AYA Healing ONLINE COURSES

TRAUMA-INFORMED PLANT MEDICINE MASTERCLASS: WORKING WITH BUFO 5-MEO-DMT.

Overview

Working with plant medicine and psychedelics such as Ayahuasca, Bufo, Psilocybin, San Pedro, MDMA, and Ketamine can evoke trauma imprints and memories, arising to find resolution, healing, and freedom.

Plant medicines and psychedelics can access the implicit memory of individuals, and often trigger both confusing emotions and psychological states. When these states are not held with trauma awareness and care, individuals can experience disorientation, increased anxiety, disassociation, intrusive flashbacks, and at times, short or long-term psychosis.

Although many participants come to heal and process trauma experiences, very few facilitators possess the education and knowledge to respond effectively to the various categories of trauma that arise in this sacred space. The lack of trauma awareness and knowledge has led to many individuals staying “stuck” in the trauma loop and experiencing re-traumatization. These repercussions can be damaging and harmful to the psychological and emotional well-being of participants.

It requires a great deal of courage, experience, and bravery to navigate skillfully through the process of resolving trauma imprints in the arena of psychedelics when they arise. Unfortunately, many trauma survivors do not have the inner resilience or the resources to do so on their own.

Similarly, facilitators often feel overwhelmed with a lack of resources, education, and tools and without a practical understanding of what to do when various trauma imprints arise. This becomes neglectful and is perceived as dismissed by participants. leading to greater distress and perpetuating the trauma cycle.

At AYA Healing Retreats, we believe that being treated with safety and care in our current psychedelic renaissance is a human right, our birthright.

For this to happen, we need to co-create an inclusive, ethical, trauma-sensitive psychedelic renaissance that is grounded in responsibility, impeccable care, and compassion for all.

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Our Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Masterclass workshops will provide bite-sized tools and resources for facilitators to cultivate their trauma sensitivity and awareness. Workshops are 90 minutes long and will be facilitated by Atira Tan, Head of Integration at AYA Healing Retreats, the pioneer and founder of the Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Facilitation Three Month Training Program, and the creator of the Somatic Plant Medicine Integration Model.

She will be joined by a guest facilitator for each masterclass, and each workshop will focus on a specific plant medicine, such as Bufo, Ayahuasca, Psilocybin, and Huachuma.

Each masterclass will start with a 45 mins talk and discussion about trauma-informed tips and tools to work with each medicine, followed by a 45-minute Q & A where participants can ask questions about the trauma-informed plant medicine paradigm and specific case studies.

First Trauma-Informed Masterclass will start with the plant medicine Bufo, also known as 5-MeO-DMT.

We have seen an increasing number of individuals experiencing re-traumatizing experiences, the loss of personal identity, increased anxiety, and disassociation from the use of Bufo. Many of these individuals did not receive sufficient or adequate care from facilitators before, during, and after the psychedelic experience, leading to high levels of anxiety, depression, fear, and other disassociative symptoms.

Our masterclass will share at least three tips and tools on working with trauma with Bufo, certain contra-indications that facilitators need to be aware of, and how to facilitate and administer the medicine in a trauma-sensitive approach that is attuned, compassionate and safe.

Joining Atira is Stephen Kerby, a facilitator, and coach integrating modern therapy and Bufo to help individuals with trauma, including working with war veterans. He also runs Wounded Healers Outreach, a mentorship and coaching program helping folks with severe trauma such as PTSD, depression, and anger management.

YOUR TEACHERS

Atira Tan, MA, SEP

Head of Integration
AYA HEALING RETREATS

Stephen Kerby

Special Guest

Level Up With Us

With Atira Tan, Somatic Trauma Specialist & Educator, M.A., and #1 best selling author, and Stephen Kerby, Certified Facilitator Reiki Master & hypnotherapist

SOMATIC TRAUMA-INFORMED PLANT MEDICINE INTEGRATION

$ 50
  • Recording of our 90 mins Trauma-Informed Masterclass
  • Your 35 page PDF slides on trauma-informed tips, tools, contra-indictions and integration support
  • Specific case studies

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Atira Tan

Trauma Specialist - Integration Support

Hailing from her native Singapore Atira Tan, now based in Melbourne Australia, has over 15 years experience healing trauma through yoga, mindfulness, art, and counseling. Atira has a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from Latrobe University, Melbourne, she was featured on TED X, is the founder of Art to Healing and the annual international Yogathon event, Yoga for Freedom. Atira works extensively throughout Asia and Australia in various projects that are centered around healing and empowering women and girls who have been sexually abused and violated through the sex trafficking industry.

From 2004 onwards, Atira established numerous clinical art therapy and trauma recovery programs and has partnered with international organizations to bring art therapy, somatic therapies, yoga, mindfulness to the refugee camps of Burma, the war zones of Cambodia, the brothels of Kathmandu, regions devastated by earthquakes in Nepal and to remote Aboriginal communities in Australia. In addition to her not-for-profit work, Art to Healing, Atira works as a clinician and clinical supervisor in Australia and the Asia Pacific region and as an educator in Transpersonal Art Therapy. Like Elio, Atira is dedicated to creating the space for transformative experiences to occur for each participant. She is the head of our integration team and as well as teaching yoga on selected retreats, she will facilitate your post-retreat integration sessions via Skype.

More about Atira Tan: atiratan.com

“My mission is to inspire others to step into their TRUTH, to LOVE themselves wholeheartedly and to EMPOWER their unique EXPRESSION in the world.”

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Atira Tan

Trauma Specialist - Integration Support

Hailing from her native Singapore Atira Tan, now based in Melbourne Australia, has over 15 years experience healing trauma through yoga, mindfulness, art, and counseling. Atira has a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from Latrobe University, Melbourne, she was featured on TED X, is the founder of Art to Healing and the annual international Yogathon event, Yoga for Freedom. Atira works extensively throughout Asia and Australia in various projects that are centered around healing and empowering women and girls who have been sexually abused and violated through the sex trafficking industry.

From 2004 onwards, Atira established numerous clinical art therapy and trauma recovery programs and has partnered with international organizations to bring art therapy, somatic therapies, yoga, mindfulness to the refugee camps of Burma, the war zones of Cambodia, the brothels of Kathmandu, regions devastated by earthquakes in Nepal and to remote Aboriginal communities in Australia. In addition to her not-for-profit work, Art to Healing, Atira works as a clinician and clinical supervisor in Australia and the Asia Pacific region and as an educator in Transpersonal Art Therapy. Like Elio, Atira is dedicated to creating the space for transformative experiences to occur for each participant. She is the head of our integration team and as well as teaching yoga on selected retreats, she will facilitate your post-retreat integration sessions via Skype.

More about Atira Tan: atiratan.com

“My mission is to inspire others to step into their TRUTH, to LOVE themselves wholeheartedly and to EMPOWER their unique EXPRESSION in the world.”

Stephen Kerby

SPECIAL GUEST

Kerby is a Certified TIPM (Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Facilitator), Reiki Master, medicine facilitator, healer, spiritual/life coach, herbalist, forager, and hypnotherapist with a specialty in utilizing 5-meo DMT with modern therapy and coaching techniques to help individuals with trauma. He specializes in birth trauma and past-life trauma, PTSD, and depression.

Kerby also runs Wounded Healers Outreach which is a mentorship/coaching program to help folks with heavy trauma especially dealing with PTSD, depression, and anger. Kerby is an integration coach and works in many other roles, all utilized to help maximize the benefits of the sacred plant medicines. Kerby offers a unique approach to using plant medicine/sacrament in effective ways for healing and growth.

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Stephen Kerby

SPECIAL GUEST

Kerby is a Certified TIPM (Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Facilitator), Reiki Master, medicine facilitator, healer, spiritual/life coach, herbalist, forager, and hypnotherapist with a specialty in utilizing 5-meo DMT with modern therapy and coaching techniques to help individuals with trauma. He specializes in birth trauma and past-life trauma, PTSD, and depression.

Kerby also runs Wounded Healers Outreach which is a mentorship/coaching program to help folks with heavy trauma especially dealing with PTSD, depression, and anger. Kerby is an integration coach and works in many other roles, all utilized to help maximize the benefits of the sacred plant medicines. Kerby offers a unique approach to using plant medicine/sacrament in effective ways for healing and growth.