As our collective awareness of wellness broadens and deepens, it’s significant to remember that our pursuit of holistic health unfolds within a specific legal and social context. The world of Psychedelic Assisted Facilitation is no exception. Although the practice is gaining momentum in clinical trials and certain approved settings, the legal and therapeutic landscape varies from state to state.
From Clinical Trials to Personal Journey
For instance, while there are clinical trials and authorized therapeutic settings offering Psychedelic Assisted Facilitation as part of certain studies, our therapists here in Colorado are not yet able to provide these services within their practices. However, our neighbors in Oregon have begun setting up a governance framework for approved therapy, fostering hope that change may be on the horizon for us too.
Despite the current limitations, there’s a wealth of support accessible to those intrigued by this profound journey in the Centennial State. A network of compassionate and knowledgeable facilitators in Colorado offers a variety of services designed to support your “personal use” journey into the realm of these potent modalities.
Your Allies on the Path
Through a wide range of educational resources, preparation support services, and – crucially – integration support, these practitioners will stand by your side as you delve into your psyche, accompanying you before, throughout, and after the psychedelic experience. These facilitators act not just as guides, but as allies on your path, equipping you with tools to engage confidently and responsibly with these substances.
Integration support is the key to unlock the full potential of this profound experience. Just as a seed needs water, sunlight, and nutrients to fully grow, we need to effectively understand and incorporate our psychedelic experiences into our lives in order to reap the benefits they bring.
The Journey Ahead
Receiving the gifts of Psychedelic Assisted Facilitation isn’t about a one-time experience. It’s about learning how to carry the insights and perspectives gained during that moment of revelation into our everyday lives. It’s about paving the path to live a life that’s richer, more attuned to ourselves, and harmoniously integrated into the world around us.
Remember, friends, you’re not alone on this journey. While we await regulatory changes that will allow us to embrace Psychedelic Assisted Facilitation more fully, we can inform ourselves, prepare thoroughly, and lean on our community to navigate the complexities of this fascinating path.
Here’s to the journey ahead – may it be filled with curiosity, compassion, and the courage to seek the answers within our hearts and minds.
There are some clinical trials and approved clinical settings that offer this as part of various studies, but therapists in Colorado are not yet able to offer these services. Oregon does have some governance around approved therapy, however. In Colorado, there are many therapists or facilitators who offer support services for those who wish to engage in the “personal use” of these medicines. Many Facilitators and therapists in CO offer education, preparation support (for their personal use journey), and integration support. Integration support is key to receiving the full benefits of the medicine, as it is important for the individual to integrate the experience into his or her life, understand how to integrate it into the world around them, and use the experience to live a richer life.