Ava

Ava

Registered Psychotherapist, and certified yoga & meditation teacher
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Registered Psychotherapist, and certified yoga & meditation teacher

Ava

As a registered psychodynamic psychotherapist who has been specialising in treating complex trauma and attachment problems, and someone who has put herself through several psychedelic journeys in the past 5 years, I can help you not only with integration but preparation as well.

Open for a 20 minutes free pre-call consultation
Available for online sessions

Supporting clients familiar with

Ayahuasca
DMT
Bufo Alvarius
Kambo
Psilocybin
LSD
Ketamine

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Experience

Ayahuasca, DMT, Bufo Alvarius, Kambo, Psilocybin, LSD, Ketamine

Training

Certifications

  • M.Sc. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Certified yoga and meditation teacher

Languages

English

Location

London, United Kingdom

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Ava
Ava

's approach to Psychedelic Integration

As a registered psychodynamic psychotherapist who has been specialising in treating complex trauma and attachment problems, and someone who has put herself through several psychedelic journeys in the past 5 years, I can help you not only with integration but preparation as well.

Psychedelics will amplify our current emotional states, and will also bring up thoughts, emotions, and memories we have repressed, and which can be challenging to integrate. However, the integration of the painful, dissociated parts of ourselves is inevitable before psychedelics can help up expand our consciousness.

Psychotherapy is based on the concept of integrating every aspect of our personality so that we can accept who we are – including our shadow parts – fully, whole-heartedly, without feeling shame so that we can live an authentic life as our true selves.

I work with fantasies, dream states, emotions, and unconscious processes, but I also use cognitive-behavioral and somatic interventions, and can teach you techniques and strategies to regulate your nervous system and build somatic capacity to be better able to cope with stress and anxiety.

If you’re interested in my thoughts on psychedelic integration and my approach to it, please read the following article

I can help you make sense of your ‘visions’ and ‘downloads’, and differentiate between the spiritual and psychological.

You lead, I follow your pace, and with my guidance you slowly gain more insight into your journey. I can also teach you distress tolerance techniques if difficult emotions have come up.

Articles written by this coach
Is it a download, or am I projecting? - How to integrate psychedelic experiences

You’ve just been through one of the most transformative experiences of your life, journeying through a roiling mass of emotions, thoughts, visions, ‘downloads’, memories, and amplified residues of recent activities, and it’s hard to put them into words. Salman Rushdie writes in his magical masterpiece, The Ground Beneath Her Feet that ‘five mysteries hold the keys to the unseen: the act of love, the birth of a baby, the contemplation of great art, being in the presence of death or disaster, and hearing the human voice lifted in song. These are the occasions when the bolts of the universe fly open and we are given a glimpse of what is hidden: an eff of the ineffable.’ I would add that there is at least one more key that can unlock the doors to divine intimations and profound transformations: freeing up the human body in a visceral, life-affirming, effortless dance while tuning into the eternal, creative life force (Axe) – with the help of psychedelics. However, that key to the unseen is not always a gentle fit. It can be a Trojan horse.

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