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Psilocybin in Psychotherapy

I'd love to share a little bit about something beautiful that I have had the pleasure and privilege of being involved in ~ legal, end-of-life psilocybin journeys. The first two journeys I sat were with Bruce (in the photo above)... ...
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The Erotic As Power

Audre Lorde reads the essay "Uses of the Erotic: the Erotic as Power" ... one of the most important essays of the 20th century. She talks about eros, "the personification of love in all it's aspects" - "the lifeforce of ...
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Francis Weller on Grief & Soul Hygiene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaI-4c92Mqo "This massive darkness makes us small. Not having practices to move through grief keeps us small. I consider grief a threshold. When we step across that threshold and enter the room of grief then we enter the room of ...
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Focusing on a New Year

It's that time of year that everyone's on fire with setting intentions! "I will love myself more."  "I will exercise more." "I will eat healthier."  I don't know about you, but I've always found that any attempts at self-discipline later turn into an unkind voice when I ...
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Good Grief: We need to stop hyper-labelling our experience and start actually experiencing!

"Grief is subversive, undermining the quiet agreement to behave and be in control of our emotions. It is an act of protest that declares our refusal to live numb and small. There is something feral about grief, something essentially outside ...
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What is a Registered Clinical Counsellor?

Registered Clinical Counsellors are those registered with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). There are many counselling diploma certificates which can provide an understanding of therapeutic theories and tools. There are various requirements for various forms of registration. ...
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How Long Does Therapy Take?

In my experience, people often say that they feel at least a little bit lighter even after the first session. As everyone will have different intentions for the work, you will not be limited by any number of sessions.  Most ...
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Taking a Walk on the Dark Side: an article by Bruce Tobin

For those interested in the Psychedelics in Psychotherapy movement, I'd like to share with you my friend & teacher Dr. Bruce Tobin's paper about how it could be the greatest enthusiasts for psychedelics, not skeptics, that get in the way ...
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Psilocybin in Psychotherapy

I'd love to share a little bit about something beautiful that I have had the pleasure and privilege of being involved in ~ legal, end-of-life psilocybin journeys. The first two journeys I sat were with Bruce (in the photo above)... one was featured in Vice (last November: https://www.vice.com/en/article/4adw4w/canada-is-allowing-people-with-depression-to-do-psychedelic-mushrooms) and on CBC (https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1865904707679). The next was a beautiful human was facing off with the psychological battle ...
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The Erotic As Power

Audre Lorde reads the essay "Uses of the Erotic: the Erotic as Power" ... one of the most important essays of the 20th century. She talks about eros, "the personification of love in all it's aspects" - "the lifeforce of all women ... that creative energy empowered, the knowledge and use of which we are now reclaiming in our history, our loving, our work and ...
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Francis Weller on Grief & Soul Hygiene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaI-4c92Mqo "This massive darkness makes us small. Not having practices to move through grief keeps us small. I consider grief a threshold. When we step across that threshold and enter the room of grief then we enter the room of grief, it has a way of opening up the rest of our lives. When we suppress grief, we live in a flatline culture and rely ...
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Focusing on a New Year

It's that time of year that everyone's on fire with setting intentions! "I will love myself more."  "I will exercise more." "I will eat healthier."  I don't know about you, but I've always found that any attempts at self-discipline later turn into an unkind voice when I don't show up in the way I'd wanted to.   So these days I ask myself, am I banishing other parts to the shadow with this goal ~ My inner child? ...
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Good Grief: We need to stop hyper-labelling our experience and start actually experiencing!

"Grief is subversive, undermining the quiet agreement to behave and be in control of our emotions. It is an act of protest that declares our refusal to live numb and small. There is something feral about grief, something essentially outside the ordained and sanctioned behaviors of our culture. Because of that, grief is necessary to the vitality of the soul. Contrary to our fears, grief ...
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What is a Registered Clinical Counsellor?

Registered Clinical Counsellors are those registered with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). There are many counselling diploma certificates which can provide an understanding of therapeutic theories and tools. There are various requirements for various forms of registration. At the moment, anyone can use the terms "counsellor" or "therapist"; however, what you can know is that those registered with the BCACC hold Master's ...
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PRAISE

“Circlework provided for me a space to reflect and feel connected to myself and other women. To be able to take that feeling—that space—with me day to day provided me with a sense of empowerment and reassurance to any challenges I may face.”

-NADIA, VANCOUVER, BC