Entheogenic/psychedelic integration is the process by which the material accessed and insights gained in an entheogenic experience are incorporated over time into one’s life in a way that benefits ourselves and our communities. In this workshop, licensed clinicians Julie D. Megler and Mary McDermott share the basic principles of integration, as well as a structure to approach it and understand our own experiences more deeply.
Julie and Mary guide the group through experiential meditation, art, journaling, and ritual in addition to practical discussion throughout this day-long integration process. Drawing upon their wisdom as licensed clinicians, plant medicine experiences, dietas, and spiritual practices, Julie and Mary teach participants how to work with shadow material and develop skills to meet uncomfortable emotions with openness.
Leave this workshop with your own daily practice for integration as well as the ability to evaluate how your physical and emotional environment and belief structures can benefit or hinder integration.
This workshop does not promote, facilitate, or require the use of entheogens. This workshop and the views expressed by the presenter(s) are not a reflection of the views of California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), its Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research, or the individuals employed by CIIS.
CIIS students, staff, and faculty receive discounts on all events. CIIS Public Programs Members receive a 20% discount on all events. Contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we will check your ID for proof of eligibility on arrival at event.
Julie D. Megler, MSN, NP-BC is a licensed family medicine and psychiatric nurse practitioner. Julie is co-founder of Sage Integrative Health, a multidisciplinary health and wellness clinic in Berkeley, California. Julie is also chair of the board of directors of ERIE (Entheogenic Research, Integration, & Education), a non-profit established in 2011, with a focus on entheogenic integration, peer support, and education in the Bay Area. Julie’s dedication to entheogens has been inspired by her own first-hand experience of healing and creative inspiration. Julie has discovered that plant medicine is best practiced when appropriately supported, and it has become part of her path to give back to the community by sharing and expanding on the guidance she has been lucky enough to receive along the way. Learn more about Julie at: sageintegrativehealth.org & erievision.org
Mary McDermott, MFT, LPCC, CYT is a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional clinical counselor as well as a Yin yoga teacher. Mary is also certified as a psychedelic assisted therapist through CIIS. Mary has devoted meditation practice with her teacher Jennifer Welwood, and a long a dedicated relationship to entheogens. Combining her knowledge, practice, and experience she helps people heal the wounds of trauma and integrate their unresolved emotional material. There are many guides on the path and in honoring her own teachers, Mary is grateful to share what has been given her. To learn more about Mary visit: mcdermott-therapy.com
Julie and Mary have been been working in collaboration over the last two years facilitating day long Entheogenic Integration Workshops for ERIE, and as integration facilitators for The Temple of the Way of Light's (an ayahuasca retreat center in Iquitos, Peru).