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Learn effective Somatic tools, Methods & Models

Support your clients in Psychedelic Transformation & Personal Growth

In recent years, the literature and research around working with sacred plant medicines and psychedelics have grown, however, what’s still missing in the plant medicine world is what comes after the ceremonies. This stage of the work is known as Integration, and it is at this point that the “real” work begins.

The profound healing experiences with plant medicine do not end with the ceremony. The real work begins at this stage. How we use the tools and how we embody the insights after the ceremony will determine how our lives change.

Plant medicine experiences often bring up traumatic memories and imprints from the past. Without the right awareness, understanding, and care, participants can be re-triggered and unsupported, which can lead to a deeper experience of re-traumatization. This is prevalent in the world of plant medicine.

Unfortunately, the integration process after a ceremonial experience is not given enough importance in this field, nor is there ample and adequate training for integration coaches to understand how we can help participants process trauma memories that can arise in the plant medicine space, respond effectively, or support the integration of plant medicine experiences fully in body, mind, and in our participants.

This 7-week, 50 hour practitioner training will provide students with an understanding of how to support the integration process with awareness, attention, and compassion, and is suitable for those interested in working as plant medicine integration practitioners, coaches & guides for individual and group integration sessions.

This 7-week, 50 hour practitioner training will provide students with an understanding of how to support the integration process with awareness, attention, and compassion, and is suitable for those interested in working as plant medicine integration practitioners, coaches & guides for individual and group integration sessions.

This 50-hour Somatic Plant Medicine Integration Practitioner Training will teach you how to:

– Offer psychedelic integration sessions.

– Expand your somatic toolkit.

– Deepen your therapeutic presence.

– Support your clients to make meaning of their plant medicine experience.

– Guide others towards transforming their insights into EMBODIED CHANGE.

SOMATIC PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION 

SOMATIC PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION 

In the sacred medicine culture, Plant Medicine Integration is often seen as an afterthought and is not well understood. As a result, its critical role in the healing process is frequently overlooked.

To achieve deep healing, it’s essential to recognize the importance of integration. It should be considered just as vital as the medicine itself. Understanding what integration entails is the first step toward embracing its significance.

The Somatic Plant Medicine Integration Model is grounded in a trauma-informed approach and inner directed healing. The model supports participants embody their insights from the sacred medicine experience. By turning these insights into actionable behaviours and responses to everyday challenges, your clients can truly embody the wisdom gained.

The objective of the Somatic Plant Medicine Integration Model is to support clients to embody the insights from their sacred medicine journey into a living reality, rather than fleeting experiences. Through prioritising safety, compassion, inner-directed somatic inquiry and trauma-informed skills, you will learn the skills to support clients need to digest, metabolise, expand and anchor their psychedelic insights into deep and lasting personal transformation.

In this training, I was taken straight back to my deepest experience and revelation of all of my plant medicine journeys in the Somatic Plant Medicine Program and I could integrate the experience even deeper. I experienced how profound integration is to resolving challenging journeys and bringing blessings into daily life in this program.

Atira has embodied the wisdom of trauma and plant medicine skillfully together. This work is essential and should be embodied by all plant medicine facilitators and in all plant medicine ceremonies and workshops.”

plant medicine integration testimonial paal
– PAAL BUNTZ, FOUNDER OF THE WILD MAN, NORWAY

Our Program Description:

This 50 hour training is delivered over 3 modules spanning 7 weeks from the 20th of October – 8th of December 2024. The program includes a combination of:

  • Online live zoom workshops (28 hours)
  • Video lectures (8 hours)
  • Q & A sessions (5.5 hours)
  • Mentorship Session (2 hours)
  • Experiential practice cohort sessions & self-study (5 hours)
  • Bonus Video demonstration sessions (1.5 hours)

Our Schedule:

20th October: Opening Ceremony
31st October: Q & A session
9th & 10th Nov: Part 1: Live Zoom Workshops and Community Connections.(14 hrs)
16th & 17th Nov: Part 2: Live Zoom Workshops and Community Connections.(14 hrs)
5th December: Mentorship Session
8th December: Closing Ceremony & Integration Circle.

The Somatic Plant Medicine Integration Practitioner Training is a deep dive into the world of somatic psychology, embodiment, trauma-informed foundations, and plant medicine wisdom. Through the experiential educational approach, students will deepen their personal skills in embodied communication and attunement to support the integration process in body, heart, and mind.

The course is delivered over 13 weeks of online learning, and we encourage a commitment of 5 hours/week from students who would like to join us live. Students are welcome to participate in their own time and pace in the self-study format. All students who complete our certificate requirements will receive our certificate of completion.

plant medicine integration testimonial peter
– PETER BRANDT, BREATHWORK FACILITATOR, USA

“This workshop was absolutely the best I’ve attended (online or in-person) in a long time.

I’m so grateful for the eloquence, attention to detail, professionalism, and depth with which this important work was presented.

This in-depth approach to integrating plant medicine experiences is definitely the missing link for me both personally and in my work in facilitating sacred ceremonies.”

SOMATIC PLANT MEDICINE INTEGRATION PRACTITIONER PROGRAM IS FOR:

SOMATIC PLANT MEDICINE INTEGRATION PRACTITIONER PROGRAM IS FOR:

  • INTEGRATION COACHES & THERAPIST
  • PLANT MEDICINE FACILITATORS
  • PSYCHEDELIC PROFESSIONALS
  • TRIPSITTERS
  • MEDICINE GUIDES
  • INDIVIDUALS LOOKING FOR AN EMBODIED INTEGRATION FRAMEWORK
REVOLUTIONISING TRAUMA HEALING WITH BODY-ORIENTED THERAPIES AND PLANT MEDICINE 

In recent decades, groundbreaking advancements in body-oriented therapies and neuroscience have transformed our understanding of trauma. We now know how deeply interconnected the body and mind are, how trauma affects the brain, and how it is stored in the body and nervous system. This knowledge has revolutionized trauma recovery and the integration of healing insights and experiences.

THE ROLE OF PLANT MEDICINE

Plant medicines interact with neurotransmitters in the brain and work somatically with the intelligence wired into the nervous system. This connection is why users often experience various body sensations, such as heat, cold, purging, or yawning. The language of the nervous system is sensations, and plant medicines uniquely engage this automatic nervous system in the healing process.

INTEGRATING BODY-ORIENTED PSYCHOTHERAPIES

Given the close relationship between plant medicines and the body/mind connection, integrating contemporary body-oriented psychotherapies and bottom-up paradigms can greatly enhance the healing process. These approaches support and amplify the embodied integration of plant medicine experiences, fostering deeper, more effective trauma recovery.

Learn how to harness the transformative power of body-oriented therapies and plant medicine and combine these cutting-edge approaches to facilitate profound healing and integration through this training program.

OUR CURRICULUM

OUR CURRICULUM

MODULE 1 KEY CURRICULUM SUBJECTS:

Principles of Somatic Psychology

  • An introduction to Somatic Plant Medicine Integration
  • Concepts and Definitions of Psychedelic Integration
  • The different categories of Embodied Integration.
  • Foundational principles of Somatic Psychology.
  • Cultivating the Body-Mind Relationship
  • Trauma and the Nervous System
  • Plant Medicine Healing and the Importance of Trauma Awareness
  • An introduction to Somatic Plant Medicine Integration
  • Concepts and Definitions of Psychedelic Integration
  • The different categories of Embodied Integration.
  • Foundational principles of Somatic Psychology.
  • Cultivating the Body-Mind Relationship
  • Trauma and the Nervous System
  • Plant Medicine Healing and the Importance of Trauma Awareness
  • The Somatic Approach vs Talk Therapy Approaches
  • Working with Implicit and Explicit Memory
  • Polyvagal Theory and working with altered states
  • 10 Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Integration Principles
  • Upholding Therapeutic Presence through Trauma-Informed Principles
  • Neuroscience and Somatic Psychology
  • The Somatic Approach vs Talk Therapy Approaches
  • Working with Implicit and Explicit Memory
  • Polyvagal Theory and working with altered states
  • 10 Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Integration Principles
  • Upholding Therapeutic Presence through Trauma-Informed Principles
  • Neuroscience and Somatic Psychology

MODULE 2 KEY CURRICULUM SUBJECTS:

Embodied Communication & Interoception

  • An introduction to Embodied Communication
  • Interoceptive Awareness
  • Self-Regulation and Co-Regulation
  • Expanding Inner and Outer Resources
  • Aspects of Self in Integration
  • Working collaboratively with Inner Healing Intelligence
  • The Art of Therapeutic Presence
    • An introduction to Embodied Communication
    • Interoceptive Awareness
    • Self-Regulation and Co-Regulation

 

  • Aspects of Self in Integration
  • Working collaboratively with Inner Healing Intelligence
  • The Art of Therapeutic Presence
  • Foundational Principles of Trauma-Informed Care in Psychedelic Integration.
  • The Somatic Inquiry Model
  • Somatic Resourcing and Anchoring Psychedelic Insights.
  • The art of guiding inner directed healing.
  • Understanding how to work with plant spirit intelligence.

 

  • Foundational Principles of Trauma-Informed Care in Psychedelic Integration.
  • The Somatic Inquiry Model
  • Somatic Resourcing and Anchoring Psychedelic Insights.
  • The art of guiding inner directed healing.
  • Understanding how to work with plant spirit intelligence.

MODULE 3 KEY CURRICULUM SUBJECTS:

Somatic Plant Medicine Integration Model

  • An Introduction to Somatic Plant Medicine Integration
  • Objectives of Somatic Plant Medicine Integration
  • The Somatic Plant Medicine Integration Model
  • The Anatomy of a Session
  • Working with Trauma Imprints
  • Navigating transference and countertransference issues in Integration Sessions.
  • An Introduction to Somatic Plant Medicine Integration
  • Objectives of Somatic Plant Medicine Integration
  • The Somatic Plant Medicine Integration Model
  • The Anatomy of a Session
  • Working with Trauma Imprints
  • Navigating transference and countertransference issues in Integration Sessions.
  • The Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Paradigm
  • Practice Sessions with Student Cohorts
  • Mentorship Sessions
  • Working with Resources and Trauma Imprints in Psychedelic Integration
  • The Hero’s Journey: An application to plant medicine integration
  • The Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Paradigm
  • Practice Sessions with Student Cohorts
  • Mentorship Sessions
  • Working with Resources and Trauma Imprints in Psychedelic Integration

“I’d like to thank Atira from the bottom of my heart for this incredible and informative integration program.

I’m truly in awe of all the wisdom that Atira holds and for her ability to share such a comprehensive and effective somatic approach to psychedelic integration in such a heartwarming, embodied way.

I will continue to immerse myself in all the knowledge that Atira has shared while my heart continues to expand.”

plant medicine integration testimonial mia
– MIA LINNEA KJONDAHL, NURSE, NORWAY

TRAINING SCHEDULE & DETAILS

You’ll receive:

  • 36 hours of LIVE Zoom classes with Atira Tan, alongside community connections, on the 20th October to 8th December 2024. The Live Zoom  workshops will be recorded and you have 2-year access.
  • 8 hours of 18 downloadable video lectures.
  • SPMI in ACTION bonus demonstration videos.
  • 1 x 2 hour follow-up group mentorship online session with Atira.
  • 6 hours of practice sessions with fellow students.
  • Personal and Professional self-reflection inquiry worksheets.
  • Your PDF manual, worksheets and integration resources.
  • Psychedelic Integration Practice journal articles and handouts.
  • Recommended reading list.
  • Access to our community group on Mighty Networks.
  • A certificate from AYA Healing Retreats upon the submission of homework assignments and completing the pre-requisites of the program.

Our Schedule:

20th October: Opening Ceremony (11 am – 12:30 pm EST/ 8 am – 9:30 am PST/ 5 pm – 6:30 pm CEST)
31st October: Q & A session (11 am – 1 pm EST/ 8 am – 10 am PST/ 5 pm – 7 pm CEST)
9th & 10th Nov: Part 1: Live Zoom Workshops and Community Connections.(10 am – 4 pm EST/ 7 am – 2 pm PST/ 4 pm – 11 pm CEST)
16th & 17th Nov: Part 2: Live Zoom Workshops and Community Connections.(10 am – 4 pm EST/ 7 am – 2 pm PST/ 4 pm – 11 pm CEST)
5th December: Mentorship Session (11 am – 1 pm EST/ 8 am – 10 am PST/ 5 pm – 7 pm CEST)
8th December: Closing Ceremony & Integration Circle. (11 am – 1 pm EST/ 8 am – 10 am PST/ 5 pm – 7 pm CEST)
plant medicine integration price

* This program can be taken as a self-paced learning experience. We hope that students can join us live, however, all workshops and session videos will be recorded and uploaded to our online learning library within 48 hours, and you have 2 year access to the content. You can also participate as a hybrid approach, which is to do some of the sessions live, and other sessions in your own time and pace. 

** Please note that 50% of the cost is non-refundable and tickets are non-transferable. Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking. Your booking is confirmation that you have read and agree to our terms and conditions.

*** Completion of the Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Program is highly encouraged but not compulsory.

*** Payment plans are available. Early Bird $200 USD Discount ends 15th August. Late Bird $100 USD Discount ends 15th September. 

plant medicine integration testimonial roxana
– ROXANA GORMLEY-MESESAN, INTEGRATION PRACTITIONER, UAE

“The Somatic Plant Medicine Integration Model is working wonders with my clients, and to be honest is the main process that I use in psychedelic integration and in my healing work with clients.

My clients are happy, they find resolution quickly, and their confusion turns into deeper knowing and wisdom. I am amazed to witness all this. I can’t recommend this model and training highly enough.” 

WIN A SCHOLARSHIP

WIN A SCHOLARSHIP

Each year, we proudly support students from low-income, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and trauma survivor backgrounds who aspire to use their skills to uplift their communities.

This year, we are offering 5 full scholarships worth $950 each and 5 partial scholarships worth $475 each. To apply, simply share a bit about yourself and why you’re a great fit for our scholarship program.

Click the button below to enter your details, and we’ll email you the scholarship application.

plant medicine integration scholarship

Apply by August 1st. Winners will be announced on August 6th via email and Instagram.

This program is for you if you’d like to…

  • EXPAND YOUR EXPERTISE:
  • SUPPORT PSYCHEDELIC HEALING:
  • WORK FROM A HOLISTIC FRAMEWORK:
  • LEAD WITH A TRAUMA-INFORMED APPROACH:
  • VALUE HANDS-ON TRAINING:
  • PRIORTISE DEEP PERSONAL GROWTH:
  • A CERTIFICATION OF COMPLETION:
  • RESONATE CLIENT-CENTRED CARE:
  • VALUE COMMUNITY AND NETWORKING:
  • ENJOY FLEXIBLE LEARNING:
  • EMPOWER OTHERS:
  • GUIDE OTHERS FROM CUTTING-EDGE KNOWLEDGE:

“A huge thank you for the incredible Somatic Plant Medicine Integration training program. I absolutely loved it!

I learned so many things about myself, not just by observing and understanding the somatic practices that were taught, but also about my own triggers. It’s wonderful to also understand the importance of working with others in a trauma-informed approach.

I felt so connected to such a beautiful community where I feel like I’ve made friends for life.”

plant medicine integration testimonial kasia
–  KASIA D’ANGELO, YOGA TEACHER, UK.

YOUR TEACHER

Atira Tan
Atira TanSomatic Trauma Specialist & Educator, Head of Preparation & Integration at AYA Healing Retreats.
A TEDx speaker, best-selling author, somatic trauma specialist and educator, and women’s activist, Atira assists women, men, and children, particularly those who have experienced sexual abuse and complex trauma, in groups & individually in her private practice and community settings as a creative and somatic trauma specialist and educator.

Passionate about creating safer spaces for everybody and bringing healing and awareness to the “shadowy” areas of life, Atira is currently the Head of Preparation and Integration at AYA Healing Retreats. She is the pioneer of the Trauma-Informed Plant Medicine Facilitator Training, and the Somatic Plant Medicine Integration Program, training over 700 graduates in 4 years in body-oriented approaches.

Atira has played a key role in developing and implementing psychedelic-assisted facilitator training programs. Currently, she imparts her wisdom in training programs with ICEERS, the Plant Spirit School, and Inward Bound, and is the co-director of the Somatic Psychedelic Facilitator Certificate with the Embody Lab.

Atira’s compassionate and holistic teaching style prioritises the importance ethical practice, mindfulness, somatic psychology, and trauma-specific skills in the intersections of psychedelics, embodied social change, indigenous plant spirit wisdom and somatic psychology.

The CEO and Founder of Art to Healing, an Australian charity which supports the recovery of child sex slaves, Atira has also initiated international women’s health, art therapy, and trauma-informed programs for women and girls who have experienced sex slavery and exploitation internationally for the past 18 years.

Pre-COVID, Atira taught workshops, retreats & teacher trainings in 4 continents around the globe including Australia, Europe, Asia, and South America.

Now, she specializes in supporting women, men, and children, particularly those who have experienced sexual abuse and complex trauma, to recover, in groups & individually in her private practice. She still works in international development settings as a trauma specialist through the embodied somatic psychologies and other holistic approaches with marginalised communities in Asia.

PAYING IT BACK

Your participation will support one sex-trafficked survivor in Nepal to receive a trauma toolkit and access to therapeutic care alongside Art to Healing, our partner charity.

INQUIRIES?

Got questions? Please feel free to email us at info@ayahealingretreats.com or aloha@atiratan.com and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Got questions? Please feel free to email us at info@
ayahealingretreats.com or aloha@atiratan.com and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

JOIN THE JOURNEY

Save on our Early Bird ($200 USD discount) and Late Bird ($100 USD discount) promotion, and  we also offer affordable monthly payment plan options. Reserve your spot today.

WIN A SCHOLARSHIP

Each year, we proudly support students from low-income, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and trauma survivor backgrounds who aspire to use their skills to uplift their communities through 5 full and 5 partial scholarships.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please ensure that you have read our Terms and Conditions and Student Policies carefully, and check that the details of the Booking are complete and accurate before you register.