Holding
Space

Psychedelic Crisis Intervention

July 14-16th 2023

Cape Town, South Africa

December 2-4th 2022

Talinn, Estonia

October 8-9th 2022

Psychedelic Society
London

As more and more people are exposed to psychedelics and the delicate states which they awaken, it is essential that we learn how to support difficult psychedelic experiences and how to integrate them afterwards. 

Holding Space is a 3 – day experiential workshop that offers practical knowledge and practices that can help us prepare, navigate and integrate our own psychedelic experiences, and provides important and even life saving knowledge about how to better support the difficult psychedelic experiences of our loved ones. During the workshop we will teach tools and techniques that were developed through years of experience in psychedelic harm reduction and mindfulness-based psychotherapy, explore what it means to be mindful of our own inner experience when providing support and learn how to implement the insights of a psychedelic experience into everyday life.

Nir Tadmor and Igal Tartakovsky are professional therapists that founded two separate psychedelic harm reduction projects in Israel, and decided to join forces to spread the many important lessons psychedelic harm reduction has to teach us. Since Safe Shore was founded 8 years ago, Igal and Nir have supported and supervised more than a thousand psychedelic crises in musical events and in private practice, facilitated 32 “Holding Space” workshops in Israel, the UK, The Netherlands and Estonia, and are currently working on a few scientific papers about psychedelic harm reduction with the Israeli Ministry of Health.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

  • Compassionate listening and mindful awareness practices
  • Deep dive into the ethics and guidelines of psychedelic harm reduction
  • Psychedelic crisis intervention and integration case studies
  • Discussion about psycho-spiritual crisis
  • 1.5-hour psychedelic neurochemistry and research lecture
  • 2.5-hour session of simulations using tools from playback theatre and psychodrama where participants can get as close as possible to hands-on experience in crisis intervention.
  • Knowledge and practical tools that will help you integrate your own psychedelic experiences.
  • Discussion about the shadow aspect of psychedelic therapy

Schedule

Day I

 Opening Circle
 Spiritual Emergencies & Spiritual Bypasses
 Loving Presence #1 – Mindfulness & Deep listening
 Neurochemistry and Psychedelic Research

Day II

 Loving Presence #2
 Psychedelic Harm Reduction | Principles, Ethics & Guidelines
  
  

Day III

 Trauma-Informed Care
 Psychedelic Meta-Integration
 Psychedelic Integration Case Studies
 Psychedelic Integration practices – Implementing Change to Daily Life
 Closing Circle

WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY?

Interested in joining / hosting our workshop?

FACILITATOR

Nir Tadmor

Nir is a certified transpersonal psychotherapist (EUROTAS), phenomenological researcher, Director of Education and Training at Impulse – Integrative clinical center, and Co-Founder of Safe Shore – Psychedelic Care.

Since Safe Shore was founded 8 years ago, Igal and Nir have supported and supervised more than a thousand psychedelic crises in musical events and in private practice, facilitated 36 “Holding Space” workshops in Israel, the UK and The Netherlands and are currently working on a few scientific papers about psychedelic harm reduction with the Israeli Ministry of Health.He holds a Master’s in Transpersonal Psychology from Middlesex University (through the Alef Trust), trained in Hakomi body-centered psychotherapy and is a co-researcher in a neurophenomenological study about Ayahuasca and death perception in Haifa University. For his Master’s thesis Nir conducted a phenomenological study about the psychospiritual integration process that unfolds in the lives of Western mental health professionals who use psychedelics for personal and professional growth.