Françoise Bourzat — The Maven of Consciousness Medicine (#519)

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” It is an insult to the effectiveness of this inner work to not make the effort to incorporate what has been exposed.”
— Françoise Bourzat

She has a Master of Arts in somatic psychology and is trained in the Hakomi Method. Françoise has actually taught at CIIS in San Francisco, and she lectures at other scholastic institutions, such as Yale, Stanford, and UCSF. She runs online courses and contributes to advisory boards and organizations offering value-aligned trainings on the topic of mushroom ceremonies.

Françoise served on the board of advisers for the Oregon Prop 109 initiative and is presently helping to develop training for future facilitators of mushroom experiences. She is likewise collaborating with the Pacific Neuroscience Institute in Santa Monica, California, in an FDA-approved research study on psilocybin-assisted treatment for COVID-related sorrow. She leads mushroom ceremonies and retreats in Jamaica for bereaved parents.

Françoise Bourzat (@Francoise_Bourzat) has been bridging the divide between Western psychology and indigenous knowledge in partnership with therapists in Mexico for the previous 30 years. She is a co-founder of the Center for Consciousness Medicine, which trains individuals to become guides in a holistic approach of psychedelic-assisted treatment. She is likewise the coauthor of Consciousness Medicine, released by North Atlantic Books.

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How did Françoise come to lead mushroom ceremonies and retreats in Jamaica for bereaved moms and dads, and how has the experience helped them through the grief procedure?
How did an early experience in north Thailand prove to be developmental for Françoise, and what assisted her process the trauma of that experience and the difficult decision it required her to make?
How did psychedelics– particularly MDMA– actually start Françoises healing procedure?
In Françoises evaluation, how vital was the presence of a competent guide to take her through these recovery psychedelic experiences? To what does she associate the skill her own guide wielded?
In the context of psychedelic journeys, what is chaos music? 32:22
Whats the distinction between a facilitator and a guide?
When did Françoise end up being interested in learning about the craft and the toolkits related to these medicines? 45:05
Who was Ralph Metzner?
How was Françoise presented to the psychedelic customs of the Mazatec?
After investing time in the psychedelic healing area amongst mostly male mentors, instructors, and associates, how did it make Françoise feel to be exposed to an ancient tradition so tied to a family tree that was mostly matriarchal? 56:57
For what purposes do the indigenous people of the Oaxacan region utilize mushrooms, salvia, and morning magnificence? What impacts might one experience when utilizing them as planned, and what problems are they generally used to resolve? 1:01:17
Can these substances be utilized to treat conditions in people who live outside the structure of these traditions– for example, a Westerner from an industrialized city whose issues might appear alien to an Oaxacan curandera? 1:18:54
What does a retreat in Jamaica for bereaved parents look like, and what goes into its preparation?
Throughout these retreats, what restorative purpose does the intro of elements like art classes and walks in nature serve?
What is the Council for 13 Indigenous Grandmothers? 1:38:44
What are the potential threats of utilizing psychedelic plants and compounds without the supervision of experienced facilitators and guides? 1:41:02
How does a trained guide assistance somebody back to truth if their psychedelic experience leaves them bereft and existentially hollow of significance?
What is the Hakomi Method?
What would Françoise like the Center for Consciousness Medicine to attain?
What does Françoise consider to be the requirements for a great therapist specializing in psychedelic-assisted treatment?
Parting thoughts.

Get In Touch With Françoise Bourzat:.
Website|Twitter|Instagram.

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PROGRAM NOTES.

Center for Consciousness Medicine.
Awareness Medicine: Indigenous Wisdom, Entheogens, and Expanded States of Consciousness for Healing and Growth by Françoise Bourzat and Kristina Hunter|Amazon.
Bereaved Parents, Trelawny, Jamaica|Relief for Grief.

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How did an early experience in north Thailand prove to be formative for Françoise, and what helped her process the trauma of that experience and the difficult choice it required her to make? How did psychedelics– especially MDMA– really start Françoises healing process? In Françoises estimate, how crucial was the existence of a skilled guide to take her through these healing psychedelic experiences? How was Françoise introduced to the psychedelic traditions of the Mazatec? After spending time in the psychedelic recovery area amongst primarily male coaches, teachers, and associates, how did it make Françoise feel to be exposed to an ancient custom so connected to a family tree that was primarily matriarchal?

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