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FAQs

Curious about entheogenic medicine?

The use of sacred plant medicine goes back thousands of years and crosses just about every culture, yet in the West we are only just reawakening to the sacred healing powers plant medicine holds for each of us.

What is microdosing?
Microdosing  psychedelics is the practice of taking 1/10th to 1/20th of a full “journey” dose of plant medicine. Longtime psychedelic researcher James Fadiman PhD, coined the phrase in his book, The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide and it has been integrated as a known and increasingly popular practice ever since. Unlike the full or "journey" dose of psychedelics you've likely heard lots about, a microdose is meant to be “sub-perceptual,” or barely noticeable. This means you won't get high, nor is the intention to get high or feel the 'trippy' 'transcendental' effects one could experience with a large dose. This makes the practice incredibly safe, and when combined with a therapeutic or guided setting (i.e. M.O.M.) one can expect to enjoy a myriad of benefits...everything from decreased anxiety, better sleep, improved health, decreased depression, reduced joint pain, reduced headaches or migraines, decreased addictions and more. 


I've taken psychedelics with friends before, how is this different?

It's nearly impossible to describe the difference of imbibing psychedelics in a social setting vs communing with plant medicine in an intentional, sacred practice. If you've been called to this course chance are you're way past "party days" and you are looking for something deeper, richer and more meaningful from these sacred plants. Also, because microdosing is sub-perceptual you'll likely never come close to having the same experience you had with your friends, nor would you want to. Joining with plant medicines who act as your allies and guides during your healing journey will give you a plethora of different and more nuanced experiences guaranteed (if you're open to them) to expand your mind and awaken your soul's true purpose.

I'm on anti-depressants/prescription drugs is it safe for me to microdose?
Before beginning any medicinal substance you should always consult your medical practitioner to see if there are any contradictions. Additionally, after you apply I will have a discussion with you about what medicines you are on and can provide further insight to possible contradictions before you're accepted into the program. In addition, we can refer you to a practitioner who specializes in making sure your medications are aligned with the plant medicine and/or can offer advice on how to titrate off certain prescriptions.

How do I know if microdosing is right for me?
It is my humble opinion that generally speaking, if you're here reading this, then microdosing is probably right for you. Microdosing psilocybin is safe, effective, 100% natural/organic/plant-based, and produces a wide range of life-changing results.

 

That said, I would caution applying to this particular group setting if you have or have experienced any of the following:

  • You struggle with severe mental instability including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical anxiety, severe PTSD, clinical depression (NOTE: there have been great results with psilocybin in helping treatment resistant depression, so if you feel this medicine calling to you, please apply so we can discuss further.)

  • You've had severe trauma that has not been addressed by a professional therapist such as abuse, sexual assault, a critical accident or devastating loss. If you are currently in therapy, and your practitioner is in agreement this course may be a great fit for your continued healing.

 

How long should I use entheogenic medicine?
Since nearly all of the in-depth studies around psychedelics was halted in the 1960's, the scientific community is only now beginning to conduct broader longitudinal studies back in a clinical setting...but there is much work to be done. That said, most psychedelics are neither addictive nor habit forming and there has been no raised concern regarding long-term use while microdosing. The course materials cover this topic in depth, including ancient cultural use, known side effects and contradictions, dosing and more. However, here's a great anecdotal thought to offer some peace of mind: Albert Hoffman, the creator of LSD, continued to practice large and small doses of the compound throughout his entire life up until he died at 102 years of age. 

Is this legal?
This course is a community-based educational journey around plant medicine, and is available to all. Unfortunately in most states the recreational use (i.e. not prescribed by a doctor) of psychedelics is still illegal. I do not condone or encourage the use of any illegal substances.

Do you offer in person cohorts?

We are hoping to offer in-person courses in Denver, CO by the third quarter of 2022. Please check the calendar for all updated offerings.

Do you offer retreats?

Retreats are in the works! Please check the calendar for all updated offerings.

What is included in the course?

Courses are three months long and include the following:

  • Six 1.5 hour live virtual gatherings via zoom (9 hours total)

  • Access to a private chat group just for your cohort

  • Course materials via Teachable including:

    • 6 bi-weekly lessons to help you integrate your plant medicine journey which include two videos, journal prompts, activation exercises, and a variety of support materials to aid you each week

    • Over 50 pages of lifestyle, health, wellness and emotional/spiritual support

    • Ongoing education including recommended books, podcasts and videos

    • Recommended therapeutic playlists and other music

    • Healthy recipes and food suggestions designed for busy moms

    • Recommended health, wellness and spiritual practitioners who can continue to assist you (all personally vetted by me)

  • Additions continually added! For a more detailed description and overview of the course click here

How many people will be in my cohort?
For our standard three month Course.1 and Course.2, cohorts are limited to a maximum of 12 moms. It is important to me that our groups remain intimate and manageable. Smaller groups allow everyone the opportunity to get to know each other, form friendships and have a chance to speak and participate in discussions at every virtual gathering.

Why just moms?
Moms juggle a unique combination of stressors and carry burdens that are in many ways much more complex than other 'groups'. The experience of being a mother is often hard to describe or understand for the individual, which often leads to deep levels of unhappiness, unease and loneliness. In my 10+ years of working with and around mothers it is my opinion that when moms come together in a shared spirit of unity and vulnerability, extraordinary healing can happen within a safe container of shared motherhood experiences. In this critical time of both collective division and collective awakening I believe mothers need a strong community in which each woman can start to heal from not only the unique and overwhelming difficulties of our time, but also begin to shed her ancestral traumas as well. It is my deepest desire to be of service to mothers while in union with entheogenic medicine during this exciting time on our planet.

What if I don't like the course? Do you offer refunds?

We will have an onboarding conversation before you sign up for the course, to ensure that this offering is a great fit for your needs. Additionally you have opportunities to attend free Q&A sessions to have any questions answered. If, after signing up you find that the course is not for you you may receive a 50% refund if you notify me within the first four weeks. No refunds will be offered after four weeks.

Will I be refunded if I miss a week of virtual class?

Part of committing to this course is a personal commitment to show up at each gathering; not only for yourself but for the group you are a part of. Of course, life happens and it's totally understandable if you can't make a class, but I encourage you to block out the dates and time of our virtual gatherings and make arrangements so that you can attend each gathering with zero distractions, a clear head and open heart. No refunds are given for missed classes; the course will not be prorated in any way.

Will the Zoom calls be taped?
Due to the personal nature of each gathering, our zoom calls will not be taped in order to respect the privacy of all members.

"Self Love is

a side effect of microdosing"

 

- Adam Bramlage

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