Fri, Nov 15|
Coming Out of the Psychedelic Closet
Are you wanting to tell your friends, family, or doctor about your psychedelic experiences? Have you struggled with coming out about psychedelic use in a hostile social environment? Do you feel isolated in your exploration of entheogens and want to talk to like minded folks who understand?
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Nov 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST
About the Event
Discussing taboo topics with family, friends, and physicians is always a risk. It can be hard to explain the value or importance of sharing about psychedelics to those close to us or involved in our care. It means risking rejection, or worse, by those we trust the most.
In this safe space, we will explore the challenges of sharing psychedelic exploration with peers, family, and medical professionals. We will work on processing the emotional charge that comes from sharing vulnerable psychedelic stories with less receptive people. We’ll talk about strategies to present psychedelics in your social sphere by skillfully bringing them into conversations. Knowing the when, what, and why of sharing psychedelic interests can promote healthy conversation and support authentic connection.
*Due to the sensitive nature of integration circles, NO RECORDING is available.
**Please try to be on time as you may not be able to get in after our icebreaker because we are busy or we are waiting until a sensetive share is over.
Integration Circle Rules
After our ICE-BREAKER, we will open up the circle 1st to people who would like to integrate a specific experience. Shares are given up to 5 min. We will then ask if the person would like to receive reflections. If desired, we will open the floor for 2-3 reflections. At that point we will then move to the next share.
If no one feels called to share a personal experience we will open the circle to questions and general conversations. Please limit shared times to allow responses.
We are also going to ask everyone to:
- Speak from personal perspective
- No Advice Giving. Use 'I' statements.
- Bring an open mind
- Confidentiality “what happens in Zoom, stays in Zoom”
- No Recording of ANY kind
- Silence all electronic devices
- Avoid distractive behavior: eating, multitasking, driving
- Mute mic when not talking
- avoid crosstalk
- Participation! We request that everyone participates on some level. That can look like: just turning on your camera, or participating in the check in verbally or via the chat. This is for the comfort of the group and everyone who is showing up and sharing vulnerably.
- No Solicitation of Substances or Promotion of Retreats (see disclaimer) please avoid naming specific guides or retreats
- No showing stash picks or substances on camera
Altered States Integration is not therapy and is not intended as a substitute for other types of counseling or medical care. We are not licensed therapists and do not claim to diagnose, treat, or cure diseases. We are peer coaches providing a safe space for clients to process the contents of their experience(s) and receive feedback with reflective listening.
Altered States Integration does NOT encourage or condone the purchase, sale or transfer of any illegal substances, nor do they encourage or condone partaking in any unlawful activities related to illegal substances. Please refer to your country, state, and city laws regarding use of psychedelics and alternative substances.
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$19 Full Price Ticket
$19 is the suggested full price purchase for a 2 hour event, however cost should not prevent participation. Please pay what you can and join us regardless.Price$19.00
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$13 Sliding-Scale Ticket
$20 is the suggested full price purchase for a 2 hour event, however cost should not prevent participation. Please pay what you can and join us regardless.Price$13.00
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$7 Sliding-Scale Ticket
$20 is the suggested full price purchase for a 2 hour event, however cost should not prevent participation. Please pay what you can and join us regardless.Price$7.00
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$20 is the suggested full price purchase for a 2 hour event, however cost should not prevent participation. Please pay what you can and join us regardless.Price$0.00