Therapeutic Integration Of Ayahuasca Experiences

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In recent decades, the Western demand for access to the “ayahuasca” brew has grown exponentially. The rapid internationalization of this ancestral medicine gives rise to a multitude of settings in which Western participants have access to profound experiences of consciousness alteration and contact with the depths of their psyche and with what, in shamanic societies, has been called “the other world.”


Without the narratives or practices that support the ingestion of ayahuasca in traditional use cultures, the Western seeker faces these experiences without a map to facilitate navigation. The “pedagogical style” of this plant teacher and the strength of its transformative potential often challenge the capacity for understanding and integration of those who drink it, as well as the understanding of professionals who are confronted with the demand to accompany these processes.


This course provides the foundations for therapeutic integration work with ayahuasca experiences in Western individuals, addressing transcultural, ethical, and clinical topics. We will establish a dialogue between clinical psychology, transpersonal psychotherapy, and Amazonian ancestral medicine.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Understand the main challenges and therapeutic potentials derived from the practice of drinking ayahuasca in Western individuals.
  • Develop a transcultural perspective in the integration work that is respectful and inclusive of ancestral knowledge.
  • Acquire knowledge of a therapeutic integration model for ayahuasca experiences, from a perspective that integrates clinical psychology, interdisciplinary work, transpersonal psychotherapy, and the wisdom of Amazonian vegetalismo.

Course Content

Amazonian vegetalismo and ayahuasca.
Introduction to Amazonian vegetalismo: purging, diet, ayahuasca, and inner relationships. Teachings and guidelines from vegetalismo for working with ayahuasca in Western settings include:

  • Amazonian vegetalismo and ayahuasca.

Transcultural challenges in the integration processes within diverse Western and mestizo settings of ayahuasca ingestion.
The romanization of "shamanism," the myth of the noble savage, and associated transcultural issues that arise in integration processes.

Relevant psychological characteristics in the integration work.
What to consider regarding the psychic structure for safe and efficient work?

Therapeutic integration of ayahuasca experiences informed by psychopathology.
Integration of individuals with anxiety and depression symptoms involves: Integration of individuals seeking to process trauma involves.

Integration model for ayahuasca experiences – Part 1
Integration as an ongoing process Intention, expectations and integral preparation: psychological, physical, energetic, spiritual and bonding aspects.

Integration model for ayahuasca experiences – Part 2
Visionary states: the literal and the symbolic. Bad trips: navigation guidelines and subsequent integration. Integration of sublime experiences, when the beautiful disintegrates.

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