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Psychedelics, Sex, and Intimacy Workshop Recording with Nicolle Hodges
Addressing Sexual Trauma with Entheogens & Psychedelics Workshop Recording with Laura Mae Northrup
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Britta Love (they/she) weaves between the worlds of conscious sexuality and psychedelic ritual, with a through line of social justice and embodied consent. They became an advocate for sex worker’s rights as an undergraduate at the London School of Economics in 2007 and have been a writer and activist pushing for the decriminalization of drugs and sex work ever since. Britta is a certified somatic sex educator through the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education, has trained with Betty Martin’s School of Consent and is a certified circle keeper with the Planning Change Restorative Justice Certification Program under the tutelage of Kay Pranis. Britta is currently completing a research-based memoir about healing and awakening through altered states induced by sex and drugs, based on her Consciousness Studies thesis at Goddard College. They are also in the process of launching the Sex Strike // Strike for Pleasure in response to the US abortion bans. Follow her at www.BrittaLoved.com or on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at @brittaloved.
Born in Atlanta and raised in Maryland and Washington, D.C., Gabrielle Williams is a multidisciplinary teacher, medicine woman and holistic healer. Among her greatest influences have been womanist-centered education at Spelman College, her ancestors, being a boy mom and her training in shamanic and ancestral healing in Brazil.
In 2012, Gabrielle moved to Salvador, Brazil – a decision that would change the trajectory of her entire life. There she became integrated into the local holistic and shamanic healing communities. In time she was chosen by her shamans to apprentice as a medicine woman working with ayahuasca, hapé, and other indigenous Amazonian sacred earth medicines.
She provides journeys, workshops, courses, and spiritual retreats where she shares the wisdom of ancestral spiritual traditions and sacred earth medicines to aid BIPOC and allies seeking inner peace and paths to self-healing.
Dr. Jenny Martin is a Psychologist and Sexuality Educator, and a pioneer in consciousness studies. She has been guiding people to explore the potential of accessing psychedelic states naturally (totally sober) through sexual pleasure for over a decade. Her online personalized programs are designed based on evidence-based practices. Students learn to access transcendent states of consciousness at will.
Dr. Jenny’s work draws on sacred wisdom from ancient traditions and grounds these teachings with scientific research. She focuses on providing support and guidance to people with cervixes, helping them learn about the transformative potential that lives within their minds and bodies.
Laura Mae Northrup, MFT is the author of the book Radical Healership: How to Build a Values-Driven Healing Practice in a Profit-Driven World and the creator of the Inside Eyes podcast, an audio series about people using entheogens & psychedelics to heal from sexual trauma. She practices somatic and ketamine assisted psychotherapy in Oakland, CA. Her work focuses on defining sexual violence through a spiritual and politicized lens, mentoring healing practitioners in creating a meaningful path, and supporting the spiritual integrity of our collective humanity.
Lauren Taus graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College at Columbia University in 2004 with a BA in Religion before continuing on to NYU for her Masters in Social Work. Lauren is licensed as a clinical therapist in both New York and California with a specialty in addiction and trauma treatment.
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As a clinician, Lauren integrates alternative modalities of treatment into her work. She trained with David Emerson under the supervision of Bessel van der Kolk at The Trauma Institute in Boston in trauma sensitive yoga, and she’s trained by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) for MDMA assisted psychotherapy for complex PTSD.
Leia Friedwoman, M.S. loves to connect the dots as an educator, writer, and agent of healing. She earned her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in 2013 and worked as an in-home therapist before psychedelics turned her world inside out. Leia approaches healing work through a lens of social and environmental justice, utilizing trauma-informed, somatic, relational, and developmental frameworks to support people on their individual path toward more felt-wholeness and connection. She is a co-organizer of Psychedelic Survivors and PIHR: Psychedelic Interpersonal Harm Reduction. To hear more, listen to her podcast, The Psychedologist: consciousness positive radio.
Dr. Lia Jiannine is the Co-founder of INTIEM. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Florida’s College of Health and Human Performance. She holds a Ph.D. specializing in Sport Science with a cognate in Public Health. Dr. Jiannine’s research interests focus on physical fitness, supplements, sexual functioning and psychedelics.
Dr. Lia Jiannine has made it her mission to cure HSDD as well as other disorders with the use of pharmaceuticals and sex therapy. Lia has been invited to be present on a variety of sexual health topics both nationally and internationally. She is the host of “Sex Talk with Dr. Lia,” which is the top South Florida Program on PBS.
Mikaela de la Myco comes from a multi-cultural, first-generation Italian, afro-Caribbean, and indigenous Mexican family who lived in the Los Angeles – unceded Tongva territory.
Her education path has led her down the ways of sacred intimacy work and the temple arts, indigenous Mexican ceremony, womb healing facilitation in the ma’at tradition, all under the care of a colorful variety of teachers and guides.
She now lives in San Diego – occupied Cahuilla and Kumeyaay territory with her family and friends. In her journey as a mushroom mother, she was called to create virtual and in-person spaces for psychedelic families and birthing people.
Her primary focus in medicine work is to hold community and small group spaces where people can journey through the dark amenta to uncover their ancestor codes, explore and enjoy the body and heal sexual trauma wounds with mushroom medicine while keeping barriers for entry low.
Monica Cadena is an Afro-Chicana California based writer/journalist, movement worker, digital alchemist, plant ally, and advocate of ending the war against culture. The former co-founder of Wear Your Voice Magazine, an intersectional feminist digital publication, Monica’s passionate about highlighting stories from those at the intersections of healing and social justice activism and centering healing based initiatives. Monica works with many organizations within the psychedelic and entheogenic space, and is committed to the healing and liberation of Black and Indigenous communities. Connect with her on Instagram at sacred.alchemist.
Mother Jaguar-Raineshuhu, Facilitates Entheogenic Ceremonies under the Yawanawa tradition as a Medicine Woman. For over 13 years she has been guided by Great Spirit to sit at the feet of Mystic Wisdom Keepers and Shamans to heal her deepest fears and traumatic experiences. At the age of 33 she had a profound NDE (near death experience) That allowed her to see beyond the veil and communicate directly with Great Spirit/ Beloved Divine Creator. Her mission is to share the Divine spark and teachings she received in order to guide others back to their sacred Divinity and relationship with the Great Spirit and Pachamama.
Nicolle Hodges is an independent journalist, sexual freedom philosopher, author, and entrepreneur. Hodges, a former CTV Vancouver television host and producer, left her previous life to pursue the world of sex, psychedelics, and shedding shame. Staying true to her media roots, she became the culture editor of Herb—the largest cannabis publication in North America—and now writes for Double Blind and Microdose about the impact and integration of psychedelics into mainstream culture. She is a leading host for the investor-focused media platform, The Dales Media Group, where she interviews the top CEOs of psychedelic and crypto companies. In 2017, she launched Men Who Take Baths, a men’s mental health movement and interview series addressing masculinity, vulnerability, and gender equity—from the bath! She is also the founder of Girls Who Say Fuck, a pleasure-centric incubator for ideas that instigate change, including its signature event, ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ where women are invited to foster deeper friendships within an erotic environment, using BDSM as a healing modality. She launched a viral movement urging people to rebrand “virginity” to “sexual debut,” pushing back against heteronormative, patriarchal ideas of sexual expression. Her debut book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go Oh Oh,” explores the power of pleasure through Dr. Suess-style rhyme and illustration. Hodges is currently studying to become a psychedelic-assisted therapist, and is passionate about exploring eroticism and friendship as a means to instigate positive change in one’s life. To learn more about Nicolle, find her on Twitter and Instagram as @NicolleDoubleL, and LinkedIn.
Shelby Hartman is the co-founder and CEO of DoubleBlind, a media company and education platform at the forefront of the rapidly growing psychedelic movement. Also a reporter and editor specializing in psychedelics, cannabis, drug policy, and mental health, her work has appeared in VICE, Quartz, the Huffington Post, and Rolling Stone, among others. Hartman worked in broadcast news production for CBS News, covering presidential elections, protests, natural disasters, and other breaking news. Spurred by a passion for print and investigative reporting, she transitioned to magazine writing, working as an editor at Pasadena Magazine and receiving her Master’s Degree in long-form journalism from Columbia University in 2015. Since, Hartman has worked as a columnist at LA Weekly and an editor at Herb with extensive features on the cannabis industry, the psychedelic research boom, the popularization of ayahuasca, and post-traumatic stress disorder in the veteran community.
Sutton King, MPH, Afro-Indigenous of the Menominee and Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, is a graduate of NYU School of Global Public Health. She is an internationally recognized Indigenous rights activist, published researcher and social entrepreneur dedicated to developing and scaling innovative solutions to improve Indigenous health equity across sectors. Her focus centers access benefit sharing and culturally appropriate methodologies within technology, healthcare and business. In 2020, Sutton was named a New York visionary and nominated as a David Prize finalist. She is a MIT Indigenous Solve fellow and a 3x NYU Fellow participating in the NYU ignite alpha and beta fellowships. In 2021, she was named an NYU Female Founder and “one of the 100 most influential people in psychedelics” by Psychedelic Invest and PsychedStudio. In 2022, Business Insider recognized her as one of the 16 most influential women shaping Psychedelics.
Sutton is the co-founder and President of Urban Indigenous Collective, an Indigenous lead public health NGO advocating for and providing access to culturally appropriate healthcare for Urban Natives in the New York City area. She is the Co-Founder of ShockTalk, a culturally tailored telemental health platform that facilitates culturally appropriate patient-provider relationships for Indigenous communities. She joins the Indigenous Medicine Conservation Fund as a Program Manager and Bridge Maker sitting on the operations committee. She facilitates a relationship between the Psychedelic Space and Indigenous traditional cultures that centers Indigenous sovereignty. She advises organizations ranging from startup companies to philanthropies on stakeholder models and access benefit and sharing through social impact investment and giving.
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