lessons for healing in community
In case you’re new here or a reminder could help, this newsletter began as an exploration of figuring shit out, one day at a time. This week we’re talking more about psychedelic-assisted therapy for queers, next week is a deep dive into design, material language, and my last course from the spring semester. If you look forward to these newsletters consider supporting me by upgrading to a paid subscription.
Things helping me figure shit out:
✴️ While we all have our own individual work to do, I believe healing happens in community.
✴️ Working with Integrate and Day Dream has been transformational for me. I started Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) back in August of 2022 and I’ve since shared the science behind it and a little about what the process has been like so far.
✴️ While KAP is available in IV clinics, for me community-based treatments, processing, and support have been instrumental in reaping the longer-term benefits of KAP work. Integrate x Day Dream recently hosted me and 7 other queers for three days of group psychedelic-assisted therapy work. In addition to KAP sessions, our time was full of movement, acupuncture, breathwork, and group workshops focused on things like internal family systems.
✴️ I’m so happy to share this space with folks in my community and honored to be able to support them in the ways I can. I’ve put together ACCESS groups and recently had the privilege of driving some friends down for their own KAP session. If you’re interested in seeing if this might be a fit for you Integrate offers semi-regular donation-based ACCESS KAP sessions to make this more accessible.
🎞 Queer Film Club
🏖 Hang With Me This Saturday
🌿 More on Queer Medicine
✨ Queer Integration Circle
🪡 Kate Makes Me Sleep Like A Baby
🍵 Skip Erewhon and Support These Aunties
Queer Film Club
My wonderful friend Toni is the founder of Queer Film Club. QFC is welcoming its second season of programming that you won’t want to miss. So take a little field trip to Long Beach and cozy up for some queer film with lots of cuties.
Beach Movement, & Meditation
For Level Ground’s Member Month celebration, I’m offering a little movement and meditation at the beach this Saturday morning 11 am at Will Rogers State Beach.
Level Ground is a decentralized, cooperative nonprofit, which means that they are supported by three community groups that participate in various ways to keep LG going, growing, and creating together. Consider joining Level Ground to support community artists and collaborative programs here in Los Angeles.
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