The books, websites, and blogs listed below are some favorites that have resonated with me over the course of my health and spiritual journey.
“Consider the possibility that within your suffering, you are being given an invitation to let go, to wake up from the dream of normality, to embrace life in all its brokenness and wonder. To fall in love with where you are. To come out of the story of past and future and turn toward the present moment, the place where you stand.” – Jeff Foster
Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and Trauma Resources
There is some fascinating research and data to support the benefits of natural plant medicines used therapeutically, including Psilocybin and Cannibas. Proposition 122 was passed in Colorado, which allows for personal use of Psilocybin, while the use of Cannibas in Colorado is legal. Many mainstream sources and podcasters have featured episodes (and articles) that provide great resources and education around the preparation, integration, safety profile(s), what to look for in a guide/therapist, etc. I’ve listed some resources below that may be helpful as you research and navigate this up and coming space for therapy, transformation and growth. Note that Colorado has enacted specific legislation regarding natural medicines used under NMHA and the possession, sale, manufacture, and culitvation of natural medicines is illegal under federal law.
Process of Emotional Self Exploration – a Great experiential YouTube video by Dr. Adele LaFrance about working somatically within your body to identify and work with triggers
Stress, Trauma and The Body – A Great YouTube video by Dr. Saj Razvi explaining how the nervous system is impacted by Trauma
Third Wave – Site providing researched based psychedelic education, access to vetted providers and retreats, and a global community
Psilocybin 101 – Great guide in general. Microdosing vs Macrodosing, what to look for in a guide, safety profile, contraindications, set/setting, etc.
Fireside Project – Free psychedelic support during a personal use journey if needed (there is also an app). Call or text 6-2Fireside.
Psychedelic Community – Integration is where the “gold” to your experience is found. Find a community to help support integration of your experience
Trip Sitters Guide – Great guide for those wishing to support others during personal use of psychedelics
Oregon Screening Intake Form – Great example of questions that should be asked prior to working with psychedelics
Spirit Pharmacist – Member Resource and Support Program Psychopharmacology Consulting & Psychedelic Education
Healing Advocacy Fund – Updates on Prop 122 and governance around Licensed Psychedelic and Psilocybin Healing Centers in Colorado
Psychedelic Passage – Psilocybin & Psychedelic Assisted Therapy in Colorado
Andrew Huberman: Psychedelics for Mental Health
Andrew Huberman: Psychedelic Medicine for Treating Mental Health with Dr. Matthew Johnson
Andrew Huberman: How Psilocybin Can Rewire our Brain – benefits & Risks
Psilocybin Comes to Colorado – podcast with Dr. Craig Heacock and Dr. Shannon Hughes
Dr. Craig Heacock, MD: Great Podcast Series providing education about psychedelic assisted therapies
Other Wellness Mama podcasts related to psychedelic therapy and research
Donna Eden’s Daily Energy Routine
“Everything You Need To Know About the Chakras”
This informative 30 minute video on youtube is worth the watch if you are interested in learning more about the chakras. It’s called “A Beginners Guide to Chakras: Everything You Need to Know About the Chakras”. Click here to access a short video.
Alternate Nostril Breathing Technique
This breathing technique is an amazing tool to quickly center yourself, balance the right and left sides of the brain, a quick energy boost, and it helps tremendously with anxiety. Click here to access a short video.
Energy Medicine for Women by Donna Eden.
Ask and It is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks.
Reiki: A Comprehensive Guide by Pamela Miles
Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lifes by Michael Newton
The Anatomy of a Calling by Dr. Lissa Rankin.
Hands of Light by Barbara Brennan.
Einstein and the Rabbi. Naomi Levy.
Mind Over Medicine. Dr. Lissa Rankin
Essential Reiki by Diane Stein.
Essential Psychic Healing by Diane Stein.
The Healing Power of Reiki by Raven Keyes
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
A Still, Small Voice: A Psychic’s Guide to Awakening Intuition by Echo Bodine
Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith
The Urban Monk by Pedram Shojai
Hands of Light by Barbara Brennan
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer.
The Science and Genetics of Mind/Body Healing: Relaxation Revolution by Herbert Benson and William Proctor.
Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana
www.innersource.net (Energy Medicine)
The Newton Institute (Afterlife, life between lives, etc.)
Eckhart Tolle (inspirational, spiritual)
Dr. Wayne Dyer (inspirational, spiritual)
Boulder Psychic Institute (classes, free/reduced readings, transmedium healings via phone, etc.)