Psychedelic Professionals Meet is a meetup-style group for professionals, healers, researchers, activists, and explorers on the leading edge of work with psychedelic medicines. Learn, share, network, and connect with the Colorado community of psychedelic professionals who are leading the way forward in transforming our relationships with drugs and medicines. Or, come as an interested community member to learn more about and discuss some really interesting topics!
Our community is based on values of openness and inclusivity, authentic empowerment, right relationship with medicines and drugs, and showing up for the people and causes important to our lives. Each meetup starts with an informative presentation on new or interesting happenings in psychedelic research, practice, or activism, with plenty of time for discussion and networking. Let's keep Colorado on the leading edge of psychedelic medicine work!
This meetup group is hosted by The Nowak Society (http://www.nowaksociety.org) -- a Colorado non-profit that aims to educate and support people in building safe, informed, and empowering relationships with self, others, and the drugs and medicines we interact with.
Relationship with self is the most important, primary relationship in our lives. We focus first and foremost on opening up to ourselves, finding our source of creative power, passion, inspiration, and enjoyment. In our experience, relationship to self is most supported when in community with others who are also desiring authenticity and connection. That's essentially what brought us together and what Nowak Society is about! From our work original work in festival harm reduction and in mental health, we found that so many people have confused and disempowered relationships with drugs and medicines --- from antidepressants, stimulants and other drugs taken under the umbrella of psychiatry, to alcohol, marijuana, MDMA, LSD, and other drugs taken under the umbrella of recreation. We aim to re-frame how and why we use drugs and medicines of all kinds, and support people and communities in re-claiming what "medicine" is for them. How can we relate to any of these substances in ways that open us up to expand and empower our relationship with self, rather than in ways that shut us down or represses pieces of ourselves?