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FREE WEBINAR: Bridging Indigenous Wisdom and Western Psychotherapy - Francoise Bourzat (USA)

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Join this FREE, 75-minute online webinar to gain access to insights and learn about ground-breaking treatments to chronic mental health conditions.

Bridging Indigenous Wisdom and Western Psychotherapy

with Francoise Bourzat (USA)

In recent years, research with psychedelics has been widely talked about and the use of such compounds promise efficient treatments of various mental pathologies. In this climate of moving forward with this medical use of psychedelics, how are ancient traditions anchored in the use of sacred plants and fungi considered? How is it possible to cultivate reciprocity, honoring these traditions, cultures, people while integrating the value of their potency in our Western industrialized world? How are these rituals handled in their own traditions and how do we replicate them without cultural misappropriation? The risk of recapitulating a colonialist attitude is present. Yet, once connected with lineages and traditional uses of these sacred substances, our modern world can feel the support and permission to translate their ceremonies.


Date: Wednesday 1 September 2021
Time: 12pm – 1:15pm (incl Q&A) (AEST)

The presentation WILL BEGIN AT 12pm.

Location: Online. A link will be emailed to you with the viewing details.

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More about the presenters

Francoise Bourzat (USA)

Counselor and Author

Francoise Bourzat is a counselor in the San Francisco Bay Area.

She holds a master’s degree in Somatic Psychology and graduated from the Hakomi Institute.

In collaboration with healers in the USA and in Mexico, she has practiced and guided ceremonies with sacred mushrooms for the last 35 years.

She has been an adjunct faculty at CIIS in San Francisco,  she runs online courses and lectures in various institutions.

She collaborates in an FDA approved research on psilocybin-assisted therapy for Covid related grief in Los Angeles and runs bereaved parents’ grief retreats in Jamaica in collaboration with American, Canadian and Jamaican physicians.

She is the co-founder of the Center for Consciousness Medicine.

She trains psychedelic guides internationally and is the author of the book entitled Consciousness Medicine, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA.

More about Mind Medicine Australia and medicinal psychedelic-assisted therapy:

Mind Medicine Australia is Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisation working on the use of medicinal psilocybin and MDMA-assisted therapies to treat a range of mental illnesses. Mind Medicine Australia exists to help alleviate the suffering caused by our accelerating mental illness epidemic in Australia, through expanding the treatment options available to medical practitioners and their patients.

Unlike current treatments such as anti-depressants, which only manage the illness and can have nasty side effects, psilocybin and MDMA assisted therapies have been scientifically proven to be a safe and effective cure for anxiety, depression, end-of-life stress, addictions and PTSD after just a short treatment program. These medicines are also currently being researched for dementia, eating disorders, OCD and a number of other conditions. Both medicines have been granted Breakthrough Therapy Status by the FDA in the USA to fast-track their approval. This designation is only given to medicines which may prove to be vastly superior to existing treatments.

At Mind Medicine Australia we are dedicated to helping the now global movement to spread this awareness and ensure these medicines are available via the medical system. Please watch and share our 2-minute animation to find out why psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy needs to be available to those who are suffering.

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Mind Medicine Australia does not encourage or facilitate illegal use of psychedelics or plant medicines. MMA focus is focused on clinical and legal use only supported by the emerging science and legislative processes. Mind Medicine Australia reserves the right to record and publish webinars on various social media platforms. You agree that you will not discuss any names, locations or specific details of illegal use of psychedelics both verbally or via any written forms of communication via Mind Medicine Australia social media platforms (for example facebook, instagram and zoom private and public chat forms during the webinar). Breaches of these guidelines may result in not being able to participate in the event. We thank you for support and cooperation on these matters.

Mind Medicine Australia is focused specifically on the clinical application of medicinal psilocybin and medicinal MDMA for certain mental illnesses.

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