Thu, Nov 16|
Junkyard Social Club
Psychedelic Professionals Meet: BOULDER
For psychedelic professionals, researchers, practitioners, and activists to learn, share, network, and connect in community. Let's keep Colorado leading the way forward in transforming our relationships with drugs and medicines.
Time & Location
Nov 16, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Junkyard Social Club, 2525 Frontier Ave Unit A, Boulder, CO 80301, USA
About The Event
Psychedelic Professionals Meetup Groups are in Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins! Let's keep Colorado on the leading edge of psychedelic medicine work by coming together in community to learn, share, and grow. Each Psychedelic Professionals Meetup Group starts with an informative topic relevant to research, practice, policy, or activism around psychedelic medicines, followed by open discussion and an opportunity to connect with like-minded others.
For November, we are excited to welcome Tim Spalla to examine with us Combat Moral Injury and Psychedelic-Assisted Recovery. Tim will discuss the profound impact of moral injury on Service-Members and Veterans and how the use of psychedelics and sacred plant medicines can serve as pivotal tools for their recovery. Through sharing his own experiences with combat moral injury and insights gained through his years long journey of recovery, Tim aims to shed light on the complex interplay of trauma, moral injury, redemption, and the use of psychedelics and sacred plant medicines for personal growth, offering a unique perspective on this critical path towards healing.
Tim Spalla is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Candidate and owner of Agile Wellness Group, a private therapy practice in Denver, Colorado. Before entering the mental health field, he spent nearly 20 years living and working overseas, first as a US Army Ranger Intelligence Specialist with multiple combat deployments in Iraq, then transitioning to become a private military contractor supporting US Special Operations missions throughout the Middle East and Horn of Africa. In 2015, he partnered with the National Geographic Society as a Wildlife Crime investigator and spent several years training Conservation Rangers and working to dismantle International wildlife syndicates. In 2022, Tim graduated from Regis University with a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree and co-founded The Wounded Healer Project, a 501c3 Non-Profit organization in Denver, dedicated to providing free and veteran-led mental health counseling support for justice-involved veterans struggling with PTSD, moral injury, and addiction. Tim specializes in addressing trauma and moral injury, enhancing the quality of life, and fostering resiliency within military veteran and First Responder communities. In addition to this, Tim also offers individual and group psychospiritual education, preparation, harm-reduction, and integration support services through his private practice Agile Wellness Group,llc.
Suggested donation of $10, payable at the door. Door fee goes toward paying for the rented venue and supporting the non-profit work of The Nowak Society. If you have ideas for topics or presentations for these meetup groups or would like to be more involved, please contact us!
Finally, if you have a brochure, flyer or business card you want to display, please bring them! We kindly request that anything advertised is legal and aboveboard, but otherwise we're happy to make space for you to share your offerings with the larger community.