedelic therapy is and where to find it. You can also check out the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelics Studies’ (MAPS) list of integration specialists.
Curious about psychedelic research? Find out more about where psychedelic research is happening.
What is Integration?
Integration is a common phrase within the psychedelic community. Integration is the process of understanding the insights that you have gained through psychedelic experiences and applying them in a lasting way to your life. The word “integrate” means “to make whole.” In other words, when we integrate, we take the pieces of our experience and bring them together in a way that makes sense and that can produce a permanent change in perceptions or behavior.
Psychedelic therapy remains an experimental treatment, which means that people can usually only access this treatment via clinical trials. Some types of psychedelic therapy include:
- Drug-assisted therapy: This is when a provider offers traditional treatments, such as psychotherapy, alongside psychedelics.
- Psychedelics alone: A provider might only give a person a psychedelic drug, with no additional treatment.
- Guided therapy: In some forms of psychedelic treatment, a person guides a person through the psychedelic “high,” offering therapeutic suggestions and helping the person remain calm.
Taking entheogens can be like air travel: people do it all the time, it’s usually fine, but when it’s not fine, it’s sometimes very bad. We’ve been there. And that’s where an experienced guide can make the difference in the outcome.
Interested in how to integrate what you learn in your journey? Ask for our Integration Guide PDF booklet.
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