Plant Medicine Integration Therapy

In June 2019, Oakland became one of the first cities in the United States to decriminalize psychedelic plants as acceptance of their healing powers continues to increase. I am honored to be part of a growing movement of practitioners committed to providing safe, non-judgmental spaces to integrate plant medicine experiences.

Have you experienced a spiritual emergence or plant medicine journey and are struggling with how to integrate your experience into your everyday life?

Would you like to find a way to balance your life while deepening your understanding of a life changing experience? Do you continue to suffer from adverse impacts of a Near Death Experience, traumatic incident, or the loss/death of someone?

Join me in a guided Spiritual Integration process to establish and maintain a connection to your spirit. I will help you develop individualized meditation practices and hold sacred space for you to find practical ways to integrate and apply your own insights to your everyday life. Spirituality is your unique experience, and as your guide, I am here to support you throughout your Journey.

We are experiencing a very exciting paradigm shift within our lifetime. How we once conceptualized health, life, and existence is evolving rapidly. More specifically, most of us no longer feel that labeling our health as “good or bad,” is serving us. Rather, we are wanting to integrate all parts of us: mind, body, energy, spirit, and heart.

While Plant Medicine Integration Therapy is for anyone seeking support in preparing for, or integrating after a ceremony or experience with psychedelics, this process can be equally useful for those wanting to explore their deeper self. Many clients who have especially benefited from this process include those who have, or have had:

  • Near Death Experience (NDE);
  • Loss;
  • Unresolved grief;
  • Early childhood or more recent trauma(s); and/or,
  • Experienced Spiritual Emergence through shamanic healing, plant medicine journey work, or other forms of healing practices.

The collaborative work we do together will help you along your Journey by practicing yoga therapy, sound healing, counseling, active listening, and personal meditation.

 In addition to direct individual integration support, I have co-created and co-facilitated the Peer Connect program for the Salt Lake Psychedelic Therapy and Research non-profit which is a forward thinking organization and part of what is called "The Third Wave" of psychedelics.  The Third Wave refers to the modern era of science and the use of scientific methods to prove how psychedelics can be useful in the treatment of depression, addiction, PTSD, anxiety and other conditions. The FDA continues to fast track access of medicines such as MDMA and Psilocybin which has created a surge in interest from scientists and practitioners. While access to some medicines are limited only to clinical trials (e.g. MDMA, Ayahuasca, and Psilocybin), Clinicians do have access to some tools now. This training program is an introduction to some of those tools. Clinical and theoretical training will be included in the SCPTR PTTP program with the goal for the students to then further and more intensely study the modalities that they really resonate with and prepare them for future legal opportunities with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. We caution students against the temptation of guiding underground therapy and for them to be well trained before attempting any therapies.

 

Testimonial from a fellow Oakland resident:

 "I am deeply impressed with Ken’s post-meditation integration work at so many levels. I attribute his effectiveness to his ability to actively listen in a compassionate and non-judgmental way. Before and during the meditation session, he mindfully observes and adapts to both my physical and psychological needs. As a mental health therapist, Ken carries a breadth of experience and specialized skill sets to guide me through the integration process. For me, post-meditation integration process can be a daunting task as it can put me into a vulnerable state. Ken creates the opportunity for me to be in a safe space to further process my internal awakenings and explore the conscious doors that were opened during the meditation session. I always appreciate his genuine presence and availability for subsequent follow up and consultation sessions."

 

 Testimonial from Sarah Davis, Producer of Breathing Wind Podcast

"Ken is a natural mentor and lifelong learner -- and he brings this to every aspect of his work, including the creative work of a podcast. When I first started working with Ken for the Breathing Wind podcast, I expected that I would be leading him in podcast creation, but he surprised me (as he always does) and found opportunities to inspire me to think differently about podcast creation. I remember early on, he said something to the effect of, "let's see what we can manifest," and aimed high with his guest invitations. He reminded me of the power of not losing sight of a strong vision in the front of the effort, no matter how busy and full the task-side feels at the moment. He did not only hold the vision, though, he also delivered on his tasks and worked within the containers of a project timeline, and he inspired me to document the "how" of podcast creation, which informs how I produce podcasts for my business. And, throughout the podcast, even if it was not his miniseries, Ken would offer nuggets of wisdom to me spontaneously. He said to me once that he asked a mentor of his why I was in his life at this time, which made me think, why is Ken in my life at this time? We come from different worlds but somehow have connected. And, after much reflection, I have come to realize it's because I need Ken's teachings more than I initially realized. And, I really appreciate his support and reassurance, which somehow comes at times when I need to receive it the most. He filled a gap for me that I didn't know existed, and for that, I'm forever thankful."
-Sarah Davis
Learning Experience Designer | Podcast Producer
 
 
Testimonial from Dr. Parth Gandhi,
Medical Director and Founder of SCPTR Salt Lake City, Utah
I am pleased to be able to give my colleague, Ken Breniman, my fullest support and positive recommendation for clients that wish to work with him.  I met Ken initially as a student within the SCPTR Psychedelic Therapy Training Program. He was a bright pupil and contributed a great deal to the overall program experience. He was loved by his peers for his contributions and kindness and support. SCPTR subsequently requested that Ken join us as a clinical trainer. He was able to work with several groups of students, teaching them clinical skills that enhanced their ability to work with clients. These students raved about their experiences with Ken because he was thoughtful and combined his technical therapeutic knowledge with clear compassion.  We believe him to be a masterful therapist and compassionate soul that deeply cares about his clients and students.
-Parth Gandhi, PhD

 

Other Bay Area Resources to support your integration:

Sacred Garden in Oakland/Berkeley: https://sacredgarden.life
Tam Integration in Marin:  https://tamintegration.com
Psychedelic Society in SF: https://psychedelicsocietysf.org

 

 

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Where are you in your life now?
Where would you like to be?
I can help you get there. Let me be your guide.


“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.” 

-  Carl Sagan

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