Led by Somatic Experiencing™ Therapist, TED speaker, #1 Best Selling Author, and social activist, Atira Tan,( AhTR, SEP, 500 E-RYT) who is the founder of Art to Healing, an Australian charity that supports the psychological recovery of sex-trafficked survivors, and trauma-informed integration specialist in retreat centers such as the Temple of the Way of Light. Atira is currently the head of integration at AYA Healing Retreats.
Atira has mapped the trauma recovery of hundreds of PM participants in her private practice as an integration trauma specialist and co-facilitates Trauma-informed and Somatic Experiencing Plant Medicine retreats and dietas in Peru with AYA Healing Retreats. She is also the pioneer and founder of the Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Program, which has over 250 graduates in 3 years.
Together, daily live Zoom classes, combined with lectures, follow-up mentoring, somatic psychology practices, teaching workshops, and hands-on dyads will be presented to provide a thorough understanding of the Somatic Plant Medicine Integration Model and a deepening in embodied communication and attunement to support the integration process in both body, heart and mind.
This training will provide students with an understanding of how to hold plant medicine experiences with safety and with care, and support the healing process during integration with awareness, attention, and compassion.
In recent years, the literature and research around working with the sacred plant medicines and psychedelics have grown, however, what’s still missing in the plant medicine world is what comes after the ceremonies. This stage of the work is called integration, and where the “real” work starts in life.
The profound healing experiences with plant medicine do not end with the ceremony. The real work begins at this stage. How we integrate the insights that we’ve learned in the plant medicine ceremony, the application of the tools and perspectives we receive will ultimately determine the transformation in our lives.
In addition, the plant medicine experience often brings up traumatic imprints and memories from the past, and without the right awareness, understanding, and care, participants can be re-triggered and unsupported, leading to a deeper experience of re-traumatization. This is prevalent in the plant medicine world.
Unfortunately, the integration process after a ceremonial experience is not given enough importance in this field, nor is there ample and adequate training for integration coaches to understand how we can help participants process trauma memories that can arise in the plant medicine space, to respond effectively, or to support the integration of plant medicine experiences fully in body, mind and in our participant’s lives
September 9th – 11th, 2022
Times: 7 am PST (Los Angeles)/ 10 am EST (New York) / 4 pm CEST (Paris) / 3 pm BST (London) / 9 pm ICT (Bangkok)
*This program will start on the 10th – 12th of September for Australian and New Zealand students.
**Times are subject to change.
Live Online Course Structure
- 2 x 1 hr Video Lectures
- 2 x 2.5-hour Live Zoom Workshops
- 1 – 2 hrs of Homework, Practice Sessions, and Study (non-compulsory)
- Follow-up Workshop: 1 x 2.5 Live Zoom Workshop on Sunday 24th October (not compulsory)
- A Foundation of Somatic Psychology
- The Somatic Approach vs Talk Therapy Approaches
- Building the Body-Mind Relationship
- Polyvagal Theory and the Soul Nerve
- An Introduction to Embodied Communication
- Interoceptive Awareness
- Self-Regulation and Co-Regulation
- Inner and Outer Resources
- An Overview of the Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Paradigm
- An Introduction to Somatic Plant Medicine Integration
- Objectives and Goals for Somatic Plant Medicine Integration
- The Model of Trauma-Informed Somatic Plant Medicine Integration
- Practice Sessions
Atira Tan, MA, SEP
Head of Integration
AYA HEALING RETREATS
Learn More About Atira:
A TED speaker, activist, somatic trauma specialist, #1 Best Selling Author, and yoga teacher & group facilitator, Atira Tan is a powerful agent of transformation and change.
She has touched the lives of thousands of women, men, and children in her 17 years of experience in various somatic and creative trauma recovery approaches.
Passionate about creating safer spaces through trauma-informed education, and bringing healing in the ‘shadowy’ areas of life, Atira has worked as a trauma-informed somatic plant medicine integration specialist in retreat centres such as the Temple of the Way of Light. She is currently the head of integration at AYA Healing Retreats.
Trauma-Informed Somatic Plant Medicine Integration Model
Plant Medicine Integration, in an unregulated sacred medicine culture, is perceived at best as an add-on. It’s not well understood, and for that reason, plant medicine integration work which is trauma-informed does not receive attention both within the ceremony and without.
Therefore, we need to better understand the importance of integration and what it might, consist of in order to begin to conceive of it as equally as important as the medicine itself in promoting deep healing.
Integration, in our trauma-informed paradigm at AYA Healing Retreats, is about supporting participants to become an embodiment of their insights. If you can turn your insights from plant medicine into a living reality, you can create new behaviors and ways of responding to difficult people and circumstances in the busyness of our every day. We’ve become an embodiment of our insights.
In short, the objective of integration is for the insights received through the sacred medicine experience to be embodied and a living reality, instead of a collection of experiences that fade into the background. This integration space needs to be held with safety, care, and compassion, alongside an understanding of trauma foundations.
Learning to embody your sacred medicine insights in a holistic way, with the full participation of your body, mind, and spirit, may be a lofty aspiration, but it is achievable. Manifesting externally through your own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors is what we consider to be the ultimate goal and guiding premise of any successful plant medicine integration practice.
SCHOLARSHIP GIVEAWAY - Valued at $550
We’re thrilled to announce that we have 5 scholarship applications giveaway.
The scholarship application deadline is the 1st of July 2022 at midnight GMT.
Winners will be notified by email on the 10th of July and announced on @ayahealingretreats and @atiratan.
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6 recorded video sessions which you will get to keep
15 hours of big group conferencing
The Live Zoom workshops will be recorded and for one year access
Your PDF manual & Access to our closed community group
120 min Optional Follow Up Integration Session With Atira
* This program can be taken as a self-paced learning experience. All live workshop videos are recorded and you have one year access to the content.
** Please note that 50% of the cost is non-refundable and ticket are non-transferable. Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking. Your booking is confirmation that you have read and agree to our terms and conditions.
*** Completion of the Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Program is highly encouraged but not compulsory for this program.
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