november, 2019

19nov(nov 19)9:30 am24(nov 24)7:00 pmHolding Space


Event Details

A Two day Workshop on Supporting Extreme States of Consciousness


Two chances to experience this workshop!!
Tuesday 19/11 and Wednesday 20\11
Saturday 23/11 and Sunday 24/11

Early Bird tickets are available until Friday 25/10!!

Holding Space is an experiential workshop where we practice tools and techniques that were developed through years of experience in psychedelic harm reduction and mindfulness-based psychotherapy, discuss the different ways with which psychedelics are changing the world of mental health today, and explore what it means to be mindful for our own inner experience when providing support.

What should I expect?

• A lecture about the neuroscience as well as the risks behind the consumption of each substance and a discussion about the main principles of psychedelic harm reduction.

• Group discussions on psycho-spiritual crises, tools for integration, the importance of one’s own grounding when supporting, and about the shadow aspect of the globalization of these powerful compounds.

• Practices in couples and small groups.

• A 2.5-hour session of simulations using tools from playback theatre and psychodrama where participants can get as close as possible to hands-on experience in crisis intervention.

• Stories from the field.

About the Facilitators

Nir Tadmor and Igal Tartakovsky lead a psychedelic harm reduction project in Israel called Safe Shore. Through “Holding Space” they shared the knowledge they have gained in the field with more than 400 people who are interested in volunteering as sitters. Since Safe Shore was founded 5 years ago, Igal and Nir supported and supervised hundreds of cases of psychedelic crises both in musical events and in private practice.


Day 1

09:30 – Welcome
10:00 – Opening Circle
11:00 – Spiritual Emergency and Mental Health
12:00 – Loving Presence – Mindfulness and Deep Listening practices
14:00 – Lunch
15:00 – Psychedelics and The Brain
16:30 – Stories from the Field

Day 2

10:30 – Loving Presence II
12:30 – Psychedelic Harm Reduction – Principles, Ethics and
14:00 – Lunch
15:00 – Crisis Intervention Simulations
17:30 – Closing Circle


19 (Tuesday) 9:30 am - 24 (Sunday) 7:00 pm

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