Mercedes Grant; Pauline Goh; Marnie Roper; Shannon Dames
Our intention for the 2020 Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum is to co-create spaces for deep listening, dialogue, learning, relationship building and visioning. We draw on trauma-informed, restorative justice and intersectional practice, and the values of humility, courage, vulnerability, transparency, reciprocity, compassion, and trust.
The Forum is an opportunity for everyone interested in the field of psychedelic psychotherapy — including health providers, advocates, researchers, students, body workers, traditional and/or holistic therapists — to come together to learn, network, and dialogue about this exciting, challenging, and promising field.
The Forum also offers training credits to health care professionals. Last, year, a large portion of our 2018 Forum program content was approved for continuing education credits, for family physicians and physician assistants/nurses, psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists, respectively. Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum maintained responsibility for the program content.
The last four Forums, held in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018, took place on Vancouver Island, BC.
During the bridge years, respectively, in 2017, the Forum sponsored a Holotropic Breathwork (TM) Weekend grand event — the largest gathering in Western Canada of Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT) certified facilitators; and in 2019 this year, the Forum continues to host a series of small workshops and professional training retreats.