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The Value of Mentorship for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapists

The Value of Mentorship for Psychedelic-Assisted Therapists   The main intent of mentorship is to support and grow an honest, humble and safely practicing therapist or “guide.” Mentorship is ultimately in service of the wellbeing of the clients the guide/therapist serves. Mentors assist mentees (guides and psychedelic-assisted therapists who have agreed to a mentorship relationship)…

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Self Regulation for Guides

Self Regulation for Guides   What it is and why it’s important Self-regulation is the ability to monitor and stabilize one’s own nervous system in order to maintain equilibrium and presence. When guides work with people who are having an expanded state experience, either from psychedelic-assisted therapy or other consciousness expanding modalities, it is especially…

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Boundaries in the Guide Seat

What is the guide seat?    The guide seat is a metaphorical term for the position of the guide and also quite literally refers to the position a “guide” assumes with a client. It is a place of great responsibility; a position that is to be taken with humility, presence, self-knowing and empathy. To take…

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An Update from CCM

We would like to provide our community with an update on our commitment to ethics in our teaching programs and our ongoing work to respond to recent allegations impacting our industry.  CCM is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its students and training practitioners. CCM designed its programs to model and teach the highest…

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Some Facts About the Center for Consciousness Medicine

The Center for Consciousness Medicine is a not for profit 501c3 organization focused on education and advancing the safe, ethical, and legal practices of psychedelic-assisted therapy. While our field of practice has risen in popularity over recent years, a number of questions about our work and our organization remain.  Below are answers to common questions,…

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Ethics and Psychedelic-assisted Therapy ~ The Responsibility of Taking the Guide Seat

I wish to share the following as executive director of The Center for Consciousness Medicine (CCM), and as the daughter of Aharon Grossbard and Francoise Bourzat, two of the people whose ethics have been in question. This time has been challenging for me on a personal level, and my commitment to the overall vision for…