What we're about

Our aim is to balance the public conversation about psychedelics, spread accurate information, and give a new face to psychedelia. We feel that this change will occur through connection and relationship, one individual at a time. We are calling on everyone whose lives have been improved through the mindful use of psychedelics to educate themselves and become ambassadors for the psychedelic experience. Show those around you that people who use psychedelics mindfully cross all social, racial, economic, and political boundaries.

The Aware Project organizes events in San Diego and Los Angeles to educate and connect the psychedelic community. Currently we are running a monthly speaker series called the Psychedelic Awareness Salon and screening psychedelic related documentaries and movies. You can find out about upcoming events here: http://awareproject.eventbrite.com/

The event schedule is typically: speaker/movie followed by questions and then unstructured mingling time

Find us online (www.awareproject.org) or on Facebook (facebook.com/awareproject)

We do NOT hold ceremonies nor do we connect people with any illegal substances or providers. Please do NOT contact us seeking these things. We are education and risk reduction ONLY!

Upcoming events (4)

North County San Diego InnerSpace Integration Circle

Welcome to our North County San Diego community psychedelic integration circle to accommodate everyone..please join us. TIMES: 7:00pm - 9:00pm: InnerSpace Integration Circle COST: $15-20 suggested community contribution. Everyone is welcome! This twice per month gathering on Wednesday evenings is a safe space to talk about non-ordinary states of consciousness that are induced by psychedelic substances or spiritual emergence. This is an open meeting for both inexperienced and experienced individuals, to offer and receive support to and from their community. Meetings include a talking circle and grounding group activities such as meditation and music. Complimentary tea & light snacks will be served. There will be time to connect with other like-minded community members and with the facilitator. Group is led by Carol Benton, transformational coach & hypnotherapist (www.optimize.life) LOCATION: Encinitas, CA (RSVP here or email Carol to received the location address. Please do not use the coordinates on the meetup page as they are only for the general area). plenty of available parking Carol's Contact Info: [masked] In Love & Light! ****** WHAT IS PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION? Recovery of the mind, body and spirit from the psychedelic experience, involving psychological processing and a successful assimilation of insights from other states of consciousness into one's life for the purpose of growth and well-being. > Are you planning to explore different states of consciousness? > Are you returning back to everyday life after an impactful psychedelic journey? > Do you have a loved one that has been impacted by psychedelics and want to know more? INNERSPACE INTEGRATION is committed to serving the community by offering a safe and confidential space to clarify and reflect on your intentions, empowering with tools, supporting through challenges, and easing the integration process after transformational experiences back into daily life. www.innerspaceintegration.com Tell us more about why you are interested in the program by filling out an interest form: http://innerspaceintegration.com/interest-form/ “The new space is inner space” - Jason Silva NOTICE: We do not encourage or condone any illegal activities. We do believe that all people need a supportive ground crew, and recognize that integrating a transformative experience needs care, love, understanding, and support. InnerSpace Integration and Aware Project take a harm reduction approach where we emphasize accurate information, education, and safety. InnerSpace Integration and its associates do not provide clinical mental health services of any kind and the specialists are not necessarily licensed mental health professionals. We do not encourage or condone the purchase, sale, transfer, or use of any illegal substances; nor partaking in any unlawful activities related to illegal substances. Please do not bring, buy, sell, transfer, or arrive on any illegal substances, or swap information on how to acquire them.

North County San Diego InnerSpace Integration Circle

Welcome to our North County San Diego community psychedelic integration circle! TIMES: 7:00pm - 9:00pm: InnerSpace Integration Circle COST: $15-20 suggested community contribution. Everyone is welcome! This twice per month gathering on Wednesday evenings is a safe space to talk about non-ordinary states of consciousness that are induced by psychedelic substances or spiritual emergence. This is an open meeting for both inexperienced and experienced individuals, to offer and receive support to and from their community. Meetings include a talking circle and grounding group activities such as meditation and music. Complimentary tea & light snacks will be served. There will be time to connect with other like-minded community members and with the facilitator. Group is led by Carol Benton, transformational coach & hypnotherapist (www.optimize.life) LOCATION: Encinitas, CA (RSVP here or email Carol to received the location address. Please do not use the coordinates on the meetup page as they are only for the general area). plenty of available parking Carol's Contact Info: [masked] In Love & Light! ****** WHAT IS PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION? Recovery of the mind, body and spirit from the psychedelic experience, involving psychological processing and a successful assimilation of insights from other states of consciousness into one's life for the purpose of growth and well-being. > Are you planning to explore different states of consciousness? > Are you returning back to everyday life after an impactful psychedelic journey? > Do you have a loved one that has been impacted by psychedelics and want to know more? INNERSPACE INTEGRATION is committed to serving the community by offering a safe and confidential space to clarify and reflect on your intentions, empowering with tools, supporting through challenges, and easing the integration process after transformational experiences back into daily life. www.innerspaceintegration.com Tell us more about why you are interested in the program by filling out an interest form: http://innerspaceintegration.com/interest-form/ “The new space is inner space” - Jason Silva NOTICE: We do not encourage or condone any illegal activities. We do believe that all people need a supportive ground crew, and recognize that integrating a transformative experience needs care, love, understanding, and support. InnerSpace Integration and Aware Project take a harm reduction approach where we emphasize accurate information, education, and safety. InnerSpace Integration and its associates do not provide clinical mental health services of any kind and the specialists are not necessarily licensed mental health professionals. We do not encourage or condone the purchase, sale, transfer, or use of any illegal substances; nor partaking in any unlawful activities related to illegal substances. Please do not bring, buy, sell, transfer, or arrive on any illegal substances, or swap information on how to acquire them.

Accessing Non-ordinary States through Holotropic Breathwork

Kava Collective Kava Bar

$20.00

The Aware Project (www.awareproject.org) hosts a series of monthly Psychedelic Awareness Salon events in Los Angeles and San Diego. We are creating a connected and educated community that feels passionately about balancing the conversation about psychedelics. Accessing Non-ordinary States through Holotropic Breathwork, a presentation and intro workshop by Veronica Munoz. Time: 7pm-10 pm Talk starts promptly at 7:30 pm We cannot always predict attendance and there is limited seating available so come early to ensure you get a seat! ALL DAY HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORKSHOP OPTION For those interested in diving deeper with an all-day full holotropic breath experience, Veronica will be facilitating a workshop on Sunday, April 28th in San Diego. The event is from 9 am to 9 pm. Get more information at the link below: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/holotropic-breath-all-day-workshop-tickets-59191875493 LOCATION: Rooted Kava Bar in Hillcrest. (Parking should be reasonable, we made sure of this!). https://www.rootedkavabar.com/ DESCRIPTION: Holotropic Breathwork is a highly experiential, powerful method of self-exploration and healing, that combines fast, deep, and circular breathing, evocative music, focused release bodywork, mandala drawing & group sharing. The emphasis is on creating a safe space in which each participant can enter a expanded state of consciousness, and surrender fully to all the sensations, feelings, energy movement, visions, memories, etc. that can arise during the session. The talk will include: How Holotropic Breathwork was developed as a method of entering non-ordinary states of consciousness without the use of psychedelic. The healing potential of the expanded states of consciousness and benefits of Holotropic Breathwork. Kind of experiences that are possible during a Holotropic Breathwork experience (Grof cartography of the psyche). Components of Holotropic Breathwork: breather/sitter roles, deeper and faster breathing, music, body release work, mandala drawing. BIO: Verónica Muñoz is a Holotropic Breathwork (HB) facilitator, certified by the Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT) in 2009. She has experienced HB since 1999, and has facilitated more than 180 HB sessions at workshops, retreats, and GTT training modules in USA, South America (Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil) and Europe (Czech Republic, Germany, Serbia). Verónica worked in Chile for 15 years supporting human resources development as a full-time Organizational Psychologist with a Master in Business Administration. At the same time, she was actively focused in her self-exploration, experimenting with a wide range of healing modalities. With no doubt, HB has been the most powerful tool in this process. Though it, she has embraced inner healing and spiritual awareness. This experience has encouraged her to dedicate her efforts to facilitate that others embark upon their own holotropic journeys in a safe, and supportive setting. Verónica moved to USA in 2013. Currently she hosts Holotropic Breathwork workshops in San Diego, and co-facilitates at HB workshops and retreats in Seattle. TICKETS: Tickets are $15 presale, or $20 at the door. Friend packs are $45 (4 tickets for the price of 3). There are a limited number of Volunteer tickets available. Please contact [masked] if you wish to volunteer and attend the event for free. Refunds for personal reasons of not attending will not be issued. BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/altered-states-through-holotropic-breathwork-tickets-58922081532 IMPORTANT NOTICE: This group is being designed as a secure space. It is not a place to seek, encourage, or participate in the procurement of controlled substances. Do not bring, buy, sell, transfer, or arrive on any illegal substances, or swap information on how to buy them. Members who violate these basic house rules will be removed from the group and will not be allowed to attend future events.

Holotropic Breathwork All-Day Workshop

4265 El Cajon Blvd

ABOUT HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK Holotropic Breathwork is a highly experiential, powerful method of self-exploration and healing, that combines fast, deep, and circular breathing, evocative music, focused release bodywork, mandala drawing & group sharing. Since its creation in 1976 by the Czech psychiatrist Stanislav Grof, the emphasis is on creating a safe space in which each participant can enter a expanded state of consciousness, and surrender fully to all the sensations, feelings, energy movement, visions, memories, etc. that can arise during the session. The term holotropic means "moving towards wholeness" and it refers to the healing and transformative power of non-ordinary states of consciousness, that strengthen the connection with the intrinsic inner wisdom in each person. Holotropic Breathwork aims to bring the mind and body together in a non-ordinary state of consciousness, which provides more conscious access to buried memories and aspects that may be hidden under ordinary conditions https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/holotropic-breath-all-day-workshop-tickets-59191875493 WANT TO DIP YOUR TOES IN FIRST? If you are interested in exploring and learning more about holotropic breathwork before signing up, the Aware Project is hosting a lecture and intro to holotropic breathwork with Veronica on April 10th at 7:00 pm called "Accessing Non-ordinary States through Holotropic Breatwork". Tickets are $15 presale, $20 online. Event Details Here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/altered-states-through-holotropic-breathwork-tickets-58922081532 WHAT TO EXPECT Holotropic Breathwork is done in pairs, that will be chosen before the actual breathwork sessions start. One member of each pair will do the breathwork while their partner acts as sitter (In the second session, the roles are reversed.) The Holotropic Breathwork sessions are done lying on a mat with the eyes close (it is highly recommended to use eyeshades or a blindfold). The evocative music will last approximately two and a half hours. The breather is asked simply to remain open to whatever kinds of experiences present themselves. This can include, but is not limited to, deeply restful or ecstatic states, vivid reliving of past experiences, release of energy from the body, strong emotions (either pleasant or difficult), spiritual experiences or experiences that seem to come from the collective unconscious or other transpersonal areas of consciousness. Many experiences can arise in the process of this work. When the body and mind enter a state of non-ordinary consciousness through controlled breathing, the inner wisdom uses that opportunity to work toward physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing, and developmental change. Holotropic Breathwork operates under the principle that we are our own best healers. YOUR BREATHWORK FACILITATOR Verónica Muñoz is a Holotropic Breathwork (HB) facilitator, certified by the Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT) in 2009. She has experienced HB since 1999, and has facilitated more than 180 HB sessions at workshops, retreats, and GTT training modules in USA, South America (Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil) and Europe (Czech Republic, Germany, Serbia). Verónica worked in Chile for 15 years supporting human resources development as a full-time Organizational Psychologist with a Master in Business Administration. Verónica moved to USA in 2013. Currently she hosts Holotropic Breathwork workshops in San Diego, and co-facilitates at HB workshops and retreats in Seattle. SCHEDULE: Saturday, April 27th 2019, 7:00pm to 8:30pm (introduction talk for registered attendees) Sunday, April 28th 9:00am to 9:00pm (HB experiential sessions) Water, snacks and light meals will be provided. Healthy, gluten free and vegan options will be provided. CONTRIBUTION: Early bird Registration (through april 14th): $225 Regular Registration (through April 28th): $250 REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/holotropic-breath-all-day-workshop-tickets-59191875493

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