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Françoise Bourzat has been bridging the divide between western psychology and indigenous wisdom for the past 30 years in collaboration with healers in Huautla de Jimenez, Mexico, on the optimal applications of the psilocybin-containing mushrooms for healing and growth . She is the Founder of the Center for Consciousness Medicine and is the co-author of Consciousness Medicine.
Françoise was part of the advisory board for Oregon Prop 109 initiative. She is currently collaborating with the Pacific Neuroscience Institute in an FDA approved research study on psilocybin assisted therapy for Covid related grief in Los Angeles.
She has a Master of Arts in Somatic Psychology and is Hakomi trained. Françoise has taught at CIIS in San Francisco, is a counselor, and runs online courses and lectures in various institutions. She is a sought-after keynote speaker that has traveled the world sharing her message, along with the Mazatec tradition, to international audiences around the globe.
In this episode we discuss:
- Plant medicine journeying as therapy - incorporating expanded states into our growth process.
- Psychedelic Psychotherapy Renaissance and the Neo-shamanistic movement.
- The importance of rooting in lineage, indigenous context, the thread of permission, and respectful sharing.
- The spiritual dimension of healing and avoiding spiritual bypassing.
- The relationship between pain and suffering; and the role of meaning in the transmutation of suffering.
- The role of fear and what it is that we’re afraid of.
- Françoise's five-part holistic model: body, mind, spirit, community, and environment.
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