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Shamanism, Plant Medicine & the Western Paradigm of Mental Health

Mind, Body, Spirit Shamanism, Plant Medicine & the Western Paradigm of Mental Health Facebook Instagram Overview There are many forms of healing, whether it be healing of the physical body, addressing mental health, or healing a fragmented soul or spirit. But how do they connect and where do they cross over? The answer is not simple. Healing is a complex but beautiful web of interconnected practices, techniques, and influences. Whether we use shamanic practices and

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Best Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru

8 things to consider before booking your Ayahuasca retreat in peru Facebook Instagram Choosing the right retreat for you In the past decade, sacred medicine tourism has increased exponentially throughout the Peruvian Amazon. There are approximately twenty licensed operators offering Ayahuasca retreats in Peru and many more who are operating unlicensed. In order to help you make an informed decision about which retreat is best for you, I’ve put together a list of the 8

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What is a Plant Dieta?

Creating a safer space What is a Plant Dieta in an Ayahuasca Retreat Peru? Facebook Instagram What is a Plant Dieta in an Ayahuasca Retreat Peru? Dieta is a Spanish word that means – simply enough – diet. However, when used in Amazonian herbalist traditions that deal with the more powerful and often reality-altering and visionary varieties of plants known as plantas maestras or teacher-plants, used in an Ayahuasca retreats in Peru, the word comes

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Healing Trauma, Somatic Experiencing at AYA Healing Retreats

Creating a safer space Healing Trauma through Somatic Experiencing at AYA Healing Retreats Facebook Instagram Healing Trauma through Somatic Experiencing at AYA Healing Retreats The sacred brew of Ayahuasca has been used for generations to address internal struggles and cosmic influences by many shamanic and indigenous cultures. The ceremonial and ancient practice of drinking Ayahuasca often leads the person to unearth unresolved experiences, which westerners frequently refer to as trauma. Trauma looks and feels different

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The Amazon Rainforest Needs Your Help

Creating a safer space Amazon rainforest on fire, 12 ways to help! Facebook Instagram Amazon rainforest on fire, 12 ways to help! The sky in São Paulo, Brazil, turned pitch black at 3 p.m. on Monday. What should have been a bright afternoon suddenly became a bleak night. Last week, NASA produced photos from space showing smoke coming from the Amazon like a hazy cloud leaving burned forest in its wake. Within the next couple

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How Trauma-Informed creates an impeccable therapeutic container in Plant Medicine

Creating a safer space Trauma-Informed Principles in Plant Medicine Facebook Instagram My personal healing journey with Plant Medicine Like all humans, I have a history of trauma. From the original separation to a difficult childhood and through my own dark nights of the soul I was guided to embark on a personal, ancestral and academic healing journey in order to learn how to take care of and empower myself, naturally. In 2007 whilst completing a

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