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Integration in Ketamine- and NOSC-Assisted Therapies: Theory and Practice

Integration in Ketamine- and NOSC-Assisted Therapies: Theory and Practice

 
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Workshop Description

This workshop focuses on the theory and practice of integration in ketamine- and non-ordinary states of consciousness (NOSC)-assisted therapies with a particular emphasis on non-verbal and verbal processing, self-reflection, and group sharing.

Clinicians will be provided with practical considerations, and understanding of common challenges, and a basic framework through which to orient themselves and their clients to meaningful KAP integration. In addition, we will explore the importance of the imaginal realm in work with expanded states of consciousness and their integration into daily life. 

Through the vehicle of expressive arts and other modalities, this workshop will help clinicians better understand the processes of supporting clients in digesting, embodying and applying the insights and lessons learned while doing depth exploratory work.

Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.

Meet your Workshop Instructors:
Ryan Hoffman, LMFT
Ryan has dedicated his therapeutic practice to working with anxiety, depression and relationships challenges. He has developed a passion for working with the expanded states of consciousness that arise through psychedelics. Ryan’s approach to therapy is inspired by a number of modalities including transpersonal, existential, humanistic, somatic and EMDR.
Ryan Hoffman, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Polaris Insight Center
Veronika Gold, MFT
Veronika Gold, MFT (she/her) a Czech Republic native, made Bay Area her home in 2003. She has been interested in the exploration of consciousness and the healing potential of psychedelics since her teenage years when she met Stanislav Grof. She has expertise in the treatment of trauma and as well works with clients on preparation for and integration of psychedelic experiences. She supports clients in personal growth supporting them to live their highest potential. She is a co-founder of Polaris Insight Center, providing Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, and is a lead trainer at Polaris Insight Center Training program. Veronika was a Sub-Investigator and Therapist on MDMA-Assisted Therapy Clinical trials sponsored by MAPS for the treatment of PTSD. Currently, she is a mentor trainer and supervisor for MDMA-AT. Veronika as well serves as a consultant and facilitator in EMDR and Organic Intelligence trainings, and is a Realization Process Teacher.
Veronika Gold, MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Polaris Insight Center
Mireya Alejo Marcet, LMFT
Mireya is an artist, licensed psychotherapist, astrologer, expressive arts therapist & ceremonial leader. She certified from the Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT) in 1993 & has facilitated groups and individuals in this approach internationally for almost three decades. She is adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her healing work is informed by her years working with “Curanderas” -traditional healers in her home country Mexico as an anthropologist, a deep understanding of the healing power of non- ordinary states of consciousness, as well the use of the creative arts and astrology as a tool for self discovery, insight and transformation. She is the creator of “ Creative Integration”, a process to help the integration of Holotropic states through the use of Grof Theory, astrology, altar creation, somatic awareness and the expressive arts. Mireya strongly believes in the power of sacred, creative and permission giving environments to bring about personal, collective, and spiritual transformation.
Mireya Alejo Marcet, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
California Institute of Integral Studies
 Julie Megler, PMH-NP
Julie Megler, MSN, NP-BC, is a psychiatric & family nurse practitioner. She received her master's in nursing from the University of Miami & University of California, San Francisco. After working in an ER, the Veteran Affairs, & private practice for seven years, Julie co-founded and co-directed an integrative mental health & wellness center that incorporates legal psychedelic-assisted treatments. She is trained in ketamine-assisted therapy by the KRIYA Institute. Julie's clinical work focuses on psychiatric care, integration of altered states of consciousness & ketamine-assisted therapy. Clinically, her work is informed by her certification in Somatic Experiencing, as well as extensive experience in Central and South America working within Mazatec and Shipibo traditions. In addition to her clinical work, over the last decade, Julie has spoken at several conferences, facilitated workshops, & co-authored book chapters on the therapeutic uses of psychedelic medicines.
Julie Megler, PMH-NP
Licensed Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Sage Integrative Health
Cypress Dubin, BA
Cypress guides sound immersive sound meditations and other sonic-based experiences for individuals, small groups, organizations and gatherings—from intimate to large-scale in-person and virtual events. Integrating more than three decades of music, sound healing, traditional and therapeutic yoga, somatic practices, and earth-based healing arts— her work invites us to experience the power of sound, connection, and presence. From boardrooms to boutique shops, medical centers to schools, non-profits to start-ups, Cypress produces unique site-specific and virtual sound immersion experiences for modern culture. Called mesmerizingly enchanting and depth-filled, her voice and music are transporting. Her distinct sonic experiences combine an uncommon blend of dynamic musicality, healing resonance, and enrapturing melody— immersing listeners in sound, beauty, and ceremony.
Cypress Dubin, BA
Sound Healer
Cypress Dubin
Janine Inez, PMHNP-B
Dr. Inez is a doctorally prepared Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who graduated from Columbia University. She works with emergent adults, adults, LGBTQ+, artists, BIPOC, and healthcare worker populations, offering combined psychotherapy and medication management. She specializes in psychedelic-assisted therapy and narrative therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, and self-growth. She has worked with depression, anxiety, trauma, nutrition, stress, and spiritual exploration. In her spare time, she writes poetry and fiction, meditates, forest bathes, and does yoga.
Janine Inez, PMHNP-B
Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner
Whole Circle
Extra Info

Date: 
February 28, 2025

Time:
Online workshop at 9 am – 5 pm PT (Pacific Time)

Instructors:
Ryan Hoffman, LMFT • Veronika Gold, LMFT • Mireya Alejo Marcet, LMFT • Julie Megler, PMH-NP • Cypress Dubin, BA  • Janine Inez, PMHNP-B

Target Audience:
This course is designed for mental health professionals – MDs, DOs, NDs, NPs, RNs, PsyDs, PhDs, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCs, LEPs. Open to the public.

Accommodations:
To request accommodations for special needs, please email the program administrator at training@polarisinsight.com

Cancellation Policy:
Participants need to cancel up to 2 weeks in advance to receive a 100% refund (minus a $25 admin fee and payment processing fee). If cancelled after the 2-weeks-in-advance period they can use the credit for a future training or receive 50% refund (minus a $25 admin fee and payment processing fee).

Choose the Continuing Education (CE) option for:

  • 8 hours of continuing education (CE) credits
  • Be sure to select the CE credit option when purchasing the course.
  • Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance for your credits.
  • Polaris Insight Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Polaris Insight Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
  • LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
  • For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance or to report a grievance, contact training@polarisinsight.com