Register now. Early Bird rates until June 30.

Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum

Shake the Tree: Seeds to Action
Sept 29 - Oct 2, 2022

Registration Now Open!
Early Bird Tickets Until June 30

Vancouver Island Conference Centre, Nanaimo B.C.

On traditional, unceded, ancestral territories of the Snuneymuxw  

Themed Shake the Tree: Seeds to Action, Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum, scheduled Sept 29 – Oct 2, intends to visibly “shake the tree” —  to open up possibilities for transforming health (especially mental health), and related professions. Through developing active, inclusive and cohesive communities with shared vision and practices, we can create positive change and solutions, and commit to investments in people, teams, and new infrastructures.

This year, our conference and workshop events are being crafted
to serve two groups…

Practitioner Forum Days

For  those working, supporting, and/or training in the psychedelic-assisted therapy field.
Sept 29 – 30 (In-Person) “Unconference the Conference” format!

Public Forum Day

For the wider community, a full-day conference with presentations with Q&As
Oct 1 (In-Person & Online) 

Practitioner Workshops

Neuromeditation — Physician — Grof® Breathwork
Oct 1 & 2 (In-Person)

Neuromeditation & Psychedelics

with Heather Hargraves, MA,C.Psych Assoc.(SP) Certified Neuromeditation Instructor
(Oct 1)

Neuromeditation & Psychedelics

with Heather Hargraves, MA,C.Psych Assoc.(SP) Certified Neuromeditation Instructor
(Oct 1)
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Physician Workshop

with Valorie Masuda, MD,
FCFP(EM)(PC), GPO
(Oct 1)

Physician Workshop

with Valorie Masuda, MD,
FCFP(EM)(PC), GPO
(Oct 1)
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Grof® Breathwork: The Use of Breath as Entheogen

with Neil Hanon, MD, FRCPC, & Carolyn Green, BHSc(PT), PhD
(Oct 1 - 2)

Grof® Breathwork: The Use of Breath as Entheogen

with Neil Hanon, MD, FRCPC, & Carolyn Green, BHSc(PT), PhD
(Oct 1 - 2)
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Early bird ticket pricing is now in effect until June 30th 2022. 

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Public Forum Day Flyer

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Ways We Educate & Build Community

Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum is the longest running psychedelic conference of its kind in Canada, and is unique today in that it is crafted for and co-created with practitioners, supporting, working, and training, in the field of psychedelic-assisted therapy. 

The Forum / Conference is an opportunity for everyone interested in the field of psychedelic-assisted therapy — including health providers, advocates, researchers, students, bodyworkers, traditional and/or holistic therapists — to come together to network, and to dialogue about learnings, opportunities, issues and challenges, models of healthcare, and standards of practice.

Why you should attend?

  • Be in the forefront of rapid developments in the field of transpersonal psychology
  • Engage in roundtable discussions to help move this field forward in terms of shaping policy, addressing issues of inclusivity, ethics, affordability, de-colonization, integration, legalization, and more…
  • Find out about the latest research in psychedelic medicines and psychedelic-assisted therapies
  • Build bridges and different ways of knowing, i.e. indigenous and western approaches, clinical and ceremonial, science and spirituality
  • Develop community and connect with leaders and peers in the healing professions
  • Discuss legal and ethical challenges for therapists
  • Explore training possibilities in psychedelic psychotherapy
  • Attain continuing education credits (for in-person events)

Who should attend?

  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Clinical counsellors, therapists
  • Social workers
  • Nurses
  • Researchers, students
  • Body workers
  • Holistic/integrated practitioners
  • Traditional healers
  • Advocates
  • Policy analysts
  • Community leaders
  • Change agents
  • Note: For Public Forum Day  (Oct 1, 2022) — Anyone curious about  psychedelic medicines to treat PTSD, depression, anxiety, as well as for personal and collective healing, and transformation.

Psychedelic Psychotherapy Conference

Major Sponsor:

Supporting Sponsors:

PPF2022: Shake The Tree: Seeds to Action

Scheduled Sept 29 – Oct 2, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, on traditional, unceded, ancestral territories of the Snuneymuxw, in Nanaimo, BC, PPF intends to “shake the tree” – opening up possibilities for transforming health (especially mental health), and related professions, and developing active, inclusive and cohesive communities with shared vision and practices. 
 

Our program overview is listed below:

PRACTITIONER FORUM DAYS // In-Person // Sept 29 – 30
An “unconference the conference” format with roundtable discussions and breakout sessions, led by a team of 10 – 12 experienced facilitators.

PUBLIC FORUM DAY // In-Person and Online // Oct 1
Presentations and Q&A format focused on education, sharing information, resources, and updates in the field, harm reduction, and safe practices. 

CONCURRENT PRACTITIONER WORKSHOPS // In-Person 
(A) Neuromeditation and Psychedelics workshop // Oct 1
– with Heather Hargraves
(B) Physician workshop: Training & New Models of Healthcare // Oct 1
– with Dr. Valorie Masuda
(C) Grof® Breathwork: The Use of Breath as Entheogen // Oct 1 – 2
– with Dr. Neil Hanon & Carolyn Green