Happy New Year, 2022!

Lake Blanche in the Wasatch Mountains

 

Please find my announcements, upcoming retreats and trainings below. 
Hopefully, this email finds you and your loved ones well and safe. For me 2021 was both incredible and surreal.  I hold the vision of growing and learning with you in 2022. May we collectively find ways to unite and create a more compassionate and connected world.
It was also an remarkable year for psychedelics.  Like many of you,  I have been paying close attention to developments in psychedelic medicines and their potential for supporting mental wellness. Last year was an exciting one for this field of interest. With the explosion of mainstream awareness, these developments have been hopeful, inspiring, and at times, concerning. Thankfully, united with many of my colleagues, our vision is that the intrinsic nature of these incredibly powerful, mind expanding molecules serve to heal and open the hearts of those who need them. As they become legalized and inevitably well capitalized, it is my hope we navigate the expansion by providing fair access to care, best standards of practice, and properly trained facilitators who have done our own personal therapy work, possess self awareness, and hold compassion for those we serve. It would be miraculous if these medicines could help us understand the importance of taking care of our fragile earth and all the beings who share sentience with us.

 

PsyAssist: VR and Mobile Tools for Psychedelic Therapy

In 2021, I started a company called PsyAssist with the incredible music composer,  David Starfire. We develop psychedelic assisted therapy support tools for clinicians and their patients. In September 2021, we were acquired by virtual reality company, TRIPP, Inc. where I am now the Clinical Director of Operations. The talented team at TRIPP has created beautiful meditation tools for the virtual reality world.  Its great to join forces and collaborate.
I am creating protocols and voice guidance, helping curate optimal auditory and visual experiences, as well as writing research proposals and facilitating that research. Our first product release will be in the first quarter of 2022. We are researching how these tools can assist in therapy and the mission is to provide better support, audio and visual experiences for psychedelic experiences. My focus has been to help people feel guided and gently assisted, particularly those who are not properly supported during psychedelic journeys. Please email me if you have interest in becoming a clinic or institution that utilizes PsyAssist and I’ll keep you up to date.

Please see our article in Forbes magazine announcing our acquisition here.

https://theketaminetrainingcenter.com/

 

Lead Trainer at the Ketamine Training Center

Now a Lead Trainer at the Ketamine Training Center, I have an incredible team to work alongside which provides inspiration and growth opportunities.  A highlight was co-leading a training at the beautiful Menla Retreat Center in New York with trauma experts, Bessel van der Kolk, Licia Sky and Phil Wolfson.

Last year, I had been working to bring together a special training for best practice in Internal Family Systems and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy with Richard Schwartz and Phil Wolfson. We will be offering this novel IFS/KAP training with Richard Schwartz and Phil Wolfson in May of 2022 at the Menla Retreat Center.
I’ll also be teaching an advanced Ketamine training in EMDR and KAP at the 1440 Multiversity in Santa Cruz this spring. 

Licensed clinicians may apply at the Ketamine Training Center website here.

 

KAP Consultation

I offer consultation for clinicians seeking training and support for in KAP. If you are a licensed clinician and interested in more information, please email me at sunnystrasburg@gmail.com.  

I will be offering EMDR and KAP training at the Advanced Training in Santa Cruz, California

 

Monthly KAP Day Retreats in SLC, Utah

I continue to work with therapy clients, focusing on Ketamine  Assisted Psychotherapy. About once a month, I offer Ketamine retreats Karen Madigan, CRNA in Salt Lake City. Our next KAP day retreat is on January 16, 2022. We have a few spots left. Please email me if you are interested in joining sunnystrasburg@gmail.com.  

 

Upcoming Retreat in Costa Rica

There will be a week long retreat in Costa Rica in April, 2022 in which I will co-host with the incredible, Ms. Michele Taggart. I am honored to work with such a skilled, knowledgeable and humble guide. This magical and powerful rejuvenation will take place in the gorgeous jungle foothills of the Chirripo Mountains,  at her organic farm, Finca Mia. Please read more and reach out with interest. Space is limited, but there are a few spots left. Email: sunnystrasburg@gmail.com

Please read more about the upcoming Costa Rica Retreat here

 

Elemental Healing Psychedelic Retreat

Finca Mia, Costa Rica. April 12-19, 2022

Hosted by Sunny Strasburg & Michele Taggart
with medical support by Karen Madigan

Click HERE to learn more.

 

$500 deposit due by January 15, 2022

Space is limited

Email for Detailed information

 

EMDR and KAP

In November, I offered a presentation on the model I developed utilizing EMDR and KAP at the virtual 2021 Worldwide EMDRIA conference. I understand there is incredible potential in combining effective treatment modalities such as EMDR, IFS, somatic and other therapies with psychedelic assisted psychotherapy to maximize benefit and reduce risk. The coming years will prove to be revolutionary in this area, and I am grateful to be part of creating protocols in combining these therapies effectively. 

Indra’s Net Coalition and the Social Justice Summit

 I continue to serve as the Executive Director at Indra’s Net Coalition with Dr. Wolfson. We are working to offer free Sharing Groups for people suffering from trauma. We will be offering a keynote presentation and panel discussion with the Chacruna Institute at the Social Justice Summit 2022 through the Trauma Research Foundation  on January 15, 2022.
I am sending you wishes for good health, joy and abundance this year. I hold the vision of peace, love and connection for our beautiful world.  Be well!

A great way to keep up with my latest projects is on LinkedIn

 

 


 

 

 

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Photos from KAP Retreat for Healers April 14-18, 2021 Carmel Valley, California