Coaching for Ayahuasca Integration
WHAT IS AYAHUASCA?
Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic medicine with consciousness-altering properties. The medicine has become increasingly popular among Westerners in the last 15 years. It is used for emotional healing, guidance in life, deeper understanding of yourself, assistance with substance addiction, spiritual and personal growth, and physical healing.
Ayahuasca is prepared in a form of a brew or tea most commonly derived from Banisteriopsis caapi, a vine containing monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), and the leaves of Psychotria viridis or other plants containing N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), and often several other admixture plants. Ayahuasca is legal in many countries in South America. The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the legal religious use of ayahuasca by the União do Vegetal, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the Santo Daime Church’s freedom to use ayahuasca for religious purposes. (MAPS)
WHAT IS AYAHUASCA INTEGRATION?
Ayahuasca Integration is an important part of the experience before and after the treatment. After you participate in your retreat, it is essential to be able to integrate the teachings and insights you have received from your experience with the medicine, as well as to understand what changes to make as you move forward in your life.
HOW DOES COACHING WORK FOR AYAHUASCA INTEGRATION?
Everyone’s ayahuasca experience is unique. It varies from person to person. Coaching methodologies focus on inquiry, helping the client understand their experience through careful exploration, planning and design for new actions. Adult learning and adult development approaches are used to help ayahuasca users understand and deepen their learning and transition into a new way of life.
HOW CAN HYPNOSIS BE USED FOR AYAHUASCA INTEGRATION?
Hypnosis is used to help clients integrate new learning through deep relaxation and guided visualization of any desired new goals and outcomes. Images, metaphors, archetype-like visuals from the person’s ayahuasca journey can be incorporated in hypnosis to enhance learning and further transformation.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED FOR THE AYAHUASCA INTEGRATION?
It varies from person to person. Some clients choose a two-session format others sign up for longer agreements, 3-12 months, weekly or biweekly coaching sessions.
DO YOU RECOMMEND ANY AYAHUASCA RETREATS OR CENTERS?
There are a few good centers in Peru you can attend. Below are some links.