Tomas Frymann, MA
Apprentice Clinical Psychologist
San Diego CA
In the first session we aim to 1. Gain an understanding of the background and life context of the client 2. Educate the client on any unresolved questions regarding their intended psychedelic experience. In the second session we aim to 3. Address helpful tools for harm reduction via discussing the unique creation of set and setting for the client in the experience along. In the third session we aim to 4. Prepare for the journey via formulation of intentions. Intentions are explored through the framework of a) identifying core values b) translating values into succinct yet specific intention statements c) identifying actionable aspects of intention statements Schedule a session through the following link: https://calendly.comfd/tfrymann/session.
As a surfer, academic, meditator, world traveler, student of philosophy, socially-oriented person, and general ‘yes-sayer’ I have explored what it means to live a good life from many angles. My enthusiasm for cultivating and understanding wellness is what guided me to a career in psychology. My doctoral research at Columbia University in the Psychology and Spirituality lab has been focused on the awareness of ‘Inter-Being’ – which refers to the sense that all people are unique and yet one with the universe (no more separate from the whole of creation than a wave is from the ocean). My research work has been focused on understanding and communication surrounding the shift from a sense of Separate Being to Inter-Being based identity. Alongside research, my clinical psychology work has spanned the spectrum from working with healthy individuals who are seeking to improve their lives to working with acutely psychotic and severely depressed individuals in the hospital ICU. I have experience working from CBT, IPT, DBT, ACT, family, and psychodynamic orientations. I spent months working at an Ayahuasca treatment center, Rythmia, and have supported numerous individuals in their psychedelic experiences and integration. I am also the founder of the non-profit organization ‘As We Wake’, which hosts Mind-Body-Surf retreats and engages in media production and social activism rooted in the perspective of Interbeing. Across my work I value bringing forward an authentic, appreciative, and positive attitude, and striving to bridge the personal, professional, spiritual, and scientific worlds. You can view the work I do through my non-profit at this link: aswewake.com
My standard preparation and integration framework includes three preparation sessions pre-experience and two integration sessions post-experience. This framework is uniquely tailored to the needs of each client. Schedule a session through the following link: https://calendly.com/tfrymann/session.