Psychedelic Integration Circle Frome
- Wed 28th Feb 2024, 7:30pm – 9:30pm GMT (UTC +00:00)
- Mycelium Space, Station Approach, Frome, UK
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Psychedelic comes from psyche (life; spirit; soul) and delic (to make manifest, to reveal and make visible). Psychedelics manifest soul, they make spirit visible, they reveal life itself.
Integration (the root word of which is entire), is defined as the restoration to wholeness; the process of renewal; the making up of a whole by combining the separate parts or elements.
People have long-gathered in circle to share, ground and integrate expansive states. Many indigenous cultures have, throughout history, known the importance of bringing back home, the insights, visions and trials, into circle, to support growth, healing and renewal - not only for the individual but for the whole community and for the natural world that they are a part of.
The Frome Psychedelic Integration Circle is a safe, confidential, open and non-judgemental space for those who have used, or are thinking of using, psychedelics or any other consciousness-expanding practices such as breath-work etc. If you have had a challenging or powerful psychedelic experience and want help to integrate and make sense of it, or if you wish to share a meaningful experience, we create circles that help to hold, unpack, process and share those experiences.
The intention is to help integrate psychedelic experiences into everyday life in ways that are helpful and meaningful to the individual. Integration supports us to make sense of those insights and translate them into real world actions.
Some psychedelic experiences can also be challenging, leaving us feeling vulnerable, fragile or overwhelmed. Sharing these experiences and having others hear and understand them with us, can be an important part of the integration process.
As psychedelics become more mainstream, the psychedelic community are increasingly creating community spaces where we can support one another to make sense of our psychedelic experiences. With the guidance of facilitators, the circle offers a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space where open conversations can happen, so we can learn from our experiences and support each other to develop, heal and grow.
What shall I bring?
We encourage you to bring an object along that has personal meaning for you. It could represent your hopes/fears about the group or relate to the experience you may like to share. We place the objects in the middle of the circle when checking in.
We also ask attendees to arrive up to 10 minutes before the start time so we can settle-in, grab a tea and start on time. Late arrival may result in you not being able to participate in the session.
Please be aware that the circle does not permit use of psychedelics or other psychoactive drugs during group meetings. In accordance with the law, we neither encourage substance use, provide illicit substances, nor referrals to illegal psychedelic services.
Depending on your needs and expectations from this event, you may prefer to join our monthly social meet-up: Psychedelic Sharing Circle, with Psychedelic Society Co-Director, Carly Birch.
The Circle is supported and lightly facilitated by
Justine Corrie is a Somerset-based Psychotherapist and facilitator who enjoys working at the intersection of embodiment, ecology and ritual. She is a psychedelic guide on the current clinical trial investigating dimethyltryptamine (DMT) as a treatment for depression. Justine also sits on the advisory board for The Institute of Psychedelic Therapy (IPT) and chairs the IPT Spiritual Emergence special interest group. justinecorrie.com She is also co-founder of a resilience community project in Sweden’s northern wilderness - bjarkan.org
Dr Tim Rigg
Dr Tim Rigg is a local GP who is interested in the development of non-pharmaceutical & holistic practices to manage mental health and chronic disease. He has recently returned from a number of years working in New Zealand where the importance of the natural world and indigenous Maori practices have had a strong influence on his approach to health and healing.
Elsie Parker is a Clinical Psychologist based in Somerset. Elsie has over 16 years of experience working in specialist NHS services, including Complex Depression and Anxiety, Psychosis, PTSD and Perinatal Mental Health. In addition, Elsie has a private practice in Castle Cary. She has a strong background in Yoga and Vipassana Meditation, is a trained Mindfulness teacher, Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping) practitioner and in the final stages of completing her training in Transformational Breathwork. Elsie is a lover of nature and the natural world and incorporates this in her work wherever possible.
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