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Integration for Psychedelic Support Professionals & Volunteers
Integration for Psychedelic Support Professionals & Volunteers

Mon, Jul 24


via Zoom

Integration for Psychedelic Support Professionals & Volunteers

Are you a psychedelic professional or space holder? Do you volunteer providing psychedelic 1st aid at festivals and/or on chat lines? Are you an integration specialist looking for peers to process with?

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Jul 24, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT

via Zoom

About the Event

Are you a psychedelic professional or space holder? Do you volunteer providing psychedelic 1st aid at festivals and/or on chat lines? Are you an integration specialist looking for peers to process with?

Providing emotional support for people on psychedelics can be incredibly rewarding and remarkably challenging. Sitters, guides, and volunteers are often exposed to unexpected crisis that will stick with them long after their shift is over. It can be difficult to deal with your own integrative process when confidentiality or bizarre circumstances keep these stories locked up. Not having a healthy outlet to share and process these intense experiences can do long term damage to providers and volunteers; this can lead to vicarious trauma and may end in burnout.

Join us for this special integration circle where we will explore the complex emotions that come with being a psychedelic space holder and integrate compassion fatigue. We will discuss the importance of reintegration for providers and look at ways to reduce the risk of secondary trauma in our harm reductionist. Come receive support and process the emotions and narratives that can follow you home from providing psychedelic support.

>>> This is intended to be a safe non-judgemental space for psychedelic support personnel and we ask those not directly involved in providing support to sign up for one of our other public support groups <<<

*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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