Wed, 22 May|
The Warren in The Woods
Somerset Psychedelic Integration Circle
The Somerset Psychedelic integration Circle is a safe, confidential, open and non-judgemental space for those who have used, or are thinking of using psychedelic substances and modalities. We meet in a beautiful woodland yurt.
Time & Location
22 May 2024, 19:30 – 21:30
The Warren in The Woods, birds hill farm, Upton Noble, Shepton Mallet BA4 6AY, UK
About the event
The Somerset Psychedelic Integration Circle is a safe, confidential, open and non-judgemental space for those who have used, or are thinking of using, psychedelics. If you have had a challenging or powerful psychedelic experience and want help to integrate and make sense of it, or if you wish to share a meaningful experience, we create circles that help to hold, unpack, process and share those experiences.
The aim is to help integrate psychedelic experiences into everyday life in ways that are helpful and meaningful to the individual. Integration supports us to make sense of those insights and translate them into real world actions.
Some psychedelic experiences can also be challenging, leaving us feeling vulnerable, fragile or overwhelmed. Sharing these experiences and having others hear and understand them with us, can be an important part of the integration process.
As psychedelics become more mainstream, the psychedelic community are increasingly creating community spaces where we can support one another to make sense of our psychedelic experiences. With the guidance of facilitators, the circle offers a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space where open conversations can happen, so we can learn from our experiences and support each other to develop, heal and grow.
What shall I bring?
We encourage you to bring an object along that has personal meaning for you. It could represent your hopes/fears about the group or relate to your psychedelic experience. We place the objects in the middle of the circle when checking in.
We also ask attendees to arrive up to 10 minutes before the start time so we can settle-in, grab a tea and start on time. Late arrival may result in you not being able to participate in the session.
Please be aware that the circle does not permit use of psychedelics or other psychoactive drugs during group meetings. In accordance with the law, we neither encourage substance use, provide illicit substances, nor referrals to illegal psychedelic services.
The Circle is supported and lightly facilitated by:
Justine Corrie is a Somerset-based Psychotherapist and facilitator who enjoys working at the intersection of embodiment, ecology and ritual. She is a psychedelic guide on the current clinical trial investigating dimethyltryptamine (DMT) as a treatment for depression. Justine also sits on the advisory board for The Institute of Psychedelic Therapy (IPT) and chairs the IPT Spiritual Emergence special interest group.
Dr Tim Rigg is a local GP who is interested in the development of non-pharmaceutical & holistic practices to manage mental health and chronic disease. He has recently returned from a number of years working in New Zealand where the importance of the natural world and indigenous Maori practices have had a strong influence on his approach to health and healing.
Elsie Parker is a Clinical Psychologist based in Somerset. Elsie has over 16 years of experience working in specialist NHS services, including Complex Depression and Anxiety, Psychosis, PTSD and Perinatal Mental Health. In addition, Elsie has a private practice in Castle Cary. She has a strong background in Yoga and Vipassana Meditation, is a trained Mindfulness teacher, Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping) practitioner and in the final stages of completing her training in Transformational Breathwork. Elsie is a lover of nature and the natural world and incorporates this in her work wherever possible.
Integration Circle Place