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Manual For Psychedelic Guides

Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Mark Haden
 | 
May, 2021
ISBN:
9798692339225
Quantity: 
13
$24.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Manual for Psychedelic Guides describes in detail the process of supporting someone who is using a psychedelic for therapeutic or spiritual purposes. This manual is authored by Mark Haden (co-founder of MAPS Canada) with significant contributions from many others who are involved with this field, among them Dr. Birgitta Woods, Lidija Martinovic, Bradley Foster, and Dr. Devon Christie. This is a must read for anyone who would like to guide someone through a psychedelic experience. Psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and shamans would all benefit from this important knowledge.

Among the many topics covered are: set and setting, ritualizing the process, role of the guide, core competencies of a guide, trauma resolution skills, consent, challenging situations, red flags/green flags, group experiences, dealing with specific behaviours, integration, and code of ethics.


The practice of working with psychedelics for healing or spiritual purposes is not new. For centuries, many indigenous traditions have used “sacred medicines” in celebration of transitions (from puberty to seasonal changes), ceremonial healing and spiritual awakening. In the last few decades, guides within both research and underground communities have also been working with psychedelics in their healing practices…

Having skills in the art of therapy can be helpful in navigating the complex terrain of projection, transference and countertransference, which are generally amplified by psychedelics. The development of the future profession of psychedelic psychotherapist/supervisor/guide will need a manual of best practices, to be used as a frame of reference and this book is offered as a first step in this direction.


"Mark Haden provides a much-needed, comprehensive, cogent and detailed manual, aimed at those who would like to help guide safe and effective psychedelic experiences—a primer particularly for therapists and other professionals interested in such work." —Gabor Maté, author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

"This manual will be known as a milestone as psychedelics come out of the closet into the light of mainstream therapy. Highly recommended. I love this book!" —Paul Stamets, author of Mycelium Running

 

Publisher’s Description: 

This book describes, in detail the process of supporting someone who is using a psychedelic for therapeutic or spiritual purposes. This manual is authored by Mark Haden (Executive Director of MAPS Canada) with significant contributions from many others who are involved with this field. This is a must read for anyone who would like to guide someone through a psychedelic experience. Psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and shamans would all benefit from this important knowledge.

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