• Therapy at the Crossroads with Gabor Mate and Michael Mithoefer

    Psychotherapy at a Crossroads: The Promise of Psychedelics and Plant Medicines TPS is co-sponsoring this important workshop with Dr. Gabor Mate and Michael Mithoefer. Use the code "tps" to get 25% off admission at checkout. The cost is $325. less 25%. More info at: https://leadingedgeseminars.org/event/psychotherapy-at-a-crossroads/ What might psychotherapy and other approaches to help people who have experienced trauma look like in the future? And what can we learn today? There is and will continue to be an explosion of interest in the potential of plant and psychedelic medicines in helping people heal. Some researchers project that, by 2025, these will be considered the most effective trauma treatments. Psychedelic medicines have been increasingly researched and popularized in the industrialized world. Plant medicines have been used for hundreds or thousands of years in some traditional non-Western cultures. This one-day program brings together two of the leaders in this field: Gabor Maté, renowned for his pioneering perspective on trauma, addictions and chronic illnesses, as well as his explorations of ayahuasca plant use in therapy, and Michael Mithoefer, a leading expert on MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD. In the morning, Dr. Maté will present a summary of psychedelic approaches to healing in traditional medicines from around the world. These approaches have been shown to frequently yield transformative experiences, particularly when working with chronic conditions of both the mind and body that stymie more conventional, Western medical treatments. In the afternoon, psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Michael Mithoefer will present. Along with the quantitative results indicating significant improvements in PTSD symptoms and other measurable changes as a result of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, he will present short video clips to illustrate how MDMA in therapy can go beyond PTSD symptom reduction to include positive effects on relationships, occupational and social functioning and personal growth. There will also be an update on the latest research findings and the growing international interest in the potential of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. You Will Learn: Traditional uses of plant and psychedelic medicines and the growing interest in the potential of ayahuasca for healing deep trauma How psychedelic treatments can be used to work with treatment-resistant chronic conditions The history of using MDMA as a catalyst for psychotherapy Therapeutic approaches to using MDMA Design and results of recent and ongoing clinical trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD Various perspectives about the therapeutic mechanism of MDMA

  • Psychedelic Integration Circle

    Rising Sun School of Tai Chi Chuan

    **PLEASE READ CAREFULLY -- THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES MADE TO THE FORMAT OF THE CIRCLE** The Toronto Psychedelic Society invites you all to come share your stories and participate in a conversation about integrating transcendent and transformative experiences. We are all coming together in a judgment-free space to talk about some of the struggles we all go through on this path into the mystery that is life, and we will explore some of the ways to cope with these experiences. Please be aware that sending an RSVP through MeetUp.com alone does not guarantee you a space in the circle. All participants and volunteers require an email from one of the facilitators confirming that they have been assigned a space. Without a confirmation email, you will not be granted access to the event To receive a confirmation email you must do one (1) of the following: 1. Make a contribution of $15 or more by e-transfer at least 24 hours in advance to [masked] including your email address in the message. 2. Have completed two (2) hours of volunteer service. 3. For anyone unable to make a contribution of money or time or aren't able to make an e-transfer - have made a successful request by email detailing your circumstances. For e-transfers -- [masked] For volunteering and requests -- [masked] **Please include your email address in the message of your e transfer so we can send you a confirmation.** Space will be limited to 15 participants and NO LATECOMERS WILL BE ALLOWED IN AFTER 2:15 The Flow of the Circle: 1:55 pm - Doors opened. 2:00 pm - Doors closed for guided meditation. 2:10 pm - Doors opened for latecomers. 2:15 pm - Doors closed for greetings and discussion of the guidelines. 2:20 pm - Circle formally opened. 3:20 pm - Circle formally closed. 3:25 pm - Announcements. 3:30 pm - Facilitators will remain in the space to answer questions and participants will have time to mingle. 3:50 pm - Group clean-up. 4:00 pm - The space will be closed. **The circle will be held at a new location:** Rising Sun School of Tai Chi Chuan at 982 Bathurst Street. The sign is different than on the GoogleMaps image, it read: "Wellspace Studios" About the facilitators: Thal is a Ph.D. student of Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies and is training as an existential psychotherapist. Her current interests include non-ordinary states of consciousness, comparative mysticism, psychedelic research, and English literature. She is a co-host of The Soulspace podcast. William is an intern-psychotherapist and integration coach with an interest in archetypal psychology, wisdom traditions, and transformative experience. He recently received training in psychedelic integration with Ingmar Gorman and Elizabeth Neilson at The Center for Optimal Living in NYC. N.B: The Toronto Psychedelic Society takes a harm reduction approach to promote accurate information, education, and safety. 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 at any of our events.

  • Psychedelics Discussions (Kitchener)

    Smile Tiger Coffee Roasters

    The KWCG Psychedelic Society invites you all to come share your stories and participate in an open discussion about psychedelics. We are all coming together in a judgement free space. Come out and meet new people, make connections, learn something, talk about your experiences, learn and have fun. The KWCG Psychedelic Society takes a harm reduction approach to promote accurate information, education, and safety. 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 at any of our events.

  • Psychedelics Discussions (Guelph)

    Williams Fresh Cafe

    The KWCG Psychedelic Society invites you all to come share your stories and participate in an open discussion about psychedelics. We are all coming together in a judgement free space. Come out and meet new people, make connections, learn something, talk about your experiences, learn and have fun. Existing TPS members are especially welcome. The KWCG Psychedelic Society takes a harm reduction approach to promote accurate information, education, and safety. 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 at any of our events.

  • Entheogen Discussions (Cambridge)

    Idea Exchange | Old Post Office

    Join the Entheogenic Research Guild Of Toronto at the Old Post Office in Cambridge -- a safe place to discuss the past, present and future of entheogens. TPS members are especially welcome to come learn more about entheogens, and to share your own experiences and knowledge.

  • Entheogen Discussions (Mississauga)

    Studio 89

    Join the Entheogenic Research Guild Of Toronto at Studio.89 -- a safe place to discuss the past, present and future of entheogens. TPS members are especially welcome to come learn more about entheogens, and to share your own experiences and knowledge. Studio.89 is "a non-profit community hub & fair trade cafe providing a safe, free space for events, workshops and resources. We encourage arts, culture, activism, empowerment, & conscious consumerism with a specific focus on youth leadership, employment, and volunteerism. We aim to benefit humans, animals, and the planet. We offer fair trade, organic, bird-friendly and rain forest certified coffee, and other ethical and yummy treats and products."

  • Tea with Ergot at Temple Vortex

    Temple Vortex

    TPS/ergot meetings are always fun. Come out and meet new people, make connections, learn something, talk about your experiences, learn and have fun. The funky atmosphere, good vibes, great tea and interesting people combine to make for a memorable evening. Join us the third Wednesday of each month at Temple Vortex. To cover the cost of renting the space, we are asking for $5 from each participant (please bring cash!). Complimentary tea and water will be available. The Toronto Psychedelic Society takes a harm reduction approach to promote accurate information, education, and safety. 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 at any of our events. Attendance will be limited to 50 guests.

  • Psychedelics Discussions (Kitchener)

    Smile Tiger Coffee Roasters

    The KWCG Psychedelic Society invites you all to come share your stories and participate in an open discussion about psychedelics. We are all coming together in a judgement free space. Come out and meet new people, make connections, learn something, talk about your experiences, learn and have fun. The KWCG Psychedelic Society takes a harm reduction approach to promote accurate information, education, and safety. 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 at any of our events.

  • Psychedelics Discussions (Guelph)

    Williams Fresh Cafe

    The KWCG Psychedelic Society invites you all to come share your stories and participate in an open discussion about psychedelics. We are all coming together in a judgement free space. Come out and meet new people, make connections, learn something, talk about your experiences, learn and have fun. Existing TPS members are especially welcome. The KWCG Psychedelic Society takes a harm reduction approach to promote accurate information, education, and safety. 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 at any of our events.

  • Entheogen Discussions (Cambridge)

    Idea Exchange | Old Post Office

    Join the Entheogenic Research Guild Of Toronto at the Old Post Office in Cambridge -- a safe place to discuss the past, present and future of entheogens. TPS members are especially welcome to come learn more about entheogens, and to share your own experiences and knowledge.