Integration: The Upside of Coming Down – Part Two: Debriefing, Disrupting & Dark Journeys

Harvey Schwartz, Ph.D.

Objectives for Integration

A broad consensus now exists: effective integration is where the therapeutic action is. Otherwise, these openings, insights, and transmissions become nothing more than fascinating experiences that happened once, long ago. Or, worse, unmetabolized mystical experience can become fuel for extreme personality traits such as grandiosity or self-negation.

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Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy: Technology for Accessing Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness

Eric Sienknecht, Psy.D.

When provided in the container of a supportive and therapeutic setting,  ketamine-assisted psychotherapy can be a safe, effective, and reliable technology for inducing Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness, exploring other dimensions of human consciousness, and facilitating profoundly transformative experiences. 

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Integration: The Upside of Coming Down

Part One – Overview

Harvey Schwartz, Ph.D.

Integration has ascended to quite a prominent position in the research and practices of what has recently come to be called “The Psychedelic Renaissance.” Today’s major psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy protocols using MDMA, psilocybin, and ketamine now include an emphasis on, and strategies for, integration – often stressing its value as potentially greater than the medicine sessions themselves.

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