Sarai Darbandi, Therapist, Coach

Specializing in Trauma, Psychedelic & Plant Medicine Preparation & Integration, & Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness
Sedona AZ
I'm delighted that you've found your way here! In my practice, I'm passionately dedicated to guiding individuals towards transformative solutions & resolutions in the areas that I specialize in which include: anxiety, childhood trauma, sexual trauma, religious/cult/control dynamics trauma, perfectionism, codependency, emotional eating, addictive patterns, relationships issues, high performance, entrepreneurship, & reclaiming & integrating the true self within. I also specialize in psychedelic & plant medicine preparation & integration. I am most versed in Ayahuasca, but also have training in Ketamine, Cannabis, MDMA, & Psilocybin. I provide trauma-informed, evidenced-based approaches combining Mindfulness, Breathwork, Somatic Experiencing, Inner child & Re-parenting Work/Internal Family Systems, & EMDR. I will listen deeply as you share your personal intentions for your work that you want to accomplish and we will collaborate as a team to see what approaches will work best for you.
I am deeply honored & humbled to be doing this work of healing, growth, & expansion. My initial opening into non-ordinary states of consciousness and working through my own past traumas was through Dr. Francine Shapiro's EMDR as well as Michael Harner's Shamanic Drum Journeying. I have been trained in these modalities and have very much been a participant of these modalities. I started to learn the world of plant medicines in 2016 when I experience my first Ayahuasca experience which was forever life changing. Since then I have participated in and have co-facilitated 80 + ceremonies and continue to deepen my understanding of the Ayahuasca path. I have been continuously fascinated in how these modalities have assisted me and countless others. Throughout my personal and professional journey I have been drawn to continuing to deep my understanding of trauma & memory work, ethics, integrity, set, setting, & dosage, the nervous system, preparation, integration, safety, & harm reduction. One of the most important things to me is someone's personal physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual safety in these expansive and vulnerable states. I continue to be dedicated to these topics and values as I receive ongoing training, right now I am in Dr. Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing training which I plan on continuing to learn from this community as well Dr. Stan Grof's Holotropic Training Model for Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness. I am a life long devoted student of this work and I am loving every minute of it!
I offer one on one sessions, group online transformational breathwork journeys, & digital courses. I am looking forward to supporting you in your inward journey and discovering more about where you are at in your life. Feel free to email me or call for a free consultation. In your consultation, we will get to know each other, see if we are a good fit, and have a plan of action in how to move forward. Please note I only offer virtual sessions.