Holding
Space

Psychedelic Crisis Intervention

October 8-9th 2022

Psychedelic Society
London

December 2-4th 2022

Talinn, Estonia

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 those who encounter difficult experiences. 

Holding Space is a 2 – day experiential workshop that offers practical knowledge and practices that can help support a person who goes through a challenging psychedelic experience. During the workshop we will teach tools and techniques that were developed through years of experience in psychedelic harm reduction and mindfulness-based psychotherapy, and explore what it means to be mindful of our own inner experience when providing support.

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 28 “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.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

* Compassionate listening and mindful awareness practices

* Deep dive into the ethics and guidelines of psychedelic harm reduction

* Psychedelic crisis intervention case studies

* Discussion about psycho-spiritual crisis

* 1.5-hour psychedelic history and neuroscience 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.

Schedule

Day I

Opening Circle
Spiritual Emergencies & Psychedelics
Loving Presence #1 | Mindfulness & Deep listening
Psychedelics & The Brain
Stories from the field

Day II

Loving Presence #2
Psychedelic Harm Reduction | Principles, Ethics & Guidelines
Crisis Intervention Simulations
Closing Circle
 

WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY?

Interested in joining / hosting our workshop?

FACILITATORS

Nir Tadmor and Igal Tartakovsky are co-founders of Safe Shore – a psychedelic education, harm reduction and peer support project based in Israel. 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 31 “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.

Igal Tartakovsky

Igal is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist (ACT, Satya) who specializes in psychedelic integration. He is also the founder of “Soft Landing” – a project that supports young people on their return to Israel from their post-army journey abroad.

Nir Tadmor

Nir is a transpersonal psychotherapist and a phenomenological researcher. 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.