Zendo Project Peer Support + Harm Reduction Workshop
Tuesday June 20, 2023 9:00am – 5:00pm MDT
Limited Capacity seats available
Complimentary, included in any conference registration, but requires pre-registration due to space limitations.
Because most psychedelic use occurs without adequate preparation and outside of supervised, clinical settings, it is essential that more people understand how to support peers through overwhelming experiences. This workshop will provide participants with professional harm reduction skills, so that they can help others transform those uncomfortable moments into opportunities for healing and growth.
Presenters will provide an overview of the mission and vision of the Zendo Project, delve deep into the guiding principles used to train volunteers, and share reflections from their own experiences with peer support. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice their own peer support skills amongst a variety of experiential activities.
Workshop participants will walk away with an in-depth understanding of how to hold space for someone during a challenging psychedelic experience. They will also leave equipped with a breadth of information and tools necessary for educating and informing others about reducing risks associated with psychedelic use.
Sara Gael M.A., L.P.C.