PSYCHEDELIC HARM REDUCTION AND EXPLORATION GROUP

MONDAYS, 5:45-7:00 PM

Elizabeth Nielson, PhD

The Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Exploration Group is a psychotherapy group for people who have used psychedelics, or are considering using them, for therapeutic and/or recreational purposes. Given that psychedelics are being tested in clinical trials but are not FDA approved for any indication at this time, this group is for people who wish to explore their own individual and unique relationship to psychedelics including the relative safety and potential helpfulness or harmfulness of using psychedelics, strategies for promoting positive experiences, and minimizing the possibility of negative consequences should they decide to do so on their own. Principles of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy are incorporated into a group process in which participants can explore motivations, intentions, and outcomes of psychedelic use in a safe, supportive environment. Group discussions focus on integrating the profound insights, lessons, and even difficult experiences of psychedelic journeys into one’s broader life. Members are expected to attend this group weekly. To learn more, contact us at info@psychedelicprogram.com

 

INTEGRATING PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCES AND TRAUMA GROUP

THURSDAYS, 7:35 – 8:50 PM

Kevin Braga, LCSW

This group aims to support members as they continue to navigate their relationship to psychedelics and their history of trauma. Other challenges related to mental health and substance use will also be explored, depending on the needs of the group. Interventions will be client centered, including structured discussions pertaining to developing concrete skills, self-empowerment and management of trauma related feelings and behaviors. Grounded in principles of harm reduction, this group will also help members clarify their motivations and intentions surrounding their psychedelic experiences to reduce potential risks.