Sex & Psychedelics: The Intersection of Erotic Energy, Space Holding, & Altered States of Consciousness

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Why Sex & Psychedelics:

Sex is a deep and essential part of who we are. As an inherent aspect of our Being, sexual energy naturally and regularly arises in psychedelic states. There is also an inherent boundary-dissolving quality and heightened energetic sensitivity that runs parallel between sexual and psychedelic experiences.

Within the right framework, allowing for sexual energy to arise within a psychedelic space can be a catalyst for releasing shame and trauma from the body, and coming into greater trust and integration with our authentic self. Without the right framework, this energy can be confusing and destabilizing for the individual and even professional space holder.

There is an art to creating safe spaces for psychedelic healing that are also conducive to allowing a person to inhabit their erotic energy. When we embrace sexuality as an integral part of our wholeness, it can give us access to greater confidence, pleasure, connection and healing in every area of our lives.

Join us as we explore two of the most interesting and rewarding facets of the human experience—sex and psychedelics—which can both be deeply satisfying, catalyze spiritual growth, and deepen awareness of ourselves and each other.

Who This Event is For:

This event is both for the psychedelic explorer and space holder—whether that be a guide, psychotherapist, or sitter—to better understand, work, and relate with sexual energy in psychedelic spaces.

We’ll Explore the Sex & Psychedelics Intersection From 3 Perspectives:

Collective Perspective – how the evolution of society and culture has led us to where we are in the current social and relational climate around sex

Individual Perspective – the role of sexual integration in our personal growth and healing, and how it influences other areas of life outside of sex

Leadership Perspective – education for space holders on how to work with someone or a group when sexual energy arises in a psychedelic session

Other Topics We’ll Cover:

The principles of Masculine & Feminine energy, and how cultivating those energies within the Self can create deeper safety and freedom in our lives and relationships

Recognizing our sexuality as an inherently pure and sacred thing; and as an access point for our connection with the Divine.

The impact of sexual shame and gender conditioning on intimacy and sexual dynamics between men and women.

Desire Alchemy, aka how to transform shame into deep approval for who we are and what we want.

The essential role of pleasure and receptivity in trauma healing.

The paradoxical intersection of community, kinship, and sexuality.

About the Facilitators:

Arielle Brown is a teacher, facilitator, and ceremonialist with a specialization in embodied intelligence, energetic alignment, intuitive alchemy, and soul-based communication skills. Her dharma in this lifetime is in living service to healing the divide between men and women, through teaching channeled methodologies for Masculine-Feminine polarity integration within the Self (also known as Cosmic Tantra). She has a B.A. in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Washington College, is a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, a Certified Orgasmic Meditation Coach, an a devoted student and practitioner of the alchemical, mystical, and erotic arts. In her workshops, and online curriculum, she has taught on topics such as desire, boundary energetics, sovereignty, and conscious relationship design. Within her 1:1 client work, group facilitation, and living curriculum, Arielle addresses increasing needs for evolutionary approaches to sexuality, spirituality, and leadership that facilitate power-WITH (rather than power-OVER) models of relating. Learn more at www.ariellebrown.com.

Jahan Khamsehzadeh, Ph.D. completed his dissertation on psychedelics in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. His book, “The Psilocybin Connection: Psychedelics, the Transformation of Consciousness, and Evolution of the Planet—An Integral Approach”, was just published by North Atlantic Books and distributed Spring 2022 by Penguin Random House. He earned his Masters in Consciousness and Transformative Studies from John F. Kennedy University, and his Bachelors from the University of Arizona with a major in Philosophy and minors in Physics, Psychology, and Mathematics. Aside from academic work, he has undergone several major trainings, including graduating from the Hakomi somatic-psychotherapy program and training within the Mazatec mushroom tradition. He assisted the Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Certificate training at CIIS for two years and mentored at the newly emerging School of Consciousness Medicine in their comprehensive guide program for a year. He works as a facilitator for legal psilocybin mushrooms ceremonies in Jamaica with Atman Retreats, one of the few opportunities offered worldwide where people can legally experience psilocybin. Jahan also leads a monthly group called “Developing a Relationship with Sacred Mushrooms” with the San Francisco Psychedelic Society. Learn more at www.PsychedelicEvolution.org.

About the host:

San Francisco Psychedelic Society is a bay area 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is an evolutionary healing community, empowering global psychedelic culture, through accessible education, integration and connection. We emphasize honoring Indigenous lineages, advocating for addiction recovery and mental health, and the destigmatization of all drugs.

For questions and scholarship opportunities, please email connect@psychedelicsocietysf.org to inquire. Scholarship tickets available for low income, disabled and veterans.

Disclaimer: We are not providing health advice or recommendations that they use psychedelic medicine. Facilitators can not provide psychiatric diagnosis, treatment, psychotherapy, psychedelic substances, referrals or medical advice. Ingesting psychedelic compounds is never completely safe. Adverse effects can occur from ingesting psychedelic drugs, which can include PTSD, or seizure. These medicines are not safe for all consumers. We are providing the harm reduction information to seekers who are interested in safely working with it.​