About

We are in active service to the birth of a new societal paradigm.

We are the Center for Consciousness Medicine. 

We train psychedelic guides. 

We are committed to a future that centers balance within each person, interconnectedness amongst all beings, and harmony with the earth. 

Healing from suffering is a basic human right. 

It is everyone's birthright to know one’s goodness, to love oneself and be loved, and to live in overall safety and peace. 

Our contribution to this vision is expertise in training and treatment that is founded on 3 decades of experience combining psychedelics, contemporary psychotherapeutic knowledge and respectful engagement with Indigenous wisdom traditions.

The Center for Consciousness Medicine is rooted in a long-standing relationship with a lineage of healers from the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico who have kept the Mazatec tradition of ceremonial use of Teonanacatl (psilocybin-containing mushrooms) alive for thousands of years in the face of colonialism and industrialization. With their permission, blessing, and with great humility, we have integrated these practices with contemporary therapeutic modalities to create a holistic model of healing.

Our Team

Naama Grossbard

Lisa Winston

Yecenia Justine Miranda

Makenzie Darling

Nikiya Schwarz

Nikiya Schwarz

Jennifer Collotta

Brian Huddleston

Susan Weiss

Ty Blair

Rossy Tzankova

Patience Yi

Our Diversity and Inclusion Council at CCM

The Center for Consciousness Medicine is leading the charge in creating safe, effective, accessible and inclusive practices for the legal use of entheogenic substances for healing and transformation. Our collective work aims to center and amplify the Indigenous lineage at the heart of this work. From our collective perspective, centering the traditional wisdom keepers of this lineage is the only way for this work to have a meaningful impact in our diverse modern world.

To support this effort, CCM has established a team of six (6) BIPOC community leaders, therapists, coaches and abolitionists who are working diligently to steer the organization and the field toward a more equitable and accessible future. This unique constellation of six BIPOC leaders allows for CCM to interrogate internalized assumptions and develop ways of working, both organizationally and within the emerging field, that decenter whiteness and uplift the experiences of BIPOC patients and practitioners. 

By redistributing the intense labor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work among a council of six, CCM is creating the environment needed for rapid internal and external transformation toward justice. 

As CCM continues to grow and evolve inside of the emergent field, the innovative work of our DEI council will continue to set us apart from others. We hope to guide the way toward a psychedelic future that is radical in its inclusion, representative of the populations we seek to serve, and equitable every step of the way.

Check back often for updates on what The DEI Council is up to!

Our Treatment Model

The Holistic Model for a Balanced Life™

Our treatment model is based on “The Holistic Model for a Balanced Life™” (HMBL). It serves as a road map to guide us at every step of our approach, from preparation, to skillfully guiding the experience, to integration of the insights and revelations into our everyday lives in ways that support lasting change. The Holistic Model is based on five aspects - mind, body, spirit, environment, and community - and three qualities that infuse those aspects - wisdom, creativity, and love. The entire system is permeated with pure consciousness, or Being. The development of each of these aspects, as well as balancing the relationships between them, is the work of every person seeking to heal, grow, and thrive.

We use a holistic, relational approach to healing, rooted in Indigenous wisdom and psychotherapeutic modalities. We trust in our client's innate goodness and are committed to doing our own inner work so that we can best be of service. We pay homage to the lineage of healers who share these sacred practices with us, and we seek, in turn, to make this work available to all who are called to this path of healing.

Our Ownership Model

We lead with our values and the wisdom inherent in psychedelics by engaging in creative options of ownership and governance. Our stewardship-ownership model allows us to remain vision-driven without having to cater to profit margins. We’ve created a not-for-profit 501c3 (CCM) and a for-profit taxable C-corp (CCMC) to ensure that we remain value driven, mission aligned, and scalable with the intent of providing equitable access to training and treatment.

 

All activities of CCM and CCMC will be in full compliance with the laws of the U.S. states and foreign jurisdictions in which we operate. CCM, a 501c3, does not engage in activities directly involving psychotropic substances.

CCM is a not-for-profit organization whose activities will include education, research and other charitable purposes.

CCMC is a taxable (C-corp) steward owned entity which is fully owned by CCM. It will provide therapeutic treatment and administer psychotropic substances only in accordance with the laws of the jurisdictions in which it is operating.