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Microdosing isn’t just for achieving optimal results in health and well-being. According to World Health Org the cost of adverse developmental trauma is $1.33 trillion for US and Europe per year.

Early trauma shifts the trajectory of brain development as trauma is often organized around being a survivor and maintaining basic safety in relation to others, leading to re-traumatizing and disheartening repetitions, preventing growth, disrupting basic awareness of emotional state, consequently leading to substance abuse, eating disorder, behavioural issues, higher risk for many health problems, difficulty in personal and professional development.

And microdosing opens the individual up to a deeper…

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“Suppressed energy doesn’t go away, and cannot be destroyed. It needs to move, to become, to transmute; it must find an expression. In this way, unconscious material rises again and again to the surface, seeking to be met, detoxed, and clarified. Until trauma has been acknowledged, felt, and released, it will be experienced from without in the form of repetition compulsion and projection and from within as tension and contraction, reduction of life flow, illness or disease.”

Ignorance in our true nature of the self is one of the greatest causes of suffering and the antidote to suffering is the…

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Group microdosing; a collective journey for embodied transformation

People don’t need more gurus, more books, more information, people need communities, group processes, supportive environments, a safe container to get out of their heads and drop into their bodies to become more authentic, embodied and emotionally integrated human.

As adults, we are expected to self-regulate; that is, be in control of our thoughts, emotions, and physiologies and Neuroscience shows that humans develop their abilities for emotional self-regulation through connections.

According to Dr Bessel van der Kolk, “at the core of traumatic stress is the breakdown in the capacity to regulate internal…

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Covid has left many with PTSD. The cost of exposure to natural disasters and extreme life-threatening events is devastating. We’re facing an equally severe increase in addiction, depression, anxiety and suicide.

Covid mental health crises is an opportunity for some of the private organisations that offer alternative treatments with psychedelics under the umbrella of scientific research; however, due to price, policies and regulations, these treatments are not available to those who are in need most. …

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Noetic from the Greek Noesis/Noetikos meaning inner wisdom, implicit understanding, intuition or direct knowing and noetic truth is ever-evolving as we begin to engage in deep self-work despite ever-expanding knowledge about our physical world.

According to Dr Edgar Mitchell, humans understand their inner world from instinct to intuition to intellect using multiple ways to gather information. When Dr Mitchell encountered a profound mystical experience from the window of his space capsule as an astronaut, he realised that in order to explain such extraordinary experiences there would need to be a new framework to interpret the wisdom of the ages to…

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We have enough scientific evidence about the brain plasticity; a shift in our internal state within a supportive external environment creates new neurological pathways that change the brain improving quality of life.

Unfortunately, not all of us have access to such a process due to experiencing highly toxic stress internally and externally, such as primal/developmental trauma that leads to toxic working environments and relationships.

Interestingly, we seem to be obsessed with brain science and plasticity, what about the heart and gut plasticity???

There is a growing body of literature that head, heart and gut aspects of embodied cognition can be…

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“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”

In the field of self-work, self-awareness is the key and you will be continually guided every moment through symbolic images and metaphorical manifestations to grow in awareness.

All life and consciousness is ever-expanding, evolving and strive to move forward, caught in the momentum of the cosmic rhythm of continuous expansion.

To think that we are not part of this symphony and that we are separate is the greatest disservice to our micro-evolution within the emergence of the collective cosmic dance.

To believe that we’ve arrived, and this is all…

“Our biological rhythms are the symphony of the cosmos, sound embedded deep within us to which we dance, even when we can’t name the tune.“

Before the light, there was sound. Every culture that ever existed and exists has practiced sound as their rituals.

Sound is the natural law of resonance that restores the vibrational integrity of the body, mind and spirit.

In shamanic path, sound of the shamanic tools are integral part of the awakening process in activating intuition and inducing altered states of consciousness.

Sound as a therapy can be very powerful in self exploration, deepening awareness and connecting to parts of our human experience in existence.

Love and Courage

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Before being labelled as “magic” Psilocybin Mushrooms are considered as “sacred” by the Mesoamerican peoples of Mexico. Nahuatl language the word Teonanacatl, literally means “The flesh of God”. The consumption of hallucinogenic mushrooms as sacred still survives in a few small villages as a ritual.

In 1953, American banker, Robert Gordon Wasson with a passion for mycology, was among the first to discover the continuance of the ritual use of hallucinogenic mushrooms among the Mazatecs. On his journey of exploration in Mexico, Wasso met the world-renowned healer and the Shaman, Maria Sabina. …

Microdosing is the phenomenon of taking small, controlled doses of psychedelic substances and the idea is that the quantity is too small to produce noticeable effects of being high but big enough to change thought patterns and behaviours, function better, happier and more productive.

One Canadian study recruited people from online forums to ask about microdosing habits and mental health and research found that nearly 25% of users reported a sharpened focus and heightened energy and 13% said microdosing alleviated their existing anxiety and stress. Further, more than 20% reported that their mood and outlook on life improved.

Psilocybin mushrooms…

Susan Guner

Holistic Psychotherapist | Host of Psychedelic Conversations Podcast | Founder of Innerflo Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

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