I often get letters from folks sharing their experiences and asking questions. This correspondence can offer spectacular insights and musings that answer questions that many others have on their mind. So I’m sharing one with you today…
I started microdosing 2 weeks ago – the dose kind of varies because of the different kinds of mushrooms I’ve been getting. I’m microdosing because I’m retired military and deal with ptsd, anxiety, depression, and anger. I have been through the whole psychological mess with meds and experienced so many side effects. 
Do you think this along with a little medical cannabis that I can be “me” again and not so caught up in my negative feelings?
– Che
Hi Che,
I admire your commitment to looking for solutions to feeling better. I personally know that this can be a long hard road. But rest assured, with the right support and guidance you can rise above this suffering and heal the trauma that afflicts your life.
In my emotional release work I do embrace the plant medicines you speak of… but they are tools in the overall approach to emotional healing and not the main focus.
To be sure, plant medicine and other non-plant hallucinogens (such as LSD and MDMA) are all the rage these days – as growing numbers of people are using these powerful substances with the hope of breaking the chains of their limiting beliefs and behaviors that undermine their personal and professional lives.
But I have found that many people come to me because they are disappointed in their psychedelic experiences – having not reaped the healing that they are desperately looking for. What I see as the main issue is that these experiences were not properly integrated – either because the integration support was nonexistent, unavailable, or badly administered.
Additionally, I see “integration” differently from how most psychedelic circles see it. In my work, integration is not just another component of the process… it is pivotal to emotional healing. In fact, emotional healing cannot happen without integration!
In my Emotional Liberation framework, integration means that the changes going on internally (the subconscious being brought into the conscious) need to align with one’s external, or “outward,” life. Integration doesn’t happen magically as some psychedelic therapies suggest – one needs to learn the skills to integrate successfully. When you apply your commitment and will to this emotional release work, with the judicious use of plant medicine, the turbulence in your life begins dissipating. You disengage from drama and choose to not be sucked in or triggered by tricky situations, which then enriches all aspects of your life.
Che, I would love to help you (and others resonating with what I’m saying) and show you how to use the plant medicines as an addition to the other skills I teach. I invite you to make sure you subscribe to my website here so that we can be in touch and you will get my upcoming course offerings.
As you may know I recently moved to Portugal and have been taking the time to settle in – but I am eager to pick-up where I left off in supporting people on their healing journeys!

With Love,
P.S. If Che’s letter and my thoughts strike you one way or the other, I invite you to drop down to the comments section and let me know.

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