Eleanor Medina, MA
Marriage and Family Therapist
I run a wholistic therapy private practice online called The Makaranda Method. Makaranda means "nectar" in Sanskrit. In a world that is often seen as broken, I aim to see my clients as whole, no matter what. I guide my clients move toward their innate wholeness, to find their "nectar". We address client’s relationships with their mindsets, movement, nutrition and nature.
I believe psychedelics offer doorways into the soul. It is then, up to us, to explore where those doors go within ourselves. Psychedelics have been one of the most powerful modes of healing in my life, especially paired with therapeutic preparation & integration sessions. I believe having a safe place to talk about what has come up for us before and after these psychedelic states, is crucial for our well-being and the overall health of our communities. Research is showing us that psychedelics are becoming some of the most powerful treatment modalities out there. However, there is lots of fear around this topic because of misinformation and lack of support for people if they do have a challenging and/or complex experience with psychedelic medicines. There seem to be very few places where people can talk openly about the deep learnings they receive from their journeys. In connection with our bodies and minds, these medicines have the potential to create experiences beyond the body, space or time.
Forage Your Queen - This is a 5-week virtual course that serves as the foundation for transpersonal, existential, wholistic, and eco-therapeutic growth. As you forage, you will learn the formula for how to be present in your life so you can step out of your story and into what is happening right here and now. We ALL need you to be right here, right now. I believe you also need this from yourself! We cannot have you feeding the anxiety ridden culture as the Earth is dying. It is time we step into our mature, grounded, playful, curious, and complex Queendom. This course shows you how. I will teach one lesson per week about a therapeutic concept, a psycho-spiritual philosophy that ground us with the Earth, and daily practices for you to embody the teachings. Each week, we will share with each other, based on your personal experiences. I will assign 2-3 hours of practices that can disrupt your narratives and rewire your brain for peace in the present moment. Soul Forager - This is the same curriculum as Forage Your Queen, but serves all people, not only those who identify as female. (refer to Forage Your Queen explanation above). The Makaranda Method - This is a 3 month 1:1 intensive program. Here we meet virtually every week for 90 minutes. We dive into the most critical elements of your life by addressing your mindset, movement, nutrition, and nature.