Medicine work is about 5% of what happens in ceremony and 95% how we prepare for it and what we do with it afterward, which is the art of becoming medicine, a little bit more every day.
When you come to Iboga wanting your life to be like a “new rose,” what you get right after ceremony is not a new rose. What you get is a rose bud, with the template for a perfect bloom. A rose bud needs careful tending: sunlight, weeding, fertilizer, nurturing, songs, admiration, and attention. This is likened to the pathway of integration.
Integration is vital; it means practicing the precious answers and embodying the insights that we received from the medicine into our daily lives.
Integration can take many forms including:
Integration is ultimately the sacred responsibility of every guest. Every person is unique. Thus, there is no one cookie-cutter integration plan or helping professional that is right for each person. Journeyers must design their own long-term integration plan and commit to it.
To help support a broader integration process, we offer:
To read more about the art of integration, explore our co-founder Elizabeth Bast’s article on Chacruna.
Explore our list of integration support resources below here.
is a directory to connect with a qualified mental healthcare provider trained in psychedelic integration therapy as well as one of the leading online education and therapeutic platforms in the psychedelic space advocating for mental health worldwide.
provides preparation and integration aftercare to support you through addiction recovery, psycho-spiritual transformational experiences, and entheogenic journeys. Being True To You coaches are specifically trained and experienced with guiding the work around ibogaine and offer a new approach to addiction recovery and the transformation of suffering.
is a bay area 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to weaving online & in-person community with people from all walks of life who share an interest in the exploration of altered states of consciousness. They are dedicated to helping individuals, and the global community, unlock the healing and transformative potential of psychedelics while seeking to honor their Indigenous lineages. Their mission is to educate and advocate for altered states of consciousness by providing community, support and integration resources to those seeking harm reduction, addiction recovery, spiritual growth and personal development.
of the Bay Area is a community for healing, insight and viriditas (thriving). “We believe that this is made possible by deliberate work with natural sacraments, engaged within caring, respectful, trust-building community practice.” SGC has been active for over 10 years and is engaged with Chacruna’s legal council and other teams as it moves towards founding as a Church grounded in direct Practice with its required Sacraments. SGC has over 300 practitioners including a core group who have developed a dedicated facilitation curriculum and frameworks for self and community engagement. SGC’s discipline, or “practice” moves its facilitators and practitioners through navigation into preparation, initiation, practice, and personal integration into community integration.
integrates ancestral Sacred Earth Medicine wisdom into the modern journeyers’ experience to reduce harm and expand consciousness. “We believe that Sacred Earth Medicine is key in liberating all oppressed peoples. We facilitate online and in-person opportunities for learning that support radical self-transformation in the name of collective liberation.” The Ancestor Project provides Psychedelic anti-racism education, self-guided interactive ceremony support, integration resources, and psychedelic BIPOC support groups.
aims to balance the public conversation about psychedelics, spread accurate information, and give a new face to psychedelia through holding public educational events and fostering community. This organization is especially helpful for pre-ceremony information and post-ceremony integration.
a gathering of researchers, healers, activists and artists who examine heightened states of awareness. Open to people of all genders, the Women’s Congress promotes the right to self-knowledge, cognitive liberty, and new modes of healing that link us to female wisdom keepers throughout history. WVC organizes workshops and salons in the U.S. and Canada which explore ethical issues, risk reduction strategies and therapeutic end of life support for those who use psychoactive substances.
fosters a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from alcohol and substance abuse and those who choose to live a sober life. Through pursuits such as climbing, hiking, running, strength training, yoga, road/mountain biking, socials and other activities, we seek to help our members develop and maintain the emotional strength they need to stay sober.
Mary Diehl, Coach
Kevin Franciotti, Licensed Therapist
Derek Rinaldo, Licensed Therapist
Chandra Zas, Coach
Lana Pribic, Coach
Modern Psychedelics Host & Coach
Connie Magee, Medicine Woman & Mentor