Experienced an impacting or challenging psychedelic journey? This can result from set and setting variables following from ingestion of particular plants, psilocybin-containing mushrooms, a synthesized or extracted chemical agent (e.g. LSD, DMT, MDMA), a breathwork session, or other shamanic processes.
CA psychointegration offers a specialist counselling service, grounded in harm reduction principles, for assisting with a diversity of possible experiential outcomes.
With a holistic health focus, sessions may include processing adverse reactions or imprinting-related challenges, confusion or curiosity, a focus on embodied awareness, and assisting with growth phases that can result from these unique and often challenging initiatory experiences.
Impacting event, adjustment-related struggles, or major stressors?
Uncertainty, relationship breakdown, and workplace changes are examples and can lead to intense emotional experiences, racing thoughts, and anxiety. Your experience can depend on your personality traits, attachment style, mental health-related vulnerabilities, physical health, and the magnitude of the impact of what has occurred.
Short-term stress can assist with elevated functioning, though often the issue of concern is complex and involves variables outside of our control. This can prolong the experience of stress and associated impact. The health consequence of a lack of coping and therapeutic support can lead to risk of disruptions to daily functioning, unhealthy attempts to cope, and interpersonal communication struggles. Sometimes we feel disconnected and our sense of safety and security is compromised. CA Psychointegration's counselling service can assist you with processing events and emotions, enable you to feel seen and heard, enable improvements in self-awareness, as well as developing a plan to help you recover your mental and physical health and relationships as you move through the adjustment process or challenging period in your life.
Alcohol or other Drug-related mental health concerns?
Substance use that has become problematic is often associated with attempting to cope with difficult states of mind or demands experienced during challenging periods in one’s life. These may be experienced as a result of trauma (childhood and/or adult), grief and loss, relationship tension, disability, and other stresses. It is quite common and something you can receive expert therapeutic support in relation to.Left unchanged, many patterns of behaviour involving frequent or excessive intake of a substance (e.g. stimulant or depressant) can lead to impacted functioning, a lowered sense of coping without the substance, exacerbation of underlying conditions, and risk of developing medical conditions. Whether you feel stuck in a pattern of dependence, are struggling with a family member's substance use-related behaviour, or wish to learn how your brain works and how you can make changes to improve your health and relationships, we can assess your situation and provide counselling to target your needs.