Intoxication and Dissociation in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Intoxication & Dissociation in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy is a two-hour introductory course aimed at exploring the potential benefits and drawbacks of the utilization of psychedelic substances in therapy.

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  • Last updated Feb '23
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Course Description

Intoxication & Dissociation in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy is a two-hour introductory course aimed at exploring the potential benefits and drawbacks of the utilization of psychedelic substances in therapy. The course challenges the long-standing assumption that states of intoxication and dissociation in psychedelic therapy are harmful to mental health. Instead, it examines their role in a potentially therapeutic process.

Participants will learn about the state of intoxication in psilocybin-assisted therapy models and how dissociative states during psychedelic experiences can be therapeutic. They will also compare and contrast dissociative states to psychedelic states and gain a deeper understanding of how psychedelic therapy works. This knowledge will help to advance the integration of psychedelic therapy into mainstream psychiatric and psychological discourse.

This course is designed for healthcare professionals, mental health practitioners, and those interested in exploring the potential benefits of psychedelic therapy. It will provide an overview of the current research and understanding of intoxication and dissociation in psychedelic therapy and equip participants with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions in their practice.

You will learn:

  • What is Bwiti?
  • Roles in Bwiti initiation/treatment
  • Instruments in Bwiti: ngombe, mogongo
  • What is an Nganga
    • Maboundi/Yombo
    • Maboundi/Yombo
  • Sustainability/reciprocity

You will learn:

  • History of the Fang tradition
  • Dissumba vs. Dissumba Fang
  • Ombwiri/Mbumbayano Fang
  • The kambo
  • State of Fang Bwiti in Gabon
  • Impact of Westerners coming to work with the sacred wood

You will learn:

  • History of the Missoko tradition
  • Various branches of Missoko initiation:
    • Miobe/Mioba
    • Ngonde Na Dipuma
    • Sengedia
  • The impact of logging on the tradition
  • What the future of Bwiti could look like in Gabon

You will learn:

  • History of Dissumba
  • Various branches of Dissumba initiation:
    • Abanji/Mabanji
    • Ilombo
    • Ombwiri
    • Ombudi
    • Loro
  • The ngombe (sacred harp)
  • Healing rituals involved in her tradition
  • Training to serve the wood
    • What does it involve?
    • How long does it take?

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Tatayo

Instructor

About Instructor

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.

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Please see below for start and finish dates/times. This course is currently being offered live and dates/times will change throughout the year.

$25

This course includes

  • Lectures 10
  • Duration 2 Hours
  • Skills All levels
  • Language English
  • Availability Always
  • Certificate No
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