Tue, Feb 14|
Jives Coffee Lounge
Psychedelic Professionals Meet: Pikes Peak Region
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
Feb 14, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM MST
Jives Coffee Lounge, 16 Colbrunn Ct, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, USA
About The Event
Psychedelic Professionals Meetup Groups are happening now in the Pikes Peak Region! 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 December in The Springs, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Dana Lerman to share with us the "Journey of a Wounded Healer." Dr. Dana Lerman received her M.D. at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York. She completed Internal Medicine residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital and fellowship in Infectious Disease at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Lerman is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. She has worked as an infectious disease consultant all over the United States for over ten years. Dr. Lerman was the founder of The COVID Consultants, a national COVID-19 consulting and testing firm. During the pandemic she identified herself as a wounded healer and began her own mental wellness journey which led her to an ayahuasca retreat in Costa Rica. Since this time Dr. Lerman’s passions have shifted focus and she has since received training and certification in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy from the Integrative Psychiatry Institute (IPI) in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Lerman is in MAPS training via IPI. She has received further training in trauma via PESI, Internal Family Systems via the IFS Institute, and Ecotherapy with the Earth Body Institute. Dr. Lerman currently has her own ketamine practice, Open Mind Space, PLLC, in the foothills of Evergreen, CO. She volunteers with Zendo Project trip sitting at Burning Man. Her prior personal history of psychedelic use, including work with ketamine, psilocybin, LSD, 5-MeO-DMT, Ayahuasca and DMT and other purgatives such as Kambo, affords her the unique ability to know first hand what clients may be experiencing.
Professionals and interested community members alike are welcome to attend the meetup. The meetup is free, but donations are very appreciated and all go toward supporting the non-profit mission of The Nowak Society. Please be sure to follow all community guidelines at meetup events, including no soliciting for illegal substances or services. Let's keep all of us safe, please!
If you have ideas for topics or presentations for these meetup groups or would like to be more involved, please contact us.