Bridging the Worlds

The “Bridging the Worlds: The Confluence of Indigenous Wisdom and Psychedelic Science Conference,” scheduled for April 18, 2024, at the Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building in Aurora, Colorado, and virtually via Zoom, promises to be a groundbreaking gathering. This hybrid event, running from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM MST, aims to unify the diverse practices of psychedelic therapy from indigenous traditions, ethno-spiritual groups, and modern medical and mental health professionals. The conference emerges in response to the recent mainstream acceptance of psychedelics, fostering an environment where knowledge from all corners of the globe can merge to pave a path towards a harmonious future. The event offers a platform for professionals and students alike, with varied registration fees ensuring accessibility to all interested parties.

The conference’s agenda is rich with sessions designed to deepen the understanding of psychedelic medicine’s role across cultures and histories. Highlights include an invocation by Sofia Chavez, DNM, discussions on the historical context of psychedelic medicine by Shannon Hughes, PhD, and explorations of psychedelic experiences by Ed MacPhee, MD. The presentations and workshops will cover a broad spectrum of topics, such as optimizing client experiences, legal and regulatory considerations, and the integration of community care within the psychedelic landscape. These sessions promise to offer invaluable insights into the application of ancient wisdom to modern practices, aiming to foster a deeper respect and understanding among practitioners from various backgrounds.

Central to the event is the engagement with sacred traditions and the expansion of clinical perspectives to include indigenous wisdom and practices. Through a mix of ceremonial activities, such as singing and drumming, alongside rigorous academic discussions, the conference seeks to honor and integrate the spiritual dimensions of psychedelic therapy. This approach not only respects the roots of these practices but also enriches the therapeutic potential for practitioners and clients alike. By bridging the gap between indigenous wisdom and psychedelic science, the conference aspires to cultivate a more inclusive, empathetic, and holistic approach to healing.

Find out more about Bridging the Worlds

Type of Event: Hybrid Conference

Audience: Academic General Population

Dates: 18 - 18 April 2024

Price: $ 10 - 45