• 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

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  • Tea with Ergot at Temple Vortex

    Temple Vortex

    OUR MONTHLY MEETUP FOR OCTOBER WILL FEATURE A PRESENTATION FROM CHAD CHARLES ON 5 MEO DMT. SEE "EFFING THE INEFFABLE" POSTING. 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.

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  • Effing the Ineffable

    Temple Vortex Wellness and Community Center

    CA$15.00

    After the in effable happens with 5-MeO- DMT, now what the eff happens? This is an information and orientation session on 5-MeO-DMT or what our host Chad Charles has come to call the Breath of Five. Chad has witnessed 500+ experiences with these substances and would love to share with you what he has learned and how he has interpreted and translated them into everyday life. The structure of the presentation is the following: -One or two Authentic Relating-style activities -Chad will talk about the integrative experience with 5-MeO-DMT -A Q&A on 5-MeO-DMT, the secretion of the Sonoran Desert toad (bufo alvarius), psychedelic psychotherapy, and any related topics (i.e., preparation, initiation, integration; Best Practices by the Conclave, etc.) Suggested donation: $15 at the door (please bring cash) We look forward to seeing you. Learn more about Chad at chadcharles.net

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  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Mushroom Cure

    The Grand Gerrard Theatre

    After sold out, extended runs in NYC and San Francisco, The Mushroom Cure comes to Toronto for one night only. Hilarious and harrowing, The Mushroom Cure recounts the true story of comedian Adam Strauss' attempt to treat his OCD with psychedelics. Organized by Mapping the Mind and Taylor Marie. Conference attendees will enjoy a 5$ discount off for this event. “Mines a great deal of laughter from disabling pain” – The New York Times "Brilliant, hilarious, and moving" - Michael Pollan “A brilliant psychedelic comedian” – Duncan Trussell “One hell of a trip” – Broadway Baby Directed by Jonathan Libman.

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  • Tea with Ergot at Temple Vortex

    Temple Vortex

    OUR REGULAR MEETUP WILL FEATURE BRIAN JAMES HOSTING A BOOK READING AND Q&A. PLEASE SEE OTHER EVENT PAGE FOR FULL DETAILS. 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.

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