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News Fall 2023

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This brief meditation is an offering to take a few moments to soothe your nervous system and relax. Based on Internal Family Systems and Self-energy, particularly Compassion. Music by David Starfire.

Feeling like you need to find your path again?

Costa Rica Elemental Healing Retreat
April 3-10, 2024

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Elemental Healing Retreat, Costa Rica


Each April, Sunny Strasburg, LMFT offers the annual Elemental Healing Retreat in Costa Rica for a full group of brilliant minds and souls. It is a transformational experience for all of us. Collaborating with Michele Taggart who owns and produces events at Finca Mia is inspiring and humbling. Their enchanting site on Mt Chirripo is a true labor of love, and the food is local, organic, dieta-friendly, and outstanding!

The retreat protocol was structured around the Hero’s /Heroine’s Journey and each group experience incorporated the alchemical elements of the Four Directions. This was developed based on the theme of Mrs. Strasburg’s Master’s Thesis at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and based upon the work of C.G. Jung, Joseph Campbell, Marie Louis von Franz, and Edward Edinger. Group processing, individual therapy utilizing EMDR and Internal Family Systems, as well as extensive integrative support, is integral to the retreat. The healing elements of creativity…dancing, singing, and painting are interwoven throughout the week.

By attending this retreat, expect to have a life transformative experience in a gorgeous healing setting, in a community of new friends….no actually, a tribe.

We have a few spots left!

Sunny Strasburg leading a psychedelic assisted therapy on a microphone
A beautiful river in Costa Rica on a sunny day
Sunny Strasburg giving a lecture at the Internal Family Systems Conference, Oct, 2023.

See Sunny at the 2023 Internal Family Systems Conference Oct 27, 2023. Mrs Strasburg will be on the Opening Plenary Panel on the Future of IFS, and presenting a workshop on IFS, Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy, and The Theradelic Approach

Learn more about the IFS Conference here

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IFS KAP Leadership Retreat at 1440 Multiversity

Dr. Dick Schwartz
Sunny Strasburg, LMFT

Another cohort in September had a wonderful and transformational Internal Family Systems and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Retreat!  Attendees said it was one of the most life-transforming, powerful, and magical experiences with an incredible team of healthcare providers.

Belong to a community of like-minded people and take a meaningful journey of life-changing transformation.

Our Vision is to help peaople in leadership positions with the power of IFS and KAP.

This retreat is intended for people in tech, business, finance, entertainment, and healthcare.

With this experience, the team aims to support individuals who engage in work that influences the world.  As you connect more deeply to the Self, you can amplify your impact to create positive change.

We’re very excited due to the power and interest of our past cohorts; we have already scheduled our next retreat for May 8-12, 2024.

We expect it to sell out quickly.

If you feel called to this, then click below and fill out this brief information form.

Join us May 8-12, 2024

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Dream Team! Left to Right: David Starfire provided wonderful live music, Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapist and IFS Trauma Practitioner, Sunny Strasburg, LMFT, Dr Dick Schwartz, originator of IFS, Dr Jeanne Catanzaro of the IFS Institute, Dr Dan Ahlers, KAP Physician, Dr Dave Lovas, IFS Psychiatrist, Julie Brodie, RN Psychedelic Nurse and Dr Dan Siegel, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry UCLA.

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An epic pool in a forest. A beautiful woman enjoys the pool.

Advanced Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Training for Licensed Clinicians


Join the Three Cups community and unleash your potential as a psychedelic therapy practitioner.


Experience the transformative power of our training and make a profound impact in the field of psychedelic therapy.


Embark on a transformative learning journey with Three Cups, where ancient alchemy merges with cutting-edge techniques. Our training offers specific therapeutic techniques for psychedelic assisted psychotherapy, innovative approaches to psychedelic therapy, merging various therapeutic modalities with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, and insights from experienced clinicians.

About the Training


Lauren, Melissa, and Sunny invite you to embark on a transformative learning journey with Three Cups, where ancient alchemy merges with cutting-edge techniques. Our training offers specific therapeutic techniques for psychedelic assisted psychotherapy, innovative approaches to psychedelic therapy, merging various therapeutic modalities with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, and insights from experienced clinicians.


Led by an all-female team, our stellar presenters and faculty bring a wealth of diverse experiences and modalities to the table. Participants have the opportunity for experiential learning with IM ketamine, fostering a collaborative and non-hierarchical environment.


Watch for announcements of esteemed presenters as they are added!


At Three Cups Psychedelics, we offer advanced and practical tools that can be easily incorporated into your practice.

This is an experiential learning and a sense of community among fellow practitioners. Thorough training, hands-on experience, ethical conduct, consent, respect, and attunement are essential for the best possible outcomes in our field.


KAP One Day Retreats in SLC

Limited seats are available! 11/5/23

About the Experience

This retreat is limited to 8-12 participants. Ketamine will be administered via intramuscular injection.  Each participant’s dosage is based upon on past psychedelic experiences, weight and diagnosis. Music will be played on the sound system. Karen and Sunny will monitor the group during the experience. 

The journey lasts approximately 60-90 minutes. Afterward, we will process and share our experiences, utilizing archetypal psychology, Internal Family Systems and other treatment modalities Mrs Strasburg is trained in.

There will be snacks and beverages available after the journey. You will need to arrange a ride home. Driving is prohibited until the following morning.

Sunny Strasburg with a friend posing during a psychedelic ceremony

Studies show that Ketamine has long-lasting benefits for depression, anxiety, and PTSD.  Ketamine is already established as a remarkably safe anesthetic.  A growing body of research and practice is showing great promise for the mental health-enhancing effects of sub-anesthetic Ketamine alone. Additionally, with psychological and ritual support, the pharmacological benefit can expand greatly. Ketamine is a legal prescription drug in the USA.

Medical and psychological intakes are done prior to the retreat. Participants are screened, vetted for appropriateness of KAP for depression, anxiety, CPTSD and PTSD.  Sunny uses EMDR, Internal Family Systems, attachment therapy, ego state and Jungian archetypal psychology.

These dates can fill quickly.

If you want to experience the power of KAP that you’ve heard so much about. Get more access to opportunities to healing and access deeper layers of the psyche. This is for you!

November 5, 2024

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The Theradelic Approach


Psychedelic Therapy: Perspective, Preparation and Practice
Sunny Strasburg, LMFT
Foreword by
Dr. Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.



Great news: The Theradelic Approach is now available on Amazon!


As the fascination with psychedelics continues to grow, it’s more important than ever to be well-informed about best practices, integrity, and proper training in the field of psychedelic therapy. My new book, The Theradelic Approach, with a foreword by Dr. Richard Schwartz, inventor of Internal Family Systems, is here to guide you on the journey to becoming an effective and well-trained psychedelic-assisted psychotherapist.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just curious about the potential of psychedelic therapy, this book is an essential resource for understanding the importance of a responsible and compassionate approach to this groundbreaking field. Don’t miss the chance to broaden your understanding and make a positive impact on those seeking transformative healing.

Grab your copy today!

Watch for upcoming Psychedelic Therapy Trainings in the Theradelic Approach in 2024!

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Sunny Discusses Psychedelic Journeys, Art, & Writing Bring Material from the Collective Unconscious & Imaginal Realm

Psychedelic Science 2023

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Sunny Strasburg posing for a photo with colleagues
Sunny Strasburg at and colleages sitting at a round table with a copy of The Theradelic Approach resting on the table
Dreah, Mellisa, and Sunny at MAPS convention 2023

Psychedelic Science 2023 in Denver was mind blowing! In these photos, Scott and Joanie Kriens, Dick Schwartz,, Bill and Brian Richards, Ann Watson, Jeremy Rudy, Martin Stensaas, Melissa Whippo, Tom Florio, 1Drea, 

Sunny Strasburg, LMFT offers private, bespoke retreats for individuals and small groups.
These experiences incorporate Sunny’s training in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, ketamine therapy, Internal Family

Systems, EMDR, archetypal and depth psychology, and Gottman Couples

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