Apart from the main program of the conference, we would also like to invite you to a separate workshop titled “Integration of psychedelic experience”.

Date: Thursday 17th May 2018 – one day before the conference
Time: 17:00 – 21:00
Place: Nová Cvernovka, Račianska 1575/78, Bratislava, Slovak Republic – the conference venue
Led by: Marc Aixalà (ES)
Language: English, without translation

Marc Aixalà is the coordinator of support services at the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service (ICEERS), licensed health psychologist, psychotherapist, holotropic breathwork facilitator and teamleader and trainer at the Kosmicare psychedelic harm reduction service at the Boom Festival.
Integration has become the main subject of discussion in the psychedelic community. And while its importance is widely acknowledged, there are a lot of different interpretations of what integration is, what are its objectives and the scope of it. Different integration resources have appeared during the last years, as well as a wide variety of people offering integration services.
In this workshop, we will have an in-depth view of what integration is, and its different approaches. We will present data from the ICEERS Integration and Support service, and we will have practical exercises to convey the most important foundations of integration work. The contents of this workshop include:

  1. A general overview of the integration process
  2. Types of integration approaches
  3. Common profiles in integration requests
  4. Psychotherapeutic needs in integration sessions
  5. Integration vs. Psychotherapy
  6. Case Studies of real integration sessions
  7. Experiential dynamics around integration