Holding Space - A Weekend Workshop on Psychedelic Crisis Intervention
Sat 8th Oct 2022, 10:30am – Sun 9th Oct 2022, 6:30pm UK time (UTC +01:00)
- Omega Hub, Roach Road, London E3 2GY, UK
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As more and more people are exposed to psychedelics and the delicate states which they awaken, it is essential that we learn how to support those who encounter difficult experiences.
Holding Space is a 2-day psychedelic crisis intervention workshop where we share the insights, challenges, mistakes and wonders that we encountered along the way. During the workshop we practice compassionate listening, loving presence and mindful awareness and explore their crucial role in times when our loved ones go through a difficult experience, we dive into the ethics of supporting people who are experiencing non-ordinary states of consciousness, teach basic psychedelic neuroscience and create live simulations that are giving an opportunity to practice crisis intervention and discuss it as a group.
Nir Tadmor and Igal Tartakovsky are professional therapists that founded two separate psychedelic harm reduction projects in Israel, and decided to join forces to spread the many important lessons psychedelic harm reduction has to teach us (www.safeshoreisrael.com). Since Safe Shore was founded 8 years ago, Igal and Nir have supported and supervised more than a thousand psychedelic crises in musical events and in private practice, facilitated 28 "Holding Space" workshops in Israel, the UK and The Netherlands and are currently working on a few scientific papers about psychedelic harm reduction with the Israeli Ministry of Health.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
* Compassionate listening and mindful awareness practices
* Deep dive into the ethics and guidelines of psychedelic harm reduction
* Psychedelic crisis intervention case studies
* Discussion about psycho-spiritual crisis
* 1.5-hour psychedelic history and neuroscience lecture
* 2.5-hour session of simulations using tools from playback theatre and psychodrama where participants can get as close as possible to hands-on experience in crisis intervention.
Saturday 8th October: 10.30 - 18:30 (break for lunch at 14:00)
Sunday 9th October: 10:30 - 18:30 (break for lunch at 14:00)
The workshop will take place at Omega Hub in the vibrant Hackney Wick. Please bring your own lunch or take advantage of one of the many fantastic food stalls and restaurants in the local area.
WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY?
"Holding Space was an extremely useful, well-rounded workshop. I learnt so many techniques I'll integrate not only into situations involving psychedelics but in any case of a person experiencing crisis. It was an excellent mix of practical exercises and well-researched scientific information. Nir and Igal are both wonderful teachers, drawing from years of experience and knowledge, and a pleasure to spend a weekend with. 10/10 would recommend." - Bex
“Nir and Igal held the space for this workshop incredibly. Their knowledge and experience in the field was shared with the participants in the course and we were taught essential skills that will enrich every relationship and interaction that we have if we choose to put them into practise. If you’re interested in holding space or are just interested in being a good citizen at a festival this workshop is a must.” -Abbey
“Well structured 2 days. Very warm knowledgable and insightful tutors who made everyone feel welcome.” - Noam
“A great weekend. It was well facilitated by really sound knowledgeable professional people and the content was great. Another lovely opportunity to spend time with a community of open hearted like minded people! Thank you! 😊” - Pete
Nir Tadmor and Igal Tartakovsky are co-founders of Safe Shore - a psychedelic education, harm reduction and peer support project based in Israel. Since Safe Shore was founded 8 years ago, Igal and Nir have supported and supervised more than a thousand psychedelic crises in musical events and in private practice, facilitated 28 "Holding Space" workshops in Israel, the UK and The Netherlands and are currently working on a few scientific papers about psychedelic harm reduction with the Israeli Ministry of Health.
Nir is a transpersonal psychotherapist and a phenomenological researcher. He holds a Master’s in Transpersonal Psychology from Middlesex University (through the Alef Trust), trained in Hakomi body-centered psychotherapy and is a co-researcher in a neurophenomenological study about Ayahuasca and death perception in Haifa University. For his Master's thesis Nir conducted a phenomenological study about the psychospiritual integration process that unfolds in the lives of Western mental health professionals who use psychedelics for personal and professional growth.
Igal is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist (ACT, Satya) who specializes in psychedelic integration. He is also the founder of “Soft Landing” – a project that supports young people on their return to Israel from their post-army journey abroad.
Omega Works, Unit 132, Roach Rd, London E3 2GY
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