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Mon, Mar 11


Rainbow Bridge Sanctuary

Psychedelic Therapy: What's Going On?

A Big Island workshop to explore what's happening in psychedelic-assisted therapies.

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Psychedelic Therapy: What's Going On?
Psychedelic Therapy: What's Going On?

Time & Location

Mar 11, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM HST

Rainbow Bridge Sanctuary, Nīnole, HI 96773, USA

About the event

A Big Island workshop to explore what's happening with psychedelic-assisted therapies, including ketamine, MDMA, and psilocybin mushrooms, plus Q&A with top clinical experts and researchers in the field. Open to professionals and interested community members seeking to understand who psychedelic therapies are for, how these medicines work, and the emerging legal landscape around the nation.

This workshop is being held in-person on the Big Island, at the Rainbow Bridge Sanctuary in Ninole. Exact address provided after you register. For those who cannot join in person, a link can be provided to join virtually. All proceeds are going to support Rainbow Bridge Sanctuary.

We can't wait to see you there!

About our presenters:

Dori Lewis, MA, LPC, LMHC

Dori Lewis (she, her, hers) is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-S) and Clinical Supervisor with a Masters in Education (EdM) and Masters in Psychology (MA) from Columbia University in New York, NY. Dori is a co-founder of Elemental Psychedelics and the owner-operator of Reflective Healing in Fort Collins, CO, a psychotherapy group practice that specializes in psychedelic therapy using ketamine, integration therapy, transpersonal psychotherapy, and providing clinical supervision. To date, she has stewarded nearly 100 ketamine therapy sessions and countless more individual and group ceremonies. Dori is currently in an apprenticeship with a mushroom medicine elder from the Zapotec lineage in Oaxaca, Mexico. She has also received shamanic journey training from Sandra Ingerman and practices this style of altered states work in her clinical practice in Fort Collins. Her clinical background includes having earned two master's degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University, in counseling education and psychology.

Dori feels strongly that the shamanic teachings she has received and the indigenous wisdom she is currently receiving, help her bridge traditional counseling practice with the shamanic realms that hold incredible meaning and connection for psychedelic therapy and education. Dori has come to deeply value a slow and embodied approach to working with plant and psychedelic medicines – an approach that she believes helps move us from the conceptual, into the body to support a more integrated life. Additionally, she has come to honor all the pathways that bring us into our own right relationship with the natural world, including that of the medicine paths. As interest in psychedelic medicine continues to grow, Dori feels it is the responsibility of those who have a voice in the professional and psychedelic communities to stay informed and intercept as well as challenge disinformation and questionably ethical practices that are being put out into the public arena. She also firmly believes that those with power and access in this space aim to use those platforms to raise up the voices of those who carry indigenous knowledge and wisdom.

Shannon Hughes, MSW, PhD

Dr. Shannon Hughes (she/her/hers) teaches, consults, and conducts research on how we use drugs and medicines in our society today. She is a community organizer and leader in articulating the shifting paradigms around our relationships with Self and medicines/drugs. She has developed and delivered education and training to professional social workers, counselors, and researchers, and to young people trying to make sense of their distress and struggles outside of a medicalized worldview. Dr. Hughes is also actively involved in supporting peer support movements in her state, with a particular interest in the development of peer respite and psychosocial alternatives to hospitalization for persons experiencing acute distress or extreme states. Dr. Hughes earned her doctorate in Social Work in 2010 and is an Associate Professor in Social Work at Colorado State University and in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health. She is a founding member of The Nowak Society, 501c3, a Colorado-based non-profit providing community education and organizing around psychedelics and drug policy reform. In her private practice at An Enduring Love, Dr. Hughes blends spirituality with life coaching and psycho-spiritual integration of psychedelic experiences.

Dr. Rob Colbert, MA, PhD, LPC

Dr. Rob Colbert (he/him/his) earned his Masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University and his doctorate at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr. Colbert's research explores the experiences of adult couples who use MDMA recreationally and the perceived benefits of MDMA use on their relationships. The cognitive-relational model of MDMA use that emerged from this research suggests that individuals can make healthful choices about their drug use in recreational contexts and experience sustained benefits to relationships in their lives. Dr. Colbert is a sub-investigator in the Phase III clinical trials for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy organized by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Dr. Colbert is also a founding member of the Psychedelic Research and Training Institite and has served as co-faculty in their ketamine-assisted therapy trainings. He was the cohort supervisor for the first Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies certificate program offered at Naropa University. In his private practice as a licensed professional counselor, Dr. Colbert specializes in working with young adults, non-ordinary states of consciousness such as hearing voices or having visions, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, and psychedelic integration.


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