- Introduction 10min
- The Different Roles 27min
- The Scientific Background 38min
- The Wounded Healer 46min
Essential Oils for Psychedelic Therapy
What You'll Learn
- Rationale and scientific background that indicates the synergy between olfactory stimulation with essential oils and psychedelic therapy
- How to use essential oils in preparation, during psychedelic therapy sessions and for integration afterwards
- Working knowledge of a few essential oils to be able to use them in psychedelic therapy
- Importance of the practitioner committing to their own wounded healer's journey when incorporating essential oils into psychedelic therapy
In this in-depth course with psychiatrist Florian Birkmayer MD, you’ll gain an understanding of the rationale and scientific background supporting the use of essential oils in conjunction with psychedelic therapy, including how oils can be used before, during, and after psychedelic-assisted therapy sessions.
You’ll learn practical methods for integration and develop a working knowledge of specific essential oils that are often used. A vital part of psychedelic-assisted therapy is the practitioner’s own wounded healer journey. Dr. Birkmayer will discuss this and its importance in utilizing essential oils in psychedelic therapy. You’ll discover what it this really means to be a wounded healer as well as the practical considerations that come along with it.
Dr. Birkmayer ends the course by providing two case studies that will help demonstrate how the knowledge is put into practice. The use of aromatherapy and essential oils in a psychedelic-therapeutic setting is an eye-opening, ground-breaking, and transformational work.
Please Note: the legality and scope of practice surrounding psychedelic therapy varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Proper training and certification is required. This course is not a standalone training program, nor does it serve as a replacement for one. Please consult your regulating authority for rules, regulations, and approved training programs.
Dr. Florian Birkmayer received his bachelor’s degree in molecular biology at Princeton University, where he learned to question assumptions and discover the unseen shadow side of life. He then received his medical doctorate from Columbia University, which taught him how to think critically about ‘business-as-usual’ medicine and inspired him to become an addiction psychiatrist. After a career in mainstream academic psychiatry and addiction treatment, he became frustrated by the overemphasis on pharmaceuticals and decided to use his knowledge and experience to help people – to not merely relieve or cover up symptoms, but to guide them through the alchemical stages of the journey of individuation. In collaboration with his wife, Cathy Skipper, discover their unique, unparalleled approach to working holistically with the psyche in partnership with aromas – the expressions of the plants’ souls – at Aromagnosis.com