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Psychedelic Integration with Katherine MacLean, PhD

October 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm



Have you had a psychedelic experience and are looking for someone to talk to? Curious about what you’ve read about psychedelics in the news? Or maybe someone you know uses psychedelics and you’re wondering if it’s safe?

Join us to learn more, share your story, and have your questions answered in a safe, supportive environment. The integration circle will be facilitated by Dr. Katherine MacLean, the director of the Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program in New York City, and will include guided meditation, experiential exercises and group discussion.

If you have had a personal psychedelic experience, whether it was intensely positive or challenging and confusing, this is a fantastic opportunity to share your story and learn from others about how to integrate the lessons from these experiences into your daily life. We will focus on best practices for implementing positive life changes and reducing potential harms associated with psychedelic use. The group is also open to people who have had intense non-drug experiences (e.g., meditation, yoga, breathwork, sensory deprivation, dreams) and people who are going through challenging life transitions (e.g., birth, death, illness, loss).

In keeping with the law and out of respect for your fellow group members, we strongly discourage the active use of psychedelics or other illegal substances during group meetings. Dr. MacLean does not conduct or promote psychedelic psychotherapy nor provide referrals to “underground” (illegal) psychedelic services.

Admission: $20.

Advanced purchase highly recommended due to limited seating. 


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About Katherine MacLean

Katherine-MacLean-July2015Katherine MacLean, PhD is a research psychologist with expertise in studying the effects of mindfulness meditation and psychedelics on cognitive performance, emotional well-being, spirituality, and brain function. As a postdoctoral research fellow and faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she conducted clinical trials of psilocybin, the primary chemical found in “magic mushrooms”, and other psychedelic compounds.

Her ground-breaking research on psilocybin and personality change suggests that psychedelic medicines can enhance openness to new experiences, promote mental health and emotional well-being, and improve creativity throughout the lifespan.

Dr. MacLean is the co-founder and current director of the Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program in New York, where she leads training workshops, educational seminars, and monthly integration groups focused on increasing awareness and reducing risks of psychedelic use. Learn more: www.psychedelicprogram.com.


October 15, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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