Renée Sloan, MA, BSc, ATR

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapist & Creative Arts-based Therapist
Melbourne VIC
I take a therapeutic arts-based companioning approach, held by the values of curiosity, trust, and emergence (grace). As a companion, I walk alongside, supporting the development of the inquirer’s own inner-knower/ healer through an attuned, curious attentiveness into lived and living experience. With loving respect for you and your path, I hold faith in its ultimate direction being one inseparable from healing and wholeness. You can read more about my approach and my offerings here: https://www.laprana.com.au/offerings
It was the desire to support healing that led me to complete an honors degree in psychology at Queensland University of Technology. Irritated at the dualism of the biomedical model and sensing there was more to healing than psychology could offer, I moved to an ashram at the foothills of the Northern Indian Himalayas to study yogic philosophy within the Vedas. In 2018, I began to weave the wisdom I was learning within eastern philosophy with my studies of western neuropsychology and in doing so, founded Laprana- a holistic, integrative wellbeing practice. Feeling called to deepen my knowledge about mental/physical ill-health and healing from the world’s indigenous cultures, I traveled through Africa, Asia, Ireland, India, Nepal, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Mexico, and Guatemala on a journey of healing, learning, teaching, and inspiration. Time spent in various indigenous communities allowed me to witness firsthand the wellbeing that naturally seemed to arise when living in sacred devotional harmony and reciprocity with earth/body and Spirit. These communities also illuminated the power of the creative and of the sacred to heal, inspire and transcend. I witnessed how the expressive and ceremonial arts such as music and dance, could be used to inspire a freeing of the spirit and learned of the potent healing potential of sacred entheogenic plant medicine ceremony. Upon returning to Australia, I completed a Master’s degree in Therapeutic Arts Practice at Melbourne Institute of Experiential & Creative Arts Therapies (MIECAT) and completed a Certificate of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy through Mind Medicine Australia. As I’ve continued to deepen my relationship with sacred plant medicines and with the earth-based wisdom of my own Celtic ancestral roots, my spirit has continued to strengthen. My own ineffable experiences in ceremony with plant medicine, particularly Ayahuasca, Wachuma, and Psilocybin provide me with ever-deepening tools to support others on their journey of healing and integration. Laprana has evolved alongside me over the years and focuses now on supporting others to integrate the teachings of sacred plants in grounded and embodied ways that are in service of the individual, and therefore the collective. Read more here: https://www.laprana.com.au/about
- Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (Entheogenic-Assisted Therapy) Focuses on supporting people to connect to the innate wisdom of the natural world through the medicine of the Earth to access expanded states of consciousness within which healing becomes possible. - Spiritual Companioning & Mentoring Fostering connection, power reclamation, self-healing & transformation. Led by intuition and intention, these sessions utilize somatic felt sensing, deep embodiment, and emergent creative expression as mediums/modalities through which we can come to Know.