Thu, Feb 06 | Mercury Cafe

Psychedelic Professionals Meet: DENVER

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.
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Psychedelic Professionals Meet: DENVER

Time & Location

Feb 06, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Mercury Cafe, 2821, 2199 California St, Denver, CO 80205, USA

About The Event

Psychedelic Professionals Meetup Groups are now happening in Boulder and Denver! 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 our February 2020 gathering, we are excited to host Cody Wiggs, therapist and mindfulness coach in Golden, Colorado, sharing with us on Ceremony, Ritual & Psychotherapy. Psychedelics have been used throughout human history in a wide variety of cultural and spiritual contexts. These contexts have almost universally included ceremony and ritual as a central aspect of the healing experience. As psychedelics enter the mainstream, how can we retain the critical elements of traditional ceremonies with the benefits of modern psychotherapeutic practices? Cody will offer his perspective on common elements of ceremony and ritual, how to incorporate these elements in the therapy room, and why these elements are critical to the healing journey.

Cody Wiggs has been facilitating transformations for the last decade in a variety of settings from school counseling, wilderness therapy, international service-learning trips, community organizing, in-patient psychiatry, and private practice. Cody is also a trainee in the MAPS MDMA therapist program; however, much of his learning has come through his personal healing journey and exploration of psychedelics, plant medicine, ceremony, and various forms of meditation. This has included deep immersion in the Shipibo tradition of Peru, indigenous traditions of North America, and yogic/meditative lineages originating from Tibetan wisdom. Formerly, Cody authored a curriculum and directed a non-profit that is now bringing social & emotional learning and mindfulness to K-8 students and teachers worldwide.

Join us in Denver at the Mercury Cafe (first floor). $5 suggested donation, and/or please purchase food or drink at the Mercury Cafe. 

If you have ideas for topics or presentations for these meetup groups or would like to be more involved, please contact us!

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