Psychedelic integration can help an individual gain a greater sense of purpose and meaning in life, by exploring their values and beliefs. Integration is a crucial part of the psychedelic experience. By reflecting on and integrating these experiences, you can begin to make changes in your life that move your towards what you value most. By exploring your inner self, an individual can better understand their motivations and patterns of behavior, which can lead to healthier relationships.
While the process of psychedelic integration is highly personal, there are several activities that can aid in the process. Here are some ideas for activities:
Pay attention to your dreams: Our dreams contain important messages. Dreams can offer you an uncensored view of your real feelings and a better perspective on the insights that arose during the psychedelic journey. Dedicate a journal specifically for writing down your dreams.
Spend time in nature: Being in nature can create a connection with the world around you and help you gain a greater sense of perspective. Going for a hike, sitting by a stream, sitting under an old tree, or taking a walk in the park can all be helpful in the integration process.
Engage in creative expression: Art, music, and writing can all be powerful ways to express and process psychedelic experiences. Creative expression can help you make meaning of their experiences in a nonverbal way, which can be particularly useful for those who struggle to put their experiences into words. I suggest that you grab your favorite art supplies, put on a 90-minute music playlist, and intentionally create a piece of artwork that embodies your journey experience.
Practice mindfulness meditation: Mindfulness meditation can aid in the integration process by allowing an individual to focus on the present moment and observe their thoughts and emotions without judgment. This can lead to greater self-awareness and inner peace. A good resource is the Insight Timer app. because it has hundreds of thousands of free guided meditations to choose from.
Join a community integration circle: These circles provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to share their experiences, gain insights from others, and receive support as they integrate their experiences. Tamintegration.com offers monthly group integration circles.
Journalling: There are a few ways that you can document the insights your've gained from a journal. Of course, get yourself a fancy journal and write down your thoughts. For those of you who do not like writing it out, you may find it enjoyable to record voice notes on your phone. Check out https://lennacoach.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Post-journey-integration-journal-.pdf for a journalling template.
Mirror gazing: A simple concept that involves spending purposeful time in front of a mirror to literally self-reflect. Taking the time to look deeply into the window of your own soul in the mirror for an extended period of time is a powerful health and wellness tool that can renew one’s sense of self and improve self-image.