The mini-course Integrative Mental Health: What is it? introduces a holistic approach to mental well-being. Lasting one hour and available at any time for convenience, the course delves into the principles and practices of integrative mental health.
Incorporating a 39-minute webinar, articles, and short videos, the course offers a view of how integrative mental health amalgamates effective treatments from various cultures and includes responsible use of psychedelic-assisted therapy.
Designed to be both educational and inspiring, the course aims to debunk myths surrounding the effectiveness of psychiatric medications and encourages a more natural, yet highly effective, approach to mental health. While acknowledging that medications have their place, the course emphasizes the value of exploring non-pharmaceutical options first.
Tatayo (“Fruit of the Wind”) first arrived in Gabon in 1971 at the age of 21 and became a Gabonese citizen. In 1979, he became the first white person to be initiated into the Bwiti Fang tradition in Gabon. In 1994, he was initiated into the Misokko tradition. As a guide for numerous expeditions and missions, including those of National Geographic, the BBC, and others, Tatayo is considered to have “opened the door” to westerners in Gabon.