9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Earth Medicines: Restoring Balance with Traditional Healing Essentials

Instructors: Dr. Dawn D. Davis, Rainbow Lopez, Christine Diindiisi McCleave, 
Dr. Diana Quinn

Thursday, May 26, 2022

9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Cost: $200 CAD

Join us for this workshop with traditional knowledge holders as we create tinctures, teas, foods, and salves from common Earth Medicine plants. Participants will gain hands-on experience and understanding of the importance of Earth Medicines from various Indigenous worldviews working with common plants, water, and using intentional mind-body energy for healing. These essentials create a foundation for restoring balance and working with plant relatives. Additionally, we will discuss the importance of food as medicine, water, and mutual respect and reciprocity. During our time together in this workshop, we will build a communal space to create heart-felt medicines and honor the plant relatives with intention, love, respect, and gratitude. Everyone will leave with medicine they made to take home and share. We encourage anyone who has been curious about traditional holistic healing to attend.

Learning Objectives:

1.       Participants will learn to create medicine from common everyday plants. 

2.       Participants will gain increased knowledge of Indigenous traditional worldviews.

Workshop Leaders

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Dr. Dawn D. Davis

Idaho National Laboratory/Battelle Energy Alliance, Idaho Falls, Idaho

Rainbow Lopez

Natural Grocers Vitamin Cottage, Tucson, AZ

Christine Diindiisi McCleave

Alaska Native Heritage Center Association on American Indian Affairs

Dr. Diana Quinn

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies Cohort Integration Facilitator, Naropa University

Associate Training Director, Alma Institute

Research Assistant, Center for Psychedelic Drug Research and Education, The Ohio State University

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Introduction to Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy: Process & Practice

Instructors: Gita Vaid, MD; Steve Rosonke, MD; Dominique Morisano, PhD, CPsych

Thursday, May 26, 2022

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: $200 CAD

Novel uses of psychedelic medicines are attracting attention in psychiatry as effective treatments for conditions ranging from treatment resistant depression, major depression, post-traumatic and acute stress disorders, anxiety related to terminal illness, and a variety of addictions. The manner in which these medicines are employed and the context necessary to maximize their full healing potential represents a radical departure from current psychiatric frameworks. It also presents an opportunity to reimagine psychiatry as a healing art. Drawing on knowledge from a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches, meditation practices, intersubjective relational work and specific traditional healing wisdom, a novel psychotherapeutic methodology that can complement and leverage an optimal healing environment becomes possible.

Join Drs. Gita Vaid, Steve Rosonke and Dominique Morisano, to explore the ins and outs of this paradigm shift in the world of healing through ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP). Research has shown that psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy can activate intrinsic healing potentials for repair and correction, foster integration of self states, improve resilience, and enhance creative expression and growth. This half-day workshop (3 hours) presents and discusses the transformational potential and process of KAP and implications for psychotherapy and psychiatry at large. Light refreshments will be provided.

Topics include:
  • Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy: How does it work?
  • Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy: The treatment process
  • Implications for the psychotherapeutic process
  • The role and function of psychotherapy within KAP
  • Overview of preparation and integration for KAP
  • Clinical vignettes – description and case examples of KAP in clinical practice

Workshop Leaders

Dr. Gita Vaid

Gita Vaid, MD is a board certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst practicing ketamine assisted psychotherapy in New York City. She is a co-founder of the Center for Natural Intelligence (www.thecenterfornaturalintelligence.com), a multidisciplinary laboratory dedicated to psychedelic psychotherapy innovation and clinical practice. Dr Vaid completed her psychiatric residency training at NYU Medical Center, psychoanalytic training at the Psychoanalytic Association of New York. She trained as a fellow in clinical psychopharmacology and neurophysiology at New York Medical College and completed a research fellowship at NYU Medical Center. Dr Vaid serves as the Director of Psychedelic Awareness at The Chopra Foundation and is on Faculty at The Ketamine Training Center.
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Dr. Steve Rosonke

Steve Rosonke MD is the founder of Rainfall Medicine, a healing center in Portland, OR that incorporates ketamine-assisted therapy for childhood trauma, depression, PTSD, anxiety, addiction and chronic pain. In addition, Dr. Rosonke is an ER physician and an addiction medicine specialist. He is also fellowship trained in trauma and critical care. He has been administering ketamine in multiple clinical settings since 2001. He has been training people in ketamine-assisted therapy since 2018 in collaboration with the Ketamine Training Center and the Polaris Insight Center. He is also MAPS trained in MDMA therapy. He has a strong interest in consciousness studies and the healing power of the spiritual and transpersonal realm.

Dr. Dominique Morisano

Dominique Morisano, PhD, CPsych is a clinical psychologist, professor, and researcher. She holds academic appointments at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Collaborator Scientist), University of Ottawa/University of Toronto (Adjunct Professor), and Erasmus University Rotterdam (Visiting Scholar). She has completed extensive training in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies including the CIIS Certificate in Psychedelic Assisted Therapies and Research, as well as training from MAPS (MDMA) and the Ketamine Training Center. She is a Special Advisor at Field Trip Health, where she was previously Chief Psychologist (USA) and VP of Therapeutic Growth and Innovation. She currently runs a trauma/addiction focused private practice in Toronto and NYC and is a consultant for several companies in the psychedelic-therapies industry. She is a co-founder of the From Research to Reality: Global Summit on Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Medicine conference.

9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Holotropic Breathwork (Experiential)

Thursday, May 26, 2022

9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Cost: $325 CAD

This full day workshop is an immersive experience using both theoretical and embodied learning for reorienting to the self as the source of healing, while also cultivating skills for working with others in non-ordinary states of consciousness.
Holotropic Breathwork was developed by Stanislav Grof, a pioneer of psychedelic research, and his late wife Christina Grof, as a powerful approach to self-exploration that relies on our innate personal wisdom and its capacity to move us toward positive transformation and wholeness. Acknowledging, accessing and supporting the inner healing intelligence and impulse in each individual is the foundation of this work.

The process itself is simple, but valuable instruction and direct experience with the roles that music, breath, somatic expression, and skillful support play in the quality of a session offers a unique workshop opportunity that can be both personally rich and professionally valuable.This event is open to people of heart, clinicians and non-clinicians alike. No previous experience is necessary, however, you must be able to attend the whole day.

Stacia Butterfield

Stacia Butterfield (teacher) was certified as a Holotropic Breathwork practitioner in 2005, and joined the Grof Transpersonal Training staff in 2006. She has been studying and working closely with Tav Sparks and Stanislav Grof since that time, bringing Holotropic Breathwork and the healing potential of non-ordinary states to a variety of academic and professional settings, including The Fetzer Institute, Kripalu, Tel Aviv University, Sophia, Bullet Proof, and the MAPS Psychedelic Science 2013 & 2017 conferences. She is also a teacher with Grof Transpersonal Training, regularly facilitating six-day residential retreats in California and Connecticut.

Over twenty years of body centered studies have informed Stacia’s approach to integration of deep inner work and led to innovative roles in the Addictions and Transformational Medicine fields. She offered integrative classes at Healing Visions, an early Ibogaine clinic in the British West Indies; and has also made contributions to the MAPS MDMA Therapy Training Program and the Ketamine Training Center. In addition to her Bay Area workshops, Stacia enjoys working privately with groups of educators, artists, and optimizers.

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