What we're about

The Barrie Psychedelic Society is a diverse community of open-minded people from all walks of life with a shared interest in psychedelics. Academics, students, researchers, artists, therapists, counselors, health and wellness professionals, psychonauts and others are welcome. We seek to provide more opportunity for our members to learn more about the multifaceted aspects and benefits of psychedelics.

We are a community that shares our passion for personal growth, consciousness expansion, and self-exploration to help others (and ourselves) heal, to increase awareness of psychedelic science, to educate and inform, and to explore our own consciousness. We encourage the sharing of clinical research and scientific studies related to psychedelic medicine, discussion on safe, responsible use of psychedelic substances for personal development, healing, "spiritual" growth, psychology or consciousness exploration.

We believe that psychedelics can be used safely and responsibly when users are knowledgeable and informed. Stigmatization of users and hearsay ideas arise from ignorance. We believe in communicating fair and honest messages about the safe use of psychedelics.

We organize events to create safe spaces where we can have psychedelic conversations. We host spaces to talk about personal experiences. We invite special guests to lead discussions on this topic. We believe integration is the key to learning from psychedelic experiences. We are a community of free-thinking, open- minded people. So engage with us!

Membership Guidelines

* We encourage curiosity and open-mindedness in our members
* What happens in meetings stays in meetings. Please respect other’s confidentiality
* All discussions and events are declared to be safe spaces
* Group meetings are to be inclusive and free of judgment
* Our meetings are substance-free
* We do not support the promotion of any enterprise that is not aligned with our statement of intent
* Intoxicated people will be removed from meetings if they are deemed to be disruptive
* We support evidence-based practices from well-regarded clinical studies.
* No member of BPS may speak for the group without tacit approval
* All decisions of the group are to be based on consensus
* Individuals attempting to sell or distribute illegal substances at our events will be asked to leave
* Leaders nurture and grow with the group, not govern it

Upcoming events (5+)

SOLD OUT - Plant Medicine, Meditation & Mindful Movement Workshop

Temple Vortex Wellness and Community Center

CA$35.00

**Lose your mind and come to your senses** This workshop will help you become more grounded, assisting you to connect with your sense of body awareness. In today's society, so many of us continue choosing to live mostly in our heads. By quieting your mind and listening to your body, you can gain a greater sense of intuition, inner peace, relaxation, and focus. The workshop includes: •Introduction & Insight Exercises: Focused on "letting go", relaxing your mind and connecting with present moment and physical sensations. •Breathwork: Wim Hof & Shamanic deep breathing to oxygenate body and brain. •Plant Medicine: Cannabis helps to relax your body (and mind), and assist in increasing body awareness. It can also bring you directly into the immediate moment (where time becomes irrelevant), while being fully supported in a safe, secure environment under attentive guidance. This sacrament will be offered as a tincture (sublingual) and by vape. •Guided Meditation: The focus here is the continued movement of awareness from the mind into body. This includes progressive relaxation techniques, breath awareness, and the practice of Presence (i.e. conscious, connected breath). •Body Scan Meditation: bring awareness deep into your body and connect with physical sensations in every area of your body. •Mindful Movement: I will guide you through a gentle physical movement routine, coordinated with the breath, focused on mobility and engaging the mind-body connection. •Closing Meditation & Body Scan •Group discussion and reflection The session will last 4 hours. Cost is $35 per person; Purchase your Tickets on Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/meditation-mindful-movement-plant-medicine-workshop-tickets-59562317495 *NOTE: This workshop is expected to fill quickly ... it is recommended to get your ticket ASAP if interested. --------------------------- •What to bring: water bottle, comfortable exercise clothes, meditation cushion (if you have), pen, notebook/paper. Note: There will also be several meditation cushions, matts, chairs, and notepads available at the location. •Prep: It is recommended to follow a light, whole food, plant-based diet for 2 days leading up to the workshop and eat very light or fast the day of the workshop (ie: mostly water / fluids). Also get plenty of sleep and reduce intake of alcohol or other drugs leading up to the workshop. *Your body is communicating with you... are you listening? ------------- “Josh’s ceremony was absolutely superb. He has a tremendous grasp of integrating conscious experience with physicality. I said I would repeat that experience in a heartbeat.” -Guy Crittenden (author, The Year of Drinking Magic)

Meditation and Mindful Movement

My Home Training Studio

CA$10.00

Take time to quiet your mind and bring your awareness into your body in this meditation and mindful movement class. Each small group session includes: -breathwork -breath awareness mindfulness meditation (15 minutes) -"body scan" meditation: bring attention to every area of the body (15 minutes) -light body weight exercises for the entire body, focusing on mobility, mind-muscle connection, body awareness, mindful movement. (20 minutes approx) -relaxation and reflection About half of each one hour session is focused on meditation and the other half on movement. The mindful movements involved are slower tempo with attention to form and 'feel' vs intensity and effort.

Meditation and Mindful Movement

My Home Training Studio

CA$10.00

Take time to quiet your mind and bring your awareness into your body in this meditation and mindful movement class. Each small group session includes: -breathwork -breath awareness mindfulness meditation (15 minutes) -"body scan" meditation: bring attention to every area of the body (15 minutes) -light body weight exercises for the entire body, focusing on mobility, mind-muscle connection, body awareness, mindful movement. (20 minutes approx) -relaxation and reflection About half of each one hour session is focused on meditation and the other half on movement. The mindful movements involved are slower tempo with attention to form and 'feel' vs intensity and effort.

Plant Medicine, Meditation & Mindful Movement Workshop

Temple Vortex Wellness and Community Center

**Slow Down, Breathe, Move, & Reconnect with your Body** This workshop will help you become more grounded, assisting you to connect with your sense of body awareness. In today's society, so many of us continue choosing to live mostly in our heads. By quieting your mind and listening to your body, you can gain a greater sense of intuition, inner peace, relaxation, and focus. The workshop includes: •Introduction & Journaling Exercise: Focused on relaxing your mind and connecting with present moment and physical sensations. •Breathwork: Wim Hof & Shamanic deep breathing to oxygenate body and brain. •Plant Medicine: Cannabis helps to relax your body (and mind), and assist in increasing body awareness. It can also bring you directly into the immediate moment (where time becomes irrelevant), while being fully supported in a safe, secure environment under attentive guidance. •Guided Meditation: The focus here is the continued movement of awareness from the mind into body. This includes progressive relaxation techniques, breath awareness, and the practice of Presence (i.e. conscious, connected breath). •Body Scan Meditation: bring awareness deep into your body and connect with physical sensations in every area of your body. •Mindful Movement: I will guide you through a full body physical movement routine (primarily body weight movements) encouraging deliberate, controlled movements that activate mind-body connection and coordinate with the breath. •Meditation & Body Scan •Group discussion and reflection The session will last 4 hours. Cost is $40 per person; Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/plant-medicine-meditation-mindful-movement-workshop-tickets-62423401073 •What to bring: water bottle, comfortable exercise clothes, meditation cushion (if you have), pen, notebook/paper. Note: There will also be several meditation cushions, matts, chairs, and notepads available at the location. •Prep: It is recommended to follow a light, whole food, plant-based diet for 2 days leading up to the workshop and eat very light or fast the day of the workshop (ie: mostly water / fluids). Also get plenty of sleep and reduce intake of alcohol or other drugs leading up to the workshop. "Let go. Be present. Trust your body."

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Meditation and Mindful Movement

My Home Training Studio

CA$10.00

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