Mon, Mar 06|
The Hivve | Upstairs Conference Space
RVPS Gathering | Guest Speaker: Steve Elfrink
Our guest speaker will be Steve Elfrink from Grants Pass, OR. Steve will be presenting on his personal experience working with MDMA, ibogaine, psilocybin, LSD and peyote for core healing from childhood trauma. Trigger warnings: suicide, sexual and physical abuse. Lecture: 7-8:30 Social: 8:30 - 9
Time & Location
Mar 06, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
The Hivve | Upstairs Conference Space, 164 SE G St, Grants Pass, OR 97526, USA
About the event
The presentation will be for those interested in psychedelic therapy, those who have been there and for therapists and providers of psychedelic sessions. The presentation will provide insight into the benefits of psychedelics and the extreme challenges that they can also provide. There will also be information on the effects of dissoication and psychedelics; the challenges and how to work with dissociation. Steve will also share about his experience of being in an FDA study of psilocybin where he received the largest dose ever administerd in a published FDA study.
Steve has called the Rogue Valley home for the past 5 years after a move from Wisconsin. His enthusiastic passion for psychedelic substances for healing and exploring the edges of consciousness has spanned 40+ years. He is the co-founder of OmTerra, a PSIP/IFS focused therapy organization. He is also the Co-Founder of the Psychedelic Somatic Institute (PSI), a psychedelic somatic therapist training organization. Steve was a participant in the 2015, Phase 1 FDA Pharmacokinetic Study of Psilocybin at UW-Madison that also studied the effects of high-dose psilocybin for adverse reactions. He had a first-hand experience of the benefits and shortcomings of the current non-directive model used in psychedelic therapy worldwide. This led him to creating OmTerra and PSI to expand the potential of psychedelic medicines utilizing a somatic focus. He has been a pioneer in bringing more awareness to the world of the powerful transformative effects of psychedelics and the more harrowing and less discussed challenges that come with psychedelic therapy. He is also someone who has his own history of early childhood trauma and working through it utilizing psychedelic medicines. He is currently enrolled in the Synthesis Institute's psilocybin facilitator program to become a licensed facilitator.